Going to the ball (cinderella?)

Well the big night has finally arrived – the Defence Academy Ball – and although my nothing new week is officially over, I’m a little bit proud to say that tonight’s outfit still qualifies.

After weeks of everyone around me shopping and agonising over dresses, it did seem to me that I had it a little too easy.  I bought this second-hand skirt off ebay a few months ago and had it tailored a bit to fit properly.  The peplum lace top has been lent to me by Bluebelle, shoes bought last year for my 30th birthday, and gold straw clutch thrifted a while ago (apparently straw clutches are very in for spring/summer). 

Regardless of how much I paid (no more than NZD $100 total), the only thing that matters is that in this outfit I feel like a million bucks! I feel like the proportions are right, the fabric is glitzy, the peplum top is on trend, and best of all I’m comfortable.

Prince Charming; to the ball we go!