What I wore for a casual dinner at home with friends

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a hosting a casual dinner with friends

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a hosting a casual dinner with friends

Librarian for Life + Style | Paisley tunic + statement earrings

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! 😎

Librarian for Life + Style | Paisley tunic + statement earrings

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a hosting a casual dinner with friends

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a hosting a casual dinner with friends

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!

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a hosting a casual dinner with friends

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore for a hosting a casual dinner with friends

Weather:  Sunny and warm

Where:  Casual dinner at home with friends

What:

similar top from same brand // similar black denim shorts // similar strappy sandals // coral chandelier earrings // exact lip stain

black + pink casual

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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14 thoughts on “What I wore for a casual dinner at home with friends

  1. shelbeeontheedge1

    That is such a fun top! I love the colors, the print, and the cool neckline! And you look so adorable in Bermuda shorts (which always makes me a little envious as I cannot rock the Bermuda style shorts as well!) I am like you when dressing to host guests. I always make sure to put a little extra care into my outfit, but I also have to be sure to be comfortable! Great outfit!

    Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this week!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  2. Pingback: Remixing my paisley tunic for work | Librarian for Life and Style

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