Next weekend I am attending the annual Cotillion Club Casino Party! Even though this will only be my first year attending I know it is going to be such fun. It is not at all a gambling event (which is good because I am not much into that myself), but a fundraiser and mingling event! The attire for the party is cocktail chic. I had thought about wearing a black, velvet, strapless dress from J Crew that I bought for a 2006 Kappa formal, but then stumbled on to the J Crew site this morning and found the above dress. The color is so stunning, so me, and I love the style. I actually do not own anything in this style, but the cut is similar to that of a shift dress in that it is straight so I thought I would take the plunge and try it. Since the event is exactly one week away and J Crew is offering free shipping this weekend I did not think there could be a better time to scoop it up. I just hope the size I ordered properly fits and that the dress does in fact arrive in time!!