Friday, May 12, 2017

Working Hard, Dressing the Part

I actually wore today's dress yesterday (Thursday), but I have been so busy that I just didn't have time to write my post. So here it is -- a day late.


Outfit Details:

Dress. Black Halo Amelie Sheath Dress in Jade

You can still find the dress -- in a broad spectrum of colors -- on sites like Amazon, BlackHalo.com and Saks Fifth Avenue. I love this Jade color, but there are some other really beautiful options available, too, including red, navy, a light powder blue and violet.

The dress is conservative enough for work, yet still shows a little cleavage, and the lines are very flattering and slimming (though I am wearing my Spanx). The detail on the sleeves also elevates it from just an ordinary sheath dress into something truly fabulous.

As with many Black Halo dresses, the Amelie sheath dress seems made for any occasion; it's perfect for the office, going out to dinner or even a black tie event.

Amy Santiago (played by actress Melissa Fumero) actually wore the dress to Rosa's (almost) wedding this season on Brooklyn Nine Nine, one of my favorite network comedies. (I will be so disappointed if Fox cancels the series. It's so funny!)

Amy in Black Halo on Brooklyn Nine Nine

Earrings: Uncommon James Dance All Night Ear Jacket

You may notice that my earrings are a little more bling-fantastic than usual. They were actually a birthday gift from my sister-in-law, Stacey. (We have the same exact birthday!) I don't have anything like these earrings, so it was such a nice surprise.

Uncommon James is the new brand from celebrity/ former reality TV star Kristin Cavallari. There are only about 15 pieces in the debut collection, but they are all very fashion forward and unique. I just hope that I don't confuse this line with Draper James, the fashion line from actress Reese Witherspoon. James is a very popular name lately with the celebrity set.

Bag: Aldo Cheling Top Handle Handbag

Aldo bags are super cute and are so much cheaper than brands like Kate Spade. Sure, the quality is not as high, but when you change out purses as much as I do, you really don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on every new purse. This purse cost me $40 and it is just so pretty!

You can buy the bag on Amazon or on the Aldo website.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Tallow Sandals in Nude

It's finally Friday, so I am looking forward to a weekend of sleeping in and some belated birthday celebrations, including dinner out with Chapin on Saturday and lunch with my parents on Sunday. I can't wait to give my mom her Mother's Day gift, which is a joint gift from me and my sisters. I'll let you know next week if she liked it.

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