Dressing for a Rehearsal Dinner in Santa Fe

Hi guys! Happy hump day!

It's hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago that we were in Santa Fe for my cousin's wedding. I'm still having vacation withdrawals from my time there.  So, to help remedy that, let's go back to one of my favorite evenings there (other than the wedding of course): the rehearsal dinner.

The rehearsal dinner was held at the beautiful, historic Hotel Saint Francis located right off the famous Santa Fe Plaza. With Spanish Colonial details at every turn, it was difficult not to take a million pictures.

Gorgeous seating area off the lobby. I'm having major living room envy.

Gorgeous seating area off the lobby. I'm having major living room envy.

The perfect gallery wall, Santa Fe-style.

The perfect gallery wall, Santa Fe-style.

The dining room, where the rehearsal dinner was held.

The dining room, where the rehearsal dinner was held.

Me and my main squeeze

Me and my main squeeze

This handsome fellow rocking the Coral Plaid Necktie.

This handsome fellow rocking the Coral Plaid Necktie.

For the rehearsal dinner, I chose the beautiful Coral Plaid Necktie for several reasons: it was a perfect bit of formality for the event, it paired well with denim, and the plaid pattern kept things from being too serious. All in all, it was a great choice- it is extremely versatile, with the easy ability to dress it up or down. I paired it with a linen blazer (to dress things up), a pair of Adam's favorite selvedge denim, a chambray button-down, and cognac-colored leather oxfords. And, of course, no necktie-look is truly complete without the finishing touch of a vintage tie bar (this one is ours, but you can find a great selection of vintage tie bars here).

So what do you guys think? Have I inspired you to run out and "get the look?" If not, you can always keep this look in your back pocket for your next rehearsal dinner or evening affair. 

xo,

Aubrey (thedandyliar)

From top left: 1. Structured Blue Shirt, Zara // 2. To The Point Tiebar, Kathrine Zeren // 3. Crosby Sports Coat, J.Crew // 4. Leather Gros-Grain Laceups, Zara // 5. Skinny Fit Jeans, Gap Denim // 6. Stitched-Edge Belt, J.Crew // 7. Coral Plaid Tie, Kathrine Zeren

From top left: 1. Structured Blue Shirt, Zara // 2. To The Point Tiebar, Kathrine Zeren // 3. Crosby Sports Coat, J.Crew // 4. Leather Gros-Grain Laceups, Zara // 5. Skinny Fit Jeans, Gap Denim // 6. Stitched-Edge Belt, J.Crew // 7. Coral Plaid Tie, Kathrine Zeren