It’s been such a busy summer. A worky summer.
I haven’t gotten out nearly enough.
But last weekend we were invited to have dinner with friends.
That’s an excellent reason to put on a party dress!
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t get quite this dressed up for dinner with friends — but these friends are both very sophisticated and very kind, so I figured it was a no-risk proposition. Either they would be dressed up themselves* or they would act as though a party dress were totally appropriate even if it were not.
I’ve had this dress for a while, but haven’t worn it. It’s summer-weight and my summers seem to be even less glamorous than my winters.
The fabric is a silk georgette with a fine rib to it.
The color is a perfect raspberry, except, as you are about to see, the back of the bodice is made of a broadcloth in a slightly lighter and brighter shade.
Should I come a little closer?
I can’t describe the construction of this dress. I just don’t have the words. I will, however, highlight the fact that this dressy dress has pockets. Love of my life.
And now, you see me out in D.C.
In a perfect world, I would be carrying that acrylic box clutch with the glitter suspended in its interior . . . but I don’t own it yet. Someday.
Dress: Carven; Shoes: JCrew; Bag: Furla; Jewelry: not pictured, but I did remember to put on some bracelets
* They looked sophisticated — she was very elegantly dressed in an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit and strappy sandals, he was smart casual in a dark blue — and they were sublime hosts. I ate too much, but I could not help myself and by the end of the evening the dress was a very tight fit.