Monday, November 30, 2009

Back in Action

Wow, I've been gone a long time!

I kind of decided to take a little break while I finished up my treatments - chemotherapy does not generally mix well with looking cute every day. But now that I'm done, I'm looking forward to really getting this blog rolling!

As a welcome back post, I'm excited to put up a few pictures from the Cincinnati Opera Ball After-Party, which I went to last weekend with my friend Andrew. I found this dress a few weeks ago, and was SO excited to have a reason to buy it. I've been really loving the bib necklace trend, and this dress really, really plays that up. I'm kind of disappointed that the jeweled bib isn't detachable (but there's a good chance I'll change that in the near future and take it off & add a ribbon)

Anyway, I'm back for good now, and hopefully I'll start having some much cuter outfits to share in the future!

My grandparents gave me this crystal bracelet for my birthday, and I LOVE it - but I hardly ever wear it because I'm afraid of losing it! They had bought me the earrings at a craft fair we went to together right after I was diagnosed with cancer, and bought the bracelet later to match. Both are handmade by a close friend of theirs. She's having a sample sale in a few weeks and I can't wait to go - she makes beautiful jewelry out of vintage beads and crystals, but it's SO expensive, so I'm really looking forward to what I might be able to find at a discounted price!

Me with a couple of friends in a candid shot from the party...

Dress: INC, Macy's
Earrings & Bracelet: handmade by local artist
Shoes: thrifted