UPDATE: please see more dress ideas below!
I love attending charity events – especially ones in places near and dear to my heart. reWIRED for Change was started by Sonja Sohn after her difficult childhood in Newport News, VA. One of my Great-Uncles ran the Newport News shipyard for years so I know how things there have changed over time (obviously I cannot relate but I hope you all know what I mean).
As Sky Blue Events writes: today reWIRED for Change is a “Baltimore-based 501c(3) non-profit organization empowering at-risk youth living in underserved city communities through a program combining education, media and social advocacy, and street-based intervention.” Please try to attend if you can, 15% of each ticket + 100% of silent auction proceeds will be donated to reWIRED For Change!
I have been poking around for the ideal cocktail dress before buying my ticket for the event — Neimans, Saks, Nordies, etc… trying to find something Spring-y but elegant. I honestly have a hard time wearing most of my Lilly P dresses to an evening event and I am trying to build up a wardrobe of quality pieces I can wear for the next ten-plus years. I already have a deep purple dress in chiffon and satin, a green silk dress, several wool dresses in varying shades for mourning/office, a green cotton embroidered dress, and one proper cocktail-style Lilly P dress. I have others but those are the ones which stick in my mind.
I now want a pink dress.
Here are some of my options:
A Shoshanna pink and white tulip dress – which is cotton. I love the shape and it is flouncy enough to wear to more fun, relaxed events. It has a fitted waist as well, which is good as I am very long-waisted.
This Jay Godfrey dress is the “Jennings” dress. It actually is not this short on me, more like an inch or two above the knee. I love the satin bow on the one shoulder – and the texture of this silk dress is so comfortable.
This is my #1 favorite:
A Phoebe Couture dress in pink satin. It is a one-shoulder dress but I feel as though it is elegant. I love the fun details as I like to show off my shoulders and back (without looking skankyyy). The back of the dress is pleated in a way that almost looks like a bow but isn’t a bow.
Yeah, I love to look confidant. I think this dress would do that. Too bad M isn’t attending. BWAHAHA.
Here is another option, a faux-wrap salmon taffeta dress. This dress has a sensual asymmetric shape and a flattering one-shoulder neckline. The bodice is tiered in the style of a Herve Leger without cutting off circulation:
What are you thinking of wearing to this Sky Blue Event? What would you wear if you could go (if you aren’t) (but you SHOULD be!)?