Tuesday, August 5

Anything Goes, so I'm wearing a frilly dress!

Got the box of Violet in Private books yesterday, and today is release day! Woohoo! (You can go here or here or here to try to win copies.)

That means I'm wearing a big, swingy vintage dress that I got from my friend Dixie, who has the most incredible closet of anyone I know and is a true dame in the best sense of the word.





So what do you wear on celebratory days?

24 comments:

Alyson Noel said...

LOVE the dress and congrats on your release!!!!!

As for me, celebratory days usually call for a clean pair of socks . . .

Sad but true!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Pretty!! :) Yay for the release! It'll be on my book list for the next trip.

Heather Harper said...

Congrats on your release. And wow.... that is one heck of a book tower behind you.

Celebratory dress is anything that hides the mummy tuumy. ;-)

Melissa Walker said...

i hear you, alyson. clean underwear and i'm set!

thanks, jess!

heather, the vertical bookshelf is from cb2.com. it's AWESOME.

Sara Hantz said...

Gorgeous dress. And HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!!!!! Can't wait to read it.

Wendy Toliver said...

I'm a stay-at-home-mom, so I'll use any ol' excuse to dress up. :)

Great dress! I'm entering your contest NOW. Happy release week!
xoxo

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Love the dress!!! And you saw my celebratory number on your blog last month!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, such a cute dress!! I don't know what I wear on celebratory days....I suppose it depends on what I'm doing. Sometimes I'll dress up and try to look nice (moreso then on a normal day...I'm not very fashion forwards sometimes LOL) and other times it's alllll about the comfort.

-Lauren

Beth Kephart said...

This Melissa Walker really is fab, inside and out.

Great dress.

constantlywishing said...

OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress. Absolutely fabulous. And lately...I have been covered in sawdust and paint cause I am refurbishing a chair and a dresser for college. So...yea...been a bit grimy and I have nothing to celebrate!

<3 Kate

Nicole from MySpace said...

Hey Melissa!! Super cute dress! I don't really get to dress up very often but when I do I have to have everything match & coordinate. I won't wear the outfit unless I get the perfect shoes. I usually already have the perfect jewelery but that's no excuse not to buy more for that particular outfit right!??!? HAHa!!

Bunny B said...

Woohoo!!! Cute dress :) Congrats on the release!! How exciting!!!

Josie said...

Congratulations on the release!
Loving the dress! :)

For most celebrations (birthdays, weddings, random parties) I just try to look pretty... I LOVE DRESSES! but my outfits usually depend on what I'm celebrating... on the 4th of July I pull out all my red, white, and blue stuff... and on Christmas I do red and green and a Christmas hat... so it just depends on the holiday...

Congrats on the relase, again. :)

diana said...

i too love frilly dresses. i have this really cool vintage one from my mom...
~bella aire~

dreamerofnight said...

Melissa! How in the world is it possible to be sooo gorgeous? Somehow, you make it work. :D When I celebrate... I get all prettied up with make-up and accessories and the clothes that make me feel the very best, like my brown v-neck tanktop and butterfly jeans.

Stephanie {theDizzy} said...

Well on the celebratory day in which my friends return... I'll be wearing this black and white short dress and leggings... that I would never ever wear, unless someone got my dead mangled body and put it on.

But I was told I looked like Tim Burton's daughter in it and my friend bought it and told me she wouldn't let me in her dorm unless it was on...

...so I guess that would be it.

Mrs. V said...

A celebration outfit doesn't really pop into my mind, but I love your dress. It looks like you enjoyed your release day. Congratulations!

Kris said...

My celebration outfit depends on the celebration... I'm so used to being in my choir gown for most things, but oh! When I graduated with my Master's degree in May, I actually dressed all professional-like under my robe. I felt comfortable and ready for the world! (It worked well since it was raining at the picnic afterwards and the other girls got soaked, but my shoes were uber-cute and kept my feet warm!)

You look so cute in your dress, I'm jealous! I need to find more moments to celebrate me! ;-)

Liz Burnett said...

You look so adorable in your dress! And happy release, I hope you have many more to come!

lovelygirl said...

congrats on release!

celebratory dress for me would be a purple knee length dress. and the reason why it's purple is because i'm feeling in a very purple-y mood. does that even make sense? :D

lovelygirl said...

oh and Melissa, fab dress!

daniella said...

i cant wait to read the book
and congrats on the release on your book. ill just have to stop
at barnes and noble today :]
by the way love the dress.

Lenore said...

I really, really love full skirts - they are so much fun!

Breanna said...

Aww that is such an adorable dress Melissa! And you look fabulous in it. Congrats on the third release, yay!

-Breanna