Most of my Banff dressing was super casual. But I did have several big "occasions."
For our opening reception, I did indeed wear the boyfriend jeans, black jacket, sequin top that I had modelled for you before leaving. I know that combo was not to everyone's taste for an opening arts event, but honestly, it was the PERFECT outfit. The "reception" was really a reading followed by drinks in the lounge. So the outfit really worked and I actually wore the exact same thing a couple of times to similar evening dos. Here's the link:
My "surprise" event was the midsummer ball! A friend of mine came up from Calgary for this fundraiser event and a friend of hers got me a seat. The trouble? What to wear? Although I had brought my simple black jersey dress and had a few items to dress it up a bit, I didn't have super formal accessories.
Friends to the rescue! My friend loaned me (and in the end, generously GAVE me) some lovely black suede wedges with pale neutral criss-cross tops. Her friend loaned me a gorgeous Debbie Suchat jacket (oh, how I wanted to keep that jacket!) some gold-toned pearls, and a dinner ring. My clutch was silver (only one I had with me) but the textures worked, and I told myself I was good to go. Sorry for the iphone pics - only ones I could get.
For my own public reading, I went out and splurged on this fun cut-out shoulder, asymmetrical hemmed top and midi skirt. You can't really see details in the pic, unfortunately, but I'm sure I'll show you the outfit again later this fall; I figured it would be excellent for the WritersFest events I'm involved in and will carry me into fall.