DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Date night

Saturday night, Hubby and I went to see Squeaky's husband in a community theater play. I broke out my new top I scooped up for $2 out-of-pocket after applying a $10 coupon:

I stitched the fold over the bust into place so that it doesn't gape, and basted the darts in the bust into place as well. Then I added the elastic belt from an old pair of pants that are too small for me at the moment.

I also just picked up the "ponte knit" pants at Lane Bryant on clearance for $10. They are so comfortable, and drape well rather than nip in at the knee like most of my pants do... I hate that!

I wondered whether I shoould try to accessorize with color, but Hubby liked these earrings best:

Add the vintage evening bag, white hair flower, and red lips for the only spot of color, and I'm all set for date night!

After the play, we went (late, but I called ahead) to a girlfriend's birthday party at the pub. All in all, a really nice evening.

Top: via JC Penney
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Evening bag: via consignment shop

Edited to add: Drat! I didn't realize until I saw Bella's comment that I didn't paste in the pic of the bag:


  1. You look stunning! I love the stripped top! It makes for such a flattering fit. It's a shame we can't really see the vintage bag because it looks smashing! Perhaps you can give us a close up in the future? :)

  2. Love those pants. The whole outfit is great. Glad you had a fun date night!

  3. Super-cute! You look great.

    I know it's a knee-reflex for bloggers to suggest a pop of color but I agree with you that this outfit looks best the way it is. Color would be distracting. The shades of black, while and grey are lovely and keep the focus on the shapes and designs. You really created a nice look here!

  4. I love this outfit on you, va va voom!!! the stripes, the shape of the pants (flared/plazzo) everything works so well together!

    ~Em K