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Happy Hour: The Blueberry-Cucumber Gimlet

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The Boys Club was named The Best Cocktail Blog by Saveur, and with recipes like this blueberry-cucumber gimlet, it’s not hard to see why.  A refreshing combination of gin, citrus, fruit and veg, this cocktail is sure to please at your next party.  It’s the most exciting thing to happen to a cucumber since someone realized they decrease eye puffiness.

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Ted Baker London Seam Dress ($275)

Yesterday, I wrote a post for Forbes.com’s Women’s Style File about the joy of a half-sleeve dress for the summer to fall transition.  This Ted Baker is the perfect example of their glory.  I would wear a dress like this on a busy Friday because it’s professional enough for work but could be worn to cocktail hour.  But with a cocktail like that gimlet to sip, I’d just come home, kick off my shoes and lounge barefoot on the patio for a bit.

I also love this DvF Raquel half-sleeve dress for $175.  This Three Dots faux-wrap currently on sale for $38 and this v-neck Jones of New York dress is $57.  If you want a flirtier skirt, this Kate Spade Jada dress can accommodate. And this Milly colorblock dress is not to be missed.

Prefer a short sleeve that is cut down by half? I own this Black Halo Gypsy Rose sheath and it’s a stunner.  I also like this cobalt Kay Unger dress.  In the under-$100 category, try this grey, belted Ellen Tracy or this white Tahari with a slight peplum.

Plus size: I love this Kay Unger textured sheath and this orange Tahari. Petite: This black v-neck Tahari is nice and Banana Republic has their popular square neck dress on sale right now.

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  1. SG says:

    That Ted Baker dress is nuts. So perfect. I bought two Ted Baker pieces about five years ago, and I’ve worn them over and over again: black tab-front coated cotton riding pants that go with *everything,* and a vest.

    August 9, 2013/Reply