Fashion Plates: The Perfect Outfit for RED O

The hottest ticket in town isn't at a red hot premiere or a roped-off club: It's a table inside the exclusive new restaurant RED O. Rick Bayless, the winner of Top Chef Masters, has just brought his delish Mexican menu to L.A. and the entire town is clamoring to get a reservation here for some of the most authentic and gorgeous food in town. If you happen to score a seat, make sure to order the Sweet Plantain Sopas, Mazatlan Blue Shrimp, and the Pastel de Tres Leches. And the new mixologist, Steven Calabro, is responsible for some of the yummiest drinks in town, so don't forget to try some of his outrageously yummy cocktails like The Scorpion (the best margarita ever with Serrano Chile syrup of an extra kick). And since we only want you worrying about whether or not you ordered enough food, we've even picked out the perfect outfit for you to wear to this super special meal, so you can focus on digging in!
Red O Restaurant, 8155 Melrose Avenue (at Crescent Heights Boulevard); 323-655-5009.
Snag the four perfect ingredients to score this outfit:
Essential #1: Patterned Dress—This Suno style is sexy and playful, plus we love the way this pretty print will spice up a first date or Friday night out.
Suno Fitted Bodice Blue Dress, $830, available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.
Essential #2: Ankle Boots—With socks or bare legs, these suede boots are a fall necessity and are far easier to walk in than stilettos, especially after a few shots of Patron at the Red O Tequila Bar.
Deena & Ozzy Suede Heel Boot, $58, available at Urban Outfitters, 7650 Melrose Avenue (Stanley Avenue); 323-653-3231.
Essential #3: Bright Blush and Lips—Snag one of the new Multi Tint shades from Nars. We love the way these go on to your lips or cheeks to add a pop of color without the trip to Cabo.
Multi Tint, $38, available at Sephora, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park East); 310-843-0123.
Essential #4: Studded Satchel—3.1 Phillip Lim has just come out with a gray version of his classic Edie studded bag, and we think it's the perfect neutral style for this outstanding Red O-approved outfit.
Edie Studded Bow Bag, $695, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim, 631 North Robertson Boulevard (at Beverly Boulevard); 310-358-1988.
Want to meet the city's hottest Mixologist? Just tell us in the comments what your favorite specialty cocktail is, and the answer that sounds most slurp-worthy will get a private session for two with Steven Calabro, RED O's expert drink dude.

More from Los Angeles