Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010: Dressing For Dinner

Today is the start of New York City Restaurant Week and I am excited to get my eat on! For those of you who don't know, NYC Restaurant Week debuted in 1992 when it was developed as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City. Though created to appeal to delegates and other DNC attendees, the program also found a strong following among residents excited to dine at some of the City’s top restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost—$19.92 for three courses—and who wanted NYC Restaurant Week to be a recurring event. Now it's slightly more expensive ($24/lunch and $35/dinner) but, totally worth it!

I have a few reservations over the next two weeks and tonight is Asia de Cuba. I've actually eaten there before (delish!) but, it's been a while and since BF has never been there we are going so I can introduce him to the culinary wonder that is Asian Latin fusion. Because our dinner reservation is on the earlier side of things I have to be able to seamlessly transition from work to acceptable dinner attire. The easiest solution: a comfy yet chic dress, the right accessories, and a touch of make up before I leave! How would you dress for dinner?
  • Top: navy blue jersey knit dress, New York and Company with a tank top underneath for the modesty
  • Shoes & Accessories: yellow vintage inspired cut-out wedges, Merona for Target; semi-precious multi-stone necklace and earrings, custom V'ta jewlery; gray Balenciaga Le-Dix/motorcycle bag


  1. I think you got it exactly right, throw a cardigan or a blazer over a cute dress and you can seamlessly go from day to evening!

    Asian latin fusion sounds cool, I wish I went into the city more often!

    Chic on the Cheap

  2. I am a fan of Restaurant Week ! Ours was held about 2 months ago and this year I did not go to any restaurant, but last year was a blast.
    I think the dress is a good one to transition from day to night.
    Maybe I would have added a scarf to add on before going to the restaurant... but that is just me :)

  3. The restaurant week sounds amazing. I'm sure you'll have so much fun! (And great food, of course.)

    So, you just know I own that dress in cream AND in a floral print - I wish I'd picked it up in every color! It's a great dress, so versatile.

  4. I also have the same dress in a floral, I agree it is an amazingly versatile dress! Great minds... :)


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