|Black silk taffeta sash J.Crew|
We had a large party to attend last evening and it was one of those events which involved a reception followed by a dinner in a large auditorium.
We had a very nice time, I met some interesting colleagues of my husband and we were able to honour a man who has given his entire working life to environmental issues, with great success.
Of course I was a bit nervous, being an introvert and anticipating meeting so many new people, it helped enormously that I was comfortable and confident in my outfit. I don't care what anyone might say, it makes all the difference.
|Boden evening coat with sash.|
These items pictured are long gone (they were deeply discounted when I bought them) otherwise I'd pull up the links for you.
The coat is festive and shimmery while still embracing Basic Black. It was perfect to wear during the drinks reception last evening. I removed it when we sat down to dinner.
The pockets were a life-saver: perfect for carrying my lipstick, yes, but also nice to have a pocket when you are a Nervous Person at a drinks reception full of strangers.
I took some photos of both the evening coat with sash and without, and the plain black wool dress with the sash, and then again without. You can see the difference that a small slip of fabric makes.
|Boden evening coat without sash.|
|...sash added back on.|
|Black wool Boden frock without sash.|
|With the sash, much better.|
Kate Spade Talia black patent pumps.
|Silk charmeuse sash.|
I like that it adds that bit of shimmer and soft texture.
Do you have a sash lurking around in your wardrobe?