My wife and I went to a wedding this weekend and on the invitation it said “black tie optional”. When this is written on an invitation it should be taken to mean: BLACK TIE REQUIRED. However, being in Southern California it definitely was optional. But we opted in and were the best dressed of the night, of course 🙂 I love this damn velvet blazer from ASOS, it’s a shame it’s sold out. And I’m so glad my wife was able to borrow her Reformation dress from a friend for the night. And my entire outfit was under $175! The blazer was $55, shirt was like $20, bow tie was $15, pants were maybe $45, and the shoes were $40. So there.
Blazer: ASOS Skinny Blazer in Velvet – $55 (other colors)
Bow Tie: Topman (here is a $5 version on Amazon!)
Shoes: Bruno Wingtips in Prince 5 Black- Amazon – $35
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch in Black – Shop Stay Classic – $35