I was cleaning up my email inbox today and I came across a registration for a local website here in Chicago that goes around and takes pictures of people while they are out and about. For my birthday, last month, me and my girls hit Betty's Blue Star Lounge on Grand and Ashland. Betty's is one of my favorite places to just go and chill. It's the perfect laid back atmosphere to people watch. Granted that I was dressed a bit snazzy for this place, I knew if I went, I'd have a great time.
A photographer walked up to me and introduced herself as blah blah blah from the local Wassup Magazine and she wanted to take my picture. I quickly grabbed the little drunken man that you will see in the middle and my bestie Anissa, I'm not a complete spot light attention seeker. I signed up on the website to check out the pictures, but apparently they are really bad at updating. It was a week after my birthday and all I saw were Halloween pictures. So today as I am cleaning out my inbox, I clicked the link to see if the picture had been posted. And VOILA! It finally was and only a month later!
The guy in the middle, just some random middle aged man who handed me a business card and offered to take me out for a steak dinner. Really? Who does that? He complimented me the entire night and offered to buy me drinks. While I declined the drinks, I entertained his conversation for a bit. He wouldn't stop talking about how pretty I was, which was just completely overbearing and quite frankly a bit cheesy. He didn't stop talking until I put my coat on, in which he felt the need to help. Sweet middle aged man, haha thank you sir.
Here's the picture of the outfit from head to toe. I normally don't dress in all black like this, but it's totally do-able if you mix up textures, which is what I did. SN, I read Tiffany's discussion on shapewear and I'd like to point out that I am wearing spanx under my clothes. Yes, spanx and tights! How warm was I?
The sweater is from J.C. Penny, I bought it a few years ago.
The vest and the tights are from Target
The pencil skirt is from Ashley Stewart
Black Patent Leather Peep Toe Slingbacks from payless
Patent Leather belt from Torrid
Silver bangles from Forever 21
I had one a ring that isn't visible in this pic, but it's from Dots (see below)
I do realize that I don't post many outfits, but I don't go out that much. :o( If you guys care to see what I lounge around in the house in, I'd be happy to share! I feel like instead of outfit of the day or week, I need to do outfit of the month? Hmm, maybe.