GIRLS ONLY: Black Lace by BCBG
Boys, skip this post as it will only involve girl-stuff.
Okay, now that they're gone, let's dish. I love BCBG clothes. The name is an acronym for "Bon Chic, Bon Genre," which is French and means "very chic, great attitude" — although my Parisian brother-in-law likes to say it stands for "beau cul, belle gueule", which means "great ass, pretty face."
Aaannyway... since it seems to be my week of talking about men I worship, the label's creator, designer Max Azria, certainly deserves mention. Let me tell you, this man knows a woman's body and what looks good on it. I can buy anything he makes without trying it on and know it'll be a dream. He also designs with a lot of Old Hollywood flair, an aesthetic I share since who can have too much glamour in their lives, I mean really?
This week I splurged on two BCBG dresses via eBay (or as I know it, AnninaBay). For all my late behavior of playing a hermit crab at home in my pajamas, I love wearing dresses — even better, gowns. I used to have a lot of places to wear eveningwear, but nowadays with the 'casualization' of both society at large and my own lifestyle, I only get the rare opportunity to really glam it up. I digress, sorry.
Both of the dresses I bought are black lace over lighter-colored silk. The first is a little less formal, and will be perfect for weddings and cat-christenings which are sure to pop up May-Sept; the second more formal, which will be perfect for cocktail parties and fancier do's. I have the perfect hat as well, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll get invited to Ascot :P
Okay, so that all sounds grand, but I got a bargain on them both, and even if I just sit at home on the couch in them drinking champagne and feeling ravishing, they're worth it. I just wanted them, and that's that. Call me crazy, you might not be wrong, tehee! I rarely spend money on myself, and this week I needed to "medicate," if y'all know what I mean.
Including shipping, less than ¼ of their ticket price. Whee! Go eBay!