It’s dress up time! Our country club recently hosted an annual semi-formal party, and it is always a great time. We dined and we danced and laughed with good friends. Here’s a look at the dresses that we wore!
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While I do wear black in the fall and winter, I rarely wear it in spring or summer, usually opting for crisp whites or pretty colors. Furthermore, while I love an occasion to wear a full-length formal gown, for semi-formal events such as this, I almost always choose short dresses. So this Nanette Lepore dress (similar and similar), which I scored at TJ Maxx and chose to wear to this event, is a bit of a departure for me, as it is both black and midi-length. But I am such a sucker for beautiful embroidery work (see some of my favorite pieces with embroidery work here and here and here)! The smattering of bright embroidered flowers and confetti-like dots is like a garden party on this dress, and the black background and tiered skirt give it almost a Spanish feel that I love. And this flowy dress is built for dancing–I can’t help but give it a twirl!
I paired it with pale-pink snakeskin heels (similar) adorned with a playful bow, and a pair of whimsical statement earrings (similar). Colorful statement earrings are really having a moment these days, which makes me happy, as I bought these earrings about fifteen years ago, and it’s great to pull them out of my jewelry box again. Plus, they look practically custom-made for this dress!
This sweet blue and white seersucker dress was my choice for this party. The one-shouldered look is big this season (see Lisa’s version here), and this playful dress is right on trend, sporting a flirty, voluminous double ruffle to amp up an otherwise tailored and simple silhouette. Summer soiree season is almost here, and this adorable dress would be a fresh and stylish choice for weddings, showers, or social parties. It is effortless and fun while still being polished and crisp. And as a woman of smaller stature, I love that this dress comes in petite! I paired it with classic peep-toe heels (similar) in a neutral color that goes with everything.
We just love an occasion to get dressed up, and had such a great evening out–so much fun! Hope you had fun reading this post too!
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