Sunday, April 21, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: An Afternoon with Inigo Montoya

by Shannon

I traveled alone this weekend, all the way up to my hometown, so my BFF'n'E Amy and I could have a muuuuuch needed ladies' afternoon out.

The trees are all light green with new growth, and there was tons of floral color on the roadside — yellow, purple, pink and white, not to mention reeeeally green Kentucky grass. It was a therapeutic drive in which I belted my lungs out, per usual.

Amy and I have been waiting for weeks and weeks and weeks to go see Mandy Patinkin in concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Ames is wrapping up a semester of grad school, so I couldn't wait to step in and help her forget her stresses for a few hours.

Here's what Amy wore:

I'm not positive of the details in their entirety, but I'll take a stab at it.

Emerald (2013 Pantone color!) pendant: Lauren Conrad, Kohls
Bangin' black dress: not sure of brand, Macys
Black pumps: not sure of brand, DSW
Needlepoint handbag: vintage, Etsy

[EDIT: Ames said the dress was Evan Picone — hah! — and the shoes are Life Stride.]

I wore the same thing to both Mass and the concert — my Easter dress again — but with different accessories (and perhaps too much warpaint, in hindsight):

Fan earrings: Target (can see them three pictures up)
Triple pearl strand: Target
Rose wrap dress: Evan Picone, consignment shop in town
Houndstooth jacket: Beaubois, Goodwill
Tortoiseshell watch: Fossil
Kitten-heel Mary Janes: Calvin Klein, TJ Maxx

The concert was at Cincinnati Music Hall, a beautiful venue in much need of some updating (like, I dunno, hooks in all bathroom stalls would be a nice start). Check out that magnificent chandelier. 

Mr. Patikin was just as expected — charming and fascinating. Listening to him sing is like watching a painter create a masterpiece. Cheesy, sorry, but so-oh-so true. And, yes, he walked around like a peepaw washing dishes the entire concert. 

And, yes, he totally said this BETTER than in the movie, people. He is a magical old man. 

Head on over to Fine Linen and Purple to check out what other ladies wore on the Lord's Day!


  1. That is so great you got away for a girls weekend. Sounds like you enjoyed it :) I love your dress! Two of my favorite dresses that I randomly purchased during my last pregnancy were Evan Picone so now I always look for that brand because they are so classy!

  2. Sounds like a great time!
    Girl, you do red lips well! :)

  3. I can not believe you found that jacket at Goodwill. What a find!
    I also love the red lipstick, but I'm a makeup junkie and think red lips are always a good choice!

  4. Both of you ladies look smashing! And hooray for a girl's weekend! I completely second and third the red lip choice :)

  5. Just call me Ms. Redundant, but the red lipstick is perfect. So glad you had a fun day out with your BFF!