Mr. Diabolina and I did the unthinkable today. Something few Angelenos dare to attempt. We - drum roll - walked. All day. Everywhere. To breakfast. To run errands. To dinner at XIV. IN LOS ANGELES!!!!!!!!
Our great walk-a-thon ended late-night at a place we've passed many a time but never attempted to enter: Hyde Lounge. You remember Hyde - it's that uber exclusive club where every tabloid celebrity did SOMETHING naughty in 2006.
Tonight Daughter D was celebrating her 25th birthday there! Nervous about the guest list situation at the door, Mr. Diabolina and I got there early bird special style at 10 pm. Similar to how we senior citizen rolled at Crown Bar for Styleminded's party. We are such old nerds.
As expected we were one of six people in the club for about an hour. The bar finally started filling up around 11:30 - right around the time Daughter D arrived. The crowd was that typical young, flashy club crowd that fills any bar in Los Angeles once the celebrities have moved on. Caught up with Daughter D as much as we could over the deafening music and left around midnight - geriatric pumpkin-style.
When we got home, Mr. Diabolina proudly unfurled a souvenir. HILARIOUS. Now Mr. Diabolina is not a scenester in the least but has been obsessed with Hyde for years precisely because he never thought we'd see the inside of the club. Please click on the picture to see the bottle service prices. L.A. can be soooo ridiculous.
Nanette Lepore dress
American Apparel leggings
Fashion District bangle
Started the day off very Hills casual in my new purple bubble skirt and flat sandals.
For the evening's festivities decide to debut a new Nanette Lepore dress I scored resale last month. Perfect LBD for $100. And flattering in a 1950s party dress with pockets, cinched waist and sweetheart neckline kinda way.
Knew I wanted to wear it with my layaway YSL heels tonight
But didn't want to look too dressed up for Hyde. Like a country mouse.
So decided to add the leggings and dial done the preciousness.
Settled on the rock and roll ones instead of the plain ole cotton.
Maybe it was because we saw Slash from Guns 'n' Roses and his wife tonight at XIV, the former site of the legendary Coconut Teazer.
Or maybe it was because the sheen of the dress worked so well with the sheen of the leggings like they were meant to be worn together.
Felt the final effect with the YSL was a bit edgier
More 25th birthday party appropriate.
Something Betty from Le Blog de Betty might rock in her 30s.
Adoring her je ne sais quoi.
Unfortunately tonight reminded me just how much I want new YSL shoes
Especially these beauties
Stripper chic at it's finest.
And that blue sole - ADORE!
Thinking they'd be infinitely more practical than the booties
And cage shoes I've also got my fiending eye on. I mean how much more practical does it get than 4 inch black pumps with a one inch platform for $800?