I started with a black velvet dress that I've owned as long as I can remember. I actually wore it to my grandpa's funeral when I was 7. It must have been pretty big then but it's pretty short now! On top I layered my black sequined Express T-shirt.
I was pretty sure I wanted to wear tights, but bare legs were an option.
Added purple tights.
Tried on some white shoes. This picture just made me laugh because I am standing like a linebacker.
Me = not ladylike.
I actually really liked the white shoes with this outfit, even though it's a bit weird, but I decided on the black ones because they're easier to dance and get crazy in.
Add lots of makeup --
Can you see my Elvis poster?
Throw on my new Target jacket and head out.
Black velvet dress: Owned since I was a kid
Shoes: SimplyVera Vera Wang (from Kohl's)
Tights: Gift from mommy
These shoes are super comfortable and I never got blisters or even sore feet all night. I bought them a couple years ago and I really love that the SimplyVera line has low-priced, vegan shoes at a widespread retailer. I own a couple pairs of shoes from them.
I don't wear heels very often, and I would have worn this outfit with Converse. But I thought if I didn't have heels on I might not get in the door, even though we were on the list. Don't want to mess with a dress code! For a while I was dancing with these really tiny Hispanic girls and I felt like a giant, even though they were all wearing four-inch heels. Feeling tall is weird.
There were several celebrities there, who I won't name because that makes me feel like a creepy stalker. And there were a bunch of paparazzi outside, who talked to me as I left but I couldn't understand a word they were saying because my ears were ringing. I worry about hearing loss in the girls who work there! But it was a fun night and I got some insanely crazy dancing done. Always my favorite kind of workout. =)