Monthly Archives: October 2012

Upcoming Event: The DRES System Book Launch Party

The Power of DRES Book Launch Party
Saturday, November 3rd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland, WA

The DRES System shows women how to dress for their body shape. DRES stands for Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and Sapphire with corresponding body shapes (bustier with smaller hips, small on top with curvier hips, etc). The creators of the DRES System have written The Power of DRES as an easy, go-to handbook on the DRES System.

While I believe nothing is truly off limits when it comes to fashion, understanding how different styles of clothing fit your body shape can be very beneficial and even encourage women to try a style they wouldn’t have otherwise thought possible. Most importantly, this book aims to help women love their bodies and appreciate what makes them unique. To learn more about the DRES System and their new book, visit their website.

This sounds like a wonderful event!

You can sign up for the book launch party here


Boots: A love story

Destiny; fate.
fate – destiny – lot – fortune – doom – chance – portion

Every so often, one comes across something in such a perfect circumstance that they are forced to say, “This is meant to be! Fate! Kismet!”. This is how I feel about my Coach boots.

Miriam Coach Boots (Found another pair on ebay)

As the fall boots came walking onto every store website and into every shoe department I began looking for my perfect pair. I was looking for a stiletto heel in black or dark brown with a toe that wasn’t too pointy or too square. Each fall I would purchase a pair and wear them year round (this is the Pacific Northwest after all). They would usually last about halfway through the summer before beginning to fall to pieces, giving my feet a duck billed look as the soles flapped in time with my steps.

And then it happened.

One fine payday, I was browsing the shops on my way home. It was starting to get dark and I was just about to succumb to low blood sugar and dehydration, when I glanced up to see a Ross store that I had never been inside. Something was drawing me in. Was it the fluorescent lights glaring out into the darkening night sky? Or perhaps something more? I guess I’ll never know for certain. I sauntered towards the piles of shoes that, in the morning, I’m sure were tidy in their boxes, but by the end of the night, were  just piles of shoes. I grabbed a few pairs of boots and thought, “Hmm… passable.”, ” These will do I guess”. Then it happened. I spotted something. Leather with leather soles. Quality construction. Size 8.5. Coach. $129.99. By this point. the fact that they fit perfectly was practically irrelevant. We were immediately in love with each other, It was fate. It was kismet.

Have you ever experienced fashion kismet?


Photo from Seattle FNO 2012 – Photo Scavenger Hunt

The name “Formal Friday” was inspired by a coworker of mine. It was a Friday like any other, or so I thought (cue music…)

There was a large gala planned for that evening that my coworker was managing. Instead of bringing his tuxedo to change into later, he wore it in the office, all day long. Hence was born the concept: Formal Friday;

“How marvelous!”, I thought to myself. This started me  thinking about other rules I could break.

I can wear black with brown if I want (hello black dress + cognac boots)

I can wear bright coral red heels to the office, yes I can!

I can try any new trend that I want, and I don’t have to feel guilty or ashamed of myself for doing so.

My name is Rebekah, I’m a 24 year old gal living in Seattle and I am the owner of this blog.

Formal Friday is a life and style  blog about trying new things and not being afraid to break a few rules (ex: casual Friday)  I enjoy exploring the fashion, food, and social events that this city has to offer.