Talk about over-the-top, unforgettable drama. I’m a firm believer that one should dress to be remembered, not just noticed, and one couldn’t help BUT be noticed in this feathered creation from J. Crew. Black, white and fabulous all over, it features a sequined bodice and knee-length feathered skirt. Even the color – “blackjack” – is glam! This piece is made for headturners, not wallflowers., and it’s perfect for a black-tie event. But can you believe it’s $1500?! J. Crew, why won’t you let me be great?!
What I love about this look is that it reminded me of what was considered THE event of the social season: Truman Capote’s masked Black and White Ball. Considered the party of the century (in 1966) this super-exclusive event was held in New York at the Plaza Hotel to celebrate the release of Capote’s masterwork, In Cold Blood. Want to read more about the lengths high society went to in order to claim a coveted spot on the invitation list? Check out The Party of the Century, from the Birmingham Public Library.
Is this look a little too much for you? Then try just a touch of the trend by adding your own DIY feather peplum belt to a simpler sheath. One of my favorite DIY bloggers – Kristen Turner from Glitter ‘n Glue – shows you how, HERE.
Want more party-perfect style tips? Then meet me the Birmingham Public Library’s Arrington Auditorium for Fashion Friday, TODAY at noon! You could win a $100 gift card from Belk, an Artistry Cosmetics goody bag, or even a total makeover from Renovare Hair Salon!