I feel so strongly about the importance of playing dress-up at every age. I was very lucky to have a group of childhood friends that played dress-up in my grandmother’s gowns until we were at least fifteen years old. Now that I’ve transitioned to grown-up status, I still look for ways to be glamorous whenever possible. While sophistication and taste are paramount, you should never ignore a reason to get dressed up. Even if you are the dressiest person in the room, don’t dress down to make other people feel comfortable. Be the best version of yourself for the particular event – it just feels good!
This weekend, I was summoned to be a fashion consultant for my friend Jayme, who is to be the MOH for a wedding in Las Vegas. She had no color or style constraints from the bride, leaving us lots of room for trials and exploration. We shopped for a few hours at traditional stores before ending up at Rent the Runway at Henri Bendel. So many options! We narrowed the themes to “long” and “glamorous.” Its relatively impossible to be over the top at a Vegas wedding, right?
Our stylist, Mink, at RTR was absolutely lovely. She saw me patting several dresses while Jayme was busy, so offered to set up me up with my own fitting room. I tried on the most fanciful dresses I could find, and had so much fun. See evidence below!
Here’s a super-post of a few of my Miami outfits (and today’s outfit for chilly NYC).
I decided to take a quick flight down to Miami to visit a dear friend while I have some time away from work. The sunshine and the happy faces of my friend and her children were exactly what I needed!
Old friends might be the 8th wonder of the world. No conversation needs rehearsal or prolonged background information; you simply understand one another. It is so remarkable and refreshing that you can step into a room with one and instantly connect on topics old and new.
Photo 1: You can’t really see the long maxi dress I am wearing, so I”ll focus on makeup. Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette #1. Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lipstick in Sweetheart Valentine. Face: Dolce & Gabbana matte foundation, Nars blush. Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow.
The next day, heading to the beach. Pants: Gap. Shirt and hat: Nordstrom. Sunnies: Kate Spade. SPF: Neutrogena (body) and Elta MD (face).
And today’s outfit, while I visited another friend in the cold reality of midtown NYC (comfy and suitable for 30 degrees!): Sweater: Stella McCartney. Necklace: Ann Taylor (similar). Bandeau: Aerie. Phone case: Henri Bendel