Heels: Gianvito Rossi
Hair: Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza @ Envy Beauty Studio, Long Beach, CA
Makeup: Cynthia Jensen @ Envy Beauty Studio, Long Beach, CA
Photography: Franz Swantko
Happy Wednesday to you all! Hope everyone is feeling good this week :) Have you ever had to attend a special event where you had to make a good impression? A date, a wedding, or a work event?
There are some color combinations that always work. When in doubt, black and white are my favorite go to colors to pair together when I need to keep it classy and feel confident. What color combinations make you feel classy and confident? Pearls and a black dress are always a great way to leave a classy first impression. This black cocktail dress by Rachel Zoe is of super high quality and fits like a glove. Since I am petite, fit is something I always look for when I choose clothing. What is really nice about this particular dress, is all of the detailed folds on the waist, top and sleeve areas. This dress if definitely not just another boring little black dress. These little details add so much interest and really make it stand out. It also reminds me of the Art Deco architecture from the 1920's and 30's with the clean lines and folds on this outfit. I love that era, so as soon as I put it on I knew it was the dress for me! This lbd dress is so versatile, I could see wearing it to many types of events because it has a cap sleeve. I also think that cap sleeves make a dress more versatile because you can dress it up or down.
These gorgeous authentic pearls are from the Eclectique boutique in Long Beach. I wandered in there one day and met the owners and they are super sweet :) When I saw these, I felt that these pearls would match well with the classy look of this black dress. If you are in the Long Beach area, please stop by and check out their lovely store and say, "hello".
Most people wear black shoes and a black dress together, but I thought it would be a nice change to wear these white stilettos from Gianvito Rossi. I purchased these from the Harpar's Bazaar website and they arrived quickly and were just as pictured on the Internet...Perfect! These shoes are very comfortable for a high heeled stiletto. I would definitely recommend getting a pair if you are on the fence about it due to the heel height.
In my opinion, if you want to play it safe or keep it classy when you go out, always pick out something in black and white. You can walk into the world with confidence and rest assured that you will always show up in style.