Skip to main content

Wedding, Brunch, Events - Cocktail Dresses



Love is in the Air!





Meghan Markle & Ralph & Russo Wedding Dresses 2018



This month on May 19, 2018 marks the royal wedding of Prince Harry to American born actress Meghan Markle.  Many across the planet are aware of this wedding extravaganza and ardently await the pomp and circumstance.   They estimate over a billion people around the world will view the wedding via the telly or the internet.   It is indeed a brilliant time to focus on love and the cherished ritual of celebrating two people who vow to commit to one another.  In a world that is subjected to hate, jealousy and envy it is refreshing and posh to come together and enjoy the festivities on May 19th.  With anticipation we eagerly await the dress, the hair, the makeup, the attendees and all the frivolities that come with such a grand occasion on a worldwide scale.  The wedding is guaranteed to be a magical event.  

Along with this fairy tale wedding we are reminded of true love and connection by witnessing another American woman marry into the British royal monarchy that originated in 827.   Those that read history or perhaps watch Downtown Abbey, The Crown, Victoria and or the The Vikings understand that power, strength and tradition of a monarchy or excellent leadership can bring stability to the people. The might of a heavy hand combined with love of country and protection of a country is always paramount.  Like all countries their are times of strife, discontent but the backbone of tradition and expectations always brings the focus back to the forefront.  Of course, there are a naysayers who ooze jealousy, envy and self righteousness while cowering behind fraught words meant to destroy and demean.   Yet, deep down they know that a social system binds the people together in good times and in bad.   Without a connection or any type of social structure may it be religion, a political system or a team atmosphere then only chaos, selfishness, eventual failure or downfall and hate exist.   A world about yourself, only yourself, making money for yourself is a folly existence and empty.  In the end, money, your possessions, spouting self serving sermons mean absolutely nothing.  It is your character, integrity and how you treat people that matters.  And, a society with structure, manners and expectations remains supreme.  Connection to others is the gatekeeper to happiness. 

Thus, love is in the air this glorious May.  In preparation for upcoming weddings, brunches, outings or just daily activities a cocktail dress is making a strong comeback.   Being feminine is indeed a privilege. 


What to Wear?


Finding a cocktail dress for a Spring or Summer wedding can be quite an ordeal.  For 2018, look for frocks slightly above or below the knee that are fitted and in a sheath silhouette.  These numbers can be worn to weddings, brunches or evening events.  Stay away from white if attending a wedding. Remember  The Little Black Dress is always formidable and flattering.  Here are a few selections for your pleasure.


The Cocktail Frock


Nicole Kidman - Lady in Red

Look for classic silhouettes.  Additionally, navy photographs well. 


Lace Concoction



Tadashi Shoji Carter Lace Sheath Dress


The Classic Little Black Dress




Lots of Hues




There is Always Dolce & Gabbana







Finish With Beaded Clutch



Nordstrom Beaded Rivoli Clutch


Nordstrom Beaded Rivoli Clutch



Of course, pumps are a must along with lipstick.  So, step out and obtain a timeless dress for this season and beyond.  More importantly, get ready to watch the wedding of the year.  Prince Henry of Wales KCVO marries American Actress, Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018.  Don't be late to the party or left out viewing this incredible wedding steeped in tradition, commitment and love. 





"Fashion fades, only style remains the same" - Coco Chanel 



Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

7 Ways to Become a Butterfly

Don't Crush the Butterfly!


"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people." - Prince




Butterfly's come in all shapes and sizes painted in dazzling and colorful hues.  The beauty and varied differences of the butterfly are astounding and beloved by the beholder.  There are approximately 20,000 species throughout the world dancing in the sun and air.   Yet, what does a butterfly mean to fashionistas? Well, for one all the people of the land can evolve into creative and wondrous butterflies.   It is through the journey of life that sometimes the environment, family, friends and peers willingly crush the beauty and charming essence of you  - the exotic butterfly.






Don't Destroy the Wings of Flight
There will always be the vengeful, the user, the hateful or a person filled with jealousy and envy that clips the wings of the butterfly.  Their insecurities reign supreme and a beautiful butterfly ready to spread its wings can sometimes be stunned with …

Monday's Favorite Things - Sunglasses

What I Love This Week - Ray-Ban Sunglasses




My well-loved polarized Ray-Bans are scratched from constant wearing and setting them down.  Apparently, I should have put them in their case more than I did.  One day while driving, I noticed that the scratches on the lens were bothering me.  Upon a recent trip to my favorite store, I spotted a new pair of shades. 
I tried them on and the rest is history.   I love these retro sunglasses.  They fit perfectly and have the polarization that is a must.  Why?  A glass surface is horizontal, the light reflects horizontally.   With polarized sunglasses, the surface filters out the horizontal light waves and protects from harmful UV rays.
For example, wear a pair of sunglasses without polarization and investigate a river or lake.  You will not see the fish swimming clearly.  With polarized sunglasses you can see the fish with an eagle eye.  Thus, my fascination with wearing only polarized lenses. 
By the way, I wear sunglasses year-round protecting from…

Audrey Hepburn - Women Who Inspire

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)Kindness


"Pick the day. Enjoy it- to the hilt.  The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future." 



"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." The ShiftIn our current upside-down apple pie world, many are struggling with the overload of information on the virus or election. The airwaves, print, social media, or any form of communication is constantly swirling at a high voltage.  The never-ending fables, unrest, destruction, statistics, changes our way of life and follows the path of what I call - The Shift.  A shift that we have no control over but can deal with as gracefully as possible. The Shift where everything we did for pleasure, work or play is on temporary hold or gone forever.  These shifts have happened throughout history.  Be patient. Be kind. It will pass and resolve. The chaos for some may lead to anger, …