2.26.2011

Style Me Saturday: School Auction

Reader Emily has an event coming up where she works as a teacher's assistant at a private school. The event is an auction at the beginning of April and is a dressy event - typically cocktail attire. She doesn't want to look too business-y, but since it's a work event she wants to look festive and classy. Here are the outfit options I sent her after narrowing down some dress selections - click on any image for more information unless otherwise noted.

Emily really liked this dress from Asos but was worried it was a little too buttoned up and business-y. She originally sent me a leopard print dress (seen below) so I added a touch of animal print to make this a little more fun and festive, but still appropriate.

I think this look might be my favorite, although I realize mint green isn't a color for everyone.

This dress does go a little low in the front but could be easily remedied by having a seamstress sew up the neckline a little or adding a black cami (try one by Spanx or Yummie Tummie for a seamless look).

And finally this was the dress that Emily originally sent me but thought it might be a little too sexy. I suggest again, having the seamstress sew up the neckline a little or adding a cami underneath. Pairing it with closed toe pumps and vintage inspired jewelry tones down the sexiness a little and you could also add opaque black tights!

Emily also emailed me this Rent the Runway LaRok dress recently and asked if I could help style it. I kept it simple with patent pumps, black tights, and minimal jewelry to let the dress stand out. Click on any item except the dress (click HERE for RTR) for more information.

1 comment:

clarissa r. said...

I like all the dresses except the last RTR dress, which I find too "serious". The green and the black ones are adorable... Especially the green. I might have to get that for a wedding I have to attend in July.