Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bonus Footage: Gracey Goes to the Opera

Last Saturday, I went to see Don Giovanni at the Portland Opera with my best group of girl friends, Alex, Jodi and Erica.  We went to dinner at Gracie's and dessert at The Driftwood Room, both in the Hotel DeLuxe, before the show, and it was delicious.  After we ate, we had to rush across town (I like to linger over my champagne cocktails) to the show, but we made it and saw a fabulously modern rendition of Don Giovanni.  It was my first opera and I'm hooked; I'll definitely be going back.

For my inaugural opera, I wore this:


I found this dress for under $10 at my now-defunct local Salvation Army.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I'd found my opera dress.  I paired my opera dress (vintage, tag says Styled by Linda Jane), with fishnets (Target), a vintage fur (also $10, at a garage sale), Franco Sarto pumps (via Nordstrom) and a vintage clutch and jewelry.



The earrings are vintage, via Ray's Ragtime, the bracelet is vintage, via Red Fox Vintage, I can't remember where the ring is from and the clutch is also vintage, also Salvation Army.

Alex also wore vintage:


She borrowed my vintage pleated dress, vintage clutch (thrifted) and belt (Target).  She is also wearing leopard heels (thrifted), opera-length bejeweled gloves (Lil' Gypsy vintage), her mother's prom fur (so cute!) and her grandmother's vintage jewelry.

This weekend, I'm (sadly) not doing anything so fancy.  I'm heading up to a football game at Portland State, looking for a button for my new vintage coat and going to the Chart House.  Even though I did go to school at PSU, I don't think I'm going to root for them.  Instead I'm going to root for myself to stay warm and dry.  Go Gracey!

Happy Saturday, All!

Gracey

39 comments:

  1. You both look fantastic, i love that your Opera outfit shows a little leg!

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  2. What a STUNNING dress, Gracey. You look SO elegant and amazing. Definitely ready for the opera.

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  3. Gracey, your first trip to the opera, but you nailed the perfect look first time. Your friend looks beautiful too. I live in a very casual city, and not everyone dresses up for concerts (boo!), but I will not be held back from a sequinned jacket!

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  4. you look amazing, so glamorous!

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  5. I think you build enough fancy into your opera outing, so you don't HAVE to be fancy this weekend. (: Was it awesome?

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  6. Blimey, you scrub up a treat, as they say in Yorkshire! What a fabulous dress, and what legs! Alex look stunning, I love her frock too.
    Now THAT'S how to go to the opera! xxxx

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  7. Totally glamorous! You both look gorgeous, totally stunning.

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  8. Gracey, your hair is fabulous. Both outfits are gorgeous. And your thrifted things are quite a coup.

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  9. You ladies both look AMAZING! :D <3

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  10. How fabulous did you both look!! So elegant!!

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  11. That is stunning! You have two 10-dollar steals! They look like a million bucks!! xoxo Lynn PS -- You both look awesome!

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  12. gracey you both look so elegant! what stylish ladies. :)

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  13. Holy smokes! You are incredibly glamourous, Gracey!!!
    Love Alex's mom's prom fur, aww!

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  14. Oh so fancy! I bet you ladies had a blast! Love the opera outfits!!

    April
    Knocked Up Fabulous

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  15. ohhhh my goodness... your opera garb is FANTASTICAL! that's fantastic AND magical. amazing dress and with the thrifted fur and the gold snazziness... took my breath away. You do fance like a pro.

    I'm rooting for you too... stay warm out there!

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  16. You both look lovely and I would love to see how the other two in your group dressed!
    Love both outfits. And the furs. Are there many women in furs at the Opera? I've always loved Opera music, but have never been to see one live. I've always loved the Opera 'Carmen' by Bizet and hope to see it someday. That opportunity to go ultra glam is just too tempting.

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  17. Oh my, you both look stunning!

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  18. Fantastic Gracey! You've really found the most incredibly glamorous outfit! It's elegant, eye catching and Sexy! With that killer smile I bet you (and Alex) turned quite a few heads!

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  19. Wow, you look so beautifully glamorous. I have never been to the opera, I would like to though. x

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  20. Gracey!!!! I am so in love with your Salvation Couture dress. What an amazing ensemble gracey girl. I love rare footage of you, it's so lovely and exciting. Your friend looks adorable and I love that she is wearing her moms prom fur. Enjoyed. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  21. LOVE your opera outfit! You look so classy. I love the gold detailing on that dress.

    If I had known you were going to be in the area for the PSU game, I would have invited you out for coffee or something! I only live a few blocks from where they played.

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  22. The two of you look like royalty, stunning and certainly fit for an opera! Going to an opera is on my bucket list and I'd like to think I would dress as fabulously as you! The detailing and the slit on your dress is va va boom!

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  23. YOU LOOK SO SHARP. Holy cow. Love it, love it, love it.

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  24. I love that you went all out for the opera - looks like such fun! the fur is just fabulous.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  25. You are so wonderfully elegant! There is no better thing to dress up for, in my opinion!

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  26. You both look so cute and classy! Lovin the fur! Glad you had fun, Gracey!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  27. Keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.



    xo,
    Terry

    

http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  28. Loving the vintage looks especially the fur.

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  29. HAHA GO GRACEY! Loved the ending of this post, and you look absolutely fabulous! Hopefully you still enjoyed the weekend!
    xo Hannah

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  30. Glad you liked the post on my blog, Gracey. There was just NO way that this was NOT going on my blog today. This look was just too amazing to pass up.

    xo,
    Terry

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  31. Gracey, you look GORGEOUS! I cannot believe you found that dress at SA. It's perfect!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  32. That is an amazing opera outfit! I have not yet been to the opera myself, but I have been to the theatre and the orchestra, and love to dress up. A lot of other people wear jeans and sweaters, but I could never do that myself. In fact, true story: last Christmas, my parents bought us tickets for The Mousetrap, so my partner and I went a little retro with our looks--me in a houndtooth sheath dress and he in one of his best suits. As we waited at the front of the theater for my parents to show up, I saw so many people going inside wearing very casual outfits. As I commented to my partner how I couldn't believe people were wearing jeans, sneakers, and sweaters to the theater, my parents rounded the corner... wearing jeans, sneakers, and sweaters. These were the same people who raised me to dress up fancy for things like this! I was confused and slightly mortified, but luckily they didn't hear my comments.

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  33. Oh my goodness, you look stunning!! Oooh la la! Alex looks pretty spectacular too! That must have been so much fun to be able to dress up and hit the town!

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  34. Can you sing? You could be IN the opera.

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  35. You look soooooo super stunning! So elegant, I love love LOVE this!

    xoxo,
    Rachel

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  36. Wow you ladies look so fancy!! I went to an opera version of the Nutcracker and was bored out of my gourd so not sure I'd ever go to another one but love to dress up for going to theater here in NYC

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  37. Oh my gosh that dress. I'm in love!! I love that you got it for such a bargain, and I love that you paired it with fur. Any excuse to wear fur is a great excuse in my book!

    Also, my blog is up and running again. Thanks for stopping by before I shut it down!
    Http://dressforthepart.blogspot.com

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