October 8th, 2013
Bombshells! Sorry to have missed you all last Thursday. I’ve been a bit
under the weather and needed a little time to recuperate. Now that I am
feeling much better, it’s back to answering What to Wear inquiries,
starting with a couple birthday requests by way of readers Nona and
First up, Nona writes, “Hi, I know you did a “What to Wear on Your Birthday” post back in August
but I was wondering if you could do a Fall version. Fall is all about
being unapologetically bold/daring without being flamboyant, comfortable
while still figure-flattering and I want to implement that into my
style as I celebrate my 21st. I want to break the pattern of
rocking a LBD on my birthday just because it’s in the fall and step out
of my shell with a bold color. Help me pretty please with a cherry on
Whether you plan to hit the club, make
reservations at your favorite restaurant, or throw your own birthday
shindig, a bold print and a rich hue can create the perfect sartorial
choice when you’re looking to show up and show out for your special day.
For look #1, I chose a Clover Canyon Crystal Palace dress accented by a Club Monaco snake print Ashley clutch and Giuseppe Zanotti booties.
Multi-chain tassel drop earrings and a knuckle
ring set add a bit of sparkle to this futuristic frock, while a smoky
eye and a bold blue mani puts the finishing touches on this bodycon
Opt for a funky and flirty vibe with a sequin shift dress and a pair of silver peep toe pumps.
Amp up the shimmer factor with a crystal goddess clutch in a champagne hue, sparkly fringe earrings, and a silver mani.
And reader AmyJo, who will also be celebrating a birthday this month, writes, “I
will be celebrating my birthday this month and I’m out of ideas on what
to wear. I’m a Libra and I want to be fabulous. Any cute fall outfits?
If you’re heading out to dinner with your gal pals, slip into a bold and daring option like a snake print midi dress accented by a luxe fox fur stole and burgundy cut out peep toe booties.
Keep your accessories to a minimum with a burgundy color block envelope clutch and a gold chain sphere necklace. Opt for a plum lid and voluminous lashes for a sassy birthday look.
And forego the little black dress for a rocker glam inspired ensemble with a black strapless jumpsuit and zebra print peep toe booties.
Give the look a bit more edge with a studded envelope clutch, a sleek crescent chain necklace, and a gold plaque belt. For a punch of color, opt for a bold eyeshadow option and a matching mani.
Wishing you both a Happy Birthday. Enjoy your special day!
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