'Tis the Season for Cocktails...and Dresses

This time of year is not only filled with shopping madness, crowded parking lots and a few curse words (sorry, but it's true), but also holiday parties.... and lots of them. For the first holiday party you get a new dress...the one you spent a month prior to the event looking for. You even have the accessories. Head to toe - you are ready to rock that party! But then, you have your husband's work event, the kid's holiday concert and you can't forget your Aunt's family gathering. Oh Boy. In these situations I believe that you can always count on a black cocktail dress to get the job done. Now, I don't mean just any black cocktail dress. I mean a dress that will stand out because of the tiniest details, and come across as anything but a simple black dress.

I have always been a big fan of Rebecca Taylor dresses. They have the greatest fit and always surprise with me their attention to detail. This is why I fell in love with this black dress the moment I saw it. The silhouette is very sophisticated and classic, but the sleeve and neck detail make the dress! I paired the dress with a simple black pump and added some glamour with beautiful earrings and a ring from Ward Vintage. The final touch is a Carrie Dunham bag - one of my favorite designers whose modern take on the "Bermuda Bag" is spot on. Happy Cocktail Dressing!

All photos on blog by Monika de Myer Photography

Makeup by Beauty On Location