It's almost here! My party is Saturday night!
For those of you living in a cave, I'm about to have the very first party at which I can "present" as female. Which means, in simple terms, I can wear a dress!
I'm very excited about this because I never get to be in girl-mode around people. Dressing up, picture-taking and blogging all occur in sorry isolation for me, so this party is a big deal. Big thanks to Nicole and Jamie who are making it happen.
Given the importance and significance of the event, I want to share it with you. A few of you are lucky enough to attend in person. The rest of you are hereby cordially invited to be "Guests In Spirit" (GIS). Every GIS can, if she wishes, submit a picture which I will post on my blog Saturday or you can put the picture up on your own blog and I'll link to it here.
I want all of you to feel included in this joyful experience. Break out a pretty outfit, take a picture and be a GIS. The theme of the party is "Dreams Come True," so imagine a dream of your own. Any outfit, including those trespassing into costume-territory, are welcomed.
Here's what I'm wearing to the party. I want an outfit that is pretty and feminine, but not too fancy; the event is a cocktail party, not a wedding. I'm looking for a bit of color and an interesting print. Plus, I want the dress to be short (but not scandalous) so I can show a little leg. Finally, I want clothes that are comfortable. I want to relax and have fun, not feel pinched.
What do you think?
THats wonderful! How exciting. Its a great outfit for the party! :)ReplyDelete
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Flattering and I love the interplay between textures. That is a winner, for sure.ReplyDelete
Great outfit choice! I hope you have fun!ReplyDelete
I got my invite and SO wish I could be there. The party of the year! I think you chose the perfect outfit. Completely appropriate AND I think it's one of your best yet. Can't wait for pictures!ReplyDelete
Woo! I'm excited. Something to look forward to this week. I think this is the perfect dress for the party! It's fun and young, but still appropriate for a cocktail party. The color and cut are lovely on you. And the metallic shoe is my favorite. I will definitely have a post in your honor this week!ReplyDelete
love the lips and shoes, stunning!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I love blue and white together. Thanks for inviting your readers along!ReplyDelete
The outfit is lovely! Not sure about the belt, though. I'd recommend either wearing it higher (under your bust line) or not at all. A thinner belt would work as well. Still, the dress would look just as dashing by itself! I'll do my best to get a picture taken. I have a book signing on Saturday, but I might be able to sneak a few pictures in something pretty afterwards!ReplyDelete
So excited for you! Cannot wait to see your photos from the party (if you plan on posting those). This dress is the perfect choice. You are going to shine! Have a great time, you deserve it :)ReplyDelete
Oh, I'm so excited for you, Ally! Your party is going to be fabulous.ReplyDelete
And I agree with Kat about the belt - I think it might be a little too casual. Something thinner might be a bit better.
You look gorgeous and you sure need to show those legs off. LOVE the pattern on the dress and your hair.ReplyDelete
This is a great outfit - you look elegant and refined, and damn, look at those legs! I like the wide belt, but I would inch it up just a bit so that it is at the same place as your elbows.ReplyDelete
I will definitely be dressing up for your party! I've had a note beside my computer for weeks - I'll be linking up to you.
Very nice! I will definitely be a GIS. I'll have to think about the picture thing. You know I am no fashionista. :-)ReplyDelete
You look beautiful and the shoes are perfect. Now I have to figure out my outfit so I can be a Guest in Spirit...ReplyDelete
I can't wait to hear all about the party! :)
That dress is perfect for you!ReplyDelete
It screams fun times
I would suggest, if I may.. to maybe try to place the belt
a tad bit higher.
Great choice :)
Oh my gosh Ally- you look absolutely breathtaking in this dress! I love the colour and style on you- one of my favourite looks on you! How nice to have such an important dream come true- can't wait to see what everyone else is wearing and to hear all about the soiree! Thanks for inviting us all to be GIS :)ReplyDelete
Flirty, classy, femenine, romantic- I'm so happy you went for an non-LBD! This is a perfect cocktail party look, and that sweet pinky ring- I die!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone, about the belt. As always, I welcome and learn from your feedback. You make me better!ReplyDelete
You look so elegant and chic! I absolutely adore this dress on you xxReplyDelete
I love this look! The pattern of the dress is pretty with the gold trim! I like the belt, but I think it could be worn a bit higher-or maybe that is just how I wear them? Either way, I really like the dress. I wish I could be there, but I am excited for a Tigers Game this summer! I really am pumped :D Take lots of pics for the party!!ReplyDelete
You look awesome! I love this hairstyle on you - you look fresh and radiant. Of course I'm a GIS ... I truly wish I could be there with you.ReplyDelete
You look adorable. Fun, and cute but still super classy. The shoes look great but the dainty little necklace is my favorite part. It's the perfect final touch.ReplyDelete
I agree w/others about the placement of the belt.ReplyDelete
Darn, I would love to come to your party in person, but I will be attending as a GIS!
I don't have a blog, so how do I post pictures so I can join in? Sorry if its obvious and I'm just blind :)ReplyDelete
Hi Cassy. You have several options. You can e-mail a picture to me and I'll post it on my blog on Saturday (email@example.com). Or you can post it yourself on any of the dozens of websites that allow you to show pictures (Flickr; Facebook; etc.) and give us a link to that. You can do the latter in 5 minutes and, afterward, close it if you want. E-mail me if you need more help.Delete
Thanks! I'll probably do facebook. Now I'm all excited. :)Delete
You must be getting so excited for Saturday - the dress is beautiful....I love the belt (white and blue always look pretty and feminine), but perhaps a metallic belt would put it more into an evening bracket (Bearing in mind that I am not a fashion blogger, my idea could also not be the greatest, but it might be worth a try....)Looking forward to seeing the pisc - Lots of loveReplyDelete
It's perfect, honey. I love it. I'm excited for you and I wish I could be there. If I don't get a picture to you soon enough, cuz I'm overwhelmed with nonsense, know that I really wanted to. I'm going to try to make it happen.ReplyDelete
Love you! Big hugs,
Ack, what should I wear?! This weekend is coming fast!!ReplyDelete
You are so cute. I hope the party is a huge success. I so would love to attend GIS. Not sure if I have time to do a dress up photo but may be I can find an older one if that works...ReplyDelete
Love the dress. Conservative but elegant. Suits you.
I think the next to last pose is my new favorite. Love the hair, too.ReplyDelete
I love that dress on you and think you've made the perfect choice! It's JUST RIGHT. I already told you how excited I am and should have put what I said here instead! Cannot wait to hear all about it. And, seriously, if someone could video your entrance, that would make my day.ReplyDelete
I think you look beautiful! I really love this dress and the accessories you have chosen. Very classic and pretty. :)ReplyDelete