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Inspiration + Shopping: Black Tie Affair

Jun 18, 2014

When it comes to traveling, I’m a really bad packer. I over pack but then when I get where I’m going, I feel like I have nothing to wear. This realization has made me ever-so-anxious to pack up in a couple weeks and head to New York for a friends wedding. Add to it, the wedding is Black Tie (technically it’s “black tie optional” but you know everyone is going black tie).

Since I don’t attend many black tie weddings and because I’m still not quite fitting into the dresses in my closet, I’m on the hunt for something to wear. I’m hoping to find something and absolutely fall in love with it so I don’t get that last minute, “I hate this” or “This doesn’t look right” feeling right before walking out the door. Instead I’m hoping for the totally confident, I love this dress so I know everyone else will feeling that is sure to make any night start off on the right note.

To nail that feeling, I’ve combed through Pinterest for some inspiration and have begun to narrow down some dress options.

Since it’s a summer black tie wedding, I’m tempted to throw in some color and print but more than likely I’ll settle on something more subtle (and slimming!). I’m thinking of giving the Alice + Olivia bow number in the middle a try (especially since it’s on sale) but can’t quite decide. We’ll see when it gets here if it provides the aforementioned perfect feeling that I’m looking for.

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