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Mother’s Day Darling Dresses

Anthropologie is killing it this season with the cutest dresses for spring! I am so obsessed and wanted to put a list together of my favorite finds for Mother’s Day darling dresses. All of them are uber feminine and would be perfect for a family brunch or get together! What is your favorite?

Cloverlace Dress

Rosamund Midi Dress

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Cherry Drop Sheath Dress

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Backless Red Lace Dress

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I am sooo obsessed with lace and this hot backless red lace dress is sure to be a show stopper for the hostess with the mostest! Its a bit fancy without being over the top and above all super duper fun for a sultry spring soiree! This backless red lace dress can be found at Urban Outfitters and is so on your young, broke and fabulous budget! Grab this find for $79.00! Pair with fab gold wedges and you are set!

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Ted Baker Bow Belt

The Perfect Party Belt

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I am obsessed with bows and pink so this little number really hits the spot! What a fun accessory for spring and summer! This Ted Baker bow belt also comes in a FABtastic yellow to brighten up any outfit! Now, this belt is a bit of a splurge worthy item but it can be worn with so many things and really will make any outfit stand out! A good hostess needs a pink bow belt right? I found this belt at for 64.84 which is much less than what you will pay at a department store!  Uhhh sooooo in love!

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I wore this Ted Baker bow belt on Good Day LA last week and everyone absolutely loved the way it looked. It is a show stopper for sure! 

Anthropologie Jardim Lace Dress

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Anthropologie Jardim Lace Dress

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Last weekend LA was a buzz with Oscar parties and so I made my way to the Montblanc Pre- Oscar Party Brunch on Saturday at the Bel Air Hotel. It was absolutely wonderful with the best food, champagne and of course stars! The decor was very garden party brunch esq and I had to find the perfect party dress to compliment the affair! Que the Anthropologie Jardim Lace Dress! The minute I saw this pink floral lace number I knew it was perfect and I was head over heels! This dress is a SPLURGE worthy item coming in at $298.00 but so worth it if you will be going to a lot of garden parties this spring or weddings! Honestly it is one of the prettiest dressed on the market and can be worn to an array of gatherings!

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Red Valentino Glitter Pumps

Glitter Bow Pumps

If these are not the most amazing party shoes, I don’t know what is! They are also super festive for the holiday season! Give me bows and glitter and I am in heaven! However, these are definitely a splurge worthy item and I’m saying roll out the big bucks. If it makes you feel any better they were originally $450 and now down to $315! My advice? Keep an eye on these bad boys and grab them when they go on sale even more! Uhhhhh great find! You can buy these Red Valentino glitter pumps at SAKS...of course!

Red Valentino Glitter Pumps

Bow Dress

Burgundy Bow Dress

This winter, make a big bow hit with this H and M burgundy dress! I love this look because it can be worn to the office and to a party! No need to run home to change and make yourself crazy. Wear this all day and night no problem! I also just loves bows so when I saw this bow dress I swooned! It also comes in black but I am really partial to the burgundy because the bow stands out more! This bow dress is super cute and so on your budget at under $20!

Bow Dress

Holiday Dresses

Part of being the hostess with the mostest is looking the bestest! These party dresses are super cute and span a wide range of styles from the more conservative red pleated dress to a flirty, fun sequined number to a sweet relaxed heart cut out dress! You will definitely be the center of attention at your bash in any of these choices. They are also so on your budget spanning from $49 to $125!

Zara Red Holiday Dress

 This Zara red holiday dress is super cute and a classic style for the festive season! I would wear this to any holiday party or when hosting my own. I think this is a perfect choice out of our holiday dresses and find it simply stunning! This comes in at $99.

Sequin Holiday Dress

This sequin number from Urban Outfitters is fun and flirty while achieving a relaxed look which can be worn for any holiday occasion! This will run you $125!

Heart Cut Out Back Dress

I am obsessed with hearts and love cut out backs so this Urban Outfitters dress is my absolute dream. It is also pretty casual so it is appropriate for any occasion. The black holiday dresses are such a plus with some full bellies over the holidays. Don’t stop eating all your holiday goodies, just wear black! This comes in at our lowest price- $49!


Moschino Cheap and Chic

While shopping around in New Orleans, I came upon these Moschino cheap and chic rhinestone pumps and wanted to share my find with all you lovely ladies! However, Moschino’s “Cheap and Chic” line is totally for the young, broke and fabulous of the millionaires! For us normal folk it is a total splurge worthy item!  These Moschino cheap and chic pumps are a Hostess Handbook Dream! Wear these puppies and you are the life of the party! They are so flirty and fun and  totally meant for the hostess with the mostest!

