Although I just posted about starting my new job, I’ve still got some casual summer outfits scheduled on the blog! And a quick note that the poll is open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine from August — thanks in advance!
This outfit I wore on a late summer evening, while hosting a casual dinner at home with friends. I definitely wanted comfort first — but that’s a given with me! — but, as always, to put a little effort in. (For me, putting a little effort into how I look shows that I care about the people, the event, or the occasion. I wrote more about that here.)
My new paisley tunic top, which I featured in my most recent budget adventures post, fit that sartorial need perfectly for me. And, in general, a print tends to elevate a look.
The horseshoe neckline of this top stands out, so I didn’t want to detract from that. So rather than wearing a necklace, I went for statement earrings instead. My coral bubble earrings tied into both the colors and circular shapes in the fun paisley floral print of the tunic.
By the way, Sam noticed that you can see the back of our new home reflected in my sunglasses! 😎
And, of course, it was perfect that we posed in our new backyard for these photos, since I wore this outfit for a casual evening at home with friends!
Weather: Sunny and warm
Where: Casual dinner at home with friends
- Tunic: INC International Concepts, newly thrifted
- Shorts: Kohl’s, old
- Sandals: Lands’ End, old
- Bubble earrings: c/o giveaway, old
- Lip stain: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in “Crush”
What do you like to wear when having dinner at home with friends? Does it make a difference depending on how formal (or informal) the occasion is, or the season? Please leave a comment and share your own thoughts and experiences!
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