AA Sexuali-Tank, F21 mesh bra, A|X double-wrap belt, Frye boots
Me, Fiance, Clouds of Tulle, and her bf Mike wanted to try out this new restaurant/bar by our house. I wore this. Fiance wore shorts and his brand new black velcro Sperry Topsiders from Gilt.
We arrived at said restaurant/bar and handed our IDs to the man at the front.
"I'm sorry guys, I can't let you in wearing that."
"Wearing what?" Fiance asked.
"That," he said, gesturing at the shorts. "With those," he continued, pointing to the shoes.
Defeated, we left the establishment. Fiance, now on a mission, wanted to go home to change and then come back. Since our house was only a couple minutes away, we headed back home for a wardrobe change.
Now adorned with Levi's Capital E jeans and white Gucci loafers, we made our second attempt.
"Aw, guys. I can't let you in wearing that. Sorry, I should have told you last time."
"You gotta be wearing a collared shirt," he said pointing at Clouds-of-Tulle's boyfriend.
"He's wearing a tshirt," I said, pointing at a guy I could see enjoying a drink inside.
"Yeah, but he's been in here since happy hour. Dress code is different."
FOR GOD'S SAKE.
Mike was wearing a striped vneck shirt layered over another shirt with a studded belt and True Religion jeans. In other words, he was wearing a legitimately styled OUTFIT. It was by no means "too casual" or "messy."
Granted, the bouncer was quite polite and truly seemed apologetic, but seriously? SERIOUSLY? What makes a collared shirt from Express Men (or somewhere equally unoriginal) a more acceptable shirt to wear? Is a collared shirt necessarily more dressy than a non-collared shirt? No. Is a collared shirt necessarily more stylish than a non-collared shirt? No.
Cursing Houston and its fashion-lameness, we went back home and made drinks in the kitchen.
On another matter-
Phi #1: AA Sexuali-Tank and leggings, F21 belt and necklace
Phi#2: F21 tank and skirt, AA shiny cross-back bra
Me, my sister, and a paper beagle head at my sister's house in Austin. My sister had her graduation ceremony this past Saturday and we drove up to celebrate. You can wear a tshirt in Austin.