Yellow Dress Bring on the Sunshine

If you wear a brightly colored dress, you can’t be sad. I don’t mean it’s not allowed, I just mean it’s not so easy to feel down when your dress is so… up! So, when all else fails and you’re not feelin’ it, carry the sunshine around with you in the form of a bright color and a confidence building silhouette. Take this yellow A/X Armani Exchange dress from a few seasons back. When I threw it on the sky was overcast and my mood was too. But, like Clark Kent’s Superman unitard, the right wardrobe can make a person feel almost invincible. Case in point, the last time I wore this dress was to an art opening Los Angeles. I wasn’t sure what the night had in store, but in the end it was a dazzling evening to remember, and I like to think my sunshiny little dress had something to do with it.

Amanda Garrigus - Yellow Mini Dress

Amanda Garrigus - Armani Exchange Dress

Amanda Garrigus - Strapless Yellow Dress

Amanda Garrigus - Strapless Mini Dress


LBD With A Twist

LBD or Little Black Dress. It’s a quintessential part of any woman’s wardrobe, am I right? But sometimes black just isn’t enough. Did I just say that? Sacré bleu! Well it’s true, and I’m here to speak the truth. Sometimes a little nude twist can take that little black dress to the next oh so intriguing level. Witness this A/X Armani Exchange number. It’s black tulle twisted over a nude bodice and it’s my go-to for those moments when I don’t want to make an effort but I want to look like I did. Maximum impact for minimum input. The accessories, of course, are key. Here I’m toting a box clutch gifted to me by the bag’s designer, and one of my dearest friends, Cornell Collins. I’ve carried this puppy everywhere. I believe it was with me when I met the queen and king of England, aka Victoria and David Beckham. This not-so-basic clutch, with this not-so-basic dress is basically perfect. At least it is for me!

Amanda Garrigus - A/X Armani Exchange LBD

Amanda Garrigus - Armani Exchange Dress

Amanda Garrigus - Armani Exchange Mini Dress

Amanda Garrigus - Black Tulle Dress

Amanda Garrigus - Little Black Dress