Next week I swap winter winds and yellow taxis for sunny skies and...florescent lights. Las Vegas, here I come! Several times a year I make my way west for various trade shows, and the same thing happens every visit: I pack my normal New York City wardrobe (little shapeless dress, usually black, topped with a cardigan) and I feel like a frumpy librarian amidst a sea of skin. It's very hard for subtle, come-hither sensuality (as I like to think my look suggests) to compete with all-out sexiness. And so, each time, I vow to do it better next time.
I'm heading to Vegas for a photo shoot, and instead of preparing for it I've found myself scouring the Internet to find something that says both 'hot' and 'haute.' I landed on this Dolce Vita Jackie dress ($231; shopbop.com). The color is pretty and unexpected, and will look great topped with a tuxedo jacket for upcoming holiday soirees. Most importantly, it exposes just enough skin to make this New Yorker feel at home in Sin City.