Will it be Black Tie or a Casual Evening for you?

I feel like New Years is split down the middle, the people who want to paint the town in sparkles, high heels and black tie, and the others who want to ring in the evening  with bubbly and bare feet.  I have been both, more often than naught we are the later.  I do love the excitement of putting on an new dress and dialing up the glam.  This is the perfect time to nab a gorgeous dress (many are on sale!).. Some of my favorites are this gorgeous yellow dress, this strapless navy dress, and this embellished gown.  Need some accessories?  This sparkly clutch and these sandals go with many of the dresses.

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New Years Eve is a big night for Black tie and to stay home, Ridgely Brode finds dresses for the ones who want to paint the town on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Self Portrait Tiered Lace Dress  /  2. Reformation Velvet Maxi Dress  /  3. Rachel Zoe Fringed Mini Dress  /  4. Alice + Olivia Tiered Dress

Click below for more Evening Ideas

What are You Going to Wear to that Party?

The holidays are coming faster than you think and, before you know it, you are going to have to find something to wear to that party you got invited to! I like to have a few different options on hand so that I am not standing in my closet, for what seems like forever, trying to decide what to put on.  Don’t you just hate that?  I am looking for  some separates that I can mix with other things in my closet that are for more casual events and that might be perfect for a dressier event when worn together. I spied this Accordian Pleat Midi Skirt (on sale) which I would wear with the matching Tie Neck blouse for a full look and then with this cashmere short sleeve t-shirt (on sale) for a more relaxed style. I would wear the Tie Neck blouse with a black skirt, black pants or jeans for both work and an evening out.  I might top the blouse with my black classic blazer and I have a few more looks.   Throw on a fabulous pair of gold hoop earrings and viola, I am ready to go!

Other items I am loving are this velvet halter jumpsuit, this striped sequin dress and these satin sandals..

What are you going to Wear to that Party?

to buy: Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Tie Neck blouse and Accordian Pleat Midi Skirt

Don’t forget to  grab the deals —> Up to 40% OFF Men, Women & Kids styles at the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale, now through November 13! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.


Red and Silver

Nothing says festive more than a bright red dress with lots of sparkles!  I found this beautiful strapless dress and had fun coming up with different priced accessories to wear with it. If strapless isn’t for you, I found some other great choices as in this dress, this option and this jumpsuit.  They are all classic styles you can wear for years to come and I highly recommend buying a pair of silver sandals and clutch as you will pair them with so many things you already own over and over again. What are you wearing this Holiday season??

Red and Silver | Ridgely's Radarto buy: 1. Tibi strapless dress  /  2. Bottega Veneta earrings  /  3. Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings  /  4. Dannijo Earrings  /  5. Nordstrom Wrap  /  6. Jimmy Choo Glitter Clutch  /  7. Saint Laurent Sandals  /  8. Natasha Couture Clutch  /  9. Stuart Weitzman Sandal  /  10. Whiting & David Clutch  /  11.  Pelle Moda Sandal