Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ali & Jay

Amazon is going to rule the world one day. The company seems to have its hands in every industry -- even fashion. Today's dress is from the Amazon brand, Ali & Jay, and was purchased for just $30.


Outfit Details

Dress: Ali & Jay Sleeveless Striped Midi Dress

When it comes to summer dresses, I'm all about ease. I want to put on a dress, no ironing required, and have the flexibility to wear it with any type of shoe (flats, sandals, etc.). This dress hits all the right notes...  and it's super cute, too.

Sizing advice: I've never bought anything from the Ali & Jay brand, so I wanted to pass on some sizing information. In my opinion, the dress runs true to size. I got an Extra Small, but probably would have been fine in a Small, too. The top stretches and the material flows easily over the hips, so either way, you should be fine. But I would order your normal size.


Shoes: Prada Bow Tie Platform Sandals (no longer available)

The neutral color scheme of the dress, with black, ivory and beige stripes, means it will work with black, nude or even white or ivory shoes. I had my pick of shoes to wear with this dress today, but I liked these Prada platform sandals best. They help 'dress' up the look, while wearing flats may have made it too casual. I can definitely see myself wearing this dress not only to work, but for weekend outings, too.


If you like this design, it's also available as a wide-legged jumpsuit. You can shop all items from the Ali & Jay brand on Amazon's website.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Plum Idea

You know you're getting old when you stay out too late -- just by a few hours -- and it takes DAYS to recover. I didn't go to bed until past midnight on Saturday night, as I was attending the Man and Woman of the Year Gala with a colleague. The next day... I suffered. Today, I'm still looking tired. Getting old really is the worst!

Outfit Details


I wanted to wear a dress today that would help wake me up, and the purple color of this Parker dress has so much pizzazz!

Dress: Parker New York Renata Knit A-Line Dress in Deep Plum

I love the ruffles at the shoulders and hem. The dress is feminine but still stylish.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Strut Dress Sandals in Black Glitter


Here are a few photos from the gala on Saturday night. It was a great event, with almost $2.4 million raised to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). I even won a silent auction bid for a bag of pet goodies! The event was black tie, so it was fun to get dressed up. I chose an Alice + Olivia dress -- the Alice and Olivia McKee Mock-Neck Tiered Printed Satin Maxi Dress -- for the occasion.



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Teal Time

I love my colorful dresses, and this gorgeous teal dress from Alice + Olivia is certainly eye-catching. Although the fit and flare silhouette is not new to my closet, I definitely don't have anything in such a bold paisley print. How could I resist? (Clearly -- I couldn't!)


Outfit Details

DressAlice and Olivia Stasia Teal Paisley Fit & Flare Dress


Shoes: Alexandre Birman Lolita Striped Sandals (no longer available)

Monday, June 3, 2019

Divine

Mondays always come too soon! I'm coming off a very relaxing weekend. Chapin and I had zero social obligations, and thus managed to get in some good quality time together, eating dinner at Miller Union on Saturday night, watching You'll Always Be My Maybe and snacking on chicken nachos and margaritas/beer on Sunday at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Zama. The Paradise Margarita is my favorite drink -- it tastes so much like a piƱa colada. Yum!


Outfit Details:

This BCBGMaxAzria dress is perfect for summer. It's light and airy and in a beautiful blue color. I love the neckline and flutter sleeves, and it's super flattering.

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Divine Bloom Ruffled Chiffon Dress

Find the dress online at the following retailers:

I'm wearing a size 2 for reference.

Shoes: Schutz Hara Heeled Sandals

With Chapin at Zama Mexican Cuisine & Margarita Bar on Sunday.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Summer LBD

It has been such a busy week -- a busy month, actually -- but things should start to wind down a little as summer approaches. The weather has been hovering around 95 for weeks now, so it actually feels like summer already in Atlanta, but technically it's still spring.

This dress is one I've had in my closet a few months. I'm not sure why I haven't worn it yet, but today... out it came. It's a very sweet and feminine dress from one of my favorite designers: Trina Turk.


Outfit Details:

Dress: Trina Turk Aliena Mock Neck Lace Dress

The top part of the dress is definitely what makes this LBD stand out. I especially love the lace collar and yoke and the little flutter sleeves.


Shoes: Prada Patent Leather Cap-Toe Pumps in Nude and Black

Chapin bought me these shoes for Christmas. They are so cute, with tiny bows that add to the overall femininity of this look.

Running

It's been so much fun to discover a new passion later in life: running! I don't think I started really taking running seriously until my late 30s. I wanted to run the Peachtree Road Race back in 2013 and started training... and it just took off from there.

I started out this week, Monday (Memorial Day), running in the Urban Tree Cidery 5K. I came in second in the Masters Group -- females 40+. I can't compete with those fast runners who do a mile in five or six minutes, but I'm not slow.

Here are a few photos from the run! Boy, was it hot!


Monday, May 20, 2019

Hawaiian Dreams

It doesn't feel like today should be a Monday. I need one more Sunday! At least the upcoming weekend will be a long one. We are not traveling this Memorial Day, so I'm looking forward to relaxing poolside with a good book. We also have a few activities planned, including dinner with friends and (for me) a 5K run on Monday morning!

Plus, Memorial Day is a great time to shop! So many sales... so little time. I can't wait.


Today I'm wearing a dress that was a birthday gift from my parents, one that my mom and Aunt Annamarie picked out for me together. I love the wild flowers against the navy background; it reminds me of Hawaii at night.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Vince Camuto Cap Sleeve Floral Print Fit and Flare Dress

The dress is simple but very flattering, and made from scuba material that makes it easy to wear and maintain. There will be no need to iron this dress!

ShoesSJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Buckingham Satin Ankle-Tie Sandals

I almost wore pink shoes, but decided to play up the blue in the background instead with these SJP sandals. My earrings are also blue.