Happy Weekend Lovely Readers!
I am very happy to have a long weekend ahead to relax and see friends. But I did not wait for the weekend for this. Dressed in a vegan leather dress, I had a small dinner party at home, and really enjoyed great company, divine food and wine, and a leisurely evening with my husband, son and four close friends.
Here is the table I set before the food came out. I rarely show pictures of my home, and thought it might be a nice change of pace. Above , the gilt mirror is from 1stdibs.com, and below the candelabras are from my mother who has been gone for 3 years now. Using them this evening was sentimental and a sweet homage to my beautiful mother.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am wearing a vegan leather dress that is inset with strawberry panels of lace, and it fits well. Some strapless dresses do not feel properly constructed- this one is- so no fear of a wardrobe malfunction! My deco inspired head band is from Ooh La La in Manhattan, they have alot of fun millinery and costume jewelry.
I am sorry that the indoor lighting was not ideal, some of these pics came out grainy, but hubby was pretty busy helping me set up for me to complain about the lighting! The dress is from Square One in Midtown Manhattan and cost only $22.00! I was thrilled with the bargain, but also very happy with the fit, and the construction. Also when I am hosting a dinner party, I try to wear synthetics, in case something spills. The last thing I want while entertaining is to worry about is ruining an expensive dress! This vegan leather dress was perfect.
The company that made the dress is NIKIBIKI, and the feel of the vegan leather is soft and convincing..some I find, are shiny and smell bad! My clutch was thrifted for $3.00 and it will be seen again in better detail in a future post! The cost of the dress and bag was less than a single bottle of wine we served. Another cause of celebration.----- But the best part of the night, and why I look relaxed, is that my SON cooked the gourmet meal! NO wonder I am such a happy hostess! Have a wonderful long weekend!