Saturday night my husband and I had the pleasure of attending a book launch at the Orlando Museum of Art. It was a nice way to have a date night that went beyond the traditional dinner and a movie. I’ll be honest I’ve never attended a book launch party before so we were excited to be a part of the excitement! When deciding what to wear I took into account the venue and of course our weather which has been so mild this winter. I chose to wear my black jumpsuit and a comfortable, platform wedge. My jumpsuit is 2 years old from Macy’s. It was such a steal, I bought it right before Christmas and paid like $10. Not only was the price fantastic but it wears so well. It’s comfortable and can be dressed up or down, worn with heels or flats. Talk about versatile! And it’s machine washable. I kept my jewelry fairly simple with an old necklace from Baublebar, black studs, my Michael Kors watch and a few bracelets. The shoes I am wearing are old and also from Macy’s, I was going to wear a dressier shoe but ultimately went with something more comfortable. I wanted to have fun and enjoy myself and it’s so hard to do that with foot pain. The clutch I am carrying is vintage, bought it years ago at an antique store. After we took these photos I decided to swap it out for something more colorful but I didn’t take any pictures with the new bag. Since everything I am wearing is old, I’ll link similar pieces because owning a super versatile piece like this jumpsuit ought to be on every woman’s list!
Now on to the book at the center of this story. The title is Beacuse of the Sun and the author is Jenny Torres Sanchez. This is her third book and I cannot wait to start reading it later today. Here’s a review by Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places “An absorbing page-turner, equal parts light and dark, and filled with the sweetest, swooniest ache. I couldn’t put it down. Everyone needs to read Jenny Torres Sanchez. Now.”
I am so impressed with Jenny Torres Sanchez! Seriously, this woman is GORGEOUS and TALENTED, and she is living her dream. Now that is something to celebrate! You can get your copy of the book here or here.
Now I have to mention here that my husband took these pictures of me with Jenny and I SWEAR that halo effect around my head wasn’t planned or planted. It just happened from a random light fixture in the background. But that’s not stopping me from having a ball with it, I told my husband it is proof that I am in fact an angel, lol! I also took a picture of the cake because it looks exactly like the book cover and tasted great too, and if I’m being completely honest I don’t eat much cake so when I do it’s photo worthy!
Shop black jumpsuits at great prices below.
Women’s Soprano Halter Jumpsuit • Soprano • $48
Women’s Vince Camuto Faux Wrap Jersey Jumpsuit • Vince Camuto • $98
Plus Size Black Slinky Wide Leg Romper • Missguided • $50.40
Ciara Sun Woo Deep V Black Jumpsuit • $99
On Twelfth Black Jumpsuit • $32
Lush Y Back Jumpsuit • Lush • $34.80
Stanzino Women’s Smocked Jumpsuit • $34.99
Women’s Missguided Strapless Jumpsuit • Missguided • $72
Shop necklaces here:
Pyramid Spike Y-Chain • BaubleBar • $38
Mira Layered Necklace • BaubleBar • $36
Facets Layered Necklace • BaubleBar • $42
Get Personal Y-Chain Necklace-Gold • BaubleBar • $86
Initial Bar Pendant • BaubleBar • $38
Incognito Initial Disc Pendant • BaubleBar • $38
Here’s the clutch I carried to the party, I love, love, love it!here
So there you have it, I hope you’re inspired to look at what’s in your closet and realize that when you fill it with pieces you love you always have something to wear. And if it’s not filled with pieces you love? Well, then it’s time do a closet purge and buy pieces that speak to you. I mentioned cleaning out my closet and I did last week. What an experience, truly it’s a whole blog post in itself. I plan to do one soon.
That’s what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today, what’s in yours?
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