Tell me what you think is "dressy casual". This is basically "awards" type of dinner where there is a cocktail party from 5:30-:6:30, dinner from 6:30-7:30 and then the agenda doesn't really say what comes next except that it ends at 12:45 AM. So while it's on the formal side because the president of the company and all the "senior" staff members for Nash Finch will be there, it also sounds like it will be a fun evening (I mean it goes until 12:45 AM, and they required -everyone - even the local people - to spend the night at the hotel where the event is taking place...so one can only "presume" they are expecting everyone to have a good time, right??)
Purchase number one came from Ann Taylor. It's a white wrap around shirt, and I didn't get these pants shown here, I got more of a stretchy fabric that is wide-legged and look a lot more dressy then what you envision looking at this photo. I also got a pair of black patent leather heels to wear with it. I figured this, with some cute jewelry would be ..... "dressy casual."
Then I started on J.Jill website. I got this outfit below which I love and is my favorite of the three. (By the way ... if you haven't bought anything from J. Jill - I highly recommend these Wearever pants....I have them in Capri length, and you can wear them casual, you can wear them dressy, etc. They are by far my favorite pair of pants that I have from a comfort standpoint and you can machine wash them, dry clean them - whatever.) It doesn't look that dressy here, but the pants are long, and again - wide legged and the shirt ties in the back. I would wear it with the same black shoes that I bought above, and I even bought the necklace shown here.
So what do you think? What do you think Dressy Casual is? I need to know because I spent a ton of money on these three outfits and whichever two I don't wear have to go back, since I work from home 99% of the time, I have no need for "work" style clothes for the most part. In addition, I need to get the suit pants hemmed and I have only a small window of opportunity to do that, so give me some help here! :) Please!!
Anyway, clothes aside ... we're looking forward to it. We're taking Zach with us and he's staying at Kayla and Ben's (his first "sleepover") and both Zach and Kay and Ben are very excited. We got Zach a new game for his "VSmile Pocket" (CARS) and so that should keep him occupied on the plane. He loves that thing and he's SO good at it.
Anyway, hope you're all doing well!