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Add Some Style to Summer with a Captivating Cocktail Dress!

May 12, 2014

You know that wonderful feeling you get when you really take the time to look your best and you know you’re glowing? You know the feeling I mean; it goes all through you and shows in your every move and word. You carry yourself differently, smile a little brighter, laugh a little louder, and feel cool, calm, and confident. Most days many of us barely have time to brush our teeth in the morning before heading out to work, and end up hastily throwing on some moisturizer, a comfortable pair of pants and a top before rushing out the door still tying our ponytail back. And hey – that’s OK! We lead busy lives and other things have to take importance sometimes. Namely, that last bit of sleep that means so much! But what if you really pulled out all the stops more often than once or twice a year? What if you made a promise to yourself that at least once a month – and then, maybe more often! – you pampered yourself tip to toe. Here’s what we’re proposing…

Let’s assume your special evening out is with a romantic partner or a group of your best friends. Start the day right by getting enough sleep the night before, waking up naturally (give that alarm and yourself a break!), prepare and enjoy a healthy breakfast (go ahead, sit down!), perhaps even read the paper. When the time comes to hit the shower or take a soak in the tub, use some of those special products you never make time for – the exfoliating scrubs, the hair masks, the deep conditioning facial treatments. Once you’re all cleaned up, continue pampering your skin out-of-shower while it’s still damp. Gently apply facial moisturizer, slather lotion or body butter all over, paying attention to elbows, knees and other rough bits. Play your favorite music while you primp, or enjoy the silence if that’s rare!

Be patient with your hair, try something new with your makeup, and put one of those countless bottles of nail polish we all have to good use. In summary – take care of you. Put the time and attention in knowing you’ll reap the rewards in how wonderful it makes you feel. And then… the really great part. Put on your new cocktail dress. A shiny pair of heels or wedges would be nice, too!

As for where to find the cocktail dress (or dresses) of your dreams? At, of course! And as for where to go wearing your new dress – well, that part is up to you. Maybe you’ll check out a new restaurant in the area, or take in an art exhibit. Even in the smallest towns, there is usually something unique or exciting to do. Just make the time to actually do it! Save those comfortable jeans for a manic Monday morning. This weekend is all about you.

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