I fear I'm about to become a major forum hog today; I have a bunch of stuff to show, some related to my upcoming formal occasion. Thanks in advance for your patience!

As you know, I've now pretty much decided that I would like to wear the fuchsia silk suit to my event in two weeks. But that is assuming the pants can be properly altered, and I can find a top that works. That might sound relatively easy, but believe me, it's a story for another post.

In the meantime, the day I got the invitation to the event, I found this Nicole Miller sheath dress at Nordstrom's. I asked Angie what she thought, and it turns out it's the very same dress that she owns in a different colour! I took that as a big thumbs up!

By some miracle, they had it only in my size, and it was on massive sale. A kind YLF friend offered to have it sent to her and then forward it to me. It has arrived, and it is a beauty! There is no K/R on this because even if I do not wear it to the gala, I have wanted a LND for a long time. And I'm sure that this is my dressy one. (I also have my casual Ralph Lauren navy knit sheath). The tags are OFF!

The dress is made of stretch linen. It is body con (obviously!) but extremely comfortable and I feel easy, relaxed, and supremely comfortable in it. It fits and feels about 500 times better than any of the dresses I tried on in Calgary.

I hope it meets your approval.

I am showing it with a Zara jacket that I had also ordered to try as a potential topper, as well as several other potential toppers. Please let me know if you think any of these work, and if so, which would be best for the occasion. (Cocktails and dinner/ award ceremony in a beautiful Art Deco room.)

Thank you!

1-5: The dress!

6-9 with Zara cropped printed jacket. Made of some silky polyester fabric.

10-11 with silk jacket

12: with BR peplum jacket

13 with black kimono

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