Wednesday, August 15, 2012

got the time for a little bit of luxury

black backless dress w/ slits on sleeves, nude pumps, clutch bag, chandelier earrings, bangles, cocktail ring -- all from Forever 21

It's a shame people don't throw fancy balls and black tie events all the time (apart from maybe weddings or debutante parties), because I always find dressing up for cocktails and formal occasions much more exciting. It's a fun challenge to still stand out and look sophisticated while adhering to a dress code at the same time. What I enjoy most about attending such events is observing the guests and how they carry themselves during these supposedly reserved and refined social gatherings. Especially now that we tend to veer away from tradition and sometimes don't even bother with proper etiquette, these parties prove to have very interesting and amusing results.

Although we're far from a prim and proper generation, it's always good to inject some charm, elegance, and grace in everything we do. Before abusing that open bar and letting loose on the dance floor, let's try not to throw manners and respect out the window. Remember, ladies and gentlemen: keep calm and stay classy! On the other hand, it's all right to make a fool of yourself, too. It'll make a great conversation piece in the future. :D

It doesn't cost a fortune when the fortune pays for me,
'Cause I'm a woman with taste and a girl with true ambition.

(Black Limousine -- Dragonette)


  1. I know I said it before (I got different blog though)... you are absolutely gorgeous. I love your dress too. Sexy yet very classy at the same time.

  2. Oh my gosh!!!!!!! Ang gorgeous mo!!! That dress!! Your hair!! Lahat!! Love it!!! And I love the color of your skin.. <3

    I have the tendency to be sobrang self conscious sa mga cocktail parties. Hahaha!!

  3. Absolutely on the same page here, my dream is to go to a mask ball ^_^

  4. You look stunning!

    xo Jennifer

  5. i just couldn't help but scroll through your blog and i loveeee your style! you wear every look beautifully. your last preppy look is absolutely adorable and this glam one is just perfect.


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  6. I love this dress and your shoes! I just found your blog and I think it and you are really cute! I hope you will be able to check out my blog too, it's a personal style and fashion blog from England. I would love it if you could stop by! Thanks! :) :)

  7. super late post...but I'm a huge fan of you (and convo) ahihihi :)) One of the best dressed people I know.

  8. Stunning dress.