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Happy Hour: Sparkle and Fade

When I’m writing a Happy Hour post, I usually choose the cocktail first.  But sometimes, a dress just speaks to me, and I have to find a cocktail to go with it.

Adrianna Papell Beaded Blouson Dress (Nordstrom, $238)

This is such a dress.

It’s so simple and elegant.  I love that it has sequins, but it’s not too sparkly for a 30-year-old woman.  And I’m a sucker for dove grey, so what’s a girl to do?

Find a cocktail, and write a post! 

Pear and lemon is not a combination that I would have thought of, but this cocktail from Martha Stewart sounds incredible.  It combines lemon verbena, pear vodka, citrus flavors and champagne to create a sparkling beverage.  I will definitely be making this once I figure out where to buy verbena leaves.



  1. Ms. B says:

    I dare to answer the question “What's a girl to do?”…Buy it for your Mother and then we can share it!!! This dress is ageless (depending on that fitness thing) and timeless. Beautiful!

    September 21, 2012/Reply
  2. Nora says:

    That dress screams “Lady Mary” to me (NO DOWNTON SPOILERS FROM THE NEW SEASON, please) – therefore: https://www.thekitchn.com/downton-abbey-cocktails-mary-166557

    September 21, 2012/Reply
  3. amy b.s. says:

    loving that dress!

    September 21, 2012/Reply