Hello, I’m PR Barbie! That’s exactly how I feel like I should be introducing myself when I show up to events in this bright, bold, hot pink dress.
I purchased this hot pink shift dress at Forever 21 specifically to make an entrance. I was attending the Newport Beach Film Festival for a client’s screening, and I figured I’d be surrounded by a sea of black. What better way to stand out from the crowd than to opt for a bright at night? (It totally worked – several professional photographers followed my friend – in bright blue – and I around the event and took beautiful photos of us).
This dress is so flattering. I love the shiny and soft material – although it’s not a traditional nighttime dress, the material is dressed-up enough to wear to a nighttime event. The band around the waist emphasizes a small waist, but the shift dress cut is professional and classic – unlike empire waists or drop-waists, it never goes out of style.
I paired the dress with nude canvas wedges from Target. I could have gone dressier, with nude heels, but I opted for wedges because I’d be on my feet. I also felt that wedges were more of a “Newport” vibe.
I kept accessories simple. This gold necklace from Forever 21 is so fun. It has two chains with two gems: a maroon gem and a bright blue gem. I loved the way the bright colors and the warm gold complimented the hot pink dress.
Check out more photos from Newport Beach Film Festival below.