wearing: rodarte for target lace cardigan || liberty of london for target print navy ruffle dress || aldo outlet metallic/acrylic heel peeptoes
i got this dress seasons ago when the liberty of london collection for target came out (obviously), but was saving it for just such an occasion. it’s very demure & the ruffle detail waterfalling down the front is really fun, but would get in the way of normal every day use. it definitely has the vibe of a more dressy & classy day time kind of event, like going to church or to afternoon tea…oh & hey, coincidentally, tea time was the theme of my friend’s baby shower yesterday :)
accessories: gold plumeria ring from hawaii || ross simons gold/diamond floral ring || thrifted bird earrings || church rummage sale necklace
since i was going to be around my friend & her family, i didn’t want to go all out crazy on the super high heels that i usually do. i’ve done that before & it can garner unwanted attention when the focus should not be on me :( so, went low-heeled & a bit muted. you know me & shoes though…can’t be *totally* boring. so, pulled out these old metallic leather beauties with an acrylic heel…both very on trend :) can you believe these shoes hurt my feet all day though? i think i’m so used to walking on platforms that any shoe without such a padded foot bed really hurts the balls of my feet…no matter how low the heel! so ironic! hahaha!
anywho, the shower was a great time…seeing my friend so big with bebe already o.O i hadn’t seen some of her friends & family since her wedding, so it was good to catch up with them. not to mention noshing on little canapes of lobster salad on toast points, mini quiches, fruit salad, scones, jellies, petit fours & cupcakes…all the savory & sweets to have with fresh brewed tea. very prim, very proper & yet still very stomach filling & fun! then, all the ooh-ing & aah-ing over the baby gifts! teenie weenie little booties…soft & cuddly onesies! oh plus i learned something new…this whole sophie the giraffe thing! i was the only girl in the whole room who didn’t know what the heck a sophie was! just like fashion, didn’t realize that certain squeaky baby toys (from france *of course*) could be such coveted items! hahaha!