Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag at ssense ($825)

(No I didn't pay that much! It was on sale at Barneys for less than 1/3 that - probably mismarked, but I wasn't about to tell them that...)

Dating is all about mastering the art of the first impression. Generally - jeans, blouse, flats is the recommended route. Cute but effortless, trying but not trying too hard. But if I were the dating kind, I would want to send a different message at this time in life: confidence, strength and style. The deep reds in this ensemble hit the nail on the head.

Acne Darling Dress in Wine at Barneys ($330)

Alexander Wang Cecilia High Heel Booties in Brick at shopbop ($575)

At every wedding you're bound to see a host of young ladies in basic black short dresses, and a handful of others boldly dabbling in blues, purples and pinks. But essentially, everyone looks the same and the only rule is, no white.

Well, attend a handful of weddings and you're bound to tire of the status quo. Stand out at your next event and try separates: like this long, form-hugging skirt from Haute Hippie.

Haute Hippie Phillips Skirt in Rebel at shopbop ($475)

J needs a dress for M's wedding - blue cocktail dress, something between royal and navy blue...

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Strapless Stretch Ottoman V-Neck Dress at Bloomingdales ($595)

Naven Studs Party Dress at Revolve (on sale for $278)

LaROK Twisted Elegant Dress at Revolve ($268)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dea Dress in Jet Blue at Revolve ($328)

Cynthia Steffe Tara Dress at Revolve ($295)

Shoshanna Strapless Tulip Dress at shopbop ($350)
(in case patterns are kosher)

Shoshanna Sleeveless Bengaline Dress at Neiman Marcus ($295)