6.30.2009

Party Girl

Am I off to a party? No. Have I been invited to a spectacular soiree? Negative. Is there a cocktail party not too far from here that I’m planning on crashing? Absolutely not. Regardless of the fact that I currently have nowhere to go, I feel that it is finally my time to cast all fears, precautions, and hesitations aside. To shed my good girl image and get in touch with my wild side; the one that crashes chichi parties; the one who dances ‘til dawn even on a school night. Who throws all talk of curfews to the wind, and sincerely let’s loose. Who refuses to think about responsibility, and candidly has fun. How do I plan on accomplishing this seemingly simple task? Easy. By donning this AE Belted Party Dress.

Wisteria Purple or Navy Night. Two decadent color titles that bring about numerous fashion fantasies; in addition to rebellious dreams. Crafted of lightweight cotton, there’s an element of light corsetry about the bust that conveys an air of Victorian style, which is only made stronger by the splendrous satin ribbon belt adorning the waist. A mini diamond print adds a bit of dimension to the knee-length frock; while smocking on the back helps to create the perfect fit. But of course, you know me, nothing is complete – be it a satin evening gown or cotton sundress – without a pocket or two; and yes, this flirty piece of adorable femininity features two, just waiting for you to slip in a tube of lip gloss, or perhaps a tiny bouquet of flowers from a secret admirer.

During the daylight, I’ll sit poolside, my feet dangling in the crystal clear water, looking like a little lost girl who’s all dressed up with nowhere to go. Sometimes you may find me padding barefoot through a flower field, the slight breeze whipping my loose unwashed hair about my face. Or maybe I’ll be seen at a garden party, sipping tea in a white wicker lawn chair surrounded by colorful hydrangeas.

When night falls I’ll creep out of the shadows with a sparkly statement necklace clasped about my throat, my hair in a loose updo with wisps falling around my face. For a brief time I’ll dance and laugh with strangers. I’ll become the girl whom everyone wants to know. The one who is effortlessly beautiful, unconsciously graceful, and ostentatiously inconspicuous. Once I have left an impression upon everyone, I will slip away, leaving nothing more than a skinny strap in either wisteria purple or navy night in my wake a la Cinderella as proof that I was there. That yes, I certainly do exist. For you see, loves, the AE Belted Party Dress? Well, it’s home to removable straps; so should you feel like wearing it as a tube dress, go ahead and do it! After all, you’re a party girl now.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to American Eagle Outfitters for the pictures.
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37 comments

Is This Real Life? said...

Love the dress in Navy, great post!

Couture Carrie said...

Ostentatiously inconspicuous? Brills!

Love these party frocks... I think the best time to buy a dress is when you don't have the pressure of an upcoming event; that way you'll have it on reserve whenever the fab soiree happens!

xoxox,
CC

Meream said...

I was actually just looking at a dress on eBay that has a similar shape. I will go and buy it now. Your fault. :p

Nicci said...

Ah! Its WINTER here! and I also want to wear cute dresses out in the sun : ( lovely blog : )

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! I´m still getting used to my new hair, I´ve never been this blonde before :)

The dress looks amazing in navy!

jayne said...

wow can't believe that's AE, it awesome!

sherin said...

Ooo: Puuuuuuurty, lol. Maybe I should get rid of my good girl image and don one of these

ana said...

I love American Eagle and this dress is just perfect :)

fashiongrail said...

Love the fact that you can dress all of these dresses down as well.

butterfly said...

Its worth throwing a party just to wear this dress. I love the purple version. Very very tempted to nab myself one....

Savvy Mode SG said...

what a fab dress. i would wear it day or night.

La Couturier said...

Awww you are always the sweetest, Erika! I love you! <3

Ah you must get the navy. It is so, so divine!

bisous,
La C.

Diane said...

love.this.dress.

Charlotte said...

The dress is cute! I prefer the purple one :).

Momisodes said...

I just love the first one, both color and style.

clarewbrown said...

These dresses are wonderful! AE makes such great summer dresses.
My friend's mom once told me that you can never have too many dresses. She added that you should always buy dresses as you see them because then you are never at a loss for what to wear to an event. And, you won't be wearing the same thing as someone else because you bought it way ahead of time :0)

Cheers,
Clare

class act said...

Love this post!

Keith said...

Those look great, Erika. I'm ready for a party myself. I've been thirsting for some cocktails lately.

E said...

I love a perfect silhouette like this dress. Perfect for just about anything.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Great idea, i would love to be *that girl* too, very mysterious and beautiful!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Amelia said...

I love the colors! Your description is gorgeous.

Gloria C. said...

I have the white version that is extremely similar that they put out for spring.

My expectations were higher
Its nice but its AE :/

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Gorgeous dresses and really interesting cute post!

xx

miriam said...

these pieces are beautiful, hun! x.

The Pink Tutu said...

I love a good party dress! The navy is my favorite. It would be great for a 4th of July event!
P.S. My Sister's Keeper was a good read, but sad. The end totally surprised me!

janettaylor said...

I love that navy blue dress...

XoXo

Sasi said...

I love it in navy, it's really to die for. You never disappoint me:)

yiqin; said...

Purple's sucha nice color to wear!

Nikolett said...

Oh my gosh, the pockets just completely sold that dress to me. Love it in navy, and I love your description of it ... being unconsciously graceful is something I'd love to try on! :)

Marian said...

its is such a chic dress too! so perfect honey.
muah xx
marian

DaisyChain said...

I love your blog, the dress is great!

Little Red said...

Great post! I love those dresses!

Kristin said...

That is gorgeous! LOVE the navy and your prose. Come check out our Tolani scarf giveaway!

Eda said...

Beautiful dresses!

zupu said...

I love those dresses, such a chic and adorable design!!!

teenfashionista said...

SO CUTE. American Eagle? I'm so pleasantly surprised!!!

Jackie said...

You can chose whether or not this dress has straps?! How fantastic! It's a lovely dress! I think I like the blue best.

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