|Dress: Dolce Vita (from June), Jacket: Charles Gray Shoes: Ann Taylor, Clutch: Jason Wu for Target|
My parents and I went to see Mama Mia! while they were in town this past weekend, so it gave me a chance to actually get dressed up for a change. Since I tend to frequent vaguely sketchy dive bars most of the time (classy, I know), I don't usually get a chance to get dolled up for a night at the theater. Plus I found this great velvet cutout dress shopping earlier in the day, which made getting dressed that night super easy . . . especially since I had no idea what I was going to wear otherwise. If only I had the budget to just buy a brand-new outfit everyday instead of trying to pull something together from my closet. Damn you, reality and budgeting! This long-sleeved velvet dress kind of made me feel like a rock star. Which was extra appropriate since there were actual rock stars staying in my parents' hotel. Or at least faux rock stars, since I think the last time I heard of Fountains of Wayne was when I was watching TRL in eighth grade. It wasn't a huge surprise to find them literally sprawled on the lobby floor when we returned since my dad had told me earlier in the day that he was pretty sure he'd ridden up in the elevator with a rock star. (His actual words were, "That guy seemed high as a kite!") Of course, last time my parents were in town I met Sheryl Crow in their elevator, so I feel pretty confident saying this was a step down. Fountains of Wayne, get back to me when you have something better than "Stacey's Mom" in your repertoire.