|Jumpsuit: Bronx Diba Shoe Outlet; Necklace: Rung Boutique; Shoes: Goodwill|
All photos c/o Elizabeth Wiseman Photography
You are cordially invited to a private tour and viewing of the Little Black Dress: From Mourning To Night exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. My eyes lit up as I read the details of the event. I had been invited to look at a collection of gorgeous dresses with some of my favorite local bloggers. Um, of course I was going! As I kept reading, I noticed the suggested dress code: "creative cocktail." No problem - until I read further. Each blogger was asked to wear her favorite little black dress. Easy enough and definitely apropos for the viewing. Assuming you're not 32 weeks pregnant. My smile started to fade. . .
I began majorly stressing about my outfit. (More than I normally do.) My top choice for "fave LBD" was not even a possibility. This black dress was cute a few months ago, but not so much now. And, I had an adorable black vintage maternity dress that was a bit too vintage, as it fell to pieces before the day was out. (Preggo gal tip: staples work wonders when you need to hold clothes together.) I finally decided that it was better to wear something that made me feel confident, rather than literally force myself into an ill-fitting garment. But, what exactly would that look like? I nixed a desperate trip to the mall's maternity store, not prepared to shell out 100 bucks for a dress I didn't like and would never wear again. Instead, I marched just a few steps from my work cubicle to the Bronx Diba Shoe Outlet and scooped up a simple black jumpsuit. With standout shoes, purse, and vintage necklace, it met the "creative cocktail" suggested attire for the evening. Whew! I made a joke about my "little black dress" conundrum on Twitter and proudly strutted my stuff at the museum.
|I got the clutch at a conference - one of those places with a slew of vendors, and I unfortunately lost their card.|
|From this angle, the baby bump isn't really visible. . .|
|Oooh - there she is! It was really special sharing the evening with my little girl-to-be.|
|From left: Me, Emily and Danica of Fox & Gypsy, Julia of Oh, Julia Ann , Psyche of Economy of Style, and Elena from Cheetah Talk y Mas|
|What am I so intently focused on capturing? You'll have to visit the exhibit to find out!|
|Here is a pic of the lovely photographer, Elizabeth Wiseman herself. She made us all feel like glamour girls.|
Have you ever had a fashion-emergency, especially if you've ever been pregnant? How did it turn out?
Stay tuned for my recap of the Little Black Dress: From Mourning To Night exhibit at the Missouri History Museum in a future post. Until then, here is a great writeup. You can also follow the Missouri History Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for up-to-the-minute info. The private viewing doubled as a "Twitter Party," so enter the hashtag #LBDproject for some entertaining posts. We were even "trending" in St. Louis that night. Too cool!