I think I mentioned to you all that TE got us tickets to the Grammy Awards this past Sunday. Most girls would say YES! immediately…well not I said the fly.
So just last Thursday, TE casually mentions…”I think I got the tickets”…when I looked puzzled, he jutted out his chin and clicked his head to the right and said “The tickets to the Grammy Awards.” Uhmmm…I do believe that I had no idea and/or never heard that we were going to a major entertainment awards show but once I found out, my 3 day dilemma raged on… I wanted to go with TE to the Grammy’s because it would be a fun night out with my guy and because I had never been but due to aforementioned injury (mentioned in another post) where I fell and scratched up my face, I was hesitant to go. Oh did I mention the age old dilemma of not having a thing to wear. I fretted on COCOCOZY Instagram to all of the nice followers there and they suggested I put on some make up, wear something with a bit of edge and just go! Thank you everyone for your advice!
So off I went to sister DS’s house on Saturday afternoon where she had an array of beautiful dresses and gowns waiting for me to try on. Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta and more – they were all laid out on her bed for me to pick from…my own personal chic shopping at my sister’s house. Anyway, we ended up picking a long halter Oscar de la Renta gown and another red dress as my options. DS is so sweet and she, TE and I had a fun time…each time I tried on a dress, she told me the story of why she got it. Was a good visit AND I walked away with some options.
Well the best laid plans…the next day, the weather felt like 75 degrees and the options I had taken from sis DS were the velvet Oscar de la Renta and a ruched red dress that needed a fanciful necklace that she had to dress it up. It was too hot for long velvet and I forgot the necklaces at DS’s house. Argghhhhh….
So into my closet I dove. There I found this beauty…a Prada dress that I’ve had for 10 years. I wore it to best of friend AM’s rehearsal dinner in February 2005 and really haven’t pulled it out since. It was perfect. Found in my own closet. Now I did pair it with a very chic black beaded Judith Leiber purse also courtesy of sis DS. (P.S. I know DS will want me to return this fabulous formal clutch…but as a sneaky younger sister, I will do my best to find a way to hold onto this darling handbag for dear life (my sister is so busy that she will never read this post and figure out that I openly plan to pilfer her purse…my mother on the other hand does read every day…so she might feel sorry for her eldest daughter and remind DS that I have her belongings! I will cross that bridge when I come to it…until then…must find another fancy event so I can wear this “borrowed” bag!)
Back to my old school Prada. It is strapless taffeta with a cut out…it is two toned…olive and black on top…with a beaded thick band…and a 3/4 length tiered skirt…I know it sounds weird but it actually looks pretty good. Here are the details pictured here. One of these days I’ll reveal all of me…but until then…here is a little glimpse!
P.S. That thing under my right arm is a wrap that my sister made me take…TE was confused as to why I was taking a square of material with me…I explained that it was a scarf/wrap/pashmina necessary for very cold cold award show theaters…he didn’t argue but I could tell he still didn’t understand…meant for awkward photos as I tried hide said scarf/wrap/pashmina under my arm!
Photos in this post by TE (aka my guy, boyfriend, my man, the guy who drives me around and makes me watch basketball even though I thought he was only a football watching guy)