When I was eighteen years old, I was invited to a college ball. Most people wore long dresses to the balls. My first ball dress was an absolute disaster. I was in First Year and I didn’t really know what people wore to these occasions and didn’t have much money, so I didn’t have much of a choice. I can remember wearing something that looked like wot Queen Victoria would have worn.
Then one year, my heart having been broken by a cad (a two year romance), I was invited to a ball that I knew with certainty he would be at with his new girlfriend. However, even though my poor heart was bleeding, I was determined to look a million dollars, with no dollars. So off I went shopping and arrived home with a little black number. It had some sort of small gold design on the front, like a Z, and a tiny gold belt. It probably cost me 20 quid. Which was a lot!
I don’t know how I found them or how I afforded them, but I purchased a pair of high heeled gold shoes. Being spurned gives you powers you never dreamed of. 😉
So, I arrived at the ball in all my splendour. Everyone had on their long dresses and I had my above knee length black number and my gold shoes. When I saw my ex’s mouth gape open, I knew it was worth it. He wasn’t laughing at me.
The moral of the story is that one has to build on an outfit. 🙂 I had the little touches of gold going on, so the shoes complimented it. I was too poor to have jewellery.
Sarah Palin had a white ugly, fugly, over-used outfit with blocky black boots. That is a no no. Take it from me. Been there, done that with my Victorian outfit.
These ladies know how to accessorize their ourfits.