Tuesday, May 17, 2011

what i wore: we spring cocktail mixer

Despite my social networking phobias, last night, I went to the spring cocktail mixer hosted by the West Ender at Bin 492. I've heard the local buzz about Bin 492 and now I know why, what delicious appies I tasted! 

First off, congratulations to the West Ender for the launch of their Kitsilano magazine and West Side newspaper, I'm sure they will be very well received when they come out. And thank you to West Ender's Tracy for inviting us, it was a pleasure to celebrate with the WE team!

As mentioned in my last post, although it is a cocktail mixer, I chose not to wear a cocktail dress. Curious to see what I wore instead?

Dress + Jacket VERO MODA

Turquoise Filigree Necklace OHKUOL

When this dress arrived in store, I thought, "Man, I'm not going to be able to pull this off, it's way too long for me." For those who have never met me in person, I am only 5'2, if even. Ladies, if you're just about my height and feel like you could never pull off something like this, I hope I could inspire you to get out of your comfort zones and try something new. Just remember to wear a dress like this with heels, wedges would be lovely!

Also, the Kitsilano edition will be published at the end of this month. Be sure to pick one up, especially if you live in the area!



  1. cutee!! i actually wanted to get a maxi dress for the summer!! any recommendations?


  2. Aw thanks dee, you would look gorgeous in a maxi. Try BCBG, they have ones with different prints and also ones w/o prints (for more formal occasions). Or if you like the one in this post, come check out the store, it also comes in 2 other colors! Let me know where you pick yours up :)


  3. Love the post! I myself am barely 5'3 and have always loved the look of the maxis but they just don't work on me! I'm a new follower, I came across your blog on the Etsy Blog Team, stop by and check out my blog www.sewsavoirfairecreations.blogspot.com!

  4. Thank you for visiting our blog :) No problem, I'm sure there are plenty of dresses that work well on you. Also depends on your personal style, maxi dresses scream bohemian-chic, could be a love or hate kinda thing.

  5. Hi Priscilla! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm now following you.

    I think I started with 10 items for my showcase. I figured I could always add more later if needed. It really doesn't matter how many you start with since your showcase only displays one thing at a time; just have more than a few things in case they sell (or if you edit them - they won't show up until you're done). Good luck tomorrow (well, today)! Let me know how it goes.

    I'm 5'1" so it's encouraging to see that you could pull of this dress. Thanks for sharing.



  6. Me and Made by Michelle are the same height. 5'1" on a good day, lol. You look great!

  7. Hi Michelle, thanks for the follow and getting back to me. So far, I'm not so impressed with the showcase! But I still have the day left, so we'll see how it goes.

    HaveFaithBelieve, thank you! Life's short, wear heels :) And congratulations, you're going to be a grandmama!


  8. Great dress. Love the print! Who cares about the length, you work it out =p! It's getting colder where I live sadly, so no more maxis =(.