Wednesday, May 30, 2012

stepping out

Dress- W Times Square Hotel Boutique (Gifted from my man); Shoes-, Belt & Ring Thrifted with DIY embellishments; Flower Headband- Blue Eyes Bridal

As some of you may know I work full-time for a charitable organization called Dress for Success that provides disadvantaged women the services they need to thrive both personally and professionally (including a suiting program, a mock interview program and a Professional Women's Group).  A couple of weeks ago we held our annual fundraising event called Stepping Out which was all about wearing your funkiest shoes.  So of course I decided to DIY my shoes by bejewelling them with dollar store gems, mirrors & flowers.  Also in attendance was the beautiful A Fine Balance (who helped me at the registration desk) & Twenty York Street (who was one of the fabulous shoe judges!)



{Linking up to Verbal Melange: Bloggers Take the Town}

This dress is my go-to frock for special occasions, bought for me by my man on our first trip to New York together.  The picture below was taken in Central Park, two years ago when my hair was barbie-blonde (there's just something about this dress that inevitably leads me to twirling around like a whirling dervish!)

20 comments:

  1. you looked amazing at the event! its a gorgeous dress : )
    i can't believe your hair was so blond! I do like it :)

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  2. Sounds like such a fun event! I bet everyone really had a great time. Love the fun touches that you added to your shoes, they look great paired with that adorable dress!

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  3. Woo! You look awesome! That dress is so fun and your shoes are amazing! Perfect for an event like that!!

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  4. wow, miss your pretty face! you are soooo stunning!!! such a pretty dress!

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  5. You look gorgeous! And the dress and shoes are amazing!!!!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. You look AMAZING! What a fabulous, fun and totally bejeweled outfit! Thanks for linking up to Bloggers Take the Town! Love this look!

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  7. OMG what a fab DIY. You look amazing, and even better look like you're having a blast!

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  8. Oh my goodness, your shoes turned out super cute!! And that pink dress looks lovely on you!

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  9. Absolutely ADORE that dress!!
    & You should teach a bedazzling class, lol!

    http://tmotrials.blogspot.ca/

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  10. You look lovely, and your DIY shoes are super cute. What a great cause. I like your Barbie picture. :)

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  11. That twirling photo of you is gorgeous! And the shoes are too fun, I hope you won the contest!

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  12. emily what a fantastic event! you looked glam fab, & holy muscle-y arms. you work out! your DIY shoes are super fun. i thought the bottom photo of you with your blonde hair, was betsey johnson at first. duh me.

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  13. What an awesome job to have! Adorable dress and fabulous shoes!!

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  14. Wow! You are the coolest! You're an inspiration to the rest of us.

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  15. Love this look! Such a cute dress!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  16. That dress is amazing - you look stunning!

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  17. I love that first shot - you look so cute and happy!

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  18. Love that party-worthy dress!! It looks equally good with your hair up or down. I like how you've personalized it by ditching the straps and adding a belt. Very nice!

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily