Alright guys, this Saturday is Aaron’s and my FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY.
So I’m excited to get gussied up and do some serious celebrating.
You might remember my post back in 2014, all about my capsule wardrobe for special occasions. I had three distinct evening looks locked and ready to go, to prevent the stressful, last minute shopping trip.
That little capsule served me well until this summer, when I found that two of my three evening dresses no longer fit. My tailor later confirmed that there was nothing she could do to help. Yikes.
Thankfully, one of the dresses still fits like a dream. However, it’s a little too formal for things like weddings or date nights. So this year, I added the dress you see above to my special occasion capsule.
Let’s talk about this dress and why I picked it:
It’s got pockets, the fabric doesn’t show wrinkles, and I don’t even have to wear a bra with it.
That should be enough right there, but the list goes on.
It’s not body-con. We can all breathe. :) It’s as loose as a bag, but since it’s short, it’s still plenty sexy.
It’s also super versatile — I’ve worn it to weddings and to Vegas. And, you know what? I could even pair it with a tote + flat sandals for a chic daytime look.
It’s also on sale for $35 — what?! You can find it here, at Madewell.
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So my special occasions capsule has changed just a little since the last time you saw it. It’s been reduced to two outfits instead of three, but I actually feel that this special occasion capsule is stronger than my last, especially when it comes to versatility.
Both looks are done in a black color scheme. I also included everything from purses to jackets to underthings, so I wouldn’t be left with an unfinished, unwearable outfit. Have a look:
02 | Pumps (old) | similar (Fit note: It’s got a walkable, comfortable 3 inch heel — yay!)
04 | Strapless bra (Fit note: This is the only strapless bra I’ve ever found that won’t slide down. I got it in my usual band size and sized up one cup size. I’ve found it works best if worn a little lower on the ribcage.)
Wondering about a purse? If I needed one, I’d use my black purse there. But if I could get away with it, I wouldn’t bring one.
02 | Heels (old) | similar (Fit note: It’s got an easy 3 inch heel too!)
04 | Faux leather jacket (old) | similar
Between these two looks, I can conquer just about any occasion. No frantic last minute shopping trip, no stress. It’s all done.
That’s a good feeling.