Orange Party Dress

BP Lula Block Heel Slingback Sandal

I am constantly on the lookout for a good party dress. And finding one is much more difficult than one might expect. A proper party dress needs to fit properly in the bust without showing too much cleavage (I have a big bust so things can rapidly go from super cute to absolutely-terrifying-oh-my-god-your-boobs-are-about-to-invade-a-foreign-country). I like for mine to be fitted in the waist but loose through the hips.

Oh, and preferably / ideally, it has pockets.

This orange party dress hit all of those nails right on the head, y’all.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Brittni Kimono Sleeve Dress with Fly Away Back, Bright PoppyParty Dress Good for Big Busts

Blue Suede Strappy Sandals
Cape Back Orange Party Dress

BaubleBar Gold Dianne Hoops Cork Clutch for SummerBCBGMAXAZRIA Brittni Dress

What I’m Wearing:

Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA via Rent the Runway (also available in red here) | Shoes: BP.
Clutch: similar | Earrings: BaubleBar | Rings: BaubleBar

A few months ago, after one too many Netflix-filled Saturday nights, I decided to make an effort to have a social life. Something that y’all might not know about me is that I actually prefer being alone to being around humans. Don’t get me wrong: I love my friends and I am extremely outgoing and friendly, but I really have to force myself to go out and be sociable. A lot of the time, I find going to bars and such to be absolutely exhausting. Plus, I kind of hate loud noises. And when humans are annoying.

But back to my original point: I decided to put more of an effort into going out and being sociable (like a normal 26-almost-27-year-old would do). So I’ve been racking up all of the flirty and fun little dresses that I can. And the moment I spotted this orange party dress online I was like yep. So much yep.

Plus it has a cape… and capes make me feel like Superman… so if the night sucks, at least I feel like a friggin’ superhero.

I ended up wearing this dress for a girly night out last weekend, filled with dinner, dancing, and probably a few too many mambo taxis from Mi Cocina. And then proceeded to use that as an excuse to stay at home and binge-watch Grace and Frankie and Big Little Lies for the rest of the week. As one does.

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