Audrey Hepburn once said that “happy girls are the prettiest girls” and I couldn’t agree more. Nothing is more attractive than a woman who exudes happiness, feels beautiful and is confident. Though let’s be real, women don’t feel this way all the time. There are days where we wake up feeling down, insecure and not very pretty. Those days are the ones where it is vital to get yourself to the gym and get in a workout! The endorphins will certainly help, but that feeling of being strong and powerful while you are lifting weights or strength training is what will make you feel like a badass. Though more importantly, these are the days when getting dressed up and going out with your spouse or friends will boost your spirits and make you feel like the gorgeous goddess you are!

There isn’t a better way to show how glamorous you truly are than by dressing in fashion that is timeless and classic. Think Audrey Hepburn or even Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the iconic and jaw dropping looks that we all have seen and envied for years. Put on your most chic cocktail dress and accessorize with your best diamonds. You will surely feel like a million bucks!

When I purchased my brown wool sheath dress from Banana Republic in 2008 I knew it was an investment piece that would be a staple in my wardrobe. This dress was designed with classic lines, made using the most beautiful wool fabric, and will never go out of style….and here I am today, over 10 years later, still wearing this dress, still in fashion! If you don’t have a dress that stands the test of time in your closet, make that a priority on your next shopping spree. You won’t be sorry that you invested in yourself or your wardrobe!

My go-to stores for these classic pieces are usually Banana Republic and J.Crew, but many times these types of wool dresses are seasonal and can only be found during the Fall and Winter months. My other favorite places to shop are Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. They have a variety of dresses at different price points to fit your budget. Check out this Vince Camuto dress from Nordstrom and this Alexa Admor dress from Nordstrom Rack. If red isn’t your color, this Alexa Admor dress comes in twelve different colors (I have the black and it is so flattering)! Both are adorable and you will be able to wear them for many years to come!

Vince Camuto Cocktail Dress
Alexa Admor

Though I will say the most stunning part of this outfit are the sparkling diamonds that adorn my body! When Marilyn Monroe said, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, she knew what she was talking about; just like a best friend, these gorgeous rocks make a girl shine so radiantly and they bring out your very best! They will pick you up when you are feeling down and bring back many wonderful memories and moments in your life. Diamonds are valuable and precious; they are romantic and often symbolize love; and they will always win the heart of every woman. Diamonds are the ultimate investment jewelry pieces. They never go out of style and will always make you look and feel amazing!

These beautiful designs were created by the internationally acclaimed and award winning custom jeweler, Cornelis Hollander, located in Scottsdale, Arizona! Once you put on one of these unique works of art, you will not want to take it off! All designs are manufactured in their studio and they even offer custom designs. If you are in the market for some beautiful diamonds, you absolutely must check out Cornelis Hollander! I am absolutely in love with the diamond stud earrings, but that bracelet and those rings are giving me all the feels! They are the perfect blend of modern design and classic elegance! I don’t know about you, but when I am wearing diamonds for a special event or date night, I feel so glamorous. Isn’t that what we all desire when wearing diamonds?! To feel confident, beautiful, dazzling, exquisite.

Whatever you decide to wear and adorn yourself with, make sure that when you walk out that door, you are feeling like a happy, confident, beautiful woman! Because that is what you are…ALL the time and EVERY day! We just occasionally need reminding that we are AMAZING. It sometimes helps when we take a minute away from motherhood, work, or just the many stresses of life; focus on ourselves and do something extra to feel good, happy, and pretty! Plus, there is nothing better than feeling incredible combined with a fun filled night out on the town with our most loyal, loving, and biggest of fans.

Jewelry by Cornelis Hollander:

Photography by Jodi Lynn:

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