Shall we go ahead and acknowledge the upcoming calendar holiday (ahem, Valentine’s Day)? Knowing you pretty (and smart) ladies, you’ve probably already got a handful (or more) of handsome suitors just willing you to be their Valentines. As a matter of fact, they’re probably doodling your name as we speak. Whether or not you oblige one of these lucky gentlemen on their offer or opt to hit the town with your favorite gal pals instead, it’s never too early to start planning your outfit. Stick to traditional red, a splash of fuchsia, or spice things up with a playful pattern. These frocks are sure to get all kinds of hearts aflutter.
1. DKNY Cutout Stretch Ponte Dress, $295, 2. Lipsy Lace Panel Dress, $63.56, 3. Herve Leger Colorblock Lola Dress, $1,590, 4. Kimberly Taylor Diana Dress, $193, 5. Mc Q Alexander McQueen Racer Dress, $365, 6. Lucca Couture Cutout Ponte Dress, $29.99, 7. Diane von Furstenberg Tamika Colorblock Dress, $345, 8. Juicy Couture Printed Ruffle Neck Dress, $178, 9. Matthew Williamson Rainbow Satin and Crochet Appliqued Lace Dress, $2,675, 10. Parker Ruffle Side Dress, $198
Looking fine, Valentine.
image via Jen and Ink
Alright, so the chances of taking a swan dive into clear blue waters at this time of year are probably slim to none for most of us… but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the plunge this fall. Step away from the high dive and step over to your closet. A deep v neckline is one heck of a way to make an entrance into any holiday party. Just don’t forget your double sided tape!
1. For Love & Lemons Luna Dress, $120, 2. DVF Chastity Dress, $485, 3. Alice + Olivia Violet Sequined Halter Dress, $495, 4. Rachel Pally Alady Dress, $229, 5. Bec & Bridge Hutton Plunge Dress, $350, 6. Contrarian Paula Plunge Dress, $379, 7. Kimberly Taylor Susan Dress, $395, 8. Anni and Jade Ava Deep V-neck Sheath, $254, 9. Mark + James Deep V Sequin Dress, $440, 10. Tibi Petali Beading Dress, $605, 11. Free People Spun Daily Chord Pointelle Tunic, $198
Photo via Flickriver (Roxy)
We all have a go to LBD, but have you ever thought about swapping it out for a LND (little navy dress)? The ladies of the Navy (or the WAVES) certainly do look snazzy in the crisp color. Navy looks great with metallics, nudes, and grey and despite what you may think… Navy can even be paired with black (as shown in dress #9).
1. Boulee Illusion Stretch Sheath, $218, 2.American Eagle Party Dress, $49.50, 3.TIBI Beaded Shift Dress, $363, 4. bebe Ribbon Pleated Strapless Dress, $159, 5. For Love and Lemons Wicca Dress, $99, 6. Vava by Joy Han Gabrielle Mini, $63, 7. Alice + Olivia Sadie Beaded Dress, $596, 8. Contrarian Barbara Bibb Dress, $381, 9. Kimberly Taylor Marilyn Dress, $350, 10. Forever21 Scoop Cut Knit Dress, $12.90
It seems that red is the color of the season. Whether it be Emmy gowns or accessories, everyone is trying out this hot hue. If you don’t have a gala to go to and merely painting your nails crimson isn’t doing the trick, why not incorporate red into your everyday wardrobe? Now, my friends often laugh at me cause I never get rid of any of my clothes… but the joke’s on you this time, ladies. When I went home to visit my mom, I found these lovely red trousers just hanging out (literally) in the closet. See, what goes around comes around… or perhaps I was just ahead of my time. Anyway, red pants are a wonderful way to bring fall’s hottest color to your world. Now, I’ve seen some stylists suggest the safe route of pairing your pants with a neutral of just grey or black, but I think that’s kind of boring. I prefer to have a little fun with it. I mean, you’re already wearing red pants. (Plus, this is a great way to try out that whole colorblocking thing).
If you’re ready to try this look be sure to keep tone in mind. If the red is more orange red, opt for a warm tone. Might I suggest pink? If the red is a more blue red, go for a cool shade- perhaps purple. Use your head… or a color wheel and ground your look with black accessories.
1. Signature Tank, $125, 2. Express Ultimate Double Weave Columnist Pant, $79.90, 3. Hello Kitty Silicone Watch, $45, 4. Balenciaga Arena Classic Velo, $1,445, 5. Lanvin Asymmetrical Round Toe Pump, $975
Are you red-dy?
Established in 1964, Dan Tana’s is a true Los Angeles institution. Loved by locals and celebrities alike, on any given night you may bump into anyone from Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, or George Clooney… so you best bring your A-game.
Though it is considered a “steak house” this place reads old school Italian to me. There is nothing fancy shmancy or over the top here. The red vinyl booths and checkered table cloths give a cute and kitschy feel (though I doubt they put thought into it). You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. From spaghetti and meatballs to chicken parm, you will surely leave satisfied and stuffed.
9071 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
So, what to wear? What to wear?? Well, when in Rome…
Kimberly Taylor Chloe Top, $165
BCBG Snake Print Power Skirt, $88.80
Dolce Vita Victoria Sandals, $115.99
Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip Morning After Clutch, $295