Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ballet and... bowling

That J. Crew dress I ordered arrived. It's a bit on the uh, small side. I bought it specifically because I wanted a green dress to match my green shoes, but I ended up swapping out the matchy-matchy for leopard after seeing a beautiful picture on the Net-A-Porter site showing leopard shoes with a green dress.

Antonio Berardi Crepe Dress with Christian Louboutin Daffodil Pumps, photo from NAP

I decided to wear it to see the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "A Gershwin Fantasy". The performance by the ballet company was amazing (though I didn't appreciate the video or the band beforehand -- I would have preferred a longer dance portion of the night).

The shoes I paired it with were another eBay find from last year. I love a good leopard shoe, and the bow detail on these make them extra special. They are named Miss Bunny, after the Playboy bunnies, and are from 2008 (They also came in black/gold patent).

Afterwords, friends were getting together for karaoke bowling. We stopped by, but didn't get a chance to bowl because we arrived much later than everyone else and there wasn't a free lane. I didn't let this stop me from getting a "bowling" picture though!

J. Crew Leighton dress in Pine with Christian Louboutin Miss Bunny in Leopard and Black Patent

Even though the dress was a bit small (I ordered the 10 Petite, and I think a 10 regular would have been better), and it was "free" with a gift card, I still was determined to make it work because it's really gorgeous in person. It's a perfect silk/cotton mix. Just enough cotton to make it less delicate than silk, but a nice blend that it didn't wrinkle very much from wear.

The shoes are a 37.5, and are perfect with heel grips (which I neglected to put in before wearing). In general, for patent shoes I like extra room, though I could have gone true-to-size on them. The comfort is as can be expected for 4" heels.


  1. The green and leopard print is a stunning combination.

    One of the most gorgeous outfits you've worn yet Erin.

  2. Gorgeous! That green is seriously so perfect on you. YOu should wear that color every day!

  3. green and leopard is such a good combo, erin! i'll be doing this.. ASAP!

  4. Aww you looked lovely, the shoes are mad fabulous! :)

    The Cat Hag

  5. thanks all! and yes i think i need to wear green more often!!