Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Formal Flare

I recently attended a Masquerade Ball in honor of cancer survivors, hosted by the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.  This gala was a double win for me - a great cause combined with an excuse for me to get dolled up - so of course when asked about attending, I said "I'm There!" Plus, if you've ever seen the movie "A Cinderella Story" w/ Hillary Duff then you know what I was most excited about ... wearing the mask no doubt. Yes, I'm a fan of romantic comedies and teenage movies ... DON'T Judge me, I'm still 13 at heart. Anyway, I found the perfect, and when I say perfect, I mean perfect dress. Sorry, I mean gown. Sorry, I mean garment. Sorry, I mean frock.  Nope none of those work because a simple description doesn't do it justice. It was more like an amazingly stunning piece of fabric that was perfectly mixed with jewels and beautifully crafted to make any fabulous chick like myself look just as DOPE as she feels.  So where did I find this storybook dress? I thought you'd never ask.  Burlington ... yes, the former "Coat Factory."  I too am still in shock at this diamond in a rough.  Just browsing through the racks w/ one of my fav cousins, I spot this lone-wolf masterpiece and had to make it mine. I prayed silently as I entered the fitting room because it was the only one left and a size 18, numbers these thighs haven't seen in years.  Well, I'm happy to report it fit like a glove (in a good way), thanks to all these steps I've been racking up on my Fitbit.  Needless to say that stunning piece of fabric came home with me.  The best part of it all was the price, $50, another double win. By the way, the mask was purchased on Amazon, the jewelry came from Charming Charlie, shoes (not pictured) not new, hair styled by yours truly and my makeup was professionally done by The Girl w/Big Hair, whom is a friend of mine. So this look came together for less than $100. Well here she is!