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Styling 101: Cocktail Attire

The Little Black Dress is the perfect choice for a cocktail party – Not only is it a timeless style, it’s also easy to personalize your look with bold, eye-catching jewelry and accessories.


{Jewelry can be shopped online at Sasha Maks Vintage, pieces will be available at The Factory through Summer, or you can contact for additional details & private appointments}


{Caity: Dress – Diane Von Furstenberg, Heels – Giuseppe Zanotti & Clutch – Ted Baker, and Sasha: Top – Chaiken & Capone, Lace Pencil Skirt – Anna Sui & Ankle Boots – Costume National}


{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography – Jewelry & Jewelry Styling by Sasha Maks Vintage}

This dress is one of my favorites – It’s a universally flattering style, a simple silhouette that I can easily accessorize or dress up, and the lace overlay gives it a little boost. But if a cocktail dress isn’t your style then try a two-piece look like Sasha’s, her lace pencil skirt and tiered black top are chic and the textures & fabrics give her a flapper-esque vibe.

What’s your go-to look for a cocktail party?

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19 responses

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  3. LBD is so handy.. You can wear it absolutely anywhere and especially formal parties. Accessorizing a LBD is the best party because you have the full control to set the mood according to the occassion. You look so stunning and I love Sasha’s lace skirt.. xx 🙂

    June 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM

  4. Chic,chic,chic!;)

    June 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM

  5. Black has always been a great companion. Lately I’ve been leaning towards the brighter side like white or yellow =)

    June 20, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    • Love both of those for Spring – You do a great job w/ brights! 🙂

      June 21, 2013 at 6:50 AM

  6. That’s exactly what I like

    June 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM

  7. Black is super chic

    June 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM

  8. great tips – love your outfit!!

    June 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM

  9. Love your sultry look in the first pic lady! Very beautiful!


    June 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

  10. Beautiful cocktail chic!!!

    June 20, 2013 at 9:44 AM

  11. Bonjour!
    joli post!
    j adore ces looks!

    Angela Donava

    June 20, 2013 at 5:39 AM

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