July 25, 2011

Personal Style: { Banquet }

Hi fashionistas!

I recently went to a banquet that my boyfriend had to attend for work. It was a pretty formal but fun affair! Here are pictures of what I wore - 

Sorry it's rather blurry. I'm still figuring out the best ways of taking pictures for the blog. 
Still blurry. But you can see that I'm wearing a pouffy lilac blouse. It's made of this gorgeous tissue material.
The pictures don't really do justice to this blouse. Do you see the material and the lovely sheen? The white necklace adds an unexpected touch to it too and adds to the glam factor of the whole outfit.
I paired the blouse with a black body con mini skirt and killer caged heels. Although it was a banquet it wasn't too formal and I didn't want to wear a dress, because it is really easy to look overdressed/inappropriate for the occasion in one. I chose this blouse because it was dressy but paired it with the black skirt to kind of tone it down. I added a long necklace and a chain purse for a little bit of shine. The pops of color in my outfit would be the blouse and my toe-nail polish - Avocado from Forever21 which is a greenish-teal hue.

Lilac blouse - Bought during my trip back home, in Sri Lanka
Shoes - Payless
Skirt - Forever 21
Necklace - Bought in Florida
Satin chain purse - Given to me by my mother.