Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Pop of Polka Dots

I love dressing up a solid colored dress with a cute bag and shoes, and I especially love today's accessories because I just think they are so much fun.

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Fresia Patent Platform Sandals

I love these sandals because the black straps look like film strips, and I love the movies! When I was in college, and even a few years afterward, I had the great opportunity to work for a local entertainment magazine, where I would interview top celebs. Maybe someday I will get back to writing, but for now, I am focused on LMI!

You can still buy these sandals online at a few retailers:

Arm Candy: Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Belletown Ashlyn Purse

Dress: Single by Galina Sobolev

This Single Red Stretch Gabardine Tashina Cap Sleeve Belted Dress is no longer available, but check out this similar style on BlueflyNeiman Marcus Last Call also has some cute styles from the brand.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

National Lipstick Day 2014

Yes, today is National Lipstick Day! In honor of the special day, I decided to go a little bolder with my choice of lip color. What do you think?

Dress: 4.Collective Metallic Tweed Cap Sleeve Dress

Amazon and Saks Off Fifth still have the dress, and it's on sale!

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bronx Black and Gold Buckle Sandals

These gorgeous sandals (yes, they are among my favorites) are no longer available, but you can still find a few pairs on eBay.

Lip Color: Christian Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Pandore

Celebrity Sighting!
Glee star Naya Rivera wore these same Jimmy Choos to the American Music Awards last year.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Being Carrie Bradshaw

Sarah Jessica Parker - along with her alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw - has become a leading fashion icon for working women everywhere. Before Sex and the City, brands like Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo didn't mean much to me; now, styles from these designers and many others fill my closet.

Sarah Jessica Parker's recent foray into design with the SJP shoe line (available through Nordstrom) has helped her transition from wearing new shoe fashions to creating them. Today, I'm wearing a pair of SJP pumps, and like SJP herself, they are fabulous.

Dress: Shoshanna Leighton Tweed A-Line Dress (no longer available)

It's hard to see in the photo, but the dress features tiny green and blue stitching. I wanted to bring out the blue hue by wearing these blue matching pumps.

Shoes: SJP Slim Peep-Toe Pump in Avio Blue (no longer available)

Purse: Kate Spade New York Mint Mojito Scallop Edge Bag (no  longer available)

Celebrity Sighting!
Reese Witherspoon was seen wearing these SJP pumps with jeans this past spring. I love how these pumps go great with a dress or jeans. Although a little on the pricey side, the shoes are very well made, so treat yourself.

When Reese wore the pumps for the first time, her Instagram post read: "Oh @sarahjessicaparker I love you and now I love your shoes." Reese, I totally agree!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Navy Nanette Lepore

It's finally Friday and the end of what feels like a very long week.

Today's outfit details:

Dress: Nanette Lepore Artisan Medallion Fit and Flare Dress in Navy Blue

The dress is still available at several retailers, and it's on sale!

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Capsize Metallic Cap Toe Pumps

Celebrity Sighting!
Solange Knowles (Beyonce's sister) was spotted in the mint green version of these pumps.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My First Ted Baker Dress

Today I'm wearing a dress from designer Ted Baker London; in fact, it's my very first Ted Baker London dress. Retailers like Bloomingdales are really starting to push Ted Baker London in their stores; it's a very feminine brand that skews a little younger. Most Ted Baker London styles are going to be very flirty and pretty, with pastel and neon colors popping up in recent collections.

If you like brands like Nanette Lepore, I would check out Ted Baker London. Beware, though: the sizing is funky, so read labels.

Dress: Ted Baker London Nistee Side Pleat Skater Dress in Mint Green

This dress is still available at a few online retailers:

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Abel pumps in Key Lime 

Arm Candy: Kate Spade New York Mint Mojito Scallop Edge Bag (no  longer available)

Celebrity Sighting!

Maria Menounos wore the same dress on Extra this past Spring. (We are the same exact age, and her body is rocking. If only I could give up cupcakes...)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What Taylor Swift Wore...

Today's dress, also a summertime Shoshanna design, is a little extra special because, a few years ago, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift wore the exact same one. Since Miss Swift is about a foot taller and much, much skinnier, I'm not going to ask who wore it best.

Dress: Shoshanna Yellow and White Sunflower Print Alyce Pleat Dress

I usually stay away from yellow with my Italian skin tone, but this design is so fresh and fun I couldn't help but buy it. The fit and flare silhouette looks great on everyone, and I always feel so fancy when I wear it, even though it's one of my more casual dresses.

Since the dress is a few years old, it's no longer available, but check out the Shoshanna Becky Sweater Dress in Yellow. It has a very similar print and is just as cute!

Shoes: L.A.M.B. Veena Platform Sandals

The sandals are no longer available, but Amazon has a great selection of options from Gwen Stefani's Love, Angel, Music, Baby brand.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Summertime Floral

Dress: Shoshanna Francesca Floral Print Dress

This Shoshanna dress is a perfect complement to long summer days. It works as a casual work dress, or wear it out to weekend brunch with friends. The dress is still available at some retailers like Saks Off Fifth, but you can also rent it! Size recommendation: The dress is a little narrow in the hips, so size up.

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Strutting Platform Sandals

I bought these shoes several years ago, so they are not readily available online. 6pm has a few sizes left.

Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Spun Gold Shimmer Lip Gloss

If you're looking for a very neutral lip gloss, try this shade from Bobbi Brown. It goes with just about any complexion!

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