What’s the first thing you think of when you’re invited to a party? If you’re like me, you’re probably saying, “what am I going to wear?” … which inevitably leads to, “what do I get to buy?”
Themed parties, though, complicate things a little. How do you stay festive, while also remaining true to your style and aesthetic? It can be tricky.
So when I was invited to La Nuit en Rose New York by Lexicon of Style, I was thrilled. Not only was it a booze cruise around the city of Manhattan … it’s one that involves rose, food and fashion. The only problem? The instructions: wear pink.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love pink. But I just bought (and wore) this luscious DVF number for a wedding and couldn’t repeat it so soon (if for no other reason than I’d have nothing to blog about! #bloggerproblems)
Then I remembered I had picked up this Eliza J dress a few months at Nordstrom Rack. And while it wasn’t ALL pink, I had a pink blazer to throw over it. Viola! A pink-themed outfit that is still me.
Dress: Eliza J (love this & this version) | Blazer: Express (similar) | Bag: Michael Kors | Shoes: Aldo | Bracelet: J.Crew | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Earrings: Wantable | Rings: Aldo
What about themed parties where you need a costume? Now that’s a different animal entirely. The best way to get through your next themed party — and this is going to sound weird coming from me — is by resisting the temptation to shop.
Shop your own closet and find something that works. Chances are, after the creative juices get flowing a little bit, you’ll be able to put something together that works for the theme and is still very much a representation of you. There’s nothing worse than going out to buy something for a party that you will never wear again. Closet space is too precious for that.
But if you ever come across the theme “pink chic”, and you DON’T have any pink items to wear, you absolutely have my blessing to go pick yourself up something to wear ;-)