Bodies of Art Fashion Show

Friday night, I attended the Kendall College of Art and Design's (my college's!) annual fashion show, put on by our fashion club, Bodies of Art! Brett dropped me off early to meet up with some girls across the street in the park to get outfit shots! It was quite nice outside, so I decided to go sans-tights and I'm glad I did! Even though my little Michigan legs are so so pasty. Even in summer, I'm a pasty thing. I don't like to tan. I'm the one covering herself in sunblock. You should too. Anyway, off topic! Haha! It's Monday. Hush!

I got this dress from ModCloth during their cabin fever sale in the winter! I can't believe I held out on wearing it this long, but I'm glad I did! I paired tights with it.. and it didn't work as nicely, so I'm glad I waited until warmer weather! I have so much more willpower than I ever had before. It's nice! This dress was only $15! Score! I got the ring and necklace from my dear friend, Emily from The Daily Fashionista, for when I built her blog design for her! I love both of them and they matched perfect with my dress. I swear if you love something.. but don't know how to pair it.. just wait. The right item will come along!

I met up with Andrea from Blonde Bedhead, Katie from Tinda Keelie, Hailey, Kristine and Kaleigh from Ilfashion. Andrea got some amazing shots of us all (again!) so these are all credited to her! I had such a great time meeting Katie.. and I also met Sara from She is Sara and Caitlin (one of my sponsors!) from To Be Determined! Seriously.. what lovely girls! I love meeting people from Michigan! It's such a great place to live but sometimes a downer because I can't always find new girlfriends - and now I'm realizing I just wasn't looking hard enough, I suppose! :)

Andrea from Blonde Bedhead, Hailey

Kaleigh from Ilfashion, Katie from Tinda Keelie

So the fashion show was fun! But it wasn't what I really expected - compared to last year anyway. Last year, there was a circus theme and they had burlesque dancers during intermission - plus a really great band! This year's theme was "The power of..." and it didn't really feel like they had a theme at all. During the intermissions, they had karaoke and an auction for furniture. I don't know. The auction/karaoke kind of ruined the "fashion show" atmosphere because they'd turn up the lights.. and it just took away from the overall "fashion" aspect to the show, but it's alright. It was a good time, nevertheless. Plus, they had some insanely amazing cheesecake bites. I may have had.. two.. or three.

After the show, a few of us girls headed over to The Bob for the Grand Rapids fashion meetup I tried to plan! Only 3 girls. Haha! Thank you for those who came! Selective Potential paid for a round of drinks and some really delicious chips and guacamole/salsa. We just sat and talked for the longest time.. then Hailey, Kristine and I headed down to Crush to dance! It was a blast. I had such a lovely time!

Outfit details:

ModCloth Boboli Gardens Dress in Grotto
Thrifted blazer
Ring/necklace, gift from Emily
Forever21 wedges