For the past three years, I've had the pleasure of attending an annual fashion show organized by a student club at my university. I decided to write about it this year because it was such a memorable experience. Not only was the show done differently this time around in a more intimate setting, I had a great time dressing up before the show and attending with six of my good friends. I'm not actually going to talk about the show - even though it was amazing - because instead, like every typical fashion blogger, I feel the need to blog about what I wore! Here I am in the centre with two great friends I met this year:
|Sweater: From Hong Kong (gift) | Skirt: Handmade by friend (borrowed) | Flats: Town Shoes | Belt: Laura Petites | Necklace: Charlotte Russe (borrowed)|
When deciding what to wear, I knew I wanted a long skirt. University girls often opt for short dresses, and while many still look wonderfully fashionable, a long, ethereal skirt is more my style. Luckily, my talented roommate had a handmade midi skirt in a pretty muted pink which she lent to me. I love that the underskirt is cut shorter, allowing you to show some leg without, well, actually showing leg. Walking in such a skirt is heavenly; it swishes around gracefully with each step. Initially, the plan was to wear a lace top to really work the feminine look, but I didn't have one that paired well with the skirt. And so I went with a black sweater with gold threads my friend gave me, and my new pair of black flats (as I said, future post on those coming up!) to finish off the balletic look. I would have worn heels but I didn't have a good pair here and comfort was important as I needed to arrive earlier to help with set-up. My neck felt bare, so I added my friend's statement necklace that I saw her wearing months ago and really liked. Lastly, this was my second time curling my hair (my first was for grad), and it turned out alright considering I used absolutely no hair product.
|Shoes: Town Shoes|
|Earrings: Betsey Johnson (gift)|
And something I rarely do on this blog: beauty! I wasn't going to talk about these products until I realized they all fit with the colour scheme of my outfit: pink, gold and black.
|Nailpolish: Dr.'s Remedy | Perfume: BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline | Lipstick: Elizabeth Arden|
I actually received the nailpolish from a giveaway I won, and the lipstick I blogged about in First a Rose, Then a Kiss. The Bulgari perfume was a free sample I ordered online, and it had been mailed all the way from Italy. The best part was the bottle in which it arrived:
A gold star to anyone who knows the secret to opening these bottles! The scent was surprisingly good - very light, feminine and illuminating.
Overall, I had an awesome evening. The fashion show was classy, the company I had was priceless, and our "after-party" of McDonalds (complete with coupons) made it a hilarious, ironic night. When I got home, I sat down, opened my laptop, and did what I do best: write. I was so honoured to have been asked to write an article recapping the show for the club's magazine, but of course, I spent my time writing for another group of people dear to my heart: you.
P.S.: A huge thank you to my friend who unexpectedly gave me a handmade headband as a gift that night. So sweet of you!