hi everyone! i'm sorry my posts were so scant while i was away. i hope you entered the giveaway though! yesterday's petite fashion challenge was so fun! it was a great idea to try to get an entire outfit compiled for less than $100. everyone's entries were fantastic (check out the list of PFC bloggers here)
tonight i'm going to a client dinner/event right after work. i often am not organized enough (aka i'm too lazy *coughs*) to suit up for work and bring another dinner outfit. this is why i'm such a big fan of dresses. the right one can take you from day to night seamlessly.
what i look for:
1. a great cut - a dress doesn't need to be expensive. if it is cut well, and fits properly, that is all that matters. a nicely tailored dress with great lines translates to a professional and sophisticated look no matter what the occasion is.
2. material - the material of the dress has to be sturdy enough to withstand a day sitting at the office and then moving forward to another 3 to 5 hour event. you don't want to look like a wrinkeld mess upon arriving at the evening event. so any rayon/linen material is a no go. i look for good silks, or cotton/silk blends. suiting (wool blend) material holds up well too.
3. room - so this is the too much information section. TMI! TMI!! i don't wear form fitting dresses if i am going from day to night. you don't know if stress-induced or unfortunate lunch choice-induced bloating will happen. a form fitting dress, while sessy and normally perfect for a night out, can also be potentially constricting and uncomfortable. i look for dresses that are forgiving around the waist for this.
outfit for day:
outfit for night:
an easy way of going from day to night is to sparkle it up with jewelry! the lemon teardrop necklace i'm wearing is lightweight too - but just enough colour. a big thank you to t+j designs!
here; dress: nanette lepore, here; brooch: chanel; necklace c/o t+j designs, here; shoes, christian louboutin nude patent yoyo; bracelets: gold bangles and jeweled gold/gray bracelet: t+j designs, here and here, aldo accessories for the remainer)