Black Tie Optional


I’ve been very fortunate to get to work with a talented cluster of photographers on some of my blog posts and one of those photographers is Melissa Perez, from Simply Captivating. Introduced through a mutual friend, Melissa photographed my family for our first holiday session as South Floridians. She’s sweet, smart, and has an eye for capturing those unforgettable moments. 

So it was a no-brainer for me to ask her to snap some head shots for my Freshly Squeezed Fashionista blog. What started off as a straight forward shoot, turned into a couple of hours of silliness, girl talk, and fashion fun! 

I am so excited to finally share this look with my fashionistas because nothing says “Let’s have a good time” like a band of bow ties! And the Eva Franco Ora dress is nothing but fun. This sassy little number is one of my favorite dresses from Rent the Runway. I loved it so much, I wore it twice in one week! Yep, I double dipped. 

I’ve never been shy about my love for Rent the Runway. Never has such a brilliant idea come around that has taken the fashion industry and millions of women’s checkbooks by storm. Gone are the days of splurging big bucks on a designer gown for a festive occasion. Times are tough and spending has been curbed. 

Rent the Runway will be your new best friend. Trust me, it’s mine. I cannot tell you the last time I actually purchased a dress at a store that I would only wear once and then it would spend the rest of it’s existence collecting dust on a plastic hanger in my closet. 

And the options are limitless! 

 I paired my bow tie dress with my signature hat and a pair of two- toned Marc Jacobs peep toe heels. And I love that they’re the same hue as the cream and black dress. Another way to pair this dress is with a cool pair of motorcycle boots or with a boyfriend blazer, tights, and Mary Janes on a crisp fall day. The possibilities are endless! 

I couldnt’ complete this look without the help of my glam squad. Thank you to Jessie from Makeup Artistry by Jessie for my fresh face and to my Mane Man, Emiliano (at the W Hotel) for my bouncy blowout and for always making me look oh so good! 

On Me: 

Dress- Eva Franco from Rent the Runway
Shoes- Marc Jacobs
Hat- Urban Outfitters 

In Style,



  1. Lorraine says:

    Good job Kathy, love your blog!


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