What To Wear:

General guidelines for the fashionista with an invite to a wine and cheese party (ECFB Style).
photo c/o Erin of Haute Halifax

Determine The Dress Code

and cheese parties vary in their dress codes depending on whether the
event is formal or in-formal. Always be sure to confirm the dress code
before making any decisions. When I think about wine and cheese I
immediately think simple, easy, sophisticated and elegant, and so when
you are planning your outfit try to encapsulate these concepts so they
translate effortlessly into your ensemble. 

  Me and my necklace 🙂 – photo c/o Fashion East

Consider The Event And Its Purpose:

In order to really appropriately dress for the event think about the purpose of the event. What are you doing there? What other kinds of people will be attending? This should help you to determine whether to glam it up, or keep it casual.

photo c/o Fashion East

If All Else Fails:

Some really safe choices would be to wear black and white, and pair it with the most interesting piece of jewelry you own. Think of a subdued more casual version of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Statement jewelry was definitely on trend for the ECFB wine and cheese event.  Check out these great pieces worn by the blogger lovelies.

photo c/o Fashion East
photo c/o Fashion East
photo c/o Fashion East
I am obsessed with this last piece worn by Candice of Brilliant Sugar. The more I read her blog, and see her photos the more I fall in love with her style. Definitely a fashion inspo!

What I wore:

When I think wine and cheese I think it is the perfect excuse to get all dolled up, and so I think this event calls for a dress. Although not mandatory, I think a simple elegant dress is the perfect option for a wine and cheese. I decided to play it safe and go for a bold necklace with a simple dress. Besides, I was just getting warmed up for all the fashionable events to come.

photo c/o Erin of Haute Halifax

Because the event we were attending was at one of the blogger’s house I decided that it was more appropriate to situate myself somewhere in between formal and informal or otherwise known as “casual dressy”. With an iphone in one pocket and lipstick in the other I was ready for the wine and cheese. Special thanks to my grandmother for purchasing this “little black dress” wine for me, which I nerded out by wearing a little black dress to accompany it.

Some of the Blogger Lovelies

photo c/o Erin of Haute Halifax

For casual dressy: 

Keep to informal dresses, skirts, blouses and trousers. Resist the urge to wear a floor length gown, or your old prom dress. Normally the colors for a formal wine and cheese would include, black, blue or red, but because this event is casual dressy I don’t see why bright hues wouldn’t be appropriate, but just remember to keep the fabric and cut sophisticated.

The lovely Sorren from Classic Noise  and I *photo c/o Erin of Haute Halifax

Be Yourself: 

At the end of the day you could wear a garbage bag and look amazing, but it's all in how you carry yourself. What ever you decide to wear, just wear it with confidence, and above all else just be yourself: the rest will all come in place. The best advice I've ever been given is to stand up straight, and wear a smile on your face 😉 
Blog lovins - photo c/o Fashion East


Thanks so much to all the East Coast Bloggers for coming to our first ECFB: Unleashed Event.

It was pleasure meeting all of you, and thanks so much to all of the bloggers that made it out to the ECFB: Unleashed Wine and Cheese Blogger Meet and Greet Event. For even MORE photos or in case you are not familiar with these AMAZING ladies please check out their links below. Also be sure to check out the official ECFB: Unleashed site for plenty of photos curtsey of Fashion East.

Kate: O My Heart! 

Chelsea: Atlantic Style Diaries
Kristin: Doll Parade
Barb: barbbarbbarb
Krista, Meghan, Melissa, Christina, and Bianca: Fashion East
Jessica & Erin: Haute Halifax
Danna: You Look Fiiine
Mo: Curvy Geekery
Sorren: Classic Noise
Tosan: For the Love of Prints
Kayla: Short Presents
Libby: House of Winchester
Ashley: Fashion Roadkill

Hope you are having a very fashionable Friday blog reader! 
More photos on the way!

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  • Reply Chelsea May 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I love how you formulated this post- so cute! And you did dress perfectly for a wine a cheese gathering- I just wish we had been able to join you ladies sooner- but we very much appreciated it that you were able to keep the party going until we got there!! It was so lovely to meet you in person Kayla 🙂

  • Reply Short Presents May 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Awe you are just too cute Chelsea! We were really happy you all made it ALL the way from NB 🙂 It was really nice meeting you in person too! Can't wait for the next one! 🙂

  • Reply styleonthecouch.com May 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Great choice. Photos look such fun!


  • Reply Vero Cuoio shoes May 27, 2014 at 6:35 am

    No issues at all. The fabric was perfect. It also came with a scarf the same fabric of the dress. The dress looks just like the picture. I love it. Thank you for the price it was a deal!

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