Paris (my boyfriend) has the coolest job ever: he works at Team Epiphany a not-your-average creative marketing/branding agency in NYC known for, and host to some of the city’s best parties. Seriously… everyone who’s anyone is invited, and I’m just lucky enough to be his plus one ;). TE always knows how to party in style, so it’s no surprise that they were the masterminds behind this epic dress code.
Paris and I attended the TE holiday party in our finest black tie meets blue jean attire – I don’t usually wear jeans, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to dress in theme so I made it work with a waisted skinny jean – that happen to be on sale for $34! I found this lace blouse with a built in velvet bow tie and paired it with a old satin black blazer of mine to meet the “black tie” requirements. Finishing touches were a bold lip with matching velvet pumps, my go-to leopard clutch and a quirky glasses bangle.
Paris always dresses to impress, he remixed the classics by pairing blue jeans, a white dress shirt and dress shoes with a lavender blazer, grey skinny tie and striped scarf. We unintentionally coordinated, but not in an over-the-top, prom-date sort of way, so it worked out perfectly!
The party was held at a classic car museum space, which made a perfect back drop for our outfits. It was also really fun to see how everyone interpreted this trend – some wore tux jackets with blue jeans and sneakers, others rocked distressed denim with bold blazers and a few even wore chambray shirts with dress pants, which I thought was a really clever twist on the dress code!
I think that TE is definitely on to something with this fun theme – it’s a dress code that everyone can get into (even those friends who refuse to dress up, everyone has those #boo) and would be SO PERFECT for a fun birthday dinner, night out with a group, bachelor(ette) party or for NYE! If you’re hosting something sparkly in the near future, I hope you give this dress code a try!