On October 13th my husband and I attended the Mayo Society Annual Charity Banquet and Ball as guests of our good friends
(and neighbors). While the Cleveland area -especially the west side – has a heavy Irish population, this Ball is an event where everyone who attends becomes Irish! And, as a stay at home mom…how often do I get the chance to dress up in something other than my “going out” jeans?
I hate dress shopping…well since I am no longer princess-looking status after having 3 kids in 3.5 years (OK…maybe I never looked like a princess…but this WAS a BALL so lets pretend…) I hate all shopping. The dressing room and I have a love/hate relationship. I love it because I can hide out; hate it because of the mirrors. Anyway…I find myself very conscious of looking at labels now so I can buy “Made in the USA” products…but with my price range and “curvy” figure…I struggled and ended up with a dress made oversees. ( mind you…the beautiful dresses as M.I.U.S. were not yet in stock…boo! One if those would of been a top pick)
Sorry for the phone pics (and I have a nerdy android phone…not a cool iPhone) but you get the idea. Here we are all dressed up and ready to go.
Hmmm see that little black clutch? How about a closer look:
See it now? A little classy…a little edgy…especially next to my
I loved this clutch. While it has end edgy gold chain to use as a shoulder-strap, I used the small leather wristlet strap instead. It was more than roomy enough to hold a larger compact, a few lipsticks, I.D. and such plus my large Droid razr phone. Oh…and of course breath mints because we DID get to meet the Prime Minister of Ireland, Mr. Enda Kenny. Mr. Kenny was a motivating and engaging speaker. He also liked to hug you tight while he had his photo taken with you. No joke. Wish I had a photo to prove it…I am quite sure the internet has one of us floating around somewhere. Well since I can’t prove that I had a photo take with the Prime Minister…here’s a photo of my friend and I having a fun night out…sans jeans and kids!
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