Johnny's best friend just got home from Afghanistan, and Saturday night we were headed to his welcome home party. It was held at the same place as his Going away party, a local bar. It's always a catch 22 for me, dressing up to go out. In this case, we were going out which made me want to look nice, but to a local bar which made me want to get away with a sweatshirt and sneakers. I compromised. Black sweater plus a belt makes for fun yet comfortable and some great booties kicks the outfit up a notch. I also thought that this night would be a great opportunity to debut my new coat. This amazing coat was purchased for $10 from the clearance rack at Charlotte Russe. It's too thin to be a winter coat, but it's perfect for one of those, no coat check I'll be wearing this all night, kind of nights.
I was so excited about the accessories with this outfit. My sweater was comfortable and simple, so I threw on a belt to add a little bit of excitement. I was hoping the pretty rose would distract people from the fact that I clearly hadn't gotten dressed up.
My sister is a Marine stationed in Japan. We just received her Christmas gifts last week, and for my mother, my sister and I she got us these adorable Marine Charms. I love how dainty this necklace is, and I love that it doesn't scream ' Military Family Member' which means I can represent subtly with almost all of my outfits.
I was also so excited to bring out my totally awesome booties. These were an amazing find at $15 and are made of the most comfortable material. I was able to wear them all night with little problem, and even did a whole lot of, " Jump, Jump Around" and " Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy" dancing in these puppies. It wasn't until the next morning when I realized that after being stepped on by almost everyone at the bar, most of my little jewels had fallen off. Figures. $15 made for great material, but not so great construction. I've got big DIY plans to super glue on a bunch of new jewels, and keep these shoes tucked away for special occasions, that don't involve drunk people dancing. Consider this Lesson Learned.
Sweater: Weathervane $7
Coral Shirt: Walmart $3
Necklace: Christmas gift from Sister
Jeans: Seven via Goodwill $20
Booties: Wet Seal $15
Belt: Charlotte Russe $4
Coat: Charlotte Russe $10