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Black Tights and Nightgowns= Pajama party chic?

black tights and nightgowns

Friday night we had a surprise party for my mom’s 60th birthday at her friend Jane’s beautiful office. I noticed that all the ladies were on the black tights bandwagon. I love that bandwagon. It was my favorite element of Zac Posen’s pre-fall collection.

I also wore my pjs to the party….yes pjs. I have this little 40’s vintage bed jacket that I tied at my ribs. I wore it over a Vera Wang nightgown cinched at the waist with a velvet ribbon (found in the scrap bin at work earlier in the day…I love being an art teacher). I donned black tights too with white shoes. The ribbon was a pinkish mauve similiar to the Alexis Bittar lucite ring (this color, with this bee) in the same pink around my neck…oh and my MJM earrings.

My friend Violet was wearing a lovely/sexy long dress that could also be a stunning nightie. So I say pajama party chic might be the next bandwagon.

I love the way my mom’s best friend Tina and friend Susan wore their black tights. I also love their dutch girl haircuts and natural understated style. I wish I took a photo of Tina’s daughter Lizzie in her high waisted jean skirt. High-waisted…my other favorite bandwagon. I feel like this post is evocative of the ole prairie pioneer wagon trains.

Enough with the bandwagons you say?!! Never!

Some other photos from the party are here.

4 Responses to Black Tights and Nightgowns= Pajama party chic?

  1. Teresa (good grace) March 4, 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    I love the black tights “bandwagon” too! 🙂

    Such stylish women at your mom’s birthday bash!! (To go gray so beautifully… I could only wish.)

    and the white shoes with the black tights… soooo works! The outfit is chic and one of a kind. Bravo!

  2. Samantha Hahn March 4, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    I created a post about Good Grace and the shirt I just ordered from you. So check back within the week for it!!! Thanks for checking out Maquette!

    I agree those ladies are gorgeous.

  3. Helen March 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm #

    Is that Violet Gaynor from Lucky? She’s consistently my favorite of all the “Cute Outfit of the Day” posts. Please tell her!

  4. Samantha Hahn March 28, 2008 at 11:12 pm #

    Yes it’s her. She has amazing style! I’ll tell her you said so.

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