Pink Bow Dress for a Holiday Party

Shabby Apple Nutcracker Dress

I don’t buy things for one-time use. If a piece can’t be worn, and re-worn, and re-worn again, I don’t bother with it. That’s one thing that attracted me to this pink bow dress. I’ve worn this dress to weddings and operas and holiday parties and fancy MBA cocktail parties and so much more.

I seriously have spilt so many hors d’oeuvres on this dress, you wouldn’t even believe it.

Course, if that’s not the mark of a tried-and-true favorite piece, I don’t know what is.

Pink Fit and Flare DressPink Holiday DressBaubleBar Pink Angelic DropsKate Spade Statement RingBrown Leather Structured SatchelPink Bow Dress

What I’m Wearing:

Dress: Shabby Apple, c/o (also in navy and pale pink) / Purse: similar / Shoes: similar
Earrings: BaubleBar / Statement Ring: Kate Spade, old (similar) / Signet Ring: BaubleBar

But, if I’m being honest, my favorite part of this outfit isn’t the pink bow dress: it’s that cocktail ring.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a firm believer in statement jewelry. Just in the past week, I’ve worn these earrings, acquired these pink drops, and gifted this fabulous necklace to a friend. I’m never caught dead without at least one item of statement jewelry… and the more, the merrier!

But fun story about this cocktail ring: I was once on a date, wearing this ring on my index finger on my right hand. I sat down, started making small talk, and then they guy started staring at the ring. I thought this was a bit weird, but I moved on. And then he asked “umm… are you seriously wearing an engagement ring on a date?” I just about fell out of my chair from trying to keep myself from hysterical laughter. Apparently the fact that, if my ring were real, it would be about 100 carats and probably worth upwards of $20M didn’t occur to him.

He didn’t find the situation funny.

We did not go out again.

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