Friday, July 13, 2018

Let me shell you somethin!

Lobster is my lobster. Truly, it's one of my favorite foods. 
Lobsters abound! My dress is from eShakti; hers is Lily Pullitzer.
I may or may not have once eaten four lobsters in one sitting.
Lobsterpalooza is an outdoor affair, so a straw hat to block the sun is both stylish AND practical.

Several years ago on a Caribbean cruise, when the rest of my group ordered dessert after a succulent lobster dinner, I opted for a second lobster.
Sometimes white sunglasses are just right.
So, I'm pretty excited about the Indianapolis Opera's "Lobsterpalooza" fundraiser coming up on Saturday, July 21st.
Pearls fit the East Coast vibe of a lobster bake, and the sand dollar pendant echoes the coastal theme. I picked up the large pendant at an open air market in Charleston, South Carolina several years ago.
This annual event features a traditional New England style lobster bake complete with corn, potatoes, and all the fixins. It's on my "can't miss" list of Summer events.
My hatband is actually the self-tie fabric belt that came with the dress. I opted for a solid belt and repurposed it to better coordinate the total look.
The evening also includes a VIP reception with host Kevin Pritchard, the President of our Indiana Pacers, and live music and dancing. And did I mention the lobster?
Pearls may be a conservative East Coast staple, but this double strand of the freshwater variety from Ross Simons is paired with braided pink leather for a more modern, fun twist on a classic.
Beyond the lobster (as if that wasn't enough), I love Lobsterpalooza because it raises critical funds for the Indianapolis Opera and allows our community to enjoy professional productions like La Boheme (coming in September!)
The lightweight pink cardigan was a Steinmart find.
I'm not gonna lie, it's also a fun opportunity to break out a little crustacean themed attire. Come on, would you really expect anything less from me?
I picked up these Coach sandals up, new in the box, at a thrift store for... wait for it...two whole dollars!
This bright cotton sundress was last year's Lobsterpalooza ensemble, and as tempted as I am to crack it out again this year, you might not be all that surprised to hear that it's not the only lobster in my, closet.
A pink and white croc-textured leather tote from Brahmin completes the look and holds my lobster bib until I'm ready to dig in.
If you're local and want to join me for the lobster festivities next weekend, you can get your tickets here. Lobster themed attire not required, I promise, but I do recommend a bib!
After several years of supporting the Opera and attending Lobsterpalooza, KDef just joined the Board of Directors. Hmmm, I wonder if that means he gets an extra lobster...
Oh, and if you're one of those people who doesn't appreciate the king of shellfish, there will also be chicken and vegetarian options. I'll happily eat your lobster!
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