|Malene Birger Acacin Sequin V-Neck Tunic Dress via Planet Blue|
In case you live under a rock or don't own a calendar, let me remind you...
Today is Friday!
If you want to do a happy dance, don't hold back. Just don't challenge me to a dance-off because I'll probably embarrass you. My moves are sah-weet.
Let's get this shindig started, shall we?
1) In addition to blogging here, (I love to state the obvious), I'm also guest blogging over at Sarah's place, The Strength of Faith, today. She's one of my greatest bloggy friends and was kind enough to ask for my pearls of wisdom on dressing for church! See me here, see me there...you never know where I might pop up next. I'm like Where's Waldo?, only blonde, female and not as good at pulling off horizontal stripes.
2) Let's all give a big, Blonde Ambition welcome to our newest sponsor, Maude Boutique! It's no secret to y'all that this is my favorite local store and has been since I moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2008. Maude offers the trendiest apparel and accessories for super affordable prices, perfect for every fashionista's budget.
My favorite thing about Maude Boutique? They only have a maximum of 6 pieces per item so you won't have the same dress as every other girl in town. Check and mark.
Stop by and see them on College Ave. in Fayetteville or visit their FB page or website to see the latest merchandise, learn about sales and stay in touch with their fabulous sales associates. Oh, and they're also on Foursquare, so be sure to check in when you stop by!
3) So the title of today's blog article..."Short-n-Sweet". It's probably apparent by now that it wasn't in reference to the length of this post. Newp. I was talking about the aesthetic appeal of the garment known as "party dress".
Girls, it's about that time of year when you'll need at least a couple of reliable options in your closet for last-minute get togethers and holiday soirees.
|Dresses from Maude Boutique|
You don't have to spend a small fortune, but you do need to look for frocks that fit you perfectly (this may require tailoring) to compliment your best assets.
This year, look for fun details like sequins, lace, fringe, cut-outs, ruching and beading to add some extra zest to the standard LBD. Or LR(ed)D. Or LW(hite)D. You get the picture.
|Mink Pink All Tomorrow Parties Dress via Planet Blue|
|via Maude Boutique|
Also, forget long, ground-grazing gowns. It's all about the mini dress this season.
Since the weather is typically cooler from November-February, (unless you live in AR where it's still in the 70s), you can add a cute pair of lace tights or leggings underneath your dress for added warmth and visual interest.
Looking for a way to show some skin without freezing to death? Try a dress with sheer fabric. It's sexy and offers more coverage than you might think.
|Left to right: Dress from Maude Boutique, A Little Bit Spesh Dress from Planet Blue|
|via Planet Blue|
|via Planet Blue|