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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cocktails anyone? LBD Round-Up

One's social calender becomes quite busy around this jolly time of the year. Was wardrobe planning for a cocktail party and stumbled across some exceptional little black dresses. I think this a great season to update your LBD collection. When party hopping or unsure about the attire, the LBD is always fly, always classy, and always appropriate. Give jewelry and shoe choices ample consideration as they are great ways of changing the look of a particular dress.
I contemplated not posting this "Catwalk Dress" from White House-Black Market because the propability that I'll be in it some time soon is high. Nevertheless I was feeling generous. This dress is perfect for a cocktail party of any sort. I love the dip at the cleavage, the origami wrap at the waiste, and the brocade print. These details make this dress look worth much more than $148. On the right woman, this demure dress will get a lot of attention! Perfect for women with fuller hips and a smaller bust. Purchase at

I love the sophistication of this piece. It is simple, elegant, and modest yet still very alluring. The sleeves and high kneck (with pearl details) give it a nice retro 60's feel. Great with these Brian Atwoods I stumbled upon at Saks. Retails for $260 (a steal!) at

Ahhh.... the Nicole Miller cocktail dress is a classic. And for you fly divas that can give Beyonce and J Lo a run for their money (and I surely can), her classic rouched dress will fit your curves like a dream. All eyes will be on you. She releases different versions of the design each season, most of which she doesn't repeat, and if you can pull it off this is a great investment piece. I'm working on my fourth! This sexy tuxedo version of it retails for $385 at

More understated, this Tadashi Dress is nothing short of a knock-out. The way the top wraps at the waiste accentuates the middle (the smallest part of the body) and the top of the garmet shows of the cleavage, neck, and shoulders... the most beautiful region of the body. Yeah, this needs fly shoes with a lot of personality. Retails for $408 at

What a dress!! This Marc Jacobs Mini Dress has holiday written all over it because let's be real, it's the only time you can really get a way with the extravagant design. Will show off an amazing pair of legs (and fabulous shoes). Not for the timid. Retails for $548 at

And the icing on the cake is this sequin dress by Marc Bouwer at Saks fo $548. This dress is fly on top of fly and only for the woman that relishes in attention and wants to be the fiercest woman at the party (hey, it's a worth while goal). And this criss-cross back just says "Watch me as I walk away!" Consider this one for New Years as well. Would be FABOLAH with some Loboutins!!!

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