Fashion and Beauty

Need a New Cocktail Dress? I Got You.

September 24, 2014


So last weekend ol’ Wilson and I went to a fancy black tie party, and as always, despite the myriad cocktail dresses I already own, nothing was working. Oh the horror, I know. In my defense, most of the cocktail dresses I own are a bit summer-y as I bought them for wedding festivities once upon a time, but certainly I could have found something to work, I just didn’t want to. I wanted something new and shiny.

Except I didn’t want to spend any money. This is a problem I often wrestle with — defining the border between needing something (like toilet paper) and wanting something (like said cocktail dress) is often the difference between enormous amounts of credit card debt and the ability to pay for your kids’ college tuition. This fine line is exactly what Silver Spoon Taste is all about really. Having said that, there are always exceptions to the rule — like the times when you just need to treat yourself. Within reason, of course. 

I knew I would see a lot of people I went to college with that I had not seen in awhile, and since no one wants to be the subject of the she’s-let-herself-go-since-college ridicule, I did my best to look… my best. And I think I succeeded with the help from the perfect little black dress below — from ASOS for $114.


The Ultimate Little Black Dress

 asos black dress

There’s nothing quite as sexy yet demure as a form-fitting, below-the-knee black dress. I know that once my mother reads that line she will say, But Anna you told me I couldn’t wear any dresses below the knee!  Mom — I still stick by that, but that’s because you are too short to wear something below the knee. I’m sorry and I love you. 

Anywho this dress was a real winner, and I especially loved the “gold” belt that cinched everything in at the waist — and by everything I mean the 10,000 passed hors d’oeuvres I scarfed down when we got there — who can refuse beautiful finger food!?  Someone actually asked me if the belt was by a designer. I was happy to let her know that no, it was just cheap shit from ASOSOh yea.

As for the fit, I went up a size to accommodate my lower half — cue “I’m All About That Bass” — but it could have used a little nip in at the waist because of the larger size. If you do order it, I’d recommend ordering it with plenty of time to alter if needed.

Happy Wednesday peeps — here’s hoping happy hour comes soon! And by soon I mean now. 

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  • Reply Patrice Boyd September 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    You’re sorry and what?? I spend big bucks trying to stay in style, only to find out it’s bc I’m short??

    • Reply Anna September 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Hahaha don’t be sad…

  • Reply Beth September 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I WILL be buying this dress…. For the Forum….and beyond. I won’t even care if we show up in same place wearing it. THAT is how much I LOVE this dress.

    • Reply Anna September 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Yay! You definitely should! It is fabulous. I also used the belt this week and put it with a skirt and it was mighty cute… Repurposing at its best. Hope you and gang are well!

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