Alex’s Karaoke Bachelorette Party
What’s my recipe for a ladies’ night out? 2 parts feminine + 2 parts trashy + 1 part cowgirl + 1 part crazy (hello, old lady sweater). Stir in a handful of show-tune lovin’ ladies and one adorable bride, and you’ve got the cocktail for a karaoke bachelorette party liable to knock you on your ass! Oh yeah, I was in a world of pain the next morning.
- silk Dior blouse - $20 Brooklyn Flea
- belt with rose buckle - $15 Zachary’s Smile on Greenwich Ave
- ruffle mini skirt - $4 Buffalo Exchange
- black fishnet tights - $10 The Sock Man on St. Marks
- black cowboy boots - hand-me-down from my mom
- short-sleeve sweater - $7 thrift store in Sarasota
- TOTAL - $49 without sweater, $56 with
I’m so happy we had Alex wear this homemade veil. Its mere sight compelled strangers to blurt their best wishes and marital advice. One gigantic bouncer simply offered, “Don’t do it.” I really love when costumes can bring people together! And after witnessing Alex’s stellar rendition of “Papa Don’t Preach,” I’m now of the firm belief that no one should be allowed to sing that song without a veil.
When we first had her put it on, I thought she might be embarrassed to be seen on the streets of Manhattan with this rather large getup on her head. But I soon remembered Alex is a performer and fellow costume lover at heart. She’s a talented singer (she sang for me and Creighton at our wedding, which takes guts), and here she is as a little girl dressed like Boy George…
What could be more precious than that? Alex and I have known each other for over six years. She’s been my co-worker, my employee, my colleague, and my confidant. Most importanly, she’s been my friend. She and Brian are the best kind of people, the kind I know I’ll always have fun with and can depend on in a pinch, and for me, that makes them practically family. I hope they know how much I care about them.
Stay tuned for a post about Alex’s wedding!
Thanks to Erin Sparling for the wonderful photography.