Friday Frocks: Hot Under the Collar

By |December 27th, 2013|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

collared dresses peter pan saint laurentOne of the most noteworthy numbers sent down this Fall ’13’s runways was the plaid Peter Pan collared frock from Saint Laurent.  Encapsulating just enough of the 90’s grunge while maintaining the sweetness of a babydoll silhouette, this dress becomes a classic contradiction.  Valentino and Louis Vuitton also sent very similar styles down the catwalk.  A perfect day to night dress that will transition effortlessly from cubicle to club by trading in flat boots for spiky Mary-Janes or strappy pumps, letting your hair loose and cranking up the smokey eye.  A perfect perfect mixture of sugar and spice- ain’t that nice?

dress with collar1. Alice + Olivia Courtnee Combo  Cuff Dress, 2. RED Valentino Polka Dot Peter Pan Collar Dress, 3. Sea Combo Silk Dress, 4. Victoria Beckham Peter Pan Collar Ottoman Mini Dress, 5. Cooperative Contrast Collar Babydoll Dress, 6.Motel Narla Cross-Back Dress, 7. Maje Eponyme Chiffon Paneled Stretch Jersey Mini Dress, 8. Charles Henry Collared Colorblock Dress, 9. One & Only x Urban Renewal Collared Babydoll Dress, 10. Elkin Noon Dress



Friday Frocks: 2013- Fun While It Lasted

By |December 20th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

nye partyThe hardest decision you will be forced to make in 2013 is probably what to wear while bidding it adieu.  Oh?  You spent 2013 choosing a graduate school, getting engaged, and curing cancer?  Well, the last eleven months have been slightly less impressive for me.  I still have two halfway written novels collecting dust, a never ending to-do list, and a closet that’s needed to be cleaned out since 2011.  We’ll chock this one up to reacclimating to the East Coast.  Writing this post has actually just sent me into a miniature shame spiral much like when Facebook keeps asking if I’d like to see my year in review.  No.  Absolutely not.  I lived it.  No need to do it again.

But back to what really matters in the grand scheme of life and what will be posted all over your Facebook timeline come January 1st… your party dress!  While some still feel that the last night of the year is the best and most appropriate time to wear a dress strictly constructed of sequins, others feel the onslaught of nausea and would prefer the “anti-sparkle dress.”   I straddle the middle, but am more likely to wear sequins to Duane Reade on a random Tuesday to buy toilet paper than for a specific occasion that calls for them.  That said, there is a happy ending in all of this and its name is metallics.  I think a metallic frock is a much more modern take on shine than the oh so standard sequins.  So, look for something laced with lurex or punched up with patent to get the look sans gagging.

Hm… now that I’ve taken all the trouble out of finding something to wear, now you’ve got an even harder decision?  Who will you plant those luscious lips on at the stroke of midnight?

metallic gatsby dresses nye

1. Jonathan Simkhai Colorblock Boucle Dress, 2. Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville Laser Cut Patent Leather Dress, 3. Oh My Love Metallic Surplice Dress, 4. Opening Ceremony Hope Deep V Dress, 5. Roland Mouret Malha Lamé TTD, 6. KNT by Kova & T Backless Metallic Halter Dress, 7.Milly Laminated Flare Dress, 8. Sass & Bide Here & Now Beaded Silk Minidress, 9. Free People Golden Chalice Maxi Dress, 10. Motel Cherry Pie Metallic Mesh Top Dress

On to the next.



Friday Frocks: Good LRD (Little Red Dress)

By |December 13th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

valentino redSince most people wouldn’t consider black and white really “colors” per se, I guess I would venture to call red my favorite color- along with ballet pink and sometimes a frosty violet.  That said, there is no better time of year to slip into a crimson creation and strut your stuff all over town… or at least every holiday party where your ex and his new (definitely not as cute or sophisticated as you) arm candy may potentially be this season.  We’ve all (hopefully) secured a LBD and perhaps even LWD, but now it’s time to kick things up a notch in a LRD.  From fire engine red to oxblood to shades of tomato, there is sure to be a LRD that will suit everyone whether porcelain blonde or exotic brunette.  Take your pick.

red dresses1. Tibi Serpentine Wrap Effect Satin Gown, 2. Forever 21 Bold Moves Bodycon Dress, 3. Bec & Bridge Reversible Rib V Dress, 4. For Love & Lemons Velvet Anna Dress, 5. Rag & Bone Geneva Dress, 6. Miu Miu Open-back Cady Dress, 7. Forever 21 Daring Cutout Bodycon Dress, 8. Mason by Michelle Mason Leather & Lace Shift Dress, 9. Alice + Olivia Runie Leather Trimmed Crepe Maxi Dress, 10. Motel Venus Cold Shoulder Bodycon Dress

Is grey a color?




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Friday Frocks: Last Dance, Last Chance

By |June 7th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

Who doesn’t love the arrival of a bachelorette party?  Half drunk, half dressed, fully armed with embarrassing phallic props.  But let’s suppose for just a moment that you’re like me and the sheer thought of a blowup penis and clip on veil makes you want to call the whole thing off.  It is your duty as a woman on death row to look like a complete and utter hussy on your last night of singledom.  Pretty soon you’ll have to shun the stares of strangers and you’re gonna miss the way that feels, unless, of course, you enjoy watching your husband participate in bar brawls… I actually love the idea of the bride wearing an all white frock, but if you’d like to be less conspicuous or if you’re simply along for the ride, here are a few frock options that are guaranteed to get heads turning– penis whistle or not.

girls night out1. Forever 21 Scuba Knit Cutout Dress, 2. ONE by Kitty Grace Obelisks Dress, 3. Olcay Gulsen Cross Back Tank Dress, 4. Forever 21 Static Cutout Bodycon Dress, 5. Bec & Bridge Reversile Rib V Dress, 6. MINKPINK Fonda Mini Dress, 7. Elizabeth and James Cassandra Dress, 8. Lovers & Friends Get It Floral Lace Dress, 9. Blue Life Short BB Dress, 10. Motel Haily Side Cutout Bodycon Dress

Mazel tov.



Friday Frocks: Frock Optional

By |June 8th, 2012|Friday Frocks|

baby rompersThis shouldn’t be news to you, but I love rompers.  If there’s a romper on the rack, most likely it’s going to end up in my closet.  Sure they’re really annoying when you have to use the ladies’ room and not the best choice when going in for a Brazilian, but they are one step dressing (Why do you think babies like them so much?).  Which leads me to my point… Frocks have been getting all the attention.  Rompers are all like, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.”  Well, fact is, rompers are my Marcia.  And this week, they will be yours as well.

rompers1. findersKEEPERS Let It Rain Playsuit, $143, 2. Free People Printed Romper, $88, 3. Motel Janet Romper, $90, 4. Equipment Earl Floral Print Washed Silk Playsuit, $280, 5. Forever 21 Crisscross Romper, $13.50, 6. Forever 21 Floral Surplice Back Romper, $19.80, 7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Light Hearted Button Front Romper, $186, 8. Motel Silky Suplice Jet Romper, $90, 9. Washborn Striped Romper, $88, 10. Anna Sui Heart Print Cotton/Silk Blend Playsuit, $400