Fashion Friday: Dinner Anyone?

Next Thursday the US celebrates Thanksgiving. I used to cook a massive dinner for my husband, his parents, and myself. I always ended up stressed out and exhausted with far too many leftovers after the fact. We do things differently now. Hubby and I actually go out for Thanksgiving and I cook part of a communal meal with his extended family that takes place several weeks later.

I'll talk about the "Thanks-mas" gathering soon. Today I'm going to enjoy a fancy dinner with my husband.

Yup, this outfit is "to-the-nines" - but Thanksgiving only happens once every year. The centerpiece is actually a back portrait collared vintage Scaasi wrap cocktail dress. Wrap it up in a white Biba Marabou feather stole. Carry a black quilted shoulder clutch like this vintage Chanel and strap on the TECO T-Strap shoes with gold leather paillard detailing. The bling's the thing in this outfit of neutrals that makes it pop. The gem cabochon necklace from Talbot's is less than $100. The bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane is triple that but there are many costume alternatives available. The drop stone earrings are clip ons by Oscar De La Renta - too pricey for me at $263 but reasonable for ODLR's.

It's a special occasion and, for once, you should look richer than the meal you're about to feast upon.

I'm very, very thankful that you're following my blog and I wish you and yours a happy turkey day!

Spashionistas Wanted

The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!

Fashion Friday: Desperately Seeking Audrey

This week I wanted to do something fun and flirty yet chic and timeless. The idea came to me as I was watching "Desperately Seeking Susan" one day and "Breakfast At Tiffany's" several days later. It struck me how fashion forward and iconic both Madonna and Audrey Hepburn were for their respective generations. I decided to use some of the fun elements of the 80's, the Pink Wayfarers, the Malene Birger Cirkella Bangles, the Kenneth Jay Lane Multi-Shape Pink and Orange Dangle Earrings, and a Brahmin Marilyn Polka Dot Back Pack as an homage to Madonna. To marry this with Hepburn's classic sense of style I chose a White Forever New Sophia Polka Dot Dress, Oroton Pink Bowed Ballet Flats, and a Bow-Accent Striped Visor Hat. To complete the look we have my favorite Black with White Polka Dot Crutches from Coolcrutches.com.

Susan Go-Lightly? Maybe not, but close enough for me to wear without feeling like I'm stuck in my youth or doomed to middle-aged frump.

Spashionistas Wanted

The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!