TGIF, gals! Sorry I’m
a little hella behind with blogging today, but it was one of those days where every little thing took longer than usual. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
So, about last night! — thanks for helping me figure out my lipstick for the Saks Fifth Avenue event! I ended up wearing a mix (yup, a mix) of Chanel’s Porto Rotondo and Lipari Aqualumiere.
I gotta give it up to the 30-something girls who can still party like rocks stars on school nights because I sure can’t. One of my BFF’s, C-Money, was my plus one for the evening, and after the show we went out for a late dinner. By the time I got home it was almost midnight, and I was totally wiped out (I’m usually asleep by then!).
That’s one of my BFF’s, C-Money. We’ve been friends for over 20 years!
Needless to say, I can’t come-on-shake-shake-it like I did in my 20s. To all Thursday night partiers everywhere — PROPS!
Anyhoo, last night’s Saks fashion event was pretty fun. It was a mini-spring show hosted by the bodacious blogging babes over at Fab Sugar.
They had the models stand on little blocks instead of a runway, and then the spectators walked around checking out the clothes, drinking (free cocktails) and not-so-quietly rocking out to a killer ’80s music mix.
I liked that you could get so close to the clothes. I love big, glitzy runway shows, but sometimes when you really want to see the clothes there’s someone with big hair sitting in front of you.
I was hoping to win a Marc Jacobs purse they gave away in a raffle, but no such luck. I pray it went to a good home…
Saks puts on mini-fashion events like this one every so often. You can find out about upcoming local events on the Saks Fifth Avenue website.
The whole time I was at the show I was surrounded by expensive spring purses and shoes. Dude, it was totally like teasing a dog with bacon. Even though everything was out of my price range, it was still a lot of fun to window shop.
The purses were all about color, like the violet Marc by Marc Jacobs purse ($500) shown up top.
And yellow was in the house. I couldn’t stop drooling over the Morning After Mini purse by Rebecca Minkoff ($550). Toting it around would be like having a little slice of sunshine on your arm.
Check out the gold hardware detailing on the side. Ohmigosh, SO CUTE!
There were plenty of rich blues and teals, too, like this patent leather Picador slingback heel by Christian Louboutin ($625).
I saw this cobalt blue and white Lightning dress by Diane Von Furstenberg on one of the models and wanted to take it home…
…but the $365 price tag scared me away.
What do you think about these bright hats? Is it just me, or is the hot pink one in the middle kinda Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
I tried it on but couldn’t see a damn thing in it, LOL! Not super practical.
While Brights totally ruled, there were some great black pieces, too, like these black patent sandals by Chanel ($1,300) with zipper detailing on the back. They’re anything but basic. Love ’em!
And can you imagine how tall you’d look in these platform cork sandals by Prada ($700)?
My friend C-Money isn’t really a bag person. She kept giving me crap for liking this black and gold Rebecca Minkin Stud Devotee bag ($700). I guess it’s borderline over-the-top (code word for tacky), but I thought it was kinda cute.
She did, however, approve of this very sweet black bag by Kooba ($480).
Striking a pose with Emily!
Besides getting the chance to hang with my pal and drool over accessories I can’t afford, I got the random chance to meet a few MBB readers, like Emily from Pleasanton. What’s up, Em?!
Spending a weeknight out reminded me that it’s fun to change my regular routine every once in a while. I think I’m going to try harder over the next few months to do new things like this more often.
So tell me about your day. What was the highlight of your Friday?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,