dress for the occasion: post-rehearsal dinner partay

the occasion: post-rehearsal dinner/pre-wedding party at a downtown houston hotel bar in mid-august

the outfit: odille casino nights blouse, express 2 1/2″ belted tweet shorts, nine west sizzlingr black heels, tasha chiffon flower clip

odille casino nights blouse

{the first time i saw this at anthro, i hated it. i thought the color would wash me out, and the print was really random. but after seeing it in-store the third time, i tried it on, and now i lovingly refer to it as my “pokerlicious” shirt. perfect for a night out or even to the office with some slacks and heels. and good news for you, it is currently on sale for half what i paid. lucky you!}

express 2 1/2″ belted tweed shorts

{the ones i own are similar but are lux brand circa 2007 (practically vintage!) with a tweed belt. these are a good alternative, though. personally, i prefer my dress shorts to be a bit longer, but whatever works.}

 

nine west sizzlingr black heels

{i love being the tallest person in the room. maybe it’s because i have short legs, but i try to seize any opportunity to appear longer (and leaner) to the naked eye. on this particular night, i wore an older pair of strappy dkny heels, but had i owned these at the time, i would’ve worn them instead. by some coincidence, they happened to be on sale today, so, duh, i bought them. i’ve had my eye on them for months, so naturally, i’m a happy camper!}

 

tasha chiffon flower clip

{i opted out of jewelry, choosing a hair accessory instead. mine’s a single, light grey flower, but i love the double flower clip shown here, too. i’m loving the messy bun look…it gets hot out there on the dance floor! tasha always has the cutest hair accessories; i love to browse the selection every time i’m at nordstrom. headbands, clips, and barrettes, galore!}

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