Those who tuned in yesterday know this week we are putting some creative energy into the little black dress. Four dresses, four women (Claudia, Cheryl, Heather, and Katie), and two looks for each of us - one day and one night.
I went first sporting a simple black dress from Ann Taylor. The able (and patient) attendant traveled the store selecting items we agreed would add pizazz to my simple dress. Check out yesterday's post if you want proof of my transformation.
Here's what's great about Cheryl.
While Heather, Katie, and I - all convinced the attendant packed more fashion savvy into her pinkie finger than the three of us have combined - helplessly followed the attendant around the store, Cheryl had the clerk following after her! It was a sight to behold. Visions of that scene from Pretty Woman wouldn't be too far off.
Cheryl quickly latched on to two items she loved (one day and one night) and used them to architect two fun and fabulous outfits.
The cornerstone of her Day Look... the colorful purse pictured above. Somehow, Cheryl intuitively knew she could add a colorful necklace, simple earrings, a complementary bracelet, and (my favorite item) the quilted Channel looking belt, and be ready for work or a fun outing with friends.
The inspiration for her Night Look... the beautiful magenta shirt that turned her dress into a skirt! Now, that's creative! Notice, not too much going on. Earrings that make a statement, an understated bracelet, and a purse that adds just the right touch of color. What Cheryl isn't sporting in over-the-top accessories, she makes up self assuredness that she knows what she is doing. A luxury Heather, Katie, and I can't afford.
And the shoes... well, the shoes are a show stopper, aren't they? What's the equivalent of an hour glass shape for feet? I'm not sure, but Cheryl's feet come close.
So there is Cheryl - a vision of beauty. All revved up and ready to be the hit of her office's holiday party.
Tell us, which of her items is a must in your book? And, are you attending any office parties this year? If so, tell us what you'll be wearing. Inquiring minds want to know.
Signing off until tomorrow when Heather goes from denim to diva!