It’s ball season! When dressing for a black tie event, my advice is to be original and pick a statement. Be it… a unique high heel that’s more like art, a jewel studded collar, or just a bright color that is perfectly you. Know what works on you! For me, that’s red. Red is always a go to color for me since it makes my blonde pop and compliments my pale skin. Black tie doesn’t always mean simple black dress. Be bold this year and read on for more of my glam advice!
This week we went up to Tahoe for the Reno Tahoe open golf tournament. When we come up, the weather always seems to be perfect and everyone’s moods are in high spirits for the holiday weekend. When packing, I bring an assortment of those classic J. Crew shorts in bright colors, plenty of hats, and a selection of cool dresses. This little floral dress is so comfortable, easy to wear in the heat, and can easily be dressed up or down. For instance, I wore this around the tournament, to a dinner party, then running around the course to the music from the party tent up the hill. Summer is good, isn’t it?
Denim and leather evoke the boyish chic look of dark skinnies and a leather jacket. But the combo of denim and leather doesn’t always have to be so edgy. In the heat of summer when jeans, let alone a leather jacket, are tough to stay in all day, dresses become a go to outfit for me! But sometimes we still want a little edge to our look. I have paired this surprisingly light and flowy denim dress with a bulky leather belt to bring in that timeless classic pairing of denim and leather.
It seems like whenever I go somewhere tropical I only pack swimsuits and flowy dresses. This flowy dress is perfect for the light warm breeze the Hawaiian afternoons bring. Its gauzy fabric blows so lovely in the wind and can be easily dressed up or down. I knotted the side so the bottom wouldn’t drag all over the rocky pathways. All you need is some dressy flip flops, a pulled back pony, and delicate earrings to look island resort ready.
January… all drizzly and gloomy calling for heavy coats and the courage to leave your warm bed. Practically everywhere, people are wishing for the sunshine to return. But that statement does not apply to Hawaii! Year long sunshine, warmth, and pineapples! Truly, how do I live anywhere else? The coldest times of the year, are the best times of the year to visit Hawaii! So that is why we planned a trip to Maui during January. Because honestly, is there a better place to hide away from the cold new year, continuous gym commercials, and the impending start of school?