Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tied With a Bow

I fell in love with today's dress as soon as I saw it, and was so excited when it finally went on sale. From the ruffles to the bow tie to the fit and flare silhouette, it's totally me.


Dress: Ted Baker London Karoll Skater Dress

You can find the dress at Bloomingdale'sNordstrom and the Ted Baker website. I'm wearing a size 1 for reference. (Ted Baker sizing goes from 0-5, so check the size guide for help, and remember that European sizes tend to run small.)


Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Suede Bow Tie D'orsay Pumps (no longer available)

As Seen on TV!

Veronica recently sported the dress on a Season 3 episode of Riverdale (see preview below), Eve wore the dress on The Talk, and Zuri Hall did a segment of E! News in the dress. It's been quite popular, probably because it's so cute!



It's the perfect work day dress!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sandro

Today I'm wearing my first dress from the Sandro brand!


Sandro is a French brand, and I'm really loving the pieces in the latest collection. I got a great deal on this dress on Black Friday at Saks. The brand combines feminine touches -- like the collar in today's dress -- with sophisticated silhouettes and quality craftsmanship.

Dress: Sandro Iberia Lace Yoke A-Line Poplin Dress

I love the details on the collar, and you don't often see navy blue and black together. When I saw the dress, I just had to have it!

You can still buy the dress at Saks, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, and I'm wearing a size 36 for reference. The dress runs a little small, so if you're between sizes, order one size up. (Sometimes the conversion to U.S. sizes doesn't match up exactly.)


Shoes: Jimmy Choo Baxen Chain Fabric Peep-Toe Wedge Pumps (no longer available)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Welcome to December

Somehow, the end of 2018 is almost upon us! Chapin just celebrated his 42nd birthday -- I threw him a small dinner party this past weekend, complete with dark chocolate cake and lots of wine -- and our house has not one but TWO Christmas trees this year. I love the holiday season, even though I spend most of it stressed out.


Chapin and I have both been working so much lately, too; I can't wait for the last two weeks of the year when things will slow down a bit.

Since it's December, I should not be surprised by the weather -- Sunday, it was 70 degrees and sunny, and today it's 45 degrees and sunny. That's Atlanta weather for you.

Outfit of the Day

Today's dress is one I bought a few months ago but haven't had a chance to wear yet. I love the ease of this dress, and it's so flattering!


Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Sleeveless Dot-Striped Knit Dress

You can still buy the dress on the BCBG.com website or at Saks Off 5th.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Queen Sandals

These sandals come in white and black, and are partly see-through. Neiman Marcus also had a glitter version of this shoe, but it is currently sold out. If you bookmark the page and check back periodically, though, some select sizes may come back in stock. I've bought quite a few things from NM that way!

Bloomingdale's also has a good selection of SJP shoes. There are so many styles I want in the latest collection!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Right Spin

I love how a designer can take just a normal dress and make it look like new again -- just by adding little details. In this case, Alice + Olivia has added a feminine collar and sleeves to an existing dress design, elevating the overall aesthetic.


Outfit Details:

Dress: Alice + Olivia Delora Fitted Collared Dress

The dress is still available on the Alice + Olivia website, as well as retailers like ShopBop and Neiman Marcus.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Taylor Closed Toe T-Strap Pump

I also adore these SJP pumps; they are so chic and eye-catching!


Monday, November 26, 2018

Super

Wow, it's hard to believe the long Thanksgiving weekend is over already. Chapin and I had a wonderful time visiting family in Fairhope, Alabama, where we had beautiful weather on Thanksgiving Day and a delicious feast, complete with turkey, stuffing, Brussels sprouts and more fixings!


My two nephews, Grayson and Finn, are getting so big, and we had fun chasing Norman and Wally around my in-laws' backyard (I adore the lemon tree you can see behind me), playing Bocce Ball and Villainous, and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and National Dog Show.


Superman: The Movie

I also saw my own parents when we returned to Atlanta. I met up with them yesterday to take in a Sunday showing of Superman! It's back in theaters for a limited time to celebrate the movie's 40th anniversary. It's one of my favorite movies, and when I was little I thought my dad looked just like Clark Kent. The movie originally came out on December 15, 1978, when I was around seven months old, so I never had a chance to see it on the big screen. It's still such a fun movie to watch.

Outfit of the Day

Although we had decent weather over the weekend, the temperature in Atlanta has fallen, so I'm trying really hard to keep my teeth from chattering in today's photo. The wind was blowing so hard!

Fortunately, I chose to wear this gorgeous black sheath dress from Rebecca Taylor today, which is made of a heavier material than many of my other dresses. I love all the detail that went into the making of this dress, from the high neck to the fluttery lace cap sleeves to the scallop edge at the hem.

Today's dress is another example of how you can create an optical illusion in fashion. Your eye really goes to the shoulders, and the wide angle on top tapers down to make the waist seem even smaller.


Dress: Rebecca Taylor Pointelle Lace Sheath Dress

You can still buy the dress at a few online retailers, including Amazon and Saks Off 5th.

Shoes: Prada Bow Tie Platform Sandals

Today is also the biggest Internet shopping day of the year: Cyber Monday. I may have made a few purchases... how about you?

Happy shopping!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Shifting Ahead

Today's dress is a shift dress, a type of dress that I don't wear too often because of it's propensity to make me look too boxy. A shift dress, by definition, doesn't really have any definition -- it's simply a layer of clothing designed to hang straight down on your body, giving off the impression that your body is a column.

It's opposite would be the sheath dress, which hangs on every curve.


Since I have curves, I tend not to buy too many shift dresses. Since this shift dress from Shoshanna was on sale for under $50 (original price: $398), though, I wanted to at least see how it looked on my frame.

I actually like the overall look, which is a little different for me. It's an interesting design, with the bell sleeves, large in volume, beautifully contrasting with the shapeless main form of the dress. Plus, the color is gorgeous; this cranberry hue works with every skin tone, and is one of my favorites.

Dress: Shoshanna Cambee Shift Dress in Cranberry

The dress is still available on Amazon!

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Soundtrack High Heel Sandals in Currant (no longer available)

You may have noticed that I didn't post any outfit pics last week, and that's because I just recently had my eyebrow microblading touch up appointment at Brows by Milly. I had to endure another ten days of trying not to get my brows wet or sweating too much, which is hard for me with my workout routine. I'm glad to be getting back to normal, even if it is just in time for Thanksgiving.

Let the holidays begin!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Woman in White

I don't normally gravitate toward all white dresses, but I adore the Shoshanna brand, and I liked the mix of lace and cotton in this particular design. Plus, I got the dress for a steal! I paid around $50 for a dress that retails for $360! I love my deals.


Dress: Shoshanna Leaf Weave Eyelet Monica Dress

Shoes: Schutz Scalloped Lace-Cut Leather Sandals


Tomorrow, I will be going back to Brows by Milly for my touch-up microblading appointment. Now that I know more about the overall experience, I'm actually looking forward to it! It's been so wonderful to wake up and have eyebrows.