Cocktail Hour – Best of the Bay Area Party 2013

Everyday San Franciscan’s like to keep their look on the casual, comfy side. But tempt them with gourmet eats and delicious drinks? They’ll arrive tout de suite to show off their swanky style. Of course I wish the city would put their put on their dapper duds more regularly, but I’ll take what I can get.

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Not that a gal needs a reason to dress up but this look actually is for a special occasion. This Thursday San Francisco Magazine is holding their 13th annual Best of the Bay Area Party to benefit Family House. Their mission? It “serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns”. Pretty wonderful if you ask me!

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I decided to keep my look lighthearted with this colorful, lacy dress which has great texture and movement. I love that it can be worn dressed up to a wonderful event but can just as easily be what you’d throw on for a day in the sun with some strappy sandals. Do you shop for clothes with versatility in mind? Adding a tuxedo style, cropped jacket gave it a modern touch and will keep my shoulders warm. Statement making heels that work in the color clashing trend, along with mixed metal jewelry keeps things fresh. And my date for the night? D’Andrea Handbags Mr. One- Nighter of course! I’ve been using him a so much during the day I figured he finally deserved a night out haha. This bag is seriously the greatest! See my obsession with D’Andrea handbags here.

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San Francisco Magazine kindly included my suggested style for The Best of the Bay Area Party on their website. See here where myself and a few other bloggers give our take on what to wear to this mega bash. So if you’re in the San Francisco area grab a ticket and come fill your belly and soul with goodness on Thursday night! It’s for a great cause and Manners and Moxie readers receive a special discount! Get 10% off your main or VIP tickets for Best of the Bay Area Party with code BestOfLove. Grab yours here! Hope to see you there in your Cocktail Hour style!

XOXO

Nic

***A special thanks to The Social Beauty Co for doing my makeup! They are a one stop shop for getting gorgeous in the city. Be sure to check them out!

*** I’m also linking up with Amber of Real Girl Glam for Real Girl Style. Check out all the great looks! 

Dress – Free People // Blazer – Mango // Heels – Zara // Bag – D’Andrea Handbags // Necklace – c/o By Boe and Tiffany & Co // Earrings – Banana Republic (old) // Rings – Jewelmint and raided from mom. 



    2 responses to “Cocktail Hour – Best of the Bay Area Party 2013”

    1. Carlina says:

      Gosh you always look so pretty! Love this look, you could not look more radient on such a glomy day. 😉 Enjoy the party tonight.

      xo Carlina
      AllergicToVanilla.com

      p.s CONGRATS on the engagement, just saw the post!

    2. I absolutely love that fuchsia!!! It makes for a great cocktail dress, and looks bomb with those red shoes. I’ve been looking for a fuchsia dress for myself, it’s the hot color. 🙂

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