What to BUY FOR ... The Bacchanalian

by Amanda Bedgood

What to BUY FOR ... a wine extravaganza is on the tasting menu today. The Fifth Annual Bacchanalian to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters is slated for June 20 and we have just what you can wear with demure but sexy picks perfect for a refined evening of revelry.

At Shoe La La the retro shape of this lace trimmed dress in black and white is a timeless look that will go far beyond this summer and can be worn year after year. Pair with simple pearls and a pointy toe heel for a look that's put together head to toe.

For the gal that likes an edgy vibe come cocktail time there's nothing quite like a For Love and Lemons dress. This blue confection with sheer overlay and some serious vavavoom from Hemline is a show stopper that will keep them talking long after the last sip.

The Bacchanalian

June 20

7 p.m.

Petroleum Club

The benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana is an exclusive wine-tasting competition . To get involved host two three-person teams (six individuals including yourself) at $225 a team. Each team brings three identical bottles of wine to the event. Two bottles will be bagged, assigned a number at random and set out for tasting.

The team that brings the top favorite wine will take home everyone's third unopened bottle of wine. And the team that brings the least favorite will take home their unopened bottle.

(Individuals may also purchase tickets for $75 each.) To register or for more information go to