I clean up nice. I got this classy Ralph Lauren Collection frock at Saks Off Fifth at Potomac Mills marked down to $400 from $2675 – quite the steal if I do say so myself. I added the beautiful vintage Ciner bracelet from the set my parents bought me for my wedding as a nod to the Green Inaugural Ball held at the beautiful Newseum of course. My hubs wore a Calvin Klein tuxedo.
I apologize for the quality of these photos, but we were too excited to worry about them. Bloop!
Ball attendees included a surprise appearance by Vice President Joe Biden who said, “I also came to tell you what my green wish is: that we finally face up to climate change. I came to thank you.” Chills! Will.i.am and Sugar Ray performances were followed up by Bill Nye The Science Guy and SurvivorMan! Open bar and lustrous views of the nation’s capital didn’t hurt of course.
Nothing beats the craftsmanship behind Chanel’s little black jacket. But if you’re like me, you just can’t justify a couple thousand on one item… even if I did have the ocean deep pockets. Do you know what I could do with $2000?! Peep my picks for Chanel tweed jacket lookalikes!