Thursday, October 29, 2009

Buisness Dinner

When I received the phone call from one of our salesman Monday, " We have a big dinner on Wednesday night, and you need to go. Please you have to come." I agreed, and than silently said my thank you for this dress.
Last spring, as I started my search for wedding appropriate dresses, I found this little beauty at Burlington Coat Factory. Because of the Easter sales, the dress was a well priced $20, and while I didn't have any wedding's in mind to wear it to, I knew that it would be a good basic dress to have. This dress has since become a great patterned, ' little black dress for me'.

The dinner went well. The food was free, the bar was open, and my butt was in place to fill the table. I spent a good chunk of time shaking hands and making polite conversation, but I was confident in this outfit.

Before walking out the door, I turned to my ' plus 1' for the evening, and one of my best friends and asked if this dress was too short. It's a problem I always have. It's not that the dresses are too short, or that I'm kind of a whore, but rather that my legs are so long they immediately make everything look smaller. A year ago it would bother me to be showing so much leg, but now I've learned to embrace it. I may not always have these amazing limbs so I should celebrate them not hide them!

I also live with the old rule from High School. Put your arms down at your sides. Your skirts should never fall above the point on your leg in which your longest finger touches. I have long arms, which made me hate the rule when I was trying to fit in with the rest of the skinny naked girls in gym class. Now, I figure with long arms and long legs, no matter how far down my fingers reach, I will always have a hint of the Daisy Duke.
Cardigan: old
Dress: Burlington Coat Factory $20
Shoes: Target via Goodwill $10
Diamond Necklace and Earrings: gifted- my boyfriend is pretty amazing
Bracelet: absolutely fake from a temporary store in mall $5


briannelee said...

Little black dresses are always a great addition to any wardrobe. I like how you "jazzed" it up with the yellow belt.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You shouldn't be self-conscious because you look so gorgeous in that dress! So many girls wish to be taller and have long legs so you're very lucky to have them! xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

LOVE the yellow and blue <3

Anonymous said...

Also...I just noticed, the necklace I'm wearing right now is super similar to yours in the picture. Love it!

Clare said...

Gorgeous dress! Glad the dinner went well. Free food is awesome!

Becca. said...

you look amazing!
great outfit!
gorgeous post,

Natalie said...

perfect outfit for the event! love the bright waist belt :)



bravegrrl said...

CUTE! very 60s!

Kayla said...

Thank you so much for the kind words! This dress really was a great find, and the legs well yes they really are mine :) thanks for making me feel less selfconcious about them!