However, you gotta start saving up for these babies as they will run you as much as $699. Ouchhhhheyyyy! But don’t fret…here are some alternatives, although I must say none are as cute as the originals. Buttttt, what about a little DIY love? I think these Moschino cheap and chic pumps are totally DIYable…pink suede pumps, rhinestones and a glue gun! Done!


Mancienne- $40!


ABS by Allen Schwartz-$109

BCBG- $275

Green Sequin Dress


Ladies Wowoweeeeewow! This H&M green sequin dress is soooo hot! I am obsessed and had to share my find with all of you! This number is great for the holiday season and lets face it, every occasion when your Diva! I might just wear it lunch one day!

The best thing about this green sequin dress is the price! This is so on your budget at $69.95! Ahhh I just love H&M! This dress yells fun and the Hostess with the Mostest is always the life of the party!

Fall Fashion Essentials with Laurie Graham

I am so thrilled to feature Laurie Graham on the blog today! She is a super big deal in the style world and even more super amazing and kind and lovely! Laurie has been featured as a style expert on the CW, E!, Style Network, and KTLA and is a personal stylist to big name celebrities.

She recently signed on with Brook Burke to do styling tips for her new site . But don’t worry, Laurie has her own website devoted to helping you with your wardrobe from closet organization and must haves to full makeovers. You can find a plethora of FABtastic tips at !

Today, she is here with us providing an array of fall fashion tips from Margaret O’leary and Moondance for the girl on the go who has no dough! In our video, Laurie shows you the hottest fall trends, super cute accessories and how to deconstruct an outfit to get more bang for your buck!

What is your favorite look by Laurie Graham?

H and M Impulse Buy

Ya know when you see something and you just gotta have it? Well, that is what happened to me today! Major H and M impulse buy alert. I was walking past the store and saw this FABtasticly fierce clutch in the window. I was drawn to it like a moth to the flame. I swooped in and took hold of this geometric glam clutch and knew there was no going back. Good thing it was totally on my budget and did not break the bank! Phew! I had to share my awesome find with all you lovely ladies because it is super cheap and too cute. So Hostess Handbook style! This will run you under $25!

Find this H and M impulse buy in Store only! Sorry no online ordering for you while bored at work but it is totally worth the trip to the store.

Forever 21 Backless Red Lace Dress

A good red dress is so sexy for summer and backless just takes it to a whole other level. Add in the lace, and this dress is one hot number! The Hostess Handbook loves a great Forever 21 find and this one is definitely our top pick right now! Grab this Forever 21 backless red lace dress for $24.80!

The Front is a bit blah for my liking so I suggest pairing this dress with a great necklace like the one below! This Bejeweled Collar Necklace  fits in perfectly with the lace and creates an old world glamour feel! This will run you $10.80!

Envelope Clutch

Perfect Party Accessory

Envelope Clutch

I love a good bag and this one is oh so bright and cheery! This envelope clutch is perfect for a wild night out on the town or a chill afternoon soiree! The colors remind me of rainbow sherbet, a sure marker of the summer! This envelope clutch also has a retro feel to it that I am totally diggin! Also totally diggin the price! $24.99 at Target! The Hostess Handbook gives this a big Snap! Get it? Like a purse snaps but your fingers also snap which is like a hells yea. Ok you get it!

Statement Sunglasses Under 10 Dollars

Perfect Party Shades

Statement Sunglasses Under 10 Dollars

The perfect summer party accessory is a great pair of sunglasses! Make them fun, funky and fresh to spiff up any outfit! These statement sunglasses under 10 dollars are definitely on your budget and too cute to boot! These southwest inspired shades will heat up any party!

Play the referee at your next pool party with these black and white striped sunglasses!

Jump into the “Everybody Gone Surfin” style with these cool blue shades!


Unique Hipster Bathing Suits

The Perfect Party Suit

Unique Hipster Bathing Suits

The Hostess Handbook loves kitschy things and these bathing suits certainly fit the bill! They are the perfect “look at me” hostess bathing suits for a summer pool party. These will also spark a lot of conversation! Weird, Wacky, Wild fun! Would you wear any of these? We are obsessed with the Candy Lip suit from Urban Outfitters!

   H&M Black Top will run you $18!

Urban Outfitters Skeleton Suit-  This unique hipster bathing suite will run you $150.00

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