Apartment Warming: August 20th, 2010

Event: Our apartment-warming party!

Outfit: Blouse: NODRESSCODE by Tony Cohen (Spring/Summer ’08 collection; via Falcon—gift card); Jeans: Gap; Sandals: Target; Earrings: Anthropologie (gift from Stephy); Cuff: Banana Republic (gift from Stephy)

Normally wearing jeans to a big party at my own apartment would not occur to me. I was definitely thinking DRESS. But then I stopped by Falcon, a very nice boutique in our neighborhood, hoping to finally spend the $75 gift card I won in April. They were having a MASSIVE sale, and I scooped this baby up for exactly $75. This one didn’t have the original price on it, but everything around it was crazy (to me): $1500 Zac Posen dress marked down to $200, $450 skirt down to $35, etc. So I’d guess the price was steep. I just loved the silk, the sequins, and—-of course—the orange & grey. I normally don’t go for drapey, looser pieces…but something about this one just felt right. The salesladies encouraged me, too. πŸ™‚ Definitely was nice to have a gift card and just go for a pricey (for me) blouse…feels like such a unique piece.

As for our apartment warming…I loved it! Three of my grad school classmates made the drive up (Katherine, Sarah, Natalie), my sister awesomely came, and one of my friends from study abroad—Laura—stayed through Saturday afternoon. A bunch of Adam’s friends from high school came and stayed the night, and many of his co-workers also celebrated. It was just a really nice mix of people. We spent a lot of the week prepping for the party, so I was really hoping it would live up to my (and everyone’s) expectations. I think everyone had a good time, and it was everything I hoped it would be…a wonderful reunion while giving friends a taste of our new city. I’ll post details of the food/decor soon, but below are some pictures of the people I love! So grateful for their support…and our now-full wine cellar πŸ˜‰ Grazie, amici!

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~ by Elena Marie on August 22, 2010.

9 Responses to “Apartment Warming: August 20th, 2010”

  1. You look so pretty! The top is just perfection and I think wearing jeans makes your house a cozy home for friends to feel relaxed in! Good pick πŸ™‚

  2. hehe, i love that you have a foosball table πŸ™‚

  3. You look SO great in that top and jeans. Such a chic, relaxed look. Love love love.

  4. You look gorgeous!!! Love the top. Yay for a new place =D

    We’re moving soon, I can’t wait!

  5. oh my gosh i LOVE that top! what an amazing steal. and your apartment and party both look like so much fun!

  6. Oh my gosh, this looks so fun, and the glimpses of your apartment look fabulous!! And HOLY.CRAP.THAT.SHIRT!!! Totally stunning.

  7. Such a beautiful shirt! The red in the kitchen turned out great!!

  8. Love that top! Gorgeous!

  9. […] was excited to wear the sequin blouse again. It hasn’t made an appearance since our apartment warming party. I really need to shop more boutiques (forΒ  saaaaales) and vintage stores. I suspect there’s […]

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