Very late to the party

I am very late to the dressy party but was away from home and had nothing appropriate with me. Here are a couple of dressy-for-me outfits. The first could be another version of the LBD, now dressed up more with a beaded jacket and black beaded bag. The shoes are the closest I still have to heels. About everything is old. The second outfit features and old taupe silk EF dress with the beautiful bone silk coat from Fabber tulle.
I am using old wedge shoes and should have painted my toe nails. Pretend they are silver to match the shoes and bag. I am wearing long pearls and pearl drop earrings. The coat is perfect with my bone EF items but I got lazy and ran out of time to play with the bone.

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  • Katerina replied 2 years ago

    Oh my gosh, Joy! You look so elegant in all these outfits. They are all beautiful. What an interesting necklace in no 2! I adore the second look. The stunning silk coat with the dress is so beautiful. I love the light taupey pallet and the textures.

  • replied 2 years ago

    The dressy outfits are splendid! Outstanding silk coat. I really like the color, style and fit of that piece :)

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you, Katerina and Nikki. That coat blends well with my current hair color.

  • Cardiff girl replied 2 years ago

    So you are fashionably late but it was worth the wait.l like your evening style.

  • CarolS replied 2 years ago

    I'm jealous of your elegant taupe and cream evening wear! The pieces are beautiful, and look stunning on you! How clever of you to turn heads with a late entrance. :-)

  • Tanya replied 2 years ago

    Late or not, this are all gorgeous!  That taupe dress is so flattering on you.

  • N replied 2 years ago

    Absolutely stunning! I love both outfits. That height of pump is very chic and I'd say pretty fashionable in France.

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you for your kind comments.  Again I am sorry I am so late. N, I looked for my dressy black patent flats but had not worn them for so long that I could not find them.  I ‘m glad to hear that low heels are fashionable in France.

  • slim cat replied 2 years ago

    Both looks are fabulous- love that coat!

  • Sal replied 2 years ago

    Really lovely outfits - you look wonderful!!

    The black and the light neutral both suit you very well.

  • Windchime replied 2 years ago

    When you look this good, it doesn’t matter what time you arrive! You have such great accessories; I love your necklaces. And you look smashing in black.

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you for taking time to look and comment. I wanted to get feedback from this group on these outfits. The light neutral I would wear to a dressy wedding. The black might go to a nice restaurant or a party.

  • Jaime replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful - I especially love #2/3 - you wear light neutrals so well!

  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    Very pretty outfits, Joy.  I especially like 2-3.  I think the colors work beautifully with your coloring.

  • MsMaven replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful and I’m glad you could make it. I love #3. That dress is so elegant. I like the black dress too. The necklace is gorgeous. 

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you Shevia, JAileen and MsMaven. The black and white necklace was a gift from a dear friend.
    The pearl necklace is a favorite of different shapes and colors of pearls.

  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    Never late in these beautiful party outfits. I love the necklace in #1, fabulous.

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  • replied 2 years ago

    Wow- love these :) Think I like the taupe dress most!

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    KILLER x2

    I especially love #2. That palette is delicious with your hair :)

  • April replied 2 years ago

    You would definitely make an entrance in these looks, Joy, late or not.

  • Star replied 2 years ago

    The bone silk coat is sooo beautiful.  YLF!

  • Zaeobi replied 2 years ago

    Love #2 especially - that texture with your hair & natural colouring has got me craving mille feuille now. In other words, you look a 'treat' ;) haha

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