Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion's Night Out

Thursday was a long day...but totally worth the tiredness and coffee necessity I feel today...

For work, I attended a Business of Sports luncheon.  I was expecting it to be a bit more formal than it actually turned out to be.  It was incredibly fascinating to hear some of Chicago's biggest sportscasters tell stories about how they started out and how the game has changed over time.  Also, the had the best dessert...I thought about whipping out my camera and taking a pic, but decided not to be that person!  It was a mini cupcake size, with a cookie shell, filled with caramel, topped with chocolate...yum...I had two!

Dress-Target/Blazer-Gap/necklace-street vender/boots-Williams

I wanted to wear this new dress that I purchased at Target, but I new I had to tone down the short length and flowyness for work.  So, I decided to dig out my tights and my new brow boots that I have been waiting impatiently to how the boots lace up in the back!  Also, I added cream-ish blazer and understated jewelery for some polish. 

Then, last night I attended Fashion's Night Out at the Shops of North Bridge...Anne from Cohabitating Closet joined me for the festivities.  So much shopping and snacks...a car delivering gourmet cupcakes, peppercorn and parmesan popcorn, Vogues chocolates, Big Bowl spring rolls, alcoholic beverages, sales, fashion shows and many fashionable ladies!

For the night I decided to ditch the tights and boots and style my dress with my favorite ankle boots, dangley earrings and more jewelry.

My favorite part of the night was getting a makeover.  I am not really a far of anyone else doing my make-up...I have sensitive skin and it turns red when you even look at it the wrong way...but I thought what they hay, it will be fun!! Since I was throwing caution to the wind, I told the stylist from Smashbox to go all out and style me up with something besides the basic brown shades I always wear.  When he whipped out the teal eyeliner I was a bit nervous, but I love, love, love the final product.

I purchased the blush he used and I think I might just have to try out more color on my lids...
break free from the world of the neutrals...It's funny, I love

I had planned on doing more shopping, working my way down Michigan Avenue to check out Topshop, marking a few more things off my fall lust list, but instead, just hung out, ate too much...all in all, a fun and stylish evening was had by all!


Rebekah said...

I LOVE your makeover look! The bold eye with the pale lip looks so pretty on you.

Anne said...

Nice pictures from last night! I used my new primer and eye liners today, and it totally makes a difference. I hope you get yourself some teal liner - it looked great!

I like your daytime version of that dress - the boots are fantastic!

Tysie said...

SUPER JEALOUS!!! And you look smashing! Love the outfit(s) and the new make-up. Your inspiring :)

Lauren {love,lulu} said...

love love those boots! Especially how they lace up in the back! :)

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Delane said...

Love the boots!!!

Were you one of the lucky 100 who got a gift bag? I got jiped I was 3 people in line too deep. I should have never stopped to get a cupcake first!!!

I only stayed for a bit but the Strawberry Basil drink thing they had at Nordstroms was AWESOME!

Shea said...

Ooh, you are one hot mama in that dress! I love both how you styled it for work with those awesome boots and for Fashion's Night Out with the rock star makeup! Hope you had a great night!

Lynn W said...

Love the tall boots and the dress!

Anonymous said...

Love that dress with the boots! Perfect Fall outfit. Your eye makeup looks gorgeous. The teal definitely works on you.

Mimi said...

How much fun! And your make-up looks great. I love the new dress either way, with the layers and without.
If you get a chance, link up the layers with me for Many Layers Monday;)
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Tara said...

That sounds like such an amazing time! I am in love with this dress, as well as both pairs of shoes that you styled with it. So versatile, and so fabulous :)

I agree with wearing more color on your lids...the eye make-up the make-up artist put on looks gorgeous on you!