Dressing on the Side

Nicole Lennox Photography
Let me tell you a secret......I dress up in self-defense.

Most of the time, I'm in sweats with my hair in a messy bun and rocking an errant Chiquita banana sticker on the butt of my pants. Since I want people to actually eat the food I cook when I invite them over without questioning whether or not I've washed my hands my duty is to jazz myself up before they arrive.
Make no mistake...this is not some meticulous, top-secret, Harvard grad type process. It's 3 steps and you're done!


1. Wear ONE color or ONE type of clothing.
To be clear, when I say one TYPE of clothing I mean wear a dress or a jumper or something else in a gorgeous print that you love. Don't worry about layers and coordination. You should definitely put on underpants, socks, etc.(unless your guests are into that sort of thing) Keep multiple pieces to a single color so you don't have to overthink when it comes to accessories.

2. Accessorize Excessively.
Pile it on like you'll never see the bottom of your jewelry box again.
Here's where you can set your mood before your guests arrive. Choose pearls or sparkly stones for an elegant vibe......stones & silver for an earthy and inviting tone......or a mashup of your favorites that make you happy and encourage lots of smiling!

Nicole Lennox Photography
3. Accentuate the Positive.
What's the thing you love most about you or your style?
Do you have great hair? Have you spent years on an epic hat collection? Self admitted sneakerhead?
Pick one of your best features or favorite clothing items and show it off! I love my smile so I always wear a rich lip color. Reds and pinks in any rich shade are my go-to.

Don't overthink it.....you'll probably be too tired from converting recipe measurements anyway.
All you need to have a memorable meal is good food + great company.

But, a great outfit never hurts.
Nicole Lennox Photography


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