The 25th of September always makes me feel special up to now. And this year was no exception, as one can read from my My Happy, Happy, Happy 29th Birthday post. I’ve been so blessed! And one of the greatest blessings I’ve received this year is the wisdom to realize that.
But for my birthday, I had one ardent wish. I’ve wished for this since late April this year when I saw the news on TV: to watch The Phantom of the Opera with my husband–front row! I could sense that my husband was preparing a different gift for me (something I am sure I would have also loved), but to be with the Phantom AND my husband (who hates musicals) is really my heart’s desire. And wishes do come true! So this is I on my day:
- Racerback dress from G200
- Simple black belt nenok-ed from another dress
- Quilted satchel bag from Chanel
- Multi-colored necklace from a tiangge in Cebu
- White shoes with kitten heels from Prada
Actually, the alternate title for this post is Fashion Faux Pas at the Phantom, because I committed a fashion blunder! I was actually choosing between the dress I wore and a little black dress (from which the belt I wore was nenok-ed). The dress I was wearing was obviously a day dress that would have been proper for a daytime tea party. But I was scared of being overdressed–I remember going to a James Ingram-Patty Austin concert and being the only one in a dress! Then going to a Valentine’s benefit dinner/dinner-for-a-cause wearing a simple (no sparkles) red ankle-length dress, only to be surrounded by women wearing jeans! So to play it safe, I opted to wear a sundress…it may be on the casual side at least it’s a dress. Then upon arriving at CCP, lo and behold!
The ladies were dressed to the nines! Full make-up, glam hair, sparkly dresses, killer heels, designer clutch–the works! Hay! Sayang talaga! I should have known better–we are talking about THE musical event of the year, plus we got front row-seat tickets! This, I was underdressed. Sigh.
Anyway, a few days after I wore this dress, I was pleasantly and mildly surprised to have seen a very similar dress featured on my favorite fashion magazine, People Style Watch. Lookie lookie here:
and here’s a closer look at my G200 sundress:
The cotton fabric, the racerback–same! Even the prints are almost identical. Although I think the bust design of mine is better as it is more structured, I prefer the design of the one in the mag because I love yellow.
Tell me what you think!
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