Plus; The Stunning Dress Under $150.00!

woman in blue cocktail dress
Photo by Chad Wooten

Finding the perfect cocktail dress for an event can feel more challenging than landing the cover of Vogue Magazine.

There are so many things to consider when buying a cocktail dress;
1. What type of event are you attending?
2. Where is it being held?
3. What season will the event be held in?
4. Will you be able to get multiple wears out of said dress?

woman in blue cocktail dress with pink scarf
Photo by Chad Wooten

Believe it or not, I actually found and ordered this chic cobalt blue dress online for UNDER $150.00 and I was not disappointed when it arrived in all its stylish glory.

I had two upcoming events in mind when I ordered this little number, an evening birthday party at a country club and a semi-formal wedding. Maggie London’s dress met all the criteria listed above, something I heavily considered before placing my order.

As it turned out, this dress was a home run for me on both occasions and I’ve since worn it to dinner with the hubster to celebrate our anniversary. Versatility, that’s something we all want in a classic cocktail dress.

woman in blue cocktail dress with pink scarf
Photo by Chad Wooten

No matter which cocktail dress you decide upon, search for one that has something special and memorable about it, a subtle show-stopping detail, if you will.

I love the clever detailing in this sublime crepe sheath dress by Maggie London, starting with the sheer mesh softly gathered to a V-back neckline. It’s a guaranteed compliment getter, and who doesn’t want to hear they look fabulous? “Please stop, I hate compliments” said no woman EVER!

woman getting out of Mercedes in heels
Photo by Chad Wooten

Now that I had the dress, I needed just the right heels; something elegant, stylish yet comfortable. These gorgeous metallic leather pumps by Sam Edelman hit the mark across the board.

woman in dress getting out of Mercedes
Photo by Chad Wooten

Since events and restaurants can get chilly, I layered a boldly colored scarf wrap over the dress, which infused my look with a vibrant color pop that was functional too. Winner, winner chicken dinner.

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Dress ~ MAGGIE LONDON SHEATH DRESS available in 2 colors, sizes 0 – 14

Shoes ~ sold out similar Pumps

or similar Pumps

or SAM EDELMAN GOLD LEATHER FLATS same shoe as my pumps, in flats


Scarf/Wrap ~ FLORAL SCARF WRAP similar

or similar Wrap

We’ve picked a few of our favorite cocktail dresses, for your viewing pleasure.

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And now, it’s time for the Linkup Partaaaay!

It’s my honor and pleasure to co-host a Fashion Linkup Party for my blogger amiga, Nicole Molders from High Latitude Style.

Nicole’s Linky Party is an amazing resource for finding inspiration style and fashion idea from a multitude of bloggers. It’s also an opportunity for bloggers to share their style ideas with a new audience.

Meet Nicole:
Nicole Mölders is married, has one cat, no kids, a fashion, and science enthusiast from Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the author of the style recipe book “How to Dress for Success in Midlife”, and the blogger of High Latitude Style – an Alaska fashion blog with science bits for the stylish 40+ woman. She shares how to turn fashion into style to look your best ever in midlife.

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26 Comments on The Secret To Finding The Perfect Cocktail Dress | Linkup Party

    • Jonet
      August 6, 2017 at 7:31 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, Amber. Blue is indeed one of the classic colors. Thanks for your comment. Xo Jonet

  1. Nicole
    August 4, 2017 at 11:13 pm (11 months ago)

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style party.

    • Jonet
      August 5, 2017 at 9:28 am (11 months ago)

      See you next week, same time, same linky party! Xo Jonet

  2. Random Musings
    August 4, 2017 at 7:09 am (11 months ago)

    Lovely dress – I love the vibrant blue colour – and it looks great with the shoes
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

    • Jonet
      August 5, 2017 at 9:27 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, Debbie! I’ll see you next week. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      August 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you kindly Emma. Bold colors are such fun, doing you think? Xo Jonet

  3. Jessica A Jannenga
    August 3, 2017 at 11:35 am (11 months ago)

    Jonet, this is beautiful! I love the bold color and the fit is so flattering! I could use more cobalt in my closet! Love your tips and the bright wrap is fab, I love color! I do think its all about the details looking for a cocktail dress.
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Jonet
      August 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you for your kind comments, dear Jessica. Cobalt would be stunning on you! I love the dress, but the wrap is special to me because I found it in a small boutique while on vacation in Savannah. See you next week, doll. Xo Jonet

  4. Nicole
    August 1, 2017 at 11:49 am (11 months ago)

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup party. I love your blue dress. You look so stunning in that cut and color! Ageless Style to the perfection!

    • Jonet
      August 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm (11 months ago)

      You throw the best “parties” my friend. I’ll see you this week. Xo Jonet

  5. Ada
    July 31, 2017 at 12:31 pm (11 months ago)

    Awww Jonet, that cobalt sheath dress is stunning. I quite love the sheer part. Great colorful pink wrap too. You nailed this one!

    • Jonet
      July 31, 2017 at 1:04 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks Ada! The dress is surprisingly versatile and I do love to add a color pop to an outfit. Thanks for your comment. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      July 31, 2017 at 8:00 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, Anna. I love layering a bold color over a dress. Thanks for your comment and for being part of our fun, fabulous tribe. Xo Jonet

  6. Nicole
    July 29, 2017 at 12:00 am (11 months ago)

    You look great in this color and dress. Thanks for co-hosting!

    • Jonet
      July 29, 2017 at 6:39 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you for inviting me to co-host your popular linkup party! I enjoyed seeing what everyone was wearing to the party. See you next week. Xo Jonet

  7. Antionette M Blake
    July 27, 2017 at 10:26 pm (11 months ago)

    Beautiful in blue and a nice change from the LBD. #TopoftheWorld

    • Jonet
      July 28, 2017 at 6:34 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you Antionette and I must agree. We’ve all got the mandatory LBD in the closet. The cobalt blue was indeed a nice change. Thanks for your comment, darling. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      July 28, 2017 at 6:33 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, dear Jacqui. I love the detailing and the color, it’s certainly a keeper. Thanks for your comment. Xo Jonet

  8. jodie filogomo
    July 27, 2017 at 8:12 am (11 months ago)

    Hi Jonet!!! I’m popping over from Nicole’s site—it’s so nice to meet another fabulous blogger!!
    I love that blue dress–the color is just spectacular on you!!

    • Jonet
      July 27, 2017 at 10:02 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Jodie and a big welcome! Thank you, I do love the dress and you are too kind. Hugs to you and our Nicole! Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      July 27, 2017 at 6:17 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you my friend. It’s my honor to co-host with our blogger friend, Nicole. Xo Jonet


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