Business Casual or Cocktail Attire?

On Sunday evening, I attended a dinner/awards ceremony.  I think the organizers of the event had trouble deciding on a dress code because they suggested that attendees wear business casual or cocktail attire.  Huh?  I decided to wear an outfit that was a little bit party on the bottom and business casual on the top. Here’s that look.

Top—Anthropologie peplum ponte tank
Cardigan—Ann Taylor (old) (similar)
Skirt—H&M (similar)
Blazer—Banana Republic (old) (similar)
Tights—Anne Klein via DSW (similar)
Shoes—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls (similar)
Bag—Kate Spade New York ‘ruby street bow monette’
Earrings—Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ (slate)
Watch—Michael Kors rose gold tortoise watch via Nordstrom Rack


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  1. October 22, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    hahha – It's a good mix of party and business. You look absolutely wonderful!

  2. Lauren
    October 22, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    Wow, that dress code is tricky, but I think you did a FANTASTIC job, awesome outfit!

  3. October 22, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    That peplum top is great – I am on the lookout for one myself.

  4. October 22, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    The blue is really striking with the skirt and jacket and I'd say you had your bases covered.

  5. October 23, 2012 / 10:54 am

    Love the lace skirt! 🙂