As T.V. series are returning to the air, (An overdue welcome back Mad Men and yippee The Office starts soon!) we are beginning our own series of weekly blogs on what to wear to specific Nashville social events. We get to talk about local charities and local fashion all wrapped together…our bliss. Each post will also feature an “If I walked into this store with only $100, what should I buy?” item. If you would like us to write about your event, don’t hesitate to let us know!
Real quick – why are we doing this?
Because so many people email us asking about what they should wear! (We secretly love that, btw.) We have all been at a party with a nice cocktail dress on and seen some over-the-top rhinestones flash by secretly thinking, “Ooh, that’s just a little over the top for my taste.” Translation: “Honey, you’re waaay over-dressed and everyone in the place knows it!” Black-tie has lately been left for an even broader interpretation. I love to see a man in a tux and women in long dresses, but let’s face it, many opt for a short dress and the black-tie optional formal suit, saving lots of money and fashion headaches. The little black dress (LBD) is a fashion phenomenon because is it truly DOES go everywhere. Yes, it’s a little boring and terribly safe, but the embarrassment of the wrong outfit is a far greater fashion faux pas. But, unless it is STELLAR, we will try to step outside of the LBD box for this series of posts.
The Event: The Mad Hatter Ball at the Parthenon, September 12th at 7PM
The Cause: The Rape & Sexual Abuse Center. For more information go to www.sacenter.org
The Chairs: Deana Day-Cartee & Nancy Benskin
The Attire: Cocktail Party
Some fun fashion ideas for the Mad Hatter Ball….
Outfit # 3
Next, we asked the Cotton Mill Collection to select one item for $100 or less that is a MUST HAVE for your fall wardrobe. Since jackets of all kinds are a must, especially with lots of texture and tweed, and they are being tied up with belts, the Cotton Mill selected this Hobo belt for $94.
The Cotton Mill Collection