Thursday, October 23, 2014

Neon Lines

Lines can be so important on a dress or any other item of clothing simply because they can play tricks with your eyes. Horizontal stripes can make you look wider, while vertical stripes have a more slimming effect.

I love the strategically placed neon lines on this Shoshanna tweed dress, which is cozy and warm (as my dresses go) on this chilly Atlanta day. You will rarely see me in pants, even if it's freezing out. During the winter, I just add tights!

Dress: Shoshanna  Ayala Neon Piped Tweed Sheath Dress

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Licorice Pumps in Black and Gold

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Be Bold

Dress: Milly Ella Belted Sheath Dress in Violet

I love a good belted dress for its potential to accentuate a small waist and make you look a tad thinner than reality. Since I have more of an hourglass figure, a belted look worst well on me.

I bought this dress several years ago, so it's essentially sold out online, but check out these other belted looks from the Milly brand. (The designer's name is Michelle. Love it!)

Booties: L.A.M.B.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seeing Things

I certainly did not have the relaxing weekend with my boys that I had planned. When I went to bed this past Friday night, my eye was bothering me, and the pain became increasingly worse throughout the night. Early Saturday morning, I was diagnosed with an eye ulcer in my left eye. It's my first one. I hope I never have one again.

The punishment is that I cannot wear my contacts for at least a few weeks. I have not worn glasses to the office... ever. It's the nerdy 12-year-old girl in me that refuses to be seen in public in eyeglasses. Hopefully they don't look so bad, since I'll be wearing them every single day for a little while. Scroll down for a look.

Dress: Shoshanna

Sandals: Kate Spade New York

Here is a view of the bespectacled me:
Glasses: Coach Dark Tortoise Glasses in Style 5055

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sweater Weather

I can't believe I'm saying it, but sweater weather has officially arrived. Although the highs are still in the upper 70s/early 80s, the mornings are starting off cold and crisp. Today, I broke out my first sweater of the season... a sweater dress, of course. This is me we're talking about!

Dress: Shoshanna Blue Sweater Dress

Shoes: L.A.M.B.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


I have been sick all week, and am finally going to the doctor today. I think I have a sinus infection! You can see that even though I went to bed at 9 p.m. last night, which I haven't done in forever, I still look exhausted. I have so much pressure and pain in my sinus area... I just want to feel well again.

Dress: Nanette Lepore Caravan Studded Stretch Sheath Dress

Shoes: L.A.M.B. Peep-Toe Platform Booties

The shoes are no longer available, but here are some similar styles:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rainy Day Blue

It's raining cats and dogs today, so I thought I would wear a dress to match the weather. I think this blue dress is just beautiful; the pattern and the colors remind me of the ocean in moonlight.

Dress: Shoshanna Blue Metallic Tweed Dress

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Licorice Pumps in Silver

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Structured Sleeve

Happy Columbus Day! I am working on this (faux) holiday, but things seem calmer than usual. I am getting so much done!

Today I'm wearing what I think is a very fine example of a structured sleeve. I think the quality and detail here is just fabulous, and the puffiness makes my arm look more slender.

Dress: 4.Collective City Stretch Cap Sleeve Dress in Black and Ivory

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Nouvo Dress Pumps in Maraschino Red

Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine with SPF 15 in Desert Rose

Here is a look at the dress and sleeve from the front: