Cocktail Hour

Fashion week has come to an end! Thanks SO much to everyone that came out to the show last night! It was the best one yet! So awesome! Pictures will be up soon!! ;) For those of you that couldn't make it, missed out! Ha ha ha! Now you have to wait till Spring to see the next one! I'm sure it will top this one!

But now it's Friday! Mostly everyone's favorite day of the week! This weekend is especially my fave because it's my birthday weekend!!! Woo hoo!!! My birthday is Monday the 14th but me and my man are heading out on the town tonight to celebrate! Ha ha ha. Actually I don't really know what we're doing. Reservations at Houston's (now Hillstone) are at 7pm then who knows but that's my favorite place ever so I'd be happy with just that!!!

Anyways what are your weekend plans? Heading downtown for a night at Ember, or Colonial Town for a girl's night at Amura? No matter what your plans are it's almost 5 o'clock and cocktail hour is fast approaching! So put on that cocktail dress that hugs you in all the right places and take on the town!

Photography by Marisol

Photography by Marisol

Photography by Marisol

Photography by Marisol

For a fabulous and effortless look try one of these dresses! A strapless drape dress is a perfect choice no matter your body type. The drapery hides and camouflages hips and the tummy area for a more slender appearance. A strapless dress works for just about anyone. It draws attention up to the face and gives a sexy, confidence. Take along a blazer for the chilly night weather if you plan on being outside for a length of time.

Just remember to consider your body type! Flatter your figure and bring out your best! Pick out your body type and then see which styles are the most flattering.

Here are the different body types (as defined from Wikipedia) -
Apple (triangle downward) -
Apple shaped women have broad(er) shoulders compared to their (narrower) hips. Apple shaped women tend to have slim legs/thighs.
 Try : Focus on the positive - arms, legs and bust. Try something with ruching, knotting, or pleating on the top to distract from the tummy area. Dresses or skirts should hit right above the knee. Try a dress with a dark bottom and lighter top in order to draw attention from the waistline.
Banana or straight (rectangular) -
The waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than the hips or bust measurement. Have a ruler or straight shape. 

Try : Try a dress with a jeweled belt or some kind of sparkle in order to cinch the waist and add definition. Define your waistline and avoid tube dresses and boxy jackets.

Pear or spoon or bell (triangle upward) -
The hip measurement is greater than the bust measurement. The women of this body type tend to have a (relatively) larger rear, robust thighs, and a small(er) bosom.
Try : An a-line skirt or or empire waistline to de-emphasize the lower half of your body. Anything with shoulder pads with balance your body shape. Try a two-toned dress with the lighter or brighter color above the waist and the darker tone below the waist.

Hourglass shape. (triangles opposing, facing in) -
The hip and bust are almost of equal size with a narrow waist. This body type enlarges the arms, chest, hips, and rear before other parts, such as the waist and upper abdomen.
Try : Toss the tight clothes, go for a looser, smoother fit and monotone colors. Glam it up with accessories. Draw attention away from your bust and hips by accessorizing with jewelry high on the neckline.

When you're dressed to kill you can take on the world!

Love, Dani