Today at Noon at Central Library, Alexis Barton Will Conduct a Seminar on How to Look Party Perfect This Holiday Season

You've received your first party invitation of the social season and you have no idea what to wear.

Does that black necklace go with that new sequined dress? Are boots cool for a cocktail event? Exactly what does the host mean when she says the attire is "creative black tie''?

Birmingham fashion blogger Alexis Barton of wants to put your mind at ease. On Friday, December 7, at 12:00 p.m., she will give style tips as part of "Fashion Friday,'' which will be held on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library, 2100 Park Place. The program, presented by the Birmingham Public Library and Birmingham magazine, is free.

"I hope this event will calm people's anxiety around dressing for social occasions and help them see that there are a variety of options for putting together their own looks,'' Barton said. "Sequins will be involved.''

Library fashion books and more will also be available to help you achieve your best look for the season.

For more information, contact Birmingham Public Library Public Relations Director Chanda Temple at