Fashion Night Out in Southie 

It should not come to a surprise to anyone that my favorite events include both of my favorite things- fashion and food. A week ago, I had the pleasure of driving to South Boston after work in order to attend a special event welcoming Lalla Bee to Best Dressed.

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Lalla Bee is a brand started by designer and entrepreneur Melina Cortes-Nmili. Her pieces all follow the idea that luxurious, classic, yet contemporary designs never go out of style. In order to turn her dreams into a reality, Melina did not begin her brand until she had the proper education, including her MBA. Her first collection released in 2016. Be sure to follow her and her brand for much more excitement to come!

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Best Dressed is a boutique with locations in both Charlestown and South Boston. It was begun by the Lirantonakis sisters from Salem, Massachusetts. Their love for dressing up, but lack of funding to pay for extravagant pieces, led them to create Best Dressed. This unique boutique allows local women to come into the store and rent dresses from a variety of top designers including BCBG MaxAzria, Nicole Miller, Alice + Olivia, Shoshanna, Monique Lhuillier, Stylestalker, Diane von Furstenburg, Keepsake, Parker, Rebecca Taylor, and so many more!

*If you go to the Best Dressed website or @rentbestdressed instagram page, you can find me feautured wearing my favorite lace dress 🙂

Click through the slideshow above to view my Top 4 Dresses all created by different designers that can be worn for an array of occasions.

Whether you just need a fun party dress for a night out, a gown for prom, a fresh piece for a special event, or even something to wear for a wedding, Best Dressed has you covered!

So you found a great dress but aren’t sure how to style it? Have no fear! There are so many jewelry options conveniently located around the store to put together the perfect look.

Okay, now you have your dress and jewelry pulled together… but what about your makeup?! If you are anything like me, you probably have no idea what you are doing with your face. The “I woke up like this” attitude is great and all, but now we need a little sparkle to feel special.

You MUST check out Alexandra Dale from Alexandra Makeup Artistry. She is extremely talented and can turn you into a beauty- even when you start out in beast mode.

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Could the night get any better? Yes. You guys, I was taste testing wine in the dressing room while trying on high end dresses… I don’t know what you dream of, but this is top on my list.

You see that wine above? Whether you prefer dry or sweet, red or white, the Traveling Vineyard has something great for you. Not only are they present at many social events around the Boston area, but they will even throw a party at your house too! Check out their website for more and even host a tasting for your favorite people.

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Last but definitely not least, you need some food to pair with that marvelous wine choice you just made! Now enter, Oh Jolie Catering! I was more than pleased to meet the sweet Rosa Sylvie behind the catering service. She brings her farm to table creations to private and corporate events. She just began her company around the same time I started my blog. I know, a match made in heaven! Both her and her tasteful bites are lovely, be sure to check them out!

This event would not have been possible without the amazing Jackie Zukerman of JZ Social Enterprises. This power woman is such a boss babe and she also happens to be the Editor in Chief of Next on Scene Magazine. Stay tuned for the next event coming up this Saturday, The Next on Scene Fashion Show at VENU Nightclub in Boston!

*Check out my Facebook page and enter to win 2 free tickets to the show! 

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