Happy Wednesday and I hope you are having a great Easter week. I know that all holidays are usually busy with plans for family gatherings. Bill and I attended a beautiful wedding last weekend and seem to have several on our calendar. The flowers were over the top gorgeous – Junior of the Garden Gate – of course. Loved the Taylor Pace Orchestra – an off shoot of Emerald City – best dance band ever. Do you feel as lucky as we do to be included in these precious weddings and very fun celebrations?? When else do you get to dress up and go dancing with your sweetie. I love a man in a tux. (more than a man likes to dress up in a tux, I am sure) So time to talk about what to wear to these weddings. Do you get stressed beforehand trying to decide what to wear?? The age old question for a woman. Men don’t realize how lucky they are to be able to put on a suit or tux!! A no brainer for them. Choose a tie and that’s it!!!
I have to tell you that shopping at Tootsie’s Dallas is always a success story. I love to take my clients there and shop for myself as well with the best sales gal Betsy Gallagher. Finding the perfect outfit for a special occasion is so stressful and that’s why I love helping my clients and working with a great sales associate like Betsy helps me!! If you are going to an afternoon wedding, shower or luncheon, this dress and jacket from Boutique Moschino just fits the bill. I have to say that designer fabrics and patterns are worth the investment because they are rarely duplicated. This dress and jacket are so classic in a Jackie Kennedy sort of way and I think you would hang on to an ensemble like this forever. Talk about chic!! I had fun adding the trendy pink feather earrings to this traditional beauty. Now here’s the deal about boutique shopping; you can find the most amazing fashion that is not in every store which is great for you but makes it hard for me as a blogger. I want to share with you the links for shopping but in this case I had a heck of a time finding every piece. That’s why I like shopping in person with you. I couldn’t resist this pink fur bag!!
So here we go to a cocktail party, evening wedding or almost any occasion that needs a special dress. This navy Badgley Mischka is really great because it’s not too short and covers the upper arm and bra straps with a bit of pizazz. I always say showing a little décolletage or shoulder is sexy. Love the white embroidery on the lower half. This dress is really flattering and easy to wear. Add the navy sparkle clutch and some Oscar de la Renta fashion earrings and you are ready to go. I will say that specialty items like evening bags and earring sell out fast. Don’t wait till the last minute to shop and remember you can wear these beauties more than once. I always try to have some great cocktail dresses on hand in my closet so I won’t be caught in a panic when I need to go to some fun party. Accessories can make your outfit, by the way.
A black tie wedding or event means a magical evening is in store for you. When else do you get cocktails, great food and dancing for free!!! Except for the outfit and wedding gifts. Haha!! These dresses from Chiari Boni La Petit Robe are like wearing spanx. In fact I was so upset that I forgot my spanx for this photo shoot and was scared to see the photos. Do not judge these dresses when you see them on the hanger – try one on and you will be amazed. You can even step into it. Look at the smart design that camouflages the midsection. This is such a gorgeous color and of course I could not find it to link. Be patient with bloggers. We try so hard to give you the best info possible. I would say that investing in a pair of fab earring from Oscar de la Renta is worth it. You can even wear them out on the town with your date night jeans. Don’t forget your evening bag!! Dressing well is in the details ladies!! And this metallic shimmer scarf!!!
When I tell you that getting dressed for any occasion is in the details I really mean it. You deserve to feel beautiful and put together no matter where you are going and Fashionomics is here to help you. I guess this is the teacher in my but I love helping all of you with your fashion needs. I love fashion and can help you find the real thing or a great copy. Don’t tell me that you don’t have a great basic evening shoe, evening bag and wrap. I keep trying to figure out why I started writing this blog because it has taken over my life and spare time. I know that beauty is on the inside but women like to feel pretty and appreciated so clothes are just a little bit of decoration!! Thank you so much for reading and I am wishing you all God’s richest blessings this Easter season. Please let me know if you have any questions or subjects you want me to cover. I am always looking for new ideas for my blog. Happy Easter!!!! XO Debby
PHOTOGRAPHY – Mary Summers Hafner