It’s that time of year again. It’s always some time of year again though. Anyway, the time of year I’m talking about is Halloween. And while some of you may be crotch deep in slutty costumes, some of us are a little tired of plopping down 50 bucks for a pre-packaged costume the size of a dinner napkin from Ricky’s only to exile said costume to the far corners of our closets the day after fright night. Luckily, there are quite a few frocks that can do double duty. Not only are they spot on for Fall, they’d also make for very good witchy, vampy costumes with the right makeup and props. Now to be clear, vampires just really aren’t my thing, but I’m not here to judge. I’m in front of my TV every Monday night for Gossip Girl… so…
Anyway, wearing a black lace or deep red velvet frock with some snagged stockings, smokey eyes, and maroon lips would make for a very sultry, very sexy (not slutty) Halloween costume. Pop some vampire teeth and fake blood in your clutch for added effect and you’ll be utterly bewitching.
Everyone knows you can’t go wrong with an LBD (Little Black Dress… duh), but even I know that sometimes black can get a little boring. Crisis averted, people. By adding a little drama to your LBD you may add some extra drama (the good kind) to you life.
So, it is now December. I can hardly believe it. This year has flown by!
Anyway, this means that you are starting (or if you’re an overachiever, have already started/finished) planning for your New Year’s Eve soiree. Obviously, my favorite part of any holiday, or party, or basically any occassion to dress up, is getting totally decked out. So whether you’ll be in NYC, South Beach, or jet-setting off to St. Bart’s, I’ve come up with some festive dress ideas for your very special evening. Careful with the champagne…
NEW YORK CITY
Oh, New York. I have spent a few New Year’s here, myself. While New Yorkers tend to be elegantly understated, it is still fun to sparkle and stand out. (Trust me, I was once the only one in the room in a cocktail dress, loved it). Go with a little bit of subtle glam and comfortable (but still cute) shoes because after all, this is the city that never sleeps!