A couple of months ago I accompanied my husband on a business trip to London. While he was in meetings I wandered the cobblestone streets around Covent Garden. The coffee shops, street fashion (lots of plumb, textured black tights and fur) and boutiques brightened my creative spirit even though the weather was similar to our Minnesota chill. A little down the street after stopping in the flagship Barbour store, which I absolutely had to do since, Kristin’s sister-n-law designs their women and children lines I wandered into the Spanish boutique, Hoss Intropia.
At first glance I wasn’t sure if it was my vibe. But, the sales women were so inviting and I thought I might just peek at their sales rack. A lot of the things were in a lovely muted palette which I saw a lot of in London as well. Pale peaches, nudes, creams, plums. Many of the materials were filmy and delicate, not things that I tend to wear in my every day. However, every once in a while I think it is great to buy a special piece that stands out to you. And, buying a special piece with out the pressure is my kind of shopping. I was going to pick out something to “dress for the day” for a day that hadn’t quite happened yet!
Look for an “event” dress with no clear “event” to wear it to. Look for an outfit that speaks to you, makes you feel pretty and that fits your style, not just your event.
After a couple of tries I found something that I love. A lovely muted plum frock with flecks of gold. It can be worn as a shift or belted at the waist. I think it goes with boots, or heels. I’m looking forward to sporting it in every season. That’s my kind of dress.
A couple of weeks ago I wore it to a birthday celebration in New York City. It was there in my closet ready to be worn for just the day I wanted to celebrate!
Do you have any great tips for being prepared for a special event?