Dress Week: Fit+Flare Floral and a Haircut.
My New Hair Style.
Now on to the OOTD, Dress Week continues and I got a real Pretty one today. This might be My Favorite Dress I added to my closet this Summer. It is 100% Silk and it is washable. It is a Fit+Flare Style. It has a light lining underneath but it is airy enough for Summer. But I think my favorite part is the print. It's these pretty Daisy Flowers in Coral, Gray, Blue and Redish-Pink. I got this Dress courtesy of a local boutique which makes me love it even more. I seriously couldn't say enough happy words about it.
One of the best things I have done/occupied myself with while Vivian is on daycare for 4 hours each day (and while I am still without a job), is dedicate my time to some children in need and a couple of great causes such as AmcDSA which is a new organization formed this Spring that helps all the Down Syndrome Children in Albania, a lot of which have been abandoned by their parents, unfortunately. My first time to wear this Dress was for an event about this organization. There was a luncheon, a couple of auctions held, some tear-jerker speeches and some raffle prizes. We raised 4500 Euros for these children. The event was held at a fancy hotel and I thought this Daytime Dress was perfect for a Lunch/Afternoon Event. I dressed it up with Red Patent Leather Pumps, Red Statement Necklace and Red Lipstick, as well as Royal Blue Clutch and Royal Blue Stud Earrings, bringing out the Reds+Blues from the Dress. Do you like how I styled this Dress for a Dressy Daytime Event? Have you added a New Floral Summer Dress to your closet, this year? They are so Feminine and Pretty, no?
Floral, Colorful, Sleeveless, Fit+Flare, 100% Silk Dress w/ Scoop Neck: c/o "I Love Shopping Boutique" (New) (similar by Gap, best deal, love this), (similar gorgeous option by Jessica Simpson, on sale), (similar watercolor by Kensie, great deal).
Red, Briolette, Bib, Statement Necklace: E-Bay (similar, best deal, love this), (gorgeous Kate Spade option, love this), (similar, great deal).
Royal Blue, Small Circle Stud Earrings: Random Street Vendor for $1.00 (New) (very similar in lighter blue), (similar in baby blue+silver, love these), (similar in navy+gold).
Orange, Acrylic, Small Hair Claw: Random Street Vendor.
Red Matte Lipstick: Avon Ultra Color Lipstick (identical in "Perfect Red" - highly recommend it), (very similar by Revlon in "Really Red").
Royal Blue Silky, Envelope Bow, Wristlet Clutch: Express (similar, on sale, love this), (similar, dressy), (blue+pink gorgeous option by Valentino, great deal, love this).
Bright Red, Patent Leather, Strappy, Criss-Cross Stilettos: Carlos Santana (similar, great deal), (very similar Jimmy Choos), (similar red pumps by Guess).
P.S. Today is Ashleigh's Birthday and she asked some of her Favorite Bloggers to pay it forward for a special post on her BDay. By using my time to help children less fortunate than my daughter I am paying it forward and it is so rewarding. =)))
Also my Blogging Buddy Laura is starting a new Link-up today so I am joining her "Confident Twosday" and you should do. My new haircut makes me feel confident, by the way.