Diamonds Are Whenever

Sorry to post a blurry pic and run, but I spent most of today driving to and from a bridal shower - with 2 hours each way, I spent more time on the road than at the party. :(

But I loved my outfit! H&M dress (I keep thinking of it as my "dark crystals" dress) with gold and white accessories. I'm glad I brought this shrug, too, because it was windy outside where the seats were set up. 

Tangent: I am also sporting imPRESS by Broadway press-on nail polish on my fingers and toes. I have had terrible luck with every kind of polish and topcoat at work. Everything chips within hours of thumbing through hangers, but these have stayed on very nicely for about 5 days now. Not like a traditional press-on nail... I'd say it's more like a press-on gel manicure...? But anyway, I want more. 

H&M dress - H&M
Hollywould sandals - handed down
BP necklace - Nordies via Una!
Jessica Howard shrug - Macy's
Chainmail watch - custom made gift from a friend

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  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    You look gorgeous! I love your look in these pretty sandals and dress. A different side of your style than we usually see.

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    This is a different style than your usual, Rae, and looks very pretty and elegant - and your toes look fab!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    You look great. Love your sandals and dress.

  • Marley replied 6 years ago

    I can see why you loved this Rae - I mean, you look beautiful!  Love the colors - the gold is unexpected for me because I always fall-back to "safe silver" whenever I'm not sure how to accessorize.  Also - great nails!  I've never heard of them, but because I'm a painted nail maniac, I'm going to have to check them out. :-)

  • AviaMariah replied 6 years ago

    This is so pretty.  You look so elegant!

  • Adelfa replied 6 years ago

    I love the colors. Can you do a post with close-ups of the nails?

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! The shower was a dressy tea party theme, so I didn't want to offend my friend's future MIL by doing anything rugged. 

    Marley and Adelfa, here's a pic of the nails - this color is called Dark & Stormy. It is a very dark burgundy with a very subtle glitter. Kind of like the shimmer on a bowling ball or in metallic car paint.

  • No Fear of Fashion replied 6 years ago

    I didn't see it was you who posted this as I am not wearing any lenses or reading glasses. Therefore my vision is also blurry, like your picture. LOL
    Still I picked it out as "interesting". And it is. Such a great dress, lucky you to find it. The little cardigan goes very well with it.

  • Kristin L replied 6 years ago

    Very pretty dress. And it's very considerate of you to think about your friend's family. 

    Where did you find the stick-on nails?

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Aw, this is a great dress! Love it, as it's not RATE, but the pattern is so Rae!
    "Shine on you craaaazy, diamonds":-)

    ETA: Oh, and thanks for the fake nail tip...I never have the time to do mines, so will give them a try: I found them on ebay and would like to buy a set of french manicure(is it named "Pick me", "On Fire" or "Rock it"?). I have wide nails(my thumbnail is 16x18mm), do you think they will fit? also 18mm long is short or merdium size? Thanx for the help!

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    So pretty!  Isn't it fun to dress up a little?  And thanks for the mani tip -- oh wait -- did I just kind of sort of make an accidental pun?

    BTW Dark and Stormy is also the name of a famous Bermuda cocktail -- Ginger beer and Gosling's dark rum.  Very tasty!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Lyn, I think they may work for you! There were sizes in the box that were too bif for me; they have a good variety...12 size options across five fingers.

    Denise - hehe mani tip! I gotta check out that recipe.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    Rae, I love this!  The dress is just fab, fab, fab!  And your nails look great.  Where does one acquire those stick-on dealy-bobs?

  • O replied 6 years ago

    Very pretty. I love it.

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    Lovely dress.  A nice departure from your usual more rugged style.  You do chic well!  Fun nails, I've never heard of them before.

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, ladies - I really love this look and hope to wear it again when I need to get fancy. 

    Mary, it looks like the sell 'em at Wallmart, CVS, Walgreens, Kmart, and RiteAid. Printable $1-off coupons here! It is Day 6, and they are still going strong.

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    I loved the name of the post. I am singing that song now.
    Great dress! Nails lookin good.

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