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Personal Shopper: A bright, fun 40th birthday party dress for Ashley

Ashley writes: "Hi! I am on the prowl for a fun dress for my 40th Birthday party next month. I am having a karaoke party at a local bar/restaurant. Any suggestions for a fun look that is not too fancy and not too casual since I am the guest of honor :) ? I usually wear a size 8 or 10 and love bright colors! I'd like a fun dress that is not too fancy and not too casual, maybe strapless. I need a dress that says wow, but isn't over the top. I tend to stay away from tight fitting dress and dresses that reveal too much cleavage. Please help me look my best on my big night, thanks!!! Ashley"

Ashley! I am Found of You and I am krazy for karaoke. I go at least once a week. If I were at your birthday party, I would sing The Talking Heads' Psycho Killer for you. I'd to my best David Byrne dance moves and everything. Then I would do a duet of Lady Gaga's Telephone with you, but only if I get to be Beyonce. Here are a bunch of bright dresses suitable for a karaoke birthday, and I'd also like to suggest a super fabulous cocktail ring for your microphone hand. Karaoke magic!

1 - Pinup Couture Destined for Stardom Dress ($108)
2 - Cheeky in Coral Dress ($75)
3 - James&Joy Casual Orange Dress ($58)
4 - Who Sent Flowers? Ring ($23)
5 - Jade Ruched Dress ($95)
6 - Foil Tear Cocktail Ring ($14, on sale)
7 - MNB Jewel Waist Dress ($178)
8 - Day at the Derby Dress ($65)
9 - Donna Morgan Strapless Organza Dress ($178)
10 - Traffic People Silk Satin Tulip Dress ($83, on sale)
11 - My Pet Octopus Ring ($8)
12 - Vintage 66 Sun-kissed Judy Cocktail Ring ($48)
13 - Tropical Punch Dress ($80)
14 - Twist Neck Dress by Rare ($90)
15 - Pure Sugar Ruffle Front Print Dress ($78)
16 - Haute Child in the City Dress ($65)

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Posted on 06.27.11 at 10:47 AM

How funny, I just finished a personal shopper last night and it looks like that octopus also comes in a necklace. TREND SETTING!


Posted on 06.27.11 at 12:42 PM

Thanks Outblush for all of the fabulous ideas. I especially love the blue strapless dress, the twist orange dress and the Who Sent Flowers ring.

Thanks for introducing me to some fun, new websites for online shopping.

BTW, I'll be sure to sing Lady Gaga's Telephone and dedicate to you guys!

Thanks guys, you ROCK!

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