When All Else Fails, Wear a Tux!

This weekend, I was honored to receive an invitation to attend the Inaugural Induction of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame where national shero and Spanx founder Sara Buckley was being honored.  More about the event to come, but I wanted to share what I wore.  As I was getting dressed, I realized that I don’t have nearly enough cocktail party apparel. The thing about blog events is they are more about being stylish than anything else, and formality is relative. But, this event was a bonafide cocktail party, and I actually had a tough time pulling together an outfit I deemed appropriate, but not too dressy.  Needless to say, I am now on the hunt for cute, affordable cocktail dresses.

In the final hour, I settled on my white tuxedo jacket over simple silk cami, and my new favorite black trumpet skirt from Zara (last seen here).  And, I added a touch of flare with a pair of fun Hue tights and my Bridget glitter panel booties.

Victoria’s Secret Blazer (very similar, $89) | Old Cami | Zara Skirt (similar, $17) | Hue Tights via Nordstrom (2 for $20) | Sole Society ‘Bridget’ ($70) | Target Clutch ($15) | H&M Earrings

I actually loved the finished look!  Since most ladies were wearing dresses, my look menswear inspired tuxedo jacket kind of made a statement…and that’s always a good thing

Do you invest in a lot of cocktail party attire? Or do you wait for an event to start shopping?

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14 Responses to “When All Else Fails, Wear a Tux!”

  1. Randy Pandy says:

    Gorg…I love the make-up and the tux rocks! **High 5 Eboni** You did that!

  2. Perfect jacket for that event!

    Krystal K.
    The Feisty House.
    http://www.thefeistyhouse.com

  3. Channing in The City says:

    So, it's been a minute since I've been here :(

    But 1. I love your high messy bun.
    2. That blazer is EVERYTHING.
    3. Tights, too.

    And lastly, go Eboni, being all fancy and what not! I can't wait to hear about this dinner, sounds cool.
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  4. Niurka says:

    ohhh honey! I adore this outfit!! I think it is much better than a cocktail dress to be honest. Who wants to look uniform at a formal event? Love it! and those hue tights are everything my dear! ;)

    ~Niurka http://www.FashionistaStyles.com

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  5. Tasha says:

    So let me start with you look AH-MAZING…

    I am loving this look. I really want this jacket. I just got a white blazer because I have been wanting one forever but now I want your jacket. Great smile.

  6. Melanie says:

    You look amazing!!!! Love the outfit!! Your accessories are on point! & the perfect red lip too! :)

    xoxo
    Melanie
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  7. Momma Sharon says:

    Absolutely STUNNING!! You've got us all shopping for a white tux jacket now!! Great hair, red lip, beautifully pulled together Eboni!!

  8. jemappelleshen says:

    Haute tights! I want some but I'm afraid its already to cold here for me to rock them! :( You look so cute tho, that blazer is thee business.

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  9. You look stunning and love the jacket!

  10. Jewel says:

    It was great seeing you! Your outfit was fab.
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  11. jessj says:

    That blazer was a total WIN! I love it love it love it.
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