Let’s say for a minute that you’ve been invited to the Bal de l’Eté at Salle des Etoile in Monoco….or maybe just your neices wedding…which is being held at night in a country club setting. How do you choose what to wear? I do get invited to some pretty fancy events, and while I do have a stocked closet, there are some events where I need something that I just don’t have…like if I’m invited to a fancy dress party. Simple and elegant I have, themed…not so much.
These days there are quite a few options that won’t make you think twice about going. With companies that will rent you anything from a pair of Louboutin’s to a gorgeous designer dress for only 5% – 10% of what it would cost if you went out to buy it, renting is certainly an option. If you think that you’ll be able to wear the dress again and again (notice I said it twice), then I’d certainly consider buying.
What if it’s something that you’d need to be a bit more creative than just walking into the Nordstom’s half yearly sale to buy? Why not? We’ve all seen women wear lingerie, like a camisole as a top, or even a vintage slip as a skirt…why can’t you look at costumes and use the along with what you have?
With all of the Disney princesses wearing gorgeous gowns in movies like Beauty and the Beast, I’m certain that you could find a gorgeous golden yellow ball gown at a costumer, and add touches that make it look expensive. By adding a wrap, some large pieces of vintage jewelry and a pair of sparkly slippers (like my faves that I’ve been coveting by Donald J Pliner), you could be the Belle of the Ball (sorry, I couldn’t resist).
Remember – there are always options like consignment shops, stores that specialize in knock-off styles, etc. So…don’t say “I can’t go, because I have nothing to wear” – get creative and go. Don’t forget to think of me while you’re enjoying a flute of champagne!
You deserve it.
Tricia Nightowlmama says
we used to have consignment shops around here but they’ve all disappeared ;(
cute sparkly shoes
I’m not very creative with clothes. I’d need to get help from a friend.
April Decheine says
Love the shoes and would find a beautiful gown somewhere!
O.M.Goodness, I love those shoes!!!!
Marcie W. says
Wow, I’d love to rent a pair of Louboutins!
Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy says
LOVE those shoes!!! I would also need help from someone with a better eye for fashion than I have!
Toni @ A Daily Dose says
We have an actual formal/wedding dress consigment shop in one of the towns near by and I want to find an event to go to just so I have the excuse to go shop there LOL
those shoes are amazing!!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Your shoes are so much fun! I’ve never thought about a consignment shop for fancier things!
Virginia from That Bald Chick says
Those shoes are fierce!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
Now if only I’d get invited to go somewhere fancy!
Canadian Mom Blogger says
I love your shoes! I would probably stay home, lol.