I have found that the dress is the least of my financial worry when it comes to pulling together a dressy ensemble. Thanks to capitalism I can find gorge cocktail dresses at affordable price points. It is the accessories that crush my budget.
It is rather like buying a car. You can find a perfectly lovely model in the right color with enough doodads to keep you in the 21st century. However, that sunroof (insert evening bag here) or XM radio (insert stilettos here)? That will set you back $$$!!!
So here are so worthy options to finish your holiday party circuit ensemble that won’t cause you fiscal anxiety and may actually allow you to splurge a wee bit more on your frock!
I almost missed this little gem while skimming through the new arrivals page. But there it was, oddly situated between the day dresses and the comfy socks — a sparkling, perfect evening bag!
Black suede and a LRD — little red cocktail dress. The heel height on this shoe is ideal for standing at cocktail parties and looking fabulous rather than looking like you’d kill for a spot on the sofa!
Art deco is my favorite jewelry design era. These earrings pack just the right amount of punch. Refined but glowing!