When describing my style the words “edgy” or “fashion forward” do not come to mind. Stylish and sweet would be more my speed. However, recently I had to pleasure of attending a fundraiser gala that required getting all dolled up! I decided I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and try something totally opposite from my normal style. Getting glam has always been my favorite thing. I will find any excuse to put on a dress and heels. When I was younger, church was my fashion outlet. I am sure my Sunday school class appreciated all the effort I put in to being perfectly styled!!
I purchased this fan-freaking-tastic dress from Fashion to Figure a couple months ago for no specific reason other than it was on sale and beyond hot. The dress hung in my closet for months begging to be worn, but my confidence just wasn’t ready to rock it. I knew when I wore this dress I was going to have to OWN IT. Since I have started a low carb lifestyle and started to lose weight I have slowly started to feel my confidence growing. I feel better about myself not solely because I am losing weight, but my body actually feels better. I knew this was my moment.
It was time for the hot dress to make it’s debut!
Channeling my inner Audrey Hepburn and Carrie Bradshaw I set out to style this outfit to perfection. I asked myself, What Would Carrie Bradshaw Do? I already had these fabulous shoes from Nine West. They were the perfect metallic accent and the perfect height to make dancing the night away a breeze. I added a velvet black choker and rhinestone studs that I purchased from Amazon. My dress was the main focus. Everything was meant to compliment the dress. So I kept the accessories subtle until I added THE GLOVES. As most girls do, I dreamed about my outfit. Wanting so badly for it to be perfect.Styling it in my head over and over. I knew it needed something. I am not sure why I thought gloves were the answer, but I could not get the concept out of my head. I ordered the gloves on Amazon. When they first arrived I truly was not sure if I could pull the look off. I am self conscious about my arms and this basically was going to be asking for everyone to look at them. But once I put everything together I was sold. I knew they were perfect.
“I felt like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s!”
For makeup I went for a neutral smokey eye with teal liner under my eye. The pop of red on my lips and blinding highlight completed my siren makeup look. I matched the teal under my eye with a fabulous clutch from Target!!
The night was perfect. My outfit was perfect. But my confidence was the show stopper. The feeling of owning my body and my look was intoxicating. For the first time in my life I walked into a packed room and I didn’t feel like the ugliest person there. I may not have been the prettiest, but I didn’t care. I was me.