Part Two: What to wear
When the higher ups at Lazy Bear (or any other trendy establishment) tell you, “ most guests tend to dress smart casual or slightly dressy,” go all out! There are never enough occasions to get fancy, so why not seize the opportunity?!
On that note, I decided to debut my Alice and Olivia dress to Lazy Bear last week. The black shimmery thread, intertwined with olive tweed fabric, make this dress suitable for a holiday party, a cocktail hour, or a dinner. With the right accessories, it can go from edgy to glamorous in a matter of seconds. I love a piece like this because if you re-wear it a few times during the season, you can change it up enough that it won’t look like you’re in the same outfit. Anyway, I went for the edgy look and styled the dress with black-toned jewelry a fabulous BCBG ombre faux-crystal clutch, black peep toe booties and a bright pink lip. The weather in San Francisco is rather mild, so I could get away with bare legs and arms, but if the temperature had dropped, I would of thrown on a cropped black jacket (a longer hem may not work well with the bubble silhouette), some sheer black tights, and closed toe booties for a chic but toasty look.
If your boyfriend or spouse is having a hard time coming up with a “Casual Smart” ensemble, have him refer back to this look.
Local shoppers: For all items on your Alice and Olivia wishlist, go see Pam at the Filmore Street location for excellent customer service and Bella at the BCBG Maxazria Union Steet location for wonderful accessory recommendations. Both stores are ultra dog-friendly and GG approves of both!