How To Wear a LBD: A Fresh Take

Greetings friends! Today I feature a LBD, that I dressed down to make it more of a fashion statement, and less of a formal outfit. I did this by adding fringe- lots of it!

The event I went to, a very special birthday party at a beautiful Long Island restaurant, called for FESTIVE ATTIRE. What to wear?

I always interpret this to mean that a woman can wear anything that is nice, and/or that she can  go all-out,  and dress to the nines.  As well, for men, it requires that they do not need a tuxedo. This is my interpretation.

So… I added fringe, and lots of it! I donned an ultra-suede fringe duster jacket in a warm cognac. Then to add more layering contrast, I wore a cool grey fringed bag . Enough details, right?

WRONG! I ALSO ADDED A FEATHER AND RHINESTONE BROOCH TO THE BAG. FOR JEWELRY, I KEPT MY WRISTS AND NECK BARE, BUT ADDED 3 COCKTAIL RINGS. ITS A PARTY, AND COCKTAILS WILL BE SERVED!

I wore comfortable, but high,  platform stilettos so I could be tall(er). I thrifted this dress for under $20.00 USD at the Retreat Boutique in Bridgehampton NY, where the proceeds help fun a local shelter for battered woman. Below I sit. Hubby took these shots, so this is an informal and quick photoshoot! 

A snap of the place where the party was. I love the lights on the ceiling, so very festive!

So friends, how is your summer going? I know, I know: It is hot outside!  Most of the events and small dinners we have, or attend, are informal; think backyard BBQ, and at someone’s home. But this was a special night.


Are you enjoying some summer celebrations?  Tell me, You know how! 


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