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Happy weekend, guys!! And most importantly, Happy Friday 13th! We absolutely love Halloween in our family, so a Friday 13th in October is basically another day to celebrate the holiday. It's like THE ultimate day for a scary movie night, right?!

We haven't decided which one yet, but we are considering of course a Friday 13th movie, though I'm sure there will be plenty of scary movies on TV and streaming to pick from. One thing is for sure, we are totally going to watch the new LORE anthology on Amazon. But first, let's grab a cup of coffee and look at some amazing new Friday finds! Pictured: Skull Candle Holder


Naturally I have some Halloween picks for you guys today. The first is one of my favorite things for Halloween decor - a skull. Either one pictured above is perfect for a spooky Halloween centerpiece. It's hard to say which is my favorite.

I love how the first skull candle holder looks with the red candle dripping down, though I also love that the Plaster S…

The Perfect Dresses for A Black-Tie Holiday


The holidays are filled with so many opportunities to play dress up. Whether you're invited to a winter wedding or have a less formal event to attend this season, you may be wondering what are appropriate dresses for a black tie event. As a fashion editor, I get that question the most when it comes to event style guides.

Other black tie events during the holidays could include a ballet, a gala event, a ball, or a fancy New Year's Eve party. Some of these events are black tie, and will specify on the invite. Those events call for a floor-length gown, while a black tie optional event simply requires a short cocktail dress. Try one of these gorgeous short prom dresses for something fit for the holidays.


A fun black-tie-optional New Year's Eve party, for example, is the perfect opportunity to wear a sequin mini dress. Pair it with high heel sandals and statement earrings.

One of the most common black tie events for the holidays includes a trip to the theater or ballet. Depending on which city you live in and which venue you go to, you may want to wear a long dress. But for attending The Nutcracker in Tulsa, as I plan to, all you need is a simple black cocktail dress and some pretty accessories. Something a bit more casual, like this A-line Scoop Neck Taffeta mini dress (available in black) is a versatile piece you can dress down for the theater with dressy flats; and dress up for a more formal event with statement jewelry, tights, and pumps. That particular dress, also available in red, would be perfect for family photos if you plan to do a dressy holiday photo shoot.


A black-tie winter wedding, holiday ball, or a gala event at a museum, for instance, are all appropriate events for a formal floor-length gown. It's a chance to get dressed up and to really go for it. Try something with sequins or jeweled accents, a luxurious satin or velvet fabric, or something in a rich jewel tone. Red is of course an obvious choice for a holiday gown, but it's also a great time for other rich shades, like a saphire blue or emerald green. Whichever color you go with, add a bit of drama with an interesting silhouette. For instance, instead of the popular strapless A-line gown, go with a one-shoulder long sleeve gown or an off-the-shoulder ball gown.

Whichever kind of dress you choose for a black tie event, take full advantage of the holidays as a time to shine.

This post is sponsored in part by Landybridal


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  1. Love these picks. I especially like the second one. It is stunning! Thanks for sharing these with us.

    Kathy
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  2. I haven't worn a dress in at least 20 years....

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  3. yes to sequin dresses, they are so in this season!

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  4. You chose beautiful dresses! I especially like the first two. Have a nice day, Krisztina!

    Danielle
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  5. These dresses are stunning and it would be so much fun to get dressed up in any of them. I'm loving that sequin cocktail dress for holiday parties.

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    Vanessa

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  6. Some more daring than others, I see.

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  7. Lovely inspirational pick, you have a great eye for fashion!

    ISA Professional

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  8. Love love love that first dress! Simply stunning!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  10. Wow these are gorgeous!!! Loving the fit and colors.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  11. My favorite would have to be the first & second dress; although they are all pretty gorgeous. :]

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  12. Love these glamorous dresses, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
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  13. Great post for formal affairs like NYE!
    xo, Jill
    www.BornFancy.com

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