Thursday, December 17, 2009

That's a Wrap

Invented by Diane Von Furstenberg in 1976, the iconic wrap dress is one of the most essential pieces in a woman's wardrobe.  The appeal of the wrap dress is the transforming ability to flatter every figure and work for every age.  It's not an of-the-moment silhouette, but just like a true lady, it remains a classic.

The dress effortlessly creates a custom-sized waist, defines a bust, and offers a swirly-twirl at the end--all of this is done without a single button, zipper or clasp.  It's feminine without being too "girly" and can be worn in basic black or a jazzed up leopard print.  Look for matte jersey which can be worn year-round, but silk, cotton or any other classic material works just as well.  The wrap dress looks killer with a tall pump or a short bootie.  Accessorize according to your mood, but the dress itself is the headliner.  The concept of the wrap is also applied to tops and coats.  It's one of the smartest inventions ever.

Every stylish gal should own one.  And that's a Wrap.

stylingstage suggests:

Diane Von Furstenberg Rizer Wrap Dress: Nordstrom

Mirror Dash Wrap Dress: Urban Outfitters

Tie-Front Wrap Dress: Old Navy

Lily Print Wrap Dress: Nordstrom

French Connection Wrap Dress:

Flutter Sleeve Wrap Dress:

BCBG Kimono Faux Wrap Dress: Dillards

Lynn Ritchie Graphic Faux Wrap Dress: Bloomingdales

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ho! Ho! Holiday Deals!

The holidays are here! This means dinner parties, cookie swaps, company events and everything in between. What's a grown-up gal to wear? Here are some fun ideas:

Frill is fab.  The best way to show it is via the sacred shoe. Hello, beautiful:

Nine West.

Little numbers can take you anywhere...and I mean it:


Listen to your momma.  Every lady should properly ice the cake:

Banana Republic

Have great arms? Knock ‘em dead with these one-two punches:

Arden B.


Red is the finishing touch. Just ask Rudolph:

OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red.

NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red

Enjoy getting decked out! It's the holidays for goodness sake, not your junior prom.