As I was perusing online for dresses for upcoming holiday parties and events, I stumbled upon this Alexis dress that I wore to my sister's rehearsal dinner back in October. The perfect black cocktail dress to have in your closet for a last-minute event and now that it is on super sale, I had to share. Over the past year, Alexis has become one of my favorite designers. The Miami-based designer, Alexis Barbara Isaias, is known for her beautiful use of lace and architectural silhouettes which give the feminine styles a little edge. Unfortunately, there aren't any photos of just me, so my husband is making a cameo on the blog today. ;)
For a wedding calling for cocktail attire, one can never go wrong with a little black dress. We love this super feminine style by Halston Heritage - the structured full skirt and notched neckline add just enough flair to a classic LBD. Another option for a fun, modern twist on cocktail attire this summer is the crop top and full midi skirt combination (I absolutely adore this look - if only I weren't pregnant!). We love Alice + Olivia's simple nude crop top with the ethereal silver lamé skirt. Both looks can be accessorized with sparkly earrings, embroidered clutches and single-sole strappy sandals.
1. Star Studded. Dress, Lanvin. $4,650. Net-a-porter // Earrings, Lulu Frost for J.Crew. J.Crew // Ring, Ippolita. $295. Saks Fifth Avenue // Star hair pins, Jennifer Behr. $170. Net-a-porter // Love Clutch, Edie Parker. $1,495. Moda Operandi // Shoes, Chelsea Paris. $625. Barney's
2. Golden Girl. Dress, Thom Browne. $1,120. Moda Operandi // Necklace. Moda Operandi // Cocktail ring, Ippolita. $2,995. Bergdorf Goodman // Earrings, J.Crew. $29.50. J.Crew // Clutch, Kotur. $895. Moda Operandi // Shoes, Manolo Blahnik. $725. Bergdorf Goodman
3. Splash of Color. Dress, Moschino. $1,116. Far Fetch // Earrings, Oscar de la Renta. $295. Moda Operandi // Cuff, Sylvia Toledano. $350. Bloomingdales // Clutch, Charlotte Olympia. $1,395. Moda Operandi // Shoes, J.Crew. $188. J.Crew
4. Sequin Stunner. Dress, 3.1 Philip Lim. $1,139. Far Fetch // Earrings, Eddie Borgo. $95. Moda Operandi // Diamond Bracelet, Irene Neuwirth Diamond Collection. $38,820. // Barney's Clutch, Diane Von Furstenberg. $270. Net-a-porter // Shoe, Oscar de la Renta. $990. Neiman Marcus