Tuesday, May 4, 2021

60s Inspired

Today's dress from Donna Morgan features a bold, 60s-inspired geometric print and a high neck. What could be a stuffy look comes across as whimsical and fun thanks to the ruffled cap sleeves, ruffled hem and neck, and the sweet combination of colors. Pink, yellow and navy blue? Somehow it works.

Donna Morgan Ruffled Geo Print Dress

My parents are staying with us for about a week while they re-do their downstairs hardwood floors, and we've been watching a lot of Netflix since they don't subscribe to the streaming service at home. Last night, I made them start watching The Queen's Gambit, and they are hooked. I love the fashion in that movie, and since it takes place in the 1950s and 1960s, today's dress seems like a nod to the show. If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend it.


I paired the dress with an old pair of Manolo Blahniks -- one of the first pairs I ever owned. The pink in the dress was a perfect match with the pink color of the sandals.

Completing the look is a pair of butterfly Kendra Scott earrings in Rose Pink Kyocera Opal.

P.S. May the Fourth Be With You! Click to see our 2017 Star Wars themed Halloween photo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Love Lace

Today's dress is not only in my favorite shade of blue, but is also lace with a sweetheart neckline. How could I resist?

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Omira Sweetheart Sleeveless Floral Lace Midi Dress

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Sandals in Mermaid Glitter (no longer available)

I couldn't find these exact sandals online, but here is a similar pair on the Sophia Webster website. The heels feature stars!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Vax Day

Well, as of today, I'm fully vaccinated. I still have to wait about two weeks before I'm truly safe, but the relief and happiness I feel should last a long time. Thank you, doctors and scientists!

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Arcadia Blue and White Fit and Flare Dress

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker

Monday, April 12, 2021

Piping Hot

This flattering sheath dress from Milly features a slimming bodycon design that helps showcase every curve. The black dress, like every LBD, helps soften the frame, but the white piping is strategically placed to vertically draw the eye, so you look longer and leaner.

The dress isn't lined, so add your own Spanx or other undergarments if you're self conscious about hip and thigh bumps. I'm glad I didn't pay full price, since an unlined dress definitely needs some help in that department.

Outfit Details

Dress: Milly Piped Black and White Bodycon Dress

The dress runs a little big. I'm wearing a size small, and the fabric was bunching up for me. You may want to size down. 

Find the dress on sale now at Neiman Marcus.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Saphie Embellished Suede Sandals

I've had these shoes for months but never had the opportunity to wear them - until today. I like how they dress up (class up) an ordinary black and white dress. They're suede, though, so hopefully the pollen won't be too bad today. I don't want them getting a green/yellow tinge. Ugh! 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Natural Order

This asymmetrical dress by BCBGMaxAzria is form-fitting and fabulous, showing off your curves in the best way possible. The asymmetrical skirt hides flaws and the v-neckline draws the eye upward. Plus, the color is reminiscent of a sunset, and I'm very aware of nature right now. You can see how the trees behind me in the photo, so recently bare, are now starting to come to life. Springtime is truly here!

This dress also gave me an excuse to wear my current favorite pair of shoes from Sophia Webster. I love these jeweled sandals so much! 

Outfit Details

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Sleeveless Asymmetric Panel Dress in Poinsettia

Shoes: Sophia Webster Ritzy High Heeled Sandals

These exact heels are no longer available, but the Ritzy sandal is available in a mule design on the Sophia Webster website.

I have to give a shout out to my friend Elizabeth, who is going through a hard time right now with her dog, Mabel. Our fur babies are so precious, so when they are ill, it's the worst feeling in the world. I'm here for you, Elizabeth. Sending hugs to you and Mabel.

Monday, April 5, 2021

The New Normal

Today I'm wearing a La Vie Rebecca Taylor dress, a gift from my parents this past Christmas. I wanted to wait until springtime to wear the dress, since the design -- with it's navy and blue color scheme and ruffled accents -- is so perfect for the season. 

I thought I would wear it today as a special nod to my parents, whom I actually saw -- in person and without masks -- for Easter Sunday dinner. Chapin made turkey and roasted potatoes, my mom brought a few sides, and it was like Thanksgiving in April. It was wonderful to feel like we are returning to some sense of normalcy.


Outfit Details


Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Buckingham Satin Ankle-Tie Sandals (no longer available)

Here are my babies yesterday in their Easter "outfits": a pink tutu dress for Tulip and hats by ArfScarf for Norman and Wally. Don't they look adorable?


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Spring Color Overload

Today's sheath dress from Black Halo is perfect for springtime; the floral design features a variety of bold colors that make accessorizing so much fun.

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Floral Sheath Dress

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Mesh Pumps in Electric Blue (no longer available)

Purse: Sophia Webster Patti Top Handle Bag