Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rouched Black Cocktail Dress in DC for the Waistcoats & Weaponry Tour


For my Waistcoats & Weaponry book tour, Fashionable Reader, I tried to dress in outfits that matched my cover ~ except for this one aberration. On the Friday of World Fantasy, I wore my new black rouched cocktail dress with white accessories. It is a bit more modern than most of my retro pieces, but it's very forgiving and I knew the evening was destined to end with a lot of sitting (the mass autographing session and then the bar). This dress sits well in that, as it is already very wrinkled, it doesn't show further wrinkles. (I bet Victorian designers thought about this with Dinner Dresses. Must look into that.) It has this cool full back, I should have got a photo for you, which makes me very glad I do yoga in order to get the zipper all the way up.


I borrowed another flower from Whiskey Tango Fashion (I am, clearly, going to have to purchase several of my own for they are easier to travel with than hats, look great, don't give me headaches like most head bands, and I can get them in specific colors.) That is my beloved multi-strand pearl necklace (similar $12) with my pen necklace (for the mass autographing), and a sparkly brooch (similar), a beaded evening clutch (similar $18), beaded cardy, and the lovely sounding Via Spiga spectator peeps blogged of previously.


We found the retro phone in the hallway and thought it made for a pretty backdrop. Normally, I am not one for the LBD but this one was so easy to pack and I know it would sit well so I had to take it along. I would have preferred it were a color, but sometimes you have to go with what you can find that fits.

Lately I've been coveting these boots to go with this outfit as a more steampunk alternative. 

$48 but only in full sizes

A fan to go with, for Sophronia...

Fan  19th century  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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