Navy Bow Dress and a 30 Before 30 Update!

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What I’m Wearing:

Dress: ERIN erin fetherston (from Rent the Runway) / Purse: Vince Camuto, old (similar, similar)
Shoes: Betsey Johnson, old (similar, similar, similar) / Earrings: BaubleBar
Bow Ring: Kate Spade, old (similar) / Statement Ring: Kate Spade, old (similar, similar)

On Saturday night, I wore this navy bow dress to my dear friend Alison’s wedding. Because when one of your Dallas besties (whom you met through Circle Seven Five less than one year ago!!) gets married, you don a frock and more bows than a girly toddler cares to wear on her most princessy of days.

Or, perhaps that’s just how I react.

The wedding was held on a rooftop in Victory Park (with the most gorgeous views of downtown Dallas) on quite the blustery evening. Guests cuddled up under blankets while holding hand warmers to witness what was quite possibly the shortest wedding ceremony of all time. Seriously. It was like five minutes. It was so them – so unique, down-to-business, and all about their love. It was wonderful. And this navy bow dress was the perfect thing to wear for the midwinter nuptials.

Speaking of midwinter… I thought it about time for me to do my midwinter 30 Before 30 updates. So here we go:

4. Read 30 Books
Progress: 10 out of 30
This winter, I loved George R.R. Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Just enough to tide me over until my favorite show, Game of Thrones, comes back this spring (ahh can’t wait!!). Lately, I’ve been entertaining myself by reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (so excellent!) and next on the list is the third installment of the Red Rising trilogy – Morning Star.

22. See 30 operas
Progress: 6 out of 30
Introducing my friends to one of my favorite activities is probably up there amongst my favorite-ever things to do. So, when a friend called me and asked me to go with her to see Tosca (aka one of my faves) as her first opera, I obviously shouted a resounding “YES!” at the phone. And then texted her “YES!” after I realized she couldn’t hear me over text (whoops). The Dallas Opera has does fantastic productions, and this past fall’s Tosca was no exception. Over the next few months, I’m really looking forward to seeing Of Mice and Men in Austin (next weekend!) and then seeing Manon here in Dallas in March!

Over the next few months, I look forward to [hopefully!] taking a calligraphy class and a cooking class, to going somewhere in the United States that I’ve never visited before (still TBD on where), wearing a few fabulous iterations of my navy bow dress to a bunch of fun operas, and going to the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium.

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