Friday, May 22, 2015

Purple or Blue

I have a hard time deciding if the color of today's dress is blue or purple. I went with amethyst jewelry, so I guess I'm thinking purple... What do you think?

Dress: Black Halo

Flats: Kate Spade New York

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shine On

Outfit of the Day

Dress: T Tahari

Shoes: BCBGMaxAzria

I look so tired in this photo, and I definitely went to bed too late last night. I wasn't even doing anything, just watching some old episodes of Buffy in honor of yesterday's anniversary. (May 20th is the anniversary of the series finale: May 20th, 2003. I wasn't even married back then!)

We started with "Once More With Feeling..." and I just started watching the next few episodes, too. Season 6 was when the Spike/Buffy romance heated up, and that always sucks me in.

Today's dress isn't my favorite, but it's cute enough. I am running out of unique outfits to post on the blog, so I'm starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel. Ha! I received some Amazon gift cards for my birthday, so maybe it's time to buy a new dress (or two).

Friday, May 15, 2015


"You're turning violet, Violet!" I am in all blue today, so I feel a bit like a blueberry. Blue nails, blue shoes, blue dress. I'm blue... Da Ba Dee.

This weekend should be a good one. We will be attending my husband's 20th high school reunion, and watching the Mad Men series finale on Sunday night. I am a big fan of this show, mainly because it's a world I understand now (advertising/marketing), and it's fascinating to see how business was conducted in this industry during the late 1950s to early 1970s. The characters on the show also started their own firm, something I have experienced first hand.

And then there's Peggy Olsen.

Seeing how Peggy has changed and what she has endured as a working woman during this time in U.S. history has probably been the best thing about Mad Men. Sure, watching Don sabotage his life is intriguing, but it's Peggy who keeps me tuning in. Her relationship with Don is also one I love to watch.

I also think Roger is hysterical, and I will miss his one-liners. Who can forget this quotation from the show's fourth season, something any person in marketing or advertising will understand:

"My father used to say [advertising] is the greatest job in the world, except for one thing: the clients."


Today's outfit details:

Dress: Black Halo Sierra Off-the-Shoulder Fit and Flare Dress

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Capsize Metallic Cap Toe Pumps

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nanette Lepore for My Birthday

My mom and sisters got me two Nanette Lepore dresses for my birthday, and I'm wearing one of them today!

I love how the purple in the print perfectly matches these Manolo Blahnik pumps!

Outfit Details:

Dress: Nanette Lepore Painterly Floral Print V-Neck Fit and Flare Dress

Available at 6pm,, and Amazon.

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Ankle Strap Pumps

My book club is meeting tonight, in part to celebrate my birthday, so I thought it was appropriate that I wear one of my new birthday dresses today. We're going to a restaurant I haven't eaten at in a while: Two Urban Licks. The last book we read, The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, was a great read, and I highly recommend it if you like suspenseful books in the vein of Gone Girl. I'm excited to talk about it!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Floral Confetti

Body hugging (bodycon) dresses featuring a print can be hit or miss. Oftentimes, a print can make you look bigger than you are, but the small flowers and confetti design here is exquisite and doesn't do any damage to your figure. I like designers that think about how their creations will look on a real person and not a skinny size 0 model.

Outfit of the Day Details:

Dress by Shoshanna

This scuba dress is still available on the designer's website for a great price. But it's not lined, so I recommend you Spanx it.

Sandals by Stuart Weitzman

I paired the dress with neutral colored shoes because I wanted to keep the attention on the dress, and not draw the eye away from it. But there are so many beautiful colors (pinks, greens and purples) swirling around in the print, that the dress will also work with a brightly colored shoe. Have fun and experiment, and don't be afraid to make up your own rules. When it comes to fashion, anything goes - as long as you like it. (At least, that's my philosophy.)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Welcome to 37

This past weekend, I turned 37. In some ways, growing older is a relief, and in other ways, it's terrifying.

Green lace dress by Shoshanna

I have more wrinkles on my face, and a few gray hairs, but I'm happy and healthy. That's the important thing.

And while I miss George everyday, I'm grateful for the other two men in my life right now: Norman and Chapin.

I am loved.

My Outfit Details: