A couple of weekends ago, my sweet hubby surprised me with tickets to go and see the off-Broadway rendition of Wicked. And being the musical theater geek that I am (let’s just say I went to both choir and musical theater camp in the summers growing up), I was beyond ecstatic. The singing, the dancing, the bright lights, and the incredible talent all coupled with a fantastic storyline is my definition of the perfect night.
Without hesitation, J and I both dressed up for the occasion. I went with a simple ensemble of black and white and he with a blazer, button down, and jeans. But during intermission when I was waiting in line to use the restroom and people watching (of course), much to my surprise, I noticed many people weren’t dressed up at all (seriously people, SWEATS???!!!). So this obviously got me thinking, when it is it appropriate to dress up? I know that as a society we don’t hold tight to many rules when it comes to fashion and dressing up anymore, but there is a little old-fashioned piece of me that still believes there are certain events that one should dress up for and I think these events (at least for me) are the following:
- The theater
- The symphony/orchestra/chorale/etc.
- Showers (baby, wedding, luncheon etc.)
- Work (depending on your job, put a little effort into it if you are able!)
- Parties, or big events
- Charity Events
Instagram Filter: Earlybird
One Shoulder Dress: BCBGeneration via Macy’s (last fall)
Bracelets: Tiffany and Co.
Cocktail Ring: Saundra Messinger via Sundance Catalog
Clutch: Nine West via TJMaxx (old)
Earrings: ArdenB (old)
Shoes: Michael Kors
I love a chic black and white ensemble-it is one of my all-time favorite looks. And as we move into fall, black and white is going to be more popular than ever. In fact, when I went shopping over Labor Day weekend, there was hardly any color in my bag when I came home-if that’s any indication! But one of the great things about black and white is the ease of adding a pop of color. For my theater look, I threw on a bright red lip and red nails which gave me just enough color to balance my simple black and white dress and accessories.
But I am dying to know, what do you all think about dressing up for specific events and special occasions?