Party Time!


Annnd, just like that, party season is upon us! I have my first party of the season as tonight as I am helping to host the ASPCA Young Friends’ Fall benefit. I ended up renting this pretty little navy number from Rent the Runway and love the dramatic fit and flare silhouette. At this point, my standard party outfit is down to a science. I’m usually only have about twenty minutes to change  when I get home form work to get ready, so I can’t mess around too much. Blowout in the morning, home to touch up makeup + apply a red lip. I typically always wear something with a fit and flare silhouette (looks better in photos), take a cozy shawl with me, and rely on a box clutch, metallic heels, and statement bling of some sort for accessories. Boom.. done. Another fun thing to try out is a party skirt! I’m loving this navy midi length, or this vibrant fuchsia mini. Just add a silky cami (any of these?) and it’s just as fun as a party dress… if not a little more interesting.

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PS – Everything in this collage (except the jewelry… BaubleBar, natch) is from Shopbop – figured it was only fitting since today’s the last day of their big sale (take 25% off nearly everything on the site with code FAMILY25.

PPS – Looking for something more affordable? I have lots of options for you. Dresses: after the sale this, this, and this are all well under $150. This dress is also amazing, if you happen to be in great shape which I am not right now. As for shoes, after the sale these, these, and these are under $100. And this rainbow jeweled clutch is so unique and only $65 after the sale discount.

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  1. Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl:

    Oooohhhh I love ALL of these picks!! Nothing better than a great party!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  2. Rachel:

    That pink dress is gorgeous!

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  3. The Avg Girl Guide (@AvgGirlsGuide):

    This post is major danger! That pink dress — and those heels! — are everything.

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  4. Alexandra Puffer:

    These are so so pretty. Love your run down for the outfits – haha!

    Warm Regards,

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  5. Alison Dulaney:

    What a great event/cause, that Kate Spade number is so pretty, that color!

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  6. sasha:

    Great picks! I love all the jewleryon the list!

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  7. Love CompassionateLee:

    I love all the jewelry and handbags of this post. Happy Thursday, Grace 🙂

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  8. Missy On Madison:

    Great picks Grace!

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  9. Sarah Helfgott:

    I absolutely adore all of these suggestions! I have a winter wedding coming up so I’ve been on the lookout for pieces like these…

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  10. Jen:

    Loving those baubles!!!

    xo, Jen — hosting my first giveaway on the blog today!

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