Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Belted Dress

Belted dresses were all the rage about ten years ago, and have recently made a comeback. This belted dress from Black Halo is flattering and chic, in a fit and flare style that hugs the waist but still shows off your curves.

Dress: Black Halo Hailey Fit and Flare Belted Dress in Laguna Pink

Shoes: Sophia Webster Andie Bow Pink Satin Pumps (no longer available)

We are enjoying such beautiful weather here in Atlanta this week, so I definitely feel that Spring is on the way. Best of all, it's not completely dark when I drive home from the office. Winter is my least favorite season and I can't wait for it to be behind us. I'm hopeful that things will be relatively back to normal by summer. I want to travel and hug my family members again. A girl can dream... right?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Drama in a Dress

The eye-catching gold color combined with the huge puff sleeves make this Alice + Olivia dress truly dramatic and fashion forward. Puff sleeves are very "in" right now -- although Chapin likes to say I'm coming from the '80s when I wear anything with a puffed up sleeve. (That's not necessarily a bad thing... is it? I loved the '80s!)

Outfit Details

Dress: Alice + Olivia Kalen Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

I love the dress. It's a little snug on me -- I'm wearing a size two and probably should have opted for the size four with all the desserts I've been eating lately -- but hopefully it's snug in all the right places.

The real problem with the dress: the thick fabric. It wrinkles so easily. I was pretty much a wrinkled mess from the time I got in the car to drive to the office.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Hesper Strappy Sandals

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Velvet and Glitter

What a week... and it's only Wednesday! For some reason, this week feels like it's lasting a long, long time. I guess it's the weather playing tricks on me. Although I shouldn't complain when most of the country is buried under a foot of snow. We didn't see any snow here in Atlanta -- just rain and then 25-degree weather.

I would like to see snow this winter, but I guess that's not going to happen. Oh well!

Today's outfit is warm and cozy -- a beautiful velvet dress by Rebecca Taylor. It's a special day in my family -- we celebrate two birthdays today -- so I'm glad I could wear such a gorgeous outfit in celebration of my mom and little sister. I miss my family so much!

Outfit Details

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Ruched Velvet Dress (no longer available)

ShoesJimmy Choo Romy 85 Dégradé Glitter Pumps

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Ready for Valentine's Day

I know it's been a few weeks since my last post. It's been a busy time for me at work, and it's been difficult to get my daily photo in with all the construction going on at my house -- we are putting in a pool! 

Today's dress is one I just had to wear this time of year, because it's perfect for Valentine's Day! I've had this red dress in my closet for awhile now. It's a heavier material that really hugs the curves, complemented by a pink belt that cinches in the waist. 

Dress: Milly Belted Fitted Sheath Dress (no longer available)

The dress is no longer for sale, but the Milly site has a whole page dedicated to the brand's new Valentine's Day Collection. I'm partial to this red and pink floral lace dress... now it just has to go on sale!

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Depart Mules

Fittingly, Chapin surprised me at work today with a bouquet of red roses! Apparently, they will last all year (and smell amazing)! Learn more at Rose Box NYC.

Aren't they gorgeous? They remind me so much of my wedding bouquet. 

I am a lucky girl, for sure.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Butterscotch Bliss

This A.L.C. dress, in a beautiful butterscotch color featuring metallic gold thread, is the perfect winter dress: warm, fashionable and comfortable. My only issue: no zipper! 

Outfit Details

This dress is still available online at several retailers:

Shoes: Schutz Florenza Heeled Sandals (no longer available)

The lip gloss I'm wearing -- Too Faced Juicy Fruits Lip Gloss in Show Me Your Coconuts -- is a perfect match with the butterscotch color of the dress.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Leafy Lace

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the lace on today's dress is made up of leaves strewn with beautiful shades of pinks, blues and greens. The design really pops against the navy background, and combined with the puff sleeves and square neckline, make this dress truly special.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Camden Autumn Leaf Printed Dress

Find the dress online at Neiman Marcus and ShopBop.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Luna 100 Glitter Peep-Toe Pumps (no longer available)

These shoes are several years old, but Jimmy Choo has a new glitter pump that is very similar (sans the peep toe).

Monday, January 11, 2021

When to Wear Bright Colors

It's a cold and rainy start to the week here in Atlanta. It's hard to be motivated on such a dreary day, but I have so much to do that I can't afford to be distracted.

Fortunately, I was able to get my photo in before it started to rain. I enjoy wearing bright colors on darker days, so this Shoshanna dress was a perfect pick.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Nunzia Dress in Coral

The dress is no longer available to purchase -- but you can rent it on Rent the Runway. I'm wearing an XS for reference. It's a snug fit, and there are no zippers, so make sure you buy a size that makes it easy to get on and off. The dress was a little shorter than I expected, too.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Gem Sandals