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Where: 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Mass.
Ease of Wear: (4 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) Yummy and easy fitting, I would be hard-pressed to find an evening wear piece more comfortable than this lovely silk dress from Anthropologie (Flickering Slip Dress). I had purchased this while pregnant in 2011 and never did find an occasion to wear it until I realized I needed something summer appropriate and dressy.
Because I had to go to mass before the gala, I knew that I needed a cover of some sort, and this gold jacket from J. Crew was exactly the right shade and structure to complement the dress. I had found this dress on ebay years ago for a song, if I am remembering correctly this jacket was fairly expensive when it was first rolled out by the Crew back in Holiday 2007. I couldn't find the info on it in my *very quick* internet search, but I did find this photo. If I have a moment later, I will look at the catalog and update this post.
Cool Factor: (3.5 of 5 stars--5 being the coolest.) The outfit is pretty cool, even if it was worn for a Catholic Church's anniversary, which in some circles of cool would be the uncoolest event ever. Don't care since I think the fact that the church is that old is pretty darn awesome. ;-)
Didn't think about it while dressing, but the colors of the church are represented in my outfit. For the 50th anniversary (which occurred while I was in school there--same one my kids go to, btw), they repainted and redecorated the interior of the church in jade, gold, and burgundy. You can see photos of the interior here at this post. I think I must have subconsciously worn the color combo to honor the church.
Anecdote from the day: The table we sat at for the dinner had other fans of the drink at it, and one of the men had even snuck in a bottle of Scotch whisky. OMG, that's a good man there. He had little wee drams with him, one for each of us, and proceeded to pour shots from the bottle for all of us. I usually don't love whisky, in fact I only drink it to join in toasts, etc., but this time the whisky was delicious, tasted a bit of the peat bog the distillery is located near, and since the smell of peat burning in the Scottish countryside is one of my favorite scents ever (no, I am not kidding), I was immediately in love with the drink. This man was my best friend for the evening.
Yes, the photo of my brother and me above shows that we may have enjoyed ourselves a bit. Some of the other guests enjoyed themselves even more. Hee. ;-)
Okay, that's it for now...Boden should have their new line up and ready to go sometime later today, I think. My affiliate site has no coupons, etc., available right now, which makes me think that there will be something on offer soon enough. Will definitely keep you all updated.