I'll be attending a "black tie optional" fundraiser event again, and this time I plan to wear this TD dress that Angie featured for ? New Year's or Christmas this past year. She looked great, BTW!

I remain open to findng a new perfect long gown (or skirt) for the "dressy capsule," but since those events are few and far between, compared to less formal weddings and such, it's more practical to focus on cocktail length attire, so I got this in the spring to have on hand.

Shown with VanEli pumps and ? DVF clutch. The gold is the best option I own for a dressy evening bag that does not compete with the lace--I think--also have a solid black sort of sequined clutch. I've kept an eye out for other clutches for this dress but no big finds. I think if I were to add a clutch just for it, I might look for one that had a dressy but daytime feel, as I could wear the dress with nude hose and taupey-beige footwear.

I really don't have any jewelry that works--necklaces are hard with the necline and lace. A cuff might be nice, but with my narrow wrists, almost all cuffs are "hands" on me--fall uncomfortably way down and defeat purpose of arm candy. Unless I just wear my gold/silver/black watch.

Suggestions, options?

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