A Corporate Affair at the Beverly Hilton

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You may be looking at this photo wondering why I’m hanging out on a hotel balcony in LA dressed like Hillary Clinton. The truth is when the red carpet, celebs and reporters are stripped from the Beverly Hilton, what do you have? A retro-glam hotel full of Tinseltown nostalgia, guests whispering about Whitney Houston, and ballrooms that transform into conference centers.

Last week, I attended a corporate conference at the Beverly Hilton in this very same room where the Golden Globes took place. However, Quentin, Clooney, and cleavage were nowhere to be seen. And Seacrest asking ‘Who are you wearing?‘ was nowhere to be heard. So without further ado; here’s 5 style tips when the dress code is all business (aka ‘ultra conservative’)…

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‘90210’ Flashback at the lovely Beverly Hilton. Up Next: My Top 5 Tips for Business Travel 

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1. Show Skin Very Sparingly ~ For the opening night reception, I wore a matching dress and jacket. With every fashion risk comes a trade off. For example, because I decided to go with this emerald green Anne Klein ensemble rather than a black or neutral suit, I kept my arms covered, jewerly to a minimin and a super-low heel.

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2. Stay Conservative from Head to Heel ~ The last thing you want is to draw attention to your toes for all the wrong reasons in a pair of 5-inch spiked stilettos. I found these tortoise shell Franco Sarto2-inch heels that worked with my suits and this dress. (Sidenote~ I need your help! Whenever I travel I usually toss all my jewelry in this little box and it all gets tangled. Do you have a better idea or product to travel with accessories?)

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3. Early Morning Make-up Secrets ~ I was in conferences all day starting at 7:30 am. To decrease the chance of looking extra sleepy, I added these fake lashes. With practice, they can be applied in 10 seconds to make eyes look more awake. I also carried my Tarte vitamin infused lip gloss and MAC Mineralize loose powder in my purse to freshen up after especially intense break-out sessions.

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4. Fashion Mags to the Rescue ~ For Wifi withdrawals when you’re without Internet on your trip, I recommend packing a couple fashion mags. If you’ve considered subscribing by mail (12 issues for $12), Glamour is my fave! Wearable style tips, minimal ads and columns by fashion designers with enough content to last a 60 min flight.

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5. You Don’t Need Hose ~ If you want to skip nylons or tights, but still want some coverage on your legs, I always pack along a travel container of my Vegas Potion (aka this Sally Hansen, Cocoa Butter & Shimmer.) Recipe HERE. Thanks for reading!

When is the last time you had to wear a suit? ~ xoDale

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  1. I can’t remember the last time I wore I suit, I did don a black blazer in November though! Re your jewellery problem I have a box thingy I travel with too but I also like to separate them with little plastic bags; you know the ones you get when you purchase jewellery online like ASOS and they come in those miniature zip lock bags. I put them inside for situations like that. It helps them from tangling!

    Hope that helps!
    SDMxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  2. Ah theset tips will come in handy for me one day, love it! You sure can rock a suit…amazing. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I’m now your newest follower too xx

  3. loving your emerald green dress!

  4. I really admire your sense of style

  5. I laughed so hard at the line about dressing like Hilary Clinton! That suit is gorgeous, and you look really professional. My husband has these little velcro wrap ties that work really well for keeping computer cables in check, and I’m sure they’d work for jewelry! Also, embarrassing little secret: I still read Seventeen magazine occasionally — and I’m 25. I just think the clothes are fun, and it’s so colorful! :)

  6. Hi Dale,
    Your blog is like a mini Cosmo and you are like a new age Helen Gurly Brown! Love your editorial style and wonderful little hints and celeb scenes after the big events~very fun read and you are sooooo special! Be back soon!

    (=’.’=)
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

  7. I really love the color of your dress! So elegant! Thank you for visiting and keep in touch!:)

    xx pauline
    classycroissant.blogspot.com

  8. Domenic Bartlett-Roylance says:

    Totally up for ultra conservative style.. That is such a good title, I want to try something like that I think. Maybe a suit without seeming too masculine or feminine. xx

    stylehuntingclub.com

  9. Hi! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog :) you’re so sweet! :D xx

  10. Amazing look!
    xxx

  11. Love your look in total green!! It’s gorgeous! :D
    xx

  12. Dale, you look so elegant and chic with this green dress! Thanks for the tips, I will keep them in my mind:) Love Glamour too, my fav magazine! Kisses and happy weekend! xo

  13. Dale, you looked so pretty! I love your green Anne Klein! Every once in awhile I’ll wear a suit. I purchased a hard cased jewelry travel case from QVC. It has many compartments and each closes separately (keeps everything in place). They don’t have the same one I have but there were others so you may want to look there. I have your old blog address in my reader, that’s why the new posts never showed up. I’ve added your dot com one now. Have a great weekend doll!

  14. Love that sophisticated outfit, and what an amazing hotel!

    xo
    Rachel

  15. Love your dress…looks very good on you.*_*
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.;)

  16. Doesn’t Hillary always wear pants suits?

    I wear suits all the time. To be honestly I like them. I think they are flattering and look professional. They are also easy to put on quickly and get out of the house. I like the green!

  17. Love this color on you and the side ponytail.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post ‘Grecian Maxi Dress’.

    Be featured on Stylishly In Love: If you would like a chance to be featured on my fashion blog, then email me (stylishlyinlove@gmail.com) a picture of your go-to outfit for Valentine’s Day. In honor of Valentine’s day I will be featuring 14 bloggers. Make sure to email me by February 11th.
    Thank you.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  18. Hi Dale,
    I always use little pouches and jewellery wraps for my jewellery (I take a LOT) when travelling – and as one of the other comments mentioned, ziplock bags are useful for small items like necklaces too! Untangling is such a mare :)
    Sadie x

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