When Mr. Diabolina and I met, his youngest sister Felicity 2.0 wasn't even a teenager yet. Can't believe she's now engaged to be mawied.
The wedding will be later this summer in Maine so last month her parents
hosted a little soiree to celebrate the happy couple in Cali.
Oh and there was my peplum dress. My ladylike, flattering, retro, sexy secretary, panda-riffic peplum dress.
The dress is from Forever 21. It has an unfortunate name "Reminiscent Career Dress" (WTF, Changs!) Thankfully it had the very fortunate pricetag of $27.80!!
I nearly keeled over when I slipped it on in the F21 dressing room. The piping was elegant, the material substantial and the fit impeccable. And the peplum (that's the short overskirt) pulled a total fashion MacGwyver: creating a waist on my straight-up-and-down middle while disguising that good ole stomach poochieness. A+ And not surprising that the peplum originated in ancient Greece - all those Bacchus-gobbling types WOULD need a bit of mid-section magic.
One woman who has zero need for sartorial optical illusions is Victoria Beckham. And yet the peplum silhouette is one of the signatures of her 40s-era designs. It's frankly why I bought the dress. I knew I wouldn't be plunking down several thousands for a Posh Spice original any time soon. Forever 21 would have to do.
Was worried black would be too somber for an engagement party so added a neon pop. A neon pop of hot sex on a silver ice pick. My Baribie-meets-Blade-Runner Giuseppe Zannotti heels.
You would not BEElieve how these shoes flummox people. Man, woman and child. Love the shock factor. It's good for people. Makes them think twice about the same old, same old.
Learned it by watching Victoria
And did I mention "Bad Romance" is her favorite song! LOVE! Here we are discussing some Gaga costume options for Halloween with her mama. Do you die?
I seriously needed to summon all my self-restraint to not gobble her right then and there. FOR REALZ, you have to be careful around me and your babies. I WILL eat them and just wear a peplum dress to disguise the belly. You've been warned.