Simply Be with the Bay Lights

Bay Lights Opening Night with My husband and Jennifer Raiser

Bay Lights Opening Night with My husband and Jennifer Raiser

I told you about the coming of the Bay Lights previously, and it evolved that I was invited to the Opening Party and OMG what would I wear?  And then I found the perfect dress at Simply Be.  And the perfect earrings, and the perfect shoes and it was a perfect night all around.


It was amazing and exciting to watch the Bay Lights gracefully light up the bridge. And this is one of my favorite videos because it interviews the artist Leo Villereal, who is a truly kind and talented man and gives a nod to the producer, my friend Ben Davis. How fabulous to be included in all of this.

simply Be studded dressThe dress was large around the arms and yoke, which is not unusual since I have fairly small arms and shoulders for my size. I had it tailored but it still does not lay perfectly as you can see in the photos. I like Simply Be’s sizing.  I love that it comes to a US 28 and the US 28 seems to me to be true to size.

The tights are my very favorite from Sealed With a Kiss, they claim to fit 1X – 4X to a 52″ waist, but since I carry a lot of my weight in my waist and torso (much more as I have gotten older) and my waist is 54″ I was thrilled to see that there is plenty of room.  Of all of my leggings they feel the best.  Not too heavy, and silky smooth, but they do bunch a little at the ankle since I am only 5’5″.

I purchased studded shoes in a size 10 from both Lane Bryant and Catherines and they were both too short, and since I only wear a size 9.5 I was pretty disappointed.  Then I found a pair on FatToo Accessoria on Facebook and I was relieved and happy that they fit.

Dress: Simply Be – Size UK 32 US 28
Tights: SWAK – One Size Fits All


photo with my husband: Sidney Erthal
photo alone: Leori Gill

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