NYC style blogger in Chelsea28 black chiffon dress with sheer sleeves, YSL bag and gold necklaces
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Dinner Party

It’s not all invitations and hostess gifts, sometimes it’s your turn to set the table, too. I love hosting dinner parties—they’re a chance to gather the people you love most together in one place, and finally try out all the recipes (and cocktails) you’ve been saving to your pinterest board.  While the preparations might call for comfy pants, the actual event needs a more put-together, haute hostess vibe.

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CHELSEA28

Fil Coupé Midi Dress (similar HERE and HERE)

YSL

Leather Shoulder Bag

BAUBLEBAR

Marisela Hoop Earrings

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Hangisi Pointy Toe Pump (similar affordable style HERE)

TIFFANY & CO.

Tiffany Charms Tag

A. JAFFE

Circle Map Pendant with Diamond Border

NARS

Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman

The Vibe:
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NYC style blogger in Chelsea28 black chiffon dress with sheer sleeves, Manolo Blahnik heels, and jewelry
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NYC style blogger in Chelsea28 black chiffon dress with sheer sleeves with bag, pumps and jewelry

No matter how formal the party, comfort is key—especially for the hostess. You’ll be up and about keeping things organized and making sure your guests are happy—you definitely want a dress you don’t have to think about.

On this note, a high neckline is a smart choice hosting a dinner party or partaking in any kind of holiday entertaining.  Lots of movement, bending and leaning to serve tableside means you need something not at all accidentally revealing.  Don’t be afraid of a slight balloon sleeve like the dress I’m sporting today, but avoid anything with a dramatic bell sleeve or any hanging embellishments that might accidentally sweep through the mashed potatoes.  Similarly, keep your heels on the mid-to-low side so you’re comfortable all evening.

CHELSEA28

Fil Coupé Midi Dress (similar HERE and HERE)


MANOLO BLAHNIK

Hangisi Pointy Toe Pump (similar affordable style HERE)

If I could help you with meal planning and figuring out what to do when you have five dishes to warm up and only one oven, I would.  Instead, I’ll make sure that no matter how hectic the day, your dress is 100% handled. See below for more favorites!  

P.S. Once dinner is over tonight, snuggle up with this post and this post to snatch up the Black Friday deals that are already happening!  Bright and early tomorrow morning I’ll also have a thorough list of all of the Black Friday sales you need to know about, so check back again then too! xx

CHELSEA28

Fil Coupé Midi Dress (similar HERE and HERE)


NYC style blogger in Chelsea28 black chiffon dress with sheer sleeves, YSL bag and gold necklaces

NYC style blogger in Chelsea28 black chiffon dress with sheer sleeves walking on city sidewalk

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