Dress: Swing Dress in Purple Floral Print by Alice & You (size 28) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Shoes: Andiamo, thrifted
Purse: gift from Kate
Earring & Shorter Necklace: Babil & Bijou (no longer online)
Long Necklace & Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64I wore this swing dress out to cocktails & dinner with Kate. GB sent me these 2 Alice & You swing dresses back to back...I liked the first one better...it gave off a more vintage '60s vibe to me...also, I am fairly sick of floral patterns. I liked wearing this though...I am kind of obsessed with swing dresses right now & may try to make my own for summer. Despite it being the same size, this dress seemed shorter & less full than the first one. Let's talk about the color...purple? To me, this dress seemed to have 2 different shades of blue, outlined in black...I do not get purple. Another fun dress!
Girlie Happy Hour! Yay, look...it's my girlie! We tried a total of 6 cocktails...& I liked every one of them! We started out with Disco Roots (Monkey Shoulder Scotch, housemade sarsaparilla syrup, Angostura bitters, grapefruit juice) & Dating is Dead (Citadelle gin, Matilde Creme de Cassis, housemade rosemary syrup, lemon juice, cava). Also, olives & frites. And the cutest ever girlie!
Yum! Kate thought I should use this as my Facebook photo, but looking like a lush does not help my professional image...even though this *is* Wisconsin & I look adorable. Carrot/Ginger/Peach soup with lemongrass, fried shallot, chive, & sesame oil...does that not sound like the most heavenly combination you've ever heard?! It was quite tasty. I had their beer battered perch fish fry...because...Friday...& I've never had it before...it was delicious. Our second drinks were Green Gloves (Don Q Anejo & Plantation 3 Star rum, Yellow Chartreuse, housemade winter tonic syrup, honey) & Otachi Attacks! (Buffalo Trace bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, housemade Chinese 5 spice syrup, lemon & orange juice, Bittercube Jamaican #1 bitters). Then...down to the serious business of...how are we going to fit in all these movies we want to see?!!! The end total is...David & I are going to 21 movies each & Kate is going to see a much more reasonable 13. The tickets went on sale the next day at noon...the online buying process usually gives me a full blown panic attack because there are so many glitches...but this year, for the first time...just mildly anxiety producing.
I love my adorable record purse! Kate got it for me as a NYE gift & it is just perfect. I told both Kate & David that I wanted a specific record purse as a holiday gift...but they both refused to get it for me because they apparently know my taste better than I do. This purse is SO much better than the one I *thought* I wanted. Our last drinks were a Moscow Mule (vodka, lime juice, Koval Ginger Liqueur, carbonated water) & I *think* Kate got a Sazerac (rye, bourbon, Demarara, absinthe, bitters, lemon oil). This was the sad day Kate broke the news to me that she quit GB. No more matching girlie dresses.
After leaving a tipsy girlie to walk home...I took myself to Ulta because NYX was buy 1, get 1 50% off, plus I had a coupon for another $3.50 off...cheap make-up...I cannot resist. I wanted this palette after seeing Cora show it off in this video on Vintage or Tacky...I also picked up this black eyeshadow base for when I want dramatic nighttime eyes. Then home to a good mail day...a package from Teri of etXarte...she is so sweet...she makes me single earrings & puts up with my pickiness. She creates, sends me photos of earrings I might like, & when the stash gets big enough...she sends them off to me...often with a free earring thrown in.
My make-up with this outfit included...NYX eyeliner in Deep Blue, Sugarpill eyeshadow in Love+, Anastasia eyeshadow in Blue Velvet & Buttery, Urban Decay lipstick in F-Bomb, & OPI nail polish in Little Red Wagon.