mademoiselle | a woman’s 5 must haves for a formal dinner

coco chanel mademoiselle perfume, cache little black dress, fossil watch, red reticule, cocktail dress
coco chanel mademoiselle perfume, cache little black dress, fossil watch, red reticule, cocktail dress

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coco chanel mademoiselle perfume, cache little black dress, fossil watch, red reticule, cocktail dress

coco chanel mademoiselle perfume, cache little black dress, fossil watch, red reticule, cocktail dress

coco chanel mademoiselle perfume, cache little black dress, fossil watch, red reticule, cocktail dress
I believe in less is more.
I believe in classic, timeless pieces with a personal touch and a couple of trendy items.
I believe in buying less and choosing well.I certainly like to dress up and show personality in my outfits. I also like to make sure I have a classic yet outstanding piece in my closet when it comes to attending formal social events.

I have five essentials that round up my formal looks:

1. Little Black Dress
This LBD is a long time favorite. The floral prints make the dress stand out while maintaining the timeless, ladylike vibe. The simple cut keeps the look chic and sophisticated. I don’t like to complicate the tailoring. I like the cut simple and symmetric and prefer some prints, layers or lace added to the dress to keep things interesting.

2. Classic black pumps
I can’t even remember how old these pumps are. They are elegant, comfortable and work just as great with pants as they do with skirts or dresses.

3. Clutch / Miniaudiere (or Reticule as I like to call it)
A must have! Keep your little handbag small, but big enough for your essentials and feel free to choose one with jewels, sequins or embellishments. A miniaudiere serves as a jewel in your entire look.

4. Hint of your favorite scent
I never feel completely dressed without finishing up my look with my favorite perfume. Just remember that a little hint goes a long way.

5. Delicate jewelry
I like to choose delicate pieces and leave my fashion jewelry at home when I get dressed up.

What are your essentials for dressy social gatherings?

DressCaché
Pumps – Vin Del
Clutch – Vintage
Sunglasses – Loft
Photos by Rick Robillard

 

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    This dress is stunning on you…also adore those earrings!

  • Lindsay Truax

    Beautiful dress!

    Pinkandnavystripes.com

  • http://dailystylefinds.com/ Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    Very sophisticated. I love those Cache dresses.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

  • greta

    And once again you've scored a great goal!!! this dress is so beautiful and it's perfect on you.

    have a nice day

    ❤️

    THE CIHC

  • jess

    I am with you all the way on your points, Your dress is stunning, I love the detail on the sides and so flattering to your figure. You are holding my favorite scent too Mademoiselle :-)

    from the link up

    please stop by, jess xx

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • http://www.spanishmuse.com Spanish Muse

    Gorgeous dress, it fits you perfectly!

    Silvia

  • Karen

    Dress is gorgeous! Love the whole look!

    -Karen
    http://www.ladyinviolet.com

  • Lorna Mai Ltd

    I like how your dress is figure hugging but not tight and I love how the pattern is different on each side.You look great.

  • Happinessatmidlife

    This dress is so flattering!! I love the placement of the paisley to make it extra oh la la.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up & a chance to win a blanket scarf and an amazing mascara.

  • Ivana Džidić

    My go to LBD is one with lace and I never get tired of it..I agree with your essential, you've styled that LBD perfectly… black bag and pumps – timeless combo!

    May I just add you look like a vision of beauty and elegance!!!!!!

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com Marta C

    This is a gorgeous dress on you, fits you perfectly!!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  • http://www.funkyjungle.it Alex B.

    Very classy. I like how the paisley on the dress ads a special touch without being overwhelming. The earrings are beautiful as well, and I am generally drawn to small, dainty jewelry. I do have a couple of "statement" pieces.

    Alex – Funky Jungle – Can we talk about … Pre Fall Fendi?

  • Alecia Mariana

    That dress is just stunning on you!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

  • http://www.lovelucygirl.com/ Kayla Wallace Gilbert

    This dress is so pretty! Love!

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you, Kayla!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you, Marta!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you, Karen!

  • Seersucker Sass

    You are so chic! So glad that I found your site :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  • https://www.facebook.com/alwaysjune1 AlwaysJuNe

    wonderful dress!!!! You look really chic!!!!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Aww, you're so sweet! Thank you! xo, Bogi Red Reticule

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much, dear!

  • Courtney

    You look fabulous and those sunnies are absolutely perfect!

    XO Color Me Courtney
    http://www.colormecourtney.com/

  • http://ladyofstyle.com/ Lady of Style

    I absolutely agree, Bogi and I do have several formal and elegant pieces in my wardrobe.
    This is a beautiful dress which highlights your stunning figure! Thanks for introducing Caché!

    Annette | Lady of Style