When I was nominated for a Women’s Jewelry Association award last month, MrB asked if I would be wearing a recently acquired dress to the dinner, or if I needed an even newer dress (What a nice man, right?). I said no to both. I wanted to wear a ’20s-style dress I got 10 years ago. I knew I’d made the right decision when I got to the venue at Pier 60 and discovered I matched the entire building!
What Wendy Wore (click photo to enlarge)
Dress: Purchased from Decades (2007)
Navy blue slip: Vintage (2009)
Shoes: Prada wedges (pre-2007)
Purse: Alexander McQueen (2010)
I previously wore this dress to a Robin Hood Foundation fundraiser in 2009 …
… and a ’20s-themed fundraising dinner for the Fresh Air Fund in 2013.
Of course, I stayed away from the Fresh Air Fund’s fake pearls for this week’s jewelry event. Only real pearls allowed!
I was told that my NASTY necklace showed up very clearly on the video screen during my acceptance speech. Good!
My pearl earrings were my Empress Wu dragons, worn for good luck because they’d placed in the JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards in 2013. They had a lot of company in my ears because I currently have five piercings on each side.
I don’t believe I’ve ever posted a photo of this Alexander McQueen purse before. The glove snaps off!
I did have a slight pang about not wearing my NYC Taxi and Passenger Maneater ring when I saw this nice big taxi sign …
… but overall, I felt good in my homegrown and double-vintage outfit. By the way, if you are going to a really big event where you might have to speak (and you feel very nervous about public speaking!) I would recommend wearing an outfit you’ve worn before. That way you know how your dress is going to feel, behave, and photograph. It’s much less of a distraction than something new!