February 20, 2013

Mexico breakdown - evening looks

There were 3 main evening events while on my company's annual kickoff in Mexico: cocktail party, beach party, and a semi-formal evening.  The beach party threw a wrench in I think every girl's plan though because actually-on-a-beach = no heels.

This year the little girl in me helped with most outfit decisions because I ended up with all maxi-length options.  There is just something so romantic about a dress blowing around your legs in a breeze.  Plus they're effortless and comfortable.  I've been using that c word a lot to describe this trip but the best thing for being on your feet 17 hours a day for 4 days is having chic = comfort.

Outfit #6: Cocktail party
LA Made dress, Zara blazer, Forever 21 necklace, DVF clutch, Pour la Victoire pumps

For the first cocktail party I stuck with a beach-y theme and wore a new dress bought from a sample sale. Since the top of this dress is a little bare, I wore my blazer which had the added benefit of keeping me warm in the air conditioning.

p.s. I am now completely obsessed with this clutch! I love when an if-y purchase turns into your new favorite thing!

Outfit #7: beach party
Walter Baker dress, Coach clutch, Club Monaco bracelet, BCBG sandals

Since beach party meant flats, it was the perfect opportunity to wear this light airy dress which I find almost a little too short for some of my heels as it just grazes the floor in sandals.  

Outfit #8: Semi-formal evening
Halstron Heritage dress, DVF clutch, Pour la Victoire pumps

My Mexico dress!!  I bought this dress last year in preparation for a Mexico vacation that unfortunately never came to fruition because of our hectic schedules. I loved it so much though that I wore it several times last summer.  Because of the vibrant colours and the fact that it reminded me of the dresses all the Sex and the City girls wore to Carry Bradshaw's honeymoon in Mexico, it got nicknamed the Mexico Dress and has now finally realized it's namesake.  It was also the reason I ended up buying the clutch.

When you talk about turning skirts, this is also the big mama.  You can swoosh down the halls with giant waves of silk billowing behind you... and as you can see, this dress really inspires a twirl.

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