Friday Frocks: In the Red

By |December 18th, 2015|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

red dress whydid kirsten smithNew York may be called the Big Apple, but when it comes to that shiny red skin, we’d prefer it be rotten.  New Yorkers tend to favor the LBD over the LRD because wearing color makes us nervous.  Regardless of New York’s aversion to any other shade of black than black, a red dress is a closet staple, especially around the holiday season.  Much like the “bend and snap,” an LRD works every time.  You may be saying, “But I don’t look good in red.”  Fortunately for your pretty little whining self, there are enough shades of red that at least one will complement your skin tone and hair color- from crimson to cranberry.  So take a step outside of your comfort zone during the party circuit this year and dare to draw some attention to yourself in any various shade of red.

red dresses holiday1. Zimmermann Sueded Bralette Dress, 2. Bec & Bridge Bon Bon Long Sleeve Dress, 3. Noam Hanoch Russo Mini Dress, 4. Nili Lotan Mock Neck Gown, 5. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Andrea Guipire Lace Dress, 6.Issa Haley Dress, 7. A.L.C. Aldridge Dress, 8. Halston Heritage Embellished One Shoulder Stretch Crepe Gown, 9. VERSACE Mini Dress, 10. Carmella Michelli Dress


Friday Frocks: Slip This On

By |February 27th, 2015|Beauty & Trends, Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

how to wear a nightgown dressI was once at a bar where a guy asked me if I wanted to slip into something more comfortable… like a coma.  Needless to say, that went over like a lead balloon.  In any case, if you are looking to look like Rosie (Huntington-Whiteley) on any given night of the week, then you’re going to need a slip that you can dress up to get down.  The best news is, you won’t need PJ’s for the sleepover you are sure to get an invitation to.

how to wear a slip

1.Fleur’t Eternal Love Lace Bust Gown, 2. La Perla Freesia Long Dress, 3. Flora Nikrooz Showstopper Nightgown, 4. Agent Provocateur Chi Chi Stretch Lace Slip, 5.  For Love & Lemons Forget Me Not Nightgown, 6. VPL Convexity Breaker Maxi, 7. Donna Karan Glamour Washed Silk Long Gown, 8. Carine Gilson Aurelia Printed Silk Satin Chemise, 9. Natori Boudoir Tank Gown, 10. La Perla Freesia Dress

Friday Frocks: Frocks for Flirts

By |February 13th, 2015|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

fall sweater dresses

Date or no date this Valentine’s Day, there’s no reason not to put on your flirtiest frock to paint the town red… or pink.  Nothing stops traffic quite like a little red dress, but if you’re not crazy about crimson, there are several shades of pink- pale to punchy- that will also do the trick turning heads.

valentines day dresses

1. Veronica Beard Cut Out Stretch Sheath Dress, 2. Moschino Cheap and Chic Croc Jacquard Stretch Jersey Mini Dress, 3. RED Valentino Stripe Hem Flare Dress, 4. Nina Ricci Lace Trimmed Silk Crepe Slip Dress, 5. Rachel Pally Britt Dress, 6. Alexander Wang Split Bodice Dress, 7. Karla Spetic Lorelei Cutout Silk Crepe de Chine Dress, 8. Christopher Kane Lace Trimmed Printed Stretch Crepe Dress, 9. 5th & Mercer Long Sleeve Dress, 10. Victoria Beckham Leather Trimmed Stretch Ponte Mini Dress




Friday Frocks: Tick Top You Don’t Stop

By |December 26th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

new years toastI both love and loathe New Years Eve.  I love it for the symbol of rebirth and chance to recreate yourself and your life, but more superficially, I also love it for the obvious reason: the chance to get completely decked out and dance the night away.  My qualms come in the form of the anticlimactic kisses, lack of cabs, and overcrowded clubs.  To be honest, the past two years I’ve spent December 31st with people who mean more to me than random drunk frat boys in cashmere vests over plaid button downs from J. Crew.  While my plans were less than star studded, that didn’t stop me from dressing up.  I typically shy away from anything too shiny, but these dresses have just enough shimmer to have you ringing in the New Year without being mistaken as the disco ball at that dirty nightclub.

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top: Ohne Titel Foiled Pleat Poly-Blend Dress, $550Jonathan Simkhai Cutout Metallic Jacquard Dress, $845Alice + Olivia Lilyanne Puff Skirt Silk Dress in Rose Gold, $697DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Night Goldie Embellished Crepe Dress, $585Elizabeth and James Nadia Dress, $395, middle: Parker Serena Silk Dress, $473,Needle & Thread Midnight Floral Sequined Crepe Mini Dress, $540BCBGMAXAZRIA Juliane Dress, $99Free People Midnight Dreamer Dress, $168Marc Jacobs Embellished Tulle Dress, $2.600, bottom: Milly Lena Dress, $390Grace Ava Organza Trim Metallic Dress, $435Lovers + Friends Courtney Dress, $160Maje Ketsia Sequined Mini Dress, $510Haute Hippie High Neck Sequin Dress, $695




Friday Frocks: Festive not Floozy

By |December 19th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

holiday red dressesNothing makes a statement like a red dress.  Just make sure the red dress you’re wearing is making the right statement.  You want your holiday frock to say “festive” not “floozy.”  No one wants to be the drunk girl falling out of her LRD (little red dress) post Santa-con Firieball shots complete with felt Santa hat.  Instead, embrace the colors or the season, bright crimson, deep green, and a touch of metallics to land yourself a spot right under the mistletoe.

best holiday dresses partytop: Elizabeth and James Magdalena Dress, $365,A.L.C. Dolls Rayon Blend Dress, $695Halston Heritage Stretch Jersey Gown, $495T by Alexander Wang Stretch Silk Twill Bandeau Dress, $425, middle: Temperley London Coco Cotton Blend Lace Dress, $750Flynn Skye Kennedy Maxi Dress, $165Alice + Olivia Fierra Dress, $198Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Cherub Stretch Jersey Dress, $430, bottom: Rosetta Getty Silk Satin Gown, $2,500J Brand + Simone Rocha Ruffled Denim Mini Dress, $590Veronica Beard Cut Out Stretch Sheath Dress, $595Mason by Michelle Mason Slip Maxi Dress, $494