Tuesday, February 28, 2012

feeling fancy

I don't have too many events or occasion to get dressed up very often.
Oh sure, we go out for dinner a fair bit, and get together with friends, but that's not really ever anything too fussy.
For the most part I'm a pretty casual girl.
I don't have any stilettos, sequined skirts or strapless dresses.
I don't even think I own a single pair of nylons.
Black tights from Club Monaco don't really count.
Even my jewelery collection is pretty classic and simple.

So when big daddy mentioned that he bought two tickets to the annual Snowball benefit event for the Casey House, I kind of was at a loss when it came to what to wear.
The place would be filled with Canada's top designers and style makers, so what's a girl to wear?
Especially a girl that is most comfortable in Black Hunter rubber boots, leggings and knit sweaters.
Not to mention it's mid February, not the best time to shop for new fashions.
Still too cold for the new spring things slowly trickling into the stores, and everything from Holiday has been completely picked over.
Plus, I'm not much of a sales shopper.
I almost never find my size on sale.

So in the end I settled for the tried and true all black look.
I figured you can't really go wrong.
A tight black wool pencil skirt, with a cute belt, black french cuffed menswear dress shirt.
My good ol' black tights (bonus that they double as a tummy flattener) some simple black heels, chunky necklace and a cute animal print fur clutch.
Sound pretty pain Jane?
Well the best part of the outfit, at least for me, was that big daddy had one of his favourite hair & make-up artists come to the house to do my hair and apply some foxy false eyelashes.
What a treat!
My eyes looked so dramatic (if I do say so myself) and even if no one else really noticed, I felt so different for the evening.
They took a while to get used to, but I felt fun & flirty,
I was batting those things like crazy all night. (the vodka & cranberry didn't hurt either)
I want to wear falsies more often!

Anyhow we had a great time, it was for a terrific cause.
I was inspired by all the men's' fashion (bow ties are apparently very big)
Holy handsome lads everywhere.
I'd love to say I was inspired by some great women's looks, but the ratio of men to women was a bit off.
Fun to be the minority for a change.
It was like a pride parade, but with everyone dressed in their finest.
Big daddy said he got his bum grabbed, which didn't bother him too much, because according to him "he's still got it."
I laughed so hard when he said that.
Did I mention how much I love that guy?
Only the most confident of men would be cool with that.
Not too many husbands I know would call a friend to come over to do hair & make-up for their wives either.
I'm a pretty lucky gal..

The music was amazing.
The ambiance was very cool.
Great to see old friends that I haven't seen in ages.
Such a fun evening.


Gabriella said...

Sounds so fun!!! A chance to dress up once in awhile is great.

btw, got tina fey's book on my nightstand, but first reading Rob Lowe's memoirs...interesting to say the least ;-)

Gabriella said...

oh and those live auction items were amazing!!! Would've loved any of them!

Tania said...

Sounds like a perfect night! What man actually even THINKS of hiring a make-up artist for his wife??? He's a keeper.