Princess Charming

It is not everyday that a girl has the opportunity to get all gussied up and go to the ball. But that is exactly what this girl did last weekend (except replace ball with gala; as much as I may pretend, I am not actually a Disney Princess).

I have to admit, as fun as it is to play dress up, I can often find the prospect a bit daunting for a few reasons. One is that while men basically only have a few options (business casual, suit, tux) there are multitudes of possibilities that fall under every category for women when it comes to casual versus semi-formal versus whatever the most recent made up dress code is (literally saw one the other day that said “Fancy Ranch”…what?). The pressure of figuring out exactly what the dress code means can make a girl think twice before accepting an elegant invitation! Lucky for me, I think this dress just may be a code breaker, so hopefully I will find myself fitting in with the in crowd.

Speaking of, the real reason getting fancy can make me feel anything but is that it just isn’t my normal state of being. I often feel like I am playing the part of someone who wears fine clothes and hob knobs with the crème de la crème, just waiting to spill that crème all over my nice outfit and reveal myself as an impostor. My way of fighting that perhaps silly notion is to make sure I add a few pieces to my ensemble that are just quintessentially Jeanne. Like these statement earrings and heels with just a bit of flair. That way, when I am feeling a bit like the pauper, I can look around and remember that really we’re all just playing dress up and deep down, we would much rather be at home in sweats watching Netflix, like a true 21st century princess.


Dress: Nanette Lepore c/o Byrd Boutique (Similar 1Similar 2)

Earrings: BaubleBar

Heels: Fergalicious

Clutch: Forever 21 (Similar)

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