What to Wear to An Engagement Party or Cocktail Event


Hi babes!

Last weekend was my sister’s engagement party in my hometown Ciudad Victoria, Mexico and it was a blast. I only spent 24 hours there but it was totally worth it. For those of you who don’t know, Ciudad Victoria is the capital of the Mexican state Tamaulipas. It is like a four-hour drive from the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico.

I don’t know how this kind of events work in the US or in other parts of the world but in Mexico it’s a tradition that the groom’s immediate family comes to the bride’s home and ask for the bride’s hand.

Since we are a huge family, it is hard for all of us to come together at the same time. We are five siblings, each one of us has a significant other and three of them have children… So in total we are a family of nineteen. This time we were almost complete, just the kids and my long-term boyfriend were missing, but the nice thing is that I got to spend time with my brothers and sister. We are a family of party lovers so you can imagine how it goes when we all meet. After dinner, my sister had planned a huge party in our backyard; she hired a DJ and rented lounge seating to receive more guests besides the couple’s immediate family. We danced the night away and when we went to sleep it was already 6 in the morning. It was a great night.

Like I mentioned in my last post, I looked and looked for a dress for the engagement party but I couldn’t find any dress within my budget that I really liked. So I went to Rent the Runway’s webpage and was seriously impressed by their selection; beautiful dresses at affordable prices. This dress in particular was $40 dollars to rent and the retail price is of $170. If you want to read about how Rent the Runway works read my last post here: A Runway Look for Free.

What I like about Rent the Runway is that they have selections for all types of events and dress codes, they even help you choose, detail every aspect of each dress and send you two sizes so you know and feel confident you are choosing the right one. For the engagement party, I chose a pink asymmetrical dress. I chose this one because it is boldly constructed with a cutaway and has one-shoulder silhouette; this asymmetrical Keepsake dress is so on trend and perfect for the hot weather; plus, its light pink hue is perfect for the season.

I paired the dress with powder beige satin sandalettes from H&M. They have wrap over straps at the front and 4 inches heel height; I found them extremely comfortable even though they were only $18! I danced all night wearing them so you know how comfy they are, and it was the first time I wore them so didn’t even need to break them in.

Do you want GREAT news? If you join through my special link you’ll get $30 dollars credit for your first rental. (I will get $30 dollars too, so it’s a win-win!)… By the way, this post is not sponsored in any way. And when you join you can share your own link to your friends to get $30 dollars each time they join!

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Shop my shoes picks:

H&M Sandalettes ($17.99) -The ones I’m wearing but only size 7 left. Available in hot pink as well.

New Look Satin Ankle Tie Heeled Sandals ($48)

Park Lane Tie Ankle Block Satin Heel Sandals ($38) -On sale!

Nine West Mydebut Cross Strap Sandal ($88.95)

Nine West Cashmere Ballet Satin Open Sandals ($89)


Hola babes!

El fin de semana pasado fue la pedida de mi hermana en Ciudad Victoria, México (la ciudad donde crecí y viví la mayor parte de mi vida). Solamente estuve 24 horas ahí pero valió la pena. Para los que no saben, Ciudad Victoria es la capital de Tamaulipas y esta a cuatro horas al sur de la frontera.

No sé cómo funcionan este tipo de eventos en Estados Unidos y en otras partes del mundo pero en México es una tradición para la formalización del compromiso entre los padres.

Como somos una familia muy grande es muy difícil que todos nos podamos reunir al mismo tiempo. Somos cinco hermanos, cada uno tiene a su pareja y tres de ellos tienen hijos, así que somos 19 en total. Esta vez estuvimos casi completos a no ser que mi novio de toda la vida no pudo asistir ni mis sobrinos pero lo bueno es que pude pasar tiempo con mis hermanos. A todos nos encanta la fiesta, así que ya se imaginarán como son nuestras reuniones. Después de la cena mi hermana teniía planeada una súper fiesta en nuestro patio, contrató a un DJ y rentó salitas lounge. Bailamos toda la noche y terminamos hasta las 6 de la mañana.

