Friday Frocks: Witchy Woman

By |October 21st, 2011|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

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.

1. Camilla and Marc Courtesy Frock, $492, 2. Plastic Island Gatsby Lace Dress, $180, 3. Rebecca Minkoff Frida Lace Dress, $428, 4. The Battalion Marion Lace Maxi, $99, 5. Insight Rouched and Ready Dress, $66, 6. Free People Floral Lace Fit and Flare Dress, $128, 7. One Teaspoon Sweet Lace Mini Dress, $108,8. Theyskens’ Theory Knock Yara Sweater Dress, $395, 9. Forever 21 Lace Peplum Dress, $19.84, 10. Free People Bell Sleeve Lace Trim Tunic, $183.33

The best part about a freaky frock?   If you happened to have a slumber party with your very own Edward Cullen, you simply must wash your face to make the walk of shame home at the break of dawn.




Friday Frocks: Back in Black

By |October 1st, 2010|Friday Frocks|

acdc6Everyone 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.

TBAX-WD16_V1The Batallion Van Lattice Bell Sleeve Dress, $158

Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 9.12.53 PMTorn by Ronny Kobo Joanna Cut Out Dress, $198

barlw2003812867_p1_v1_m56577569832045076_254x500Barlow Lace Up Mini Dress, $250


Insight The NYC Dress, $60

dsqur2010412867_p1_v1_m56577569832049024_254x500DSquared2 Spinal Cord Dress, $1275

Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 9.06.35 PMDonna Mizani Boat Neck Lace Dress, $210

DART-WD5_V1Dar-Ti Spiral Dress, $369

Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 9.20.12 PMDolce Vita Connie Dress $363

1118424_fpx.tifElizabeth and James Criss Cross Back Dress, $295

haute2047812867_p1_v1_m56577569832033535_254x500Haute Hippie Long Sleeve Gown, $995



Why Did You Wear That: See Ya Later, 2008!

By |December 6th, 2008|Why Did You Wear That?|

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…


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!

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, $324. Available at www.shopbop.com

Insight, Field of Diamonds dress, $90. Available at www.urbanoutfitters.com