24 May 2014

OOTD: Deep South Saloon

Last weekend a girlfriend was visiting from interstate and planned a few events so we could all get together and catch up. Her invite said we were meeting for drinks at this swanky new saloon-like bar in town, so I knew I had to bring my A game outfit wise!

Dress: ASOS Curve
Belt: Forever 21+
Wedges: Betts
Earrings: Real Divas Are Large

Clutch: Thrifted

The bar in question was the totally funky Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on Caxton Street, it has such an amazing Old Western Saloon meets Deep South glamour feeling to it. The sultry notes from the rockabilly swing band drifted out the door as we waited in line to go inside. I can't remember the last time I waited in line for a club, was it really worth it Ben and I asked each other. But yes. It was pretty fabulous. With crystal chandeliers, red interiors and the wrap around staircases- the opulent surrounds make you feel like you've walked into a movie. Or maybe that was the killer whiskey menu? Either way, as I leaned over the mezzanine banisters looking for my friends, there was more than enough interesting views to distract me from my searching. I snapped a few phone-photos while we were there but the shadowed lighting didn't make for very clear images- I've nabbed these two from the internet to show you how fab it was inside. 

(photo from Concrete Playground + Jennifer Anderson

(photo from Must Do Brisbane)

These wedges have recently been added to my Betts shoe collection, I love the gorgeous bold purple and floral print that clashed so well with the red. I've had this swing dress sitting in my wardrobe for a while (I even took it to NYC for Full Figured Fashion Week a few years ago!) but I've always put it on and then changed my mind. I think one of my biggest issues is that the swing cut hides all of my shape, so I belted it up and am really happy with how it all ended up looking! The gorgeous sheer detailing above the bust is such an eye-catcher that accessory wise, I only added these Real Divas Are Large  clip-ons and that rocking gold clutch.

How would you wear this dress?? 


  1. Dear i love your dress!!! lovely look!!! kisssssssssssssssssssss

  2. gorgeous! What a pretty color of dress and I love those shoes too! Amazing :D

  3. Awesome! Your dress and your shoes are wonderful. And you are very pretty. Nice blog!
    Kisses :)

  4. I would so steal this dress! Looks amazing!,

  5. You look amazing! Really loving the dress and the colour combo!

  6. Wow! A beautiful dress for a beautiful lady! The club looks so gorgeous too. x x

  7. I love this dress you! I love how you've taken something so romantic and sultry, and added a splash of fun and bubbly-ness.

    If I was to rock it, I would go sans belt with my Seychelles Won't Wait booties and dark lipstick.

  8. You looke very lovely! That colour suits you so well and I like the sheer fabric on the shoulders.

  9. Hello, I also participate, nice your style on this event!! and Iovely your red dress!!
    kisses from


  10. Hola Olivia estas guapisima me ha encantado tu share in style red. Besos

  11. Red and purple, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy. Must try.
    Thank you for joining Share-in-Style
    Love and WANT your dress.

  12. I have seen your last post. It seems that you are having great days. xoxo

  13. Love the dress, the shoes and the metallic pink belt and gold purse. It's such a great combination and it looks awesome.

  14. Such a gorgeous outfit and set of photos from your night out. I remember seeing some inspiration boards for pairing red and radiant orchid, and I thought they were pretty but not very memorable. THIS is memorable. I love how you styled it. You really made these colors "work" together for me. Looks like an amazing night!

    <3 Liz

  15. Loved the tip about adding a belt! I tend to avoid shift dresses because of the blocky feel. Can't believe I didn't think to add a belt haha! Love the look.

  16. I love your dress, the detailing ist just gorgeous and red really suits you!

  17. OMG those freaking wedges are THE BEST.


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