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!
(photo from Concrete Playground + Jennifer Anderson)
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.
Dress: ASOS Curve
Belt: Forever 21+
Earrings: Real Divas Are Large
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.
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How would you wear this dress??