Awards night and Lilac

Purple is probably my all time favourite colour ever. Any shade, any texture, closely followed by gold In hair, in clothing, in makeup, whatever. I just love it. I even have furry, purple, sequin pillows that I guard with my life and a silk purple bedsheet. And curtains. So, when I heard it was awards night and that I had some how managed to scrape good enough grades to get one, I headed straight to the shops to buy a dress. And the first thing I laid eyes on? Lilac, cut out, chiffon, mini-dress. I just about died on the spot and bought it.

Dotti - $69.95

Well, that’s a really awful picture, it’s placed wrong and the colour looks more pink then anything, but it’s seriously gorgeous. That’s when I thought about two possible problems:

  • I’m not sure it’s formal enough, the mayor tends be invited to these awards nights and it’s at the theatre
  • I bought it from a chain store
Now, whilst I’m all for affordable and ‘get what you pay for’, chain stores have the huge downfall of the fact that everyone and their uncle owns the dress. Usually I don’t mind, but as, aside from shoes, it’s the only article of clothing I’m going to be wearing in the night that is visible, I’d like to not have the same dress as some one else.
So, what do I do? Wear the dress I love, or buy one from a more boutique store that people are less likely to have?
Moving on, I thought I’d share one of my favourite purple items of clothing, that I’ve seen in many forms in other brands! Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments section. Also, if you have suggestions let me know straight away!

Zimmerman - $330

Easy to dress up or down; statement heels in black or silver with a nude lip and bare shoulders for the night, or bright flats/heeled pumps for the day and cute cardigan and chunky jewellery for the day.