Going right along with my post from yesterday and my love for all things lovely, I was inspired to find some beautiful wedding dresses for the brides to be out there. I was amazed how many gorgeous dresses are available for under $1000! (Hopefully, my mother isn’t reading cause she’ll punch me for picking one for about ten times as much- sorry, mom!). If you aren’t aware, weddings are freaking expensive! The dress alone can exhaust your financial resources, so finding so many amazing options (seriously something for everyone) is a total relief. These dresses are all of the rack, so you have plenty of time to save up and then get alterations done. When you order designer dresses they take about six months to be made and then add time for alterations – not a whole lot of time to pinch pennies. I’m not gonna be shy, I’ve really outdone myself this time, behold 24 to die for dresses. You’re welcome!
Top (L to R): White House Black Market Katharine Gown, $348, Antik Batik Clea Silk Satin Gown, $720, Aidan Mattox Chiffon Evening Gown, $440 Bottom (L to R): BCBG MAXAZRIA Drape Bodice Knit Gown, $328, White House Black Market Grace Gown, $498, BCBG MAXAZRIA Mesh and Satin Gown, $548
Top (L to R): Tadashi Shoji Organza Bottom Silk Ball Gown, $840, ABS by Allen Schwartz Silk Strapless Rosette Gown, $550, Nika Tiered Strapless Evening Gown, $598, White House Black Market Audrey Gown, $698, Bottom (L to R): Aidan Mattox Strapless Metallic Print Ball Gown, $550, BCBG MAXAZRIA Tiered Strapless Gown, $798, White House Black Market Victoria Bridal Gown, $598, Tadashi Shoji Chiffon Applique One Shoulder Gown, $798
(L to R): Nicole Miller Double Face Satin V-neck Gown, $730, Betsy and Adam Pleated Halter Gown, $160, Notte by Marchesa One Shoulder Flower Gown, $935, BCBG MAX AZRIA Silk Halter Gown, $348
Top (L to R): Love, Yu Tulle Gown, $850, Badgley Mischka Strapless Tiered Flowy Gown, $750, Ann Taylor Fringe Gown, $550 Bottom (L to R): ABS by Allen Schwartz Silk Strapless Rosette Gown, $410, Ann Taylor Rose Petal Gown, $750, Love, Yu Tiered Strapless Gown, $750
It’s that time of year again. You know what I’m talking about. Company Christmas party time. Oh boy… I wonder if these are just orchestrated in order to cut overhead by reducing manpower in the new year. Some of the insane behavior that occurs during these parties is just shameful. Last year, the illustrious TJ Kelly (Why In Gay Hell?) gave some pointers on proper holiday behavior and I get a feeling it may be important to revisit some of these points as well as discuss proper attire.
A few key pointers:
- Do not get hammered. I know the booze is free and you had a hell of a day crunching the numbers for next month’s budget, but tonight is not the night. Limit your cocktail intake to two.
- Holiday parties are also not the time to reveal the crush you’ve had on Sally from accounting either. Just because the atmosphere is relaxed for the evening, doesn’t mean it will be when you awake tomorrow.
- Going along with the previous pointer, this is also not the time to act on (read: hook up) with said crush. This has disaster written all over it.
- I have always been a firm believer in keeping your professional life and social life somewhat separate. Certain things are just not meant to mix. You don’t need to be an ice cold, antisocial bitch, but there is also no need to fill everyone in on each detail of your failing relationship. Don’t forget, your boss is still your boss.
Now onto “what to wear.” They may suggest that the attire is more “casual” but that doesn’t mean “look like a slob.” On the same note, there is no reason to over do it. Most importantly, do not over “sexify” yourself. Wear something you’d feel comfortable wearing to a normal day in the office but add at touch of holiday spirit with sequins, velvet, plaid, or color.
Adam Sequined Bamboo and Cashmere Blend Cardigan, $395
Talbots Ruffle Plaid Blouse, $59.99
White House Black Market Slim Satin Pant, $98
Kate Spade New York Giada Glitter Dot Shoes, $350
Have fun, relax, and make sure you have a job on Monday.
This may be one of my favorite Friday Frocks to date. I have a personal obsession with all things ballet related seeing as I was two pom-poms away from trading in college career for a blistered toed career of ballet (there’s a reason I love Center Stage). Needless to say, I can’t wait to see this movie (I’m aware it’s no Nutcracker). So if you are looking to channel your inner inner prima ballerina, try on these frilly frocks. I don’t recommend losing the 20+ pounds that Mila and Natalie lost for the film, but slipping into something dainty will certainly have you feeling like doing pirouettes in your Loubous.
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Taffeta and Tulle Gown, $3,017
J. Mendel Embellished Georgette Gown, $1,918
BCBG MAXAZRIA Ruffle Tulle One Shoulder Dress, $398
Sandro Rancon Silk and Tulle Dress, $395
Elizabeth and James Soma Ruched Dress, $267
White House Black Market Grey Tulle Soiree Dress, $188
BCBG MAXAZRIA Tutu Tank Dress, $168
ModCloth 4 Score and 7 Tiers Ago Dress, $53.99
Sound and Matter Sandy Holiday Dress, $25