The Fairmont Wine and Dine Event Outfit: When You Don't Feel Like Dressin' Up

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wine and dine outfit black blazer black pants

Hey everyone!

I recently got the opportunity to create a look for the Wine and Dine event at The Fairmont in San Jose. This look is inspired by the elegant, classy style of this beautiful West Coast locale. I personally have not visited there myself, but based on the images featured on their website, I was amazed at how this resort looked. It has an elegant style with some modern touches, such as the large windows with glimmering gold and beige drapery, and the thoughtfully arranged greenery that provided a nice complement.

As this resort looks refined, yet casual at the same time, I wanted to create an outfit that reflected this. Wine and Dine events are not too much of a formal event, but it still does require something that shows you know how to clean up well. You obviously can't show up in your yoga pants and flip flops without drawing the wrong kind of attention. I could have chosen to go with a dress, but instead I decided to wear a pants and jacket outfit, something inspired by menswear while still showing off a feminine side.

wine and dine pants outfit

wine and dine pants and jacket outfit

I stuck with a black and white theme with my outfit because having a predominantly neutral palette with a few splashes of color tends to create a more polished look. Although black is always a great chic look, like LBD's, sometimes they can come off as too formal if in a dress-form. I decided to wear black peg-legged pants with a simple off-white top. I also wore a sheer black blazer, which streamlined this look. The chunky black belt I cinched around my waist provided a great detail to the outfit and adds to the play in different textures. A pair of dark violet heels gave the necessary touch of color to the otherwise monochrome outfit.

wine and dine pants and jacket outfit

fairmont wine and dine outfit off-white top with black peg leg pants

I wanted to create a look that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the accessories and hairstyles you choose to pair with it. It's very versatile in that way because you aren't as limited. You can go super minimalistic and just go for a delicate silver necklace. Or you can show off your eccentric side and reach for that chunky gold bangle I know you got in your stash of jewelry.

fairmont wine and dine outfit off-white top black peg leg pants

wine and dine outfit off-white top black peg leg pants

fairmont wine and dine off-white top black peg leg pants

I really love how this look turned out. Most people wouldn't gravitate towards wearing pants to nice events because dresses are easier to style. Normally I wouldn't either. But I wanted to wear something more neutral, something that can be worn again for other occasions, so I decided to go for it.

This event is taking place in a resort, so most people attending would probably be staying there. By choosing items that people most likely already have in their wardrobe, this allows a look that can easily be created using very versatile items.

Thanks again to the Fairmont for this opportunity! I had a ton of fun creating this look. Taking these pictures, however, was a challenge. I live in rainy Seattle, but I managed to get great shots despite the wet weather.

Hope you enjoy this look and lemme know in the comments below what you think! What would you wear to an event like this? 

Til next time,

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  1. I love your outfit dear! So chic! *-*
    And I really like also your hairstyle! ^-^
    I don't really know what to wear for a formal event, perhaps a dress and a jacket cause I'm not so good to mix and combine garments :(

    1. Thanks! :) I am possibly planning on a post about that hairstyle in the near future ;)
      Dresses are always a great option for formal events, especially when you add a jacket that is bold and a statement in itself

  2. Hello from Spain: great top. Fabulous outfit. I just discovered your blog and I like the variety of topics that you write. Fashion and beauty are my hobbies with my Barbie doll collection. Right now I have a blog dedicated to those dolls that I invite you to visit: If you want we keep in touch. I already made me a follower of your blog.

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like my outfit and that you enjoy what I post about on my blog! :)
      Your blog is very unique and interesting with the Barbie theme. It brings me back memories of my childhood haha I definitely would like to keep in touch! Have a great day

  3. I really really love this outfit. The pants are my favorite part! You look beautiful!

    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad you like it :) The pants are definitely one of my favorites as well
      Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading!

  4. Such a gorgeous outfit, the pants look great on you!

  5. Well detailed with wonderful pictures....

  6. Wow, this Dine Event outfit is just stunning. I also have such beautiful mustard top that I bought for my office party. Now I am going to wear that in the Christmas party that is going to be held at my favorite Los Angeles venues.


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