Southern Chic Style

- Neon & Polka Dots, Part 1: New For The Night Launch Party -

If you’ve ever dreamed of a celebrity wardrobe where you are able to never wear the same thing twice, then this is how the “celebrity taste with a blue collar budget” shopper can get as close as possible. Houston born and raised Brittany Sakowitz is the brains behind dress borrowing concept “New For The Night” where members (you can join for free here) can borrow current designs from Tibi, Jay Godrey, Jolie & Elizabeth, Halston Heritage and more at rental prices starting at $35.

The “New For The Night” launch party was held June 5th at St. Genevieve in West Ave (in Houston) which is the occasion for which I chose to pair my neon TopShop tank with a fun ruffle Alice + Olivia polka dot skirt. Cocktails (featuring a specialty cocktail and prosecco) and bites were passed around the young and fashionable crowd that showed up to support the new company, including my dear friends pictured above: Monica of Classy & Fabulous in Issa from New For The Night, Magen of Mmm-Style in an edgy grey leather jacket, Paula in the beautiful white skirt, and my little sister (not pictured here). Swag bags included a handwritten thank you and earrings, among other items.

Sign up at www.newforthenight.com (you can also buy jewelry!) and pick out your perfect frock for summer’s many events… I mean, who can keep up with all of the weddings, showers, etc. over the next few months anyway?!? :)

My Outfit:

I knew I wanted to wear this Alice + Olivia polka dot skirt again, and I recently bought the neon TopShop tank, so it only made sense that I try the two together. Black Christian Louboutin peep toe pumps coupled with (a Christmas present from my husband) the black Bottega Veneta knot clutch were an easy choice for accessories. I wanted to allow the neon to take front stage. My necklace is a versatile Silpada necklace and my right wrist donned a python Marni Rocks cuff. To allow the back of the tank to really show, I went with a fishtail braid and simple John Hardy studs.

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Tank: TopShop Fluro Strappy Back Vest

Skirt: Alice + Olivia Polka Dot Ruffle Skirt (no longer available)

Shoes: Christian Louboutin Very Prive Platform Pump

Necklace: Silpada

Bracelet: Marnie Rocks Python Cuff

Clutch: Bottega Veneta Nero Satin Knot Clutch