Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vintage Inspired Style for the Opera

Sometimes being in central Texas poses dressing problems for certain events. First of all, I have seen jeans everywhere, including weddings, and flip flops in the workplace! Summer is always an issue-- hot outside and unbelievably cold inside due to air conditioning blowing full blast, and winter is a problem because it can be in the 70's during the day and in the 30's by 7 p.m. You never know what you're going to get.

Anyway, tomorrow I'm going to see the opera Rigoletto. I remember Mom getting dressed up to go to the opera, a new dress and high heels, I remember thinking how glamorous the opera must be. Not here. Once again, there will be jeans, t-shirts and probably even those infamous thongs. (The foot kind.) But I wear these items (minus the footwear,) on a daily basis for work, and am feeling the need to wear something pretty so now is one of those rare occasions that I get to enjoy my closet. Hooray!

So what did I find deep beyond the mirrored doors?

My favorite perfect-for-almost-any-occasion dress. While the cut is modern, the print is sort of vintage and I actually go to browns more often than black, still dark but not harsh.

This Claudia Lobao crocheted gold necklace mimics the floral explosion on the dress.

And when the opera is over, this faux sheerling coat will keep me cozy on the walk back to the car.

But right now I have to take the trash out.


1 comment:

Sasha said...

Ooh, that is a nice dress!