Sachin & Babi Belted Crepe Gown (TheOutnet, $238)
I love this dress. It’s perfect for D.C. events because even formal parties are such a mish-mash of evening, cocktail and business attire that I’m always reticent to go all out. This dress is the perfect mix of relaxed and elegant.
This dress really is for smaller busted ladies, but this navy jersey maxi has a similar look and a style that would be more flattering on a well endowed woman.
Midnight Rose Fizz
Belvedere Black Raspberry vodka
Rose Champagne any kind
Dash Peychaud bitters
Add 3/4 ounces of the vodka, three blackberries and the bitters to a cocktail shaker. Muddle. (If you don’t have a muddler, the handle of a spatula works.) Strain concoction into a champagne flute and top with rose.
I like this cocktail because it’s not too sweet. I also like it because there aren’t many ingredients. Sometimes cocktail recipes look more like expensive shopping lists than a tasty libation.