12/12/2008

Another Christmas Party






I know, a lot of pictures of just one outfit...but this is a special outfit! Tonight is my annual work Christmas party. We have a really fancy dinner and all that and are supposed to dress semi-formal/festive.

This dress I found at Lord & Taylor for originally $352. It was marked down to $34.99 on their storewide clearance event, but then with a coupon I had, and for opening a credit card with them, I got an extra 40% off! It didn't fit perfectly, so I had it altered for $20. Now this is the most perfect fitting dress I have ever owned! The seamstress took it in at the waist, let it out at the hips, reinforced the zipper, raised the shoulder straps, made the armholes bigger (since we cut some off with raising the straps), and then pressed it beautifully.

Dress - Lord & Taylor - $20 (plus $20 in alterations)
Blazer - vintage - inherited
Sateen trench coat - Kohl's - $23
Pumps - Macy's (Steve Madden) - $27
Statement earrings - gifted
Black leather gloves - gifted
Not shown - bronze glitter clutch - H&M - gifted