gray shift dress statement necklace sam & libby shoes
Dress – Thread via Buffalo Exchange, Shoes – Sam & Libby via Buffalo Exchange
Earrings – Thrifted, Necklace – A sidewalk shop in Soho, Barrette – Ficcare

I wore this dress to a friend’s wedding. It was one of most unique weddings I’ve ever been to, complete with hundreds of handmade paper cranes, the most diverse music mix I’ve ever heard at a wedding (everything from Frank Sinatra to Jay-Z to Brittney Spears), and a super fun photo booth where guests were free to take as many silly photos as they wanted. It was so much fun – I hope they get married again soon. 😀

This wasn’t the dress I planned to wear – my other one was in a FedEx truck somewhere – but as usual Buffalo Exchange delivered. I’ve been looking for a shift dress that I like at a good price for quite some time, and the shoes worked – enough of a heel to add some fancy but low enough for lots of dancing.

natural hair twists pompadour ficcare

I love pompadours and interesting twisty updos, so this was my version for the night. You can’t really see it in these pics but I used a medium sized barrette from Ficcare to hold the back in place. So far, they are the only company I have found that makes a barrette large and strong enough to hold my hair in place without popping open – with the thickness of my hair that is quite a feat!