Happy Hour: Sleek and Sophisticated
Nov 16, 2012
Apologies for having to cut back on some of the posts this week. I’m fighting the cold that one of my coworkers brought to the office and needed the extra sleep. So nice of him to share his disease with us. He’s been sick for over a month, and now everyone is succumbing to his germs. Why don’t sick people, you know, use their sick days?
I’m buying him a bio-hazard suit for Christmas. Maybe a decontamination shower for the rest of us, or a year’s supply of Emergen-C and Zicam.
This dress is perfect. It’s sleek with clean lines and seaming that hugs the body just so. The lightly puffed sleeve provides just the faintest hint of 1940s glamour. So why not a classic, 1940s cocktail?
I was searching for cocktails from the World War II-era when I found this gorgeous looking drink called Aristocrat Punch. The recipe combines Burgundy, brandy and Champagne with fresh fruit, and while the directions are a bit detailed, they’re not overly complex. I think this fresh and fruity drink would be lovely for a holiday party or perhaps to serve at a wedding.
If you like the dress and are searching for something similar, I am sorry to disappoint. Unfortunately, comparable dresses in lower price points are few and far between. Black Halo makes a few dresses that are similar, one short sleeve, one three-quarter.
The only retailer who sells anything close in a wallet-friendly price range is ASOS. Their pencil dresses come the closest, I like this square neck dress, this v-neck pencil dress and this tailored sweetheart neckline dress. I’m not sure if the lengths on all of the dresses are work appropriate, but ladies cannot live by work alone.