Como mencioné en mi post anterior, busqué y busqué para encontrar un vestido que estuviera bonito y accesible pero no encontré ninguno que me gustara. Decidí buscar en Rent the Runway a ver si de casualidad encontraba algo y quede muy impresionada que todos los vestidos estaban hermosos y mejor aún, a precios de renta súper accesibles. Este vestido específicamente me costó $40 dólares por la renta de 4 días, normalmente es un vestido de $170. Si quieren saber más acerca de Rent the Runway y no leyeron mi blog post pasado, lo pueden leer aquí: A Runway Look for Free.

Lo que más me gusta de Rent the Runway es que tiene una gran variedad de vestidos para todo tipo de evento y ocasión, te ayudan a escoger, mencionan cada detalle de cada vestido y te mandan dos tallas para que tengas la seguridad de que el que escogiste es el indicado. Para la pedida de mi hermana escogí un vestido rosa asimétrico. La razón por la que lo escogí es por su silueta de un hombro, una tendencia que viene mucho y es excelente para el calor que hay en Ciudad Victoria. A parte de que el color rosa es perfecto para la temporada.

Combiné el vestido con unos tacones de satín color beige de H&M que tienen tiras en la parte de adelante y el tacón es de 4 pulgadas de altura; me sorprendió lo cómodo que estaban ya que me costaron $18 dólares solamente! Los pude traer puestos toda la noche así ya se pueden imaginan lo cómodos que estaban y era la primera vez que los usaba.

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19 Discussion to this post

  1. jin says:

    I’ve always been curious about the Rent the Runway brand! I’ve been tempted to use it, but judging from your post, it def looks like a winner to try out! Will look into it!

  2. Joanna says:

    Your dress is really beautiful and it’s so great that you were able to rent it. It does indeed save a lot of money renting and not buying dresses that you will wear at only one event.

  3. I love the dress! You look absolutely beautiful and it is such a nice idea to actually wear the dresses you think you would never be able to pull it off! Love your earrings though!

  4. I think you would wear what you would put on for a cocktail party. Nice and elegant. Look groomed and colorful. I love the outfits you all wore. Never considered renting dresses before until now.

  5. Sue Tanya McHorgh says:

    You dress looks amazing and you rented it? Love the idea of that. I have so many dresses i bought for a specific event and only wore it once and they’re just sitting in my closet. I wish i could have rented instead.

  6. I love the idea of renting dresses for special occasions. I don’t need nice dresses that often, so hate spending the money on something I may wear once. I love your selection. Very stylish

  7. I love that dress on you! It’s the perfect style and color for an engagement party!

  8. This dress is fabulous! I especially love the dusty rose color. It’s very flattering and would be perfect for so many events!

  9. kristal says:

    This dress is so nice and dress for event all throughout the year. I love the color it fits you well.

  10. Pammy says:

    The dress looks so stylish and elegant! You look gorgeous in every way!

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  11. Natalie says:

    Oh what a fab way for all your family to be together! I bet you had a lovely evening. The dress is gorgeous too, it really suits you!

  12. Ali Rost says:

    What a sweet tradition .. for the groom’s family to go to the bride’s house to ask for her hand. I love it, because she’s truly becoming part of their family as well. As for your dress, it’s stunning and you look just as beautiful as your sister. x

  13. Amy says:

    Sounds like a totally short but worthwhile 24 hours!

  14. I absolutely love using rent the runway! Especially for special occasions. My bridesmaids dresses were from them. They’re so convenient!

  15. Tara says:

    your dress is adorable. I adore the color and the cut. the one shoulder neckline is so appealing and the hem adds a bit of drama, so stylish!

  16. Via Bella says:

    That is a very cute dress. I like that it’s not completely va-va-voom so it has a lot of class to it.

  17. I recently attended a wedding and was one of the bridesmaid so the dress code was fixed, thank God! Deciding what to wear to a wedding or engagement is such a daunting task for a low maintained person like me. Thanks for the tips.

  18. Amy Dong says:

    I love the rose color on you. The diagonal cut of the dress is extremely flattering!

  19. Amy Phil says:

    You looks so pretty.This dress is so beautiful,love it!

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