BORDEAUX COCKTAIL DRESS WITH A PLUNGE

BORDEAUX DRESS

Hello bordeaux! The color of this dress is just spot on. It’s the perfect color for me.

I think you always need to have a few go-to cocktail dresses in your wardrobe at all times. You never know when you’ll need one — especially in DC!

Moving to DC was a bit of a shock to my more casual Midwest wardrobe when I moved here about five years ago. DC is a very dressy city. Sure, there are tons of tourists in shorts and tennis shoes, but the majority of locals are on the dressier side. There is always a dinner, an event, or some type of function going on here and they are usually on the dressy. I’ve really had to up my game as far as dresses, skirts, and dressy pants go.

BORDEAUX DRESS

BORDEAUX DRESS

BORDEAUX DRESS

This dress has a deep V in front and in the back! Depending on your bust size you may need some fashion tape to keep things in certain places if you know what I mean, but man that deep V is worth it.

SHOP THIS LOOK

Dress // Bec & Bridge Bisou Bisou Dress (also available here)

Earrings // Elizabeth Cole Mohawk Earrings

Clutch // BCBG (unavailable, similar here and here)

Shoes // Joie (unavailable, similar here and here)

Continue reading for more photos & makeup details!

BORDEAUX DRESS

BORDEAUX DRESS

BORDEAUX DRESS

SHOP MY MAKEUP

Eyeshadow // BareMinerals in Catch Me If
Gorgeous shadow for ALL eye colors!

Eyeliner // BareMinerals Round the Clock Waterproof in Midnight

Mascara // Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I usually layer this on the bottom then use the Benefit’s They’re Real on top.

Blush // Jouer Mineral Powder Blush in Bougainvillea

Bronzer // BareMinerals Ready Bronzer in High Dive
Use very sparingly on cheeks and around hairline.

Lipstick // Bite Beauty
I had a custom color made at the Bite Beauty lab in NYC.

Brow Gel // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel
I am obsessed with this brow gel!

Concealer // Lancôme ‘Maquicomplet’ Complete Coverage in Clair II
I’ve been using this exact product and color for over a decade!
Best concealer I’ve ever found.

BORDEAUX DRESS

Photos by Laura Metzler