Monday, November 22, 2021

Star Bright

I've worn this dress before, out to dinner with friends pre-pandemic, but I thought it would be perfect to wear for an event I'm attending tonight: the opening of a new restaurant, UP on the Roof in Alpharetta. The event will be outside on the rooftop, so I wanted something that would still sparkle when I have my coat on. It's getting chilly here in Atlanta.

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Sequin Star Mini Dress

Shoes: Sophia Webster Natalia Platform Sandals

If my hair looks a little different, it's because I didn't straighten it! I've been trying out the new tool I just purchased: the Dyson Air Wrap. Since I can't use a curling iron, it makes curling and styling my hair so easy. My hair is difficult, though; it really doesn't hold the curl long. Oh well! At least it looks like it has more body instead of falling straight as a pin.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Coming Up Roses

This dress is really more suited for cocktail hour than a day at work, but since I work out of an empty office most days, it doesn't really matter much! Why bother dressing up, you might ask? Well, it helps me feel normal and honestly more productive; I'm more myself this way.

Outfit Details

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria La Rosa Body Con Dress (no longer available)

I think I bought this dress two years ago and just never wore it. It's a little big on me now! Thank you, Peloton!

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Black Dochas 100 Crystal-Embellished Suede Sandals

Looking at this photo, you can tell I'm super tired. I haven't been sleeping well since the time change, even though we gained an hour. It always takes me a full week to adjust now that I'm older. Can't they do away with Daylight Savings Time already?

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tie Dye For

This playful tie dyed dress from Alice + Olivia could only pair well with a fun and flirty pair of shoes. Tie Dye + Butterflies = Whimsical outfit of the day!

Outfit Details

Dress: Alice + Olivia Delora Tie Dye Long Sleeve Body-Con Dress

Alice + Olivia tends to run small, so I went with a size four -- and I'm so glad I did. The dress is designed to really fit to your curves, but it's at least lined to help smooth out those wobbly bits.

I went whimsical here with the shoes, but you could also go in an entirely different direction and pair the dress with a more masculine pair of boots. I guess that's why I love fashion; because you can take a simple piece of clothing and really make it your own.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Madame Crystal Embellished High-Heel Sandals (no longer available)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Window Into Fashion

Yes, I'm wearing another Milly dress today! This "windowpane" bodycon dress is perfect for showing off your curves, with the print tightening up in the mid-section to give the illusion of a small waist. It's also rather appropriate for this time of year; it reminds me of a giant spiderweb. Halloween is just days away, after all!

Outfit Details

Monday, October 25, 2021

More Milly

I realized today that I own a lot of clothes from the Milly brand -- even ones I forgot I ever bought! 

This dress, for example, has been sitting in my closet for years, so since it was 80 degrees in Atlanta today, I thought it might be my last chance to wear it for awhile. It's really a summer dress, but it still feels summery to me!

Outfit Details

Dress: Milly Bambino Palm Tree-Print Bustier Midi Dress (no longer available)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Finally Feeling Like Fall

The weather has turned cooler here in Atlanta, so long-sleeve dresses are back on the menu!

Today's dress is a shift dress; it's designed to just hang on the body, so it doesn't do much for the figure if you happen to be curvy like me.

Milly did make an effort with other elements here, though. I especially like the puff sleeves -- and the fact that they are long -- and the velvet leopard print. Plus, the best thing about a shift dress is that it's very comfortable. You don't have to worry about your "wobbly bits" showing and you can leave the Spanx at home.

I also had fun doing my makeup. A dark eye and light lip is one of my favorite makeup combinations. I didn't use blush, either. I just added a little bronzer on my cheekbones.

Outfit Details

Dress: Milly Lylah Blouson Sleeve Velvet Leopard Dress

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Emily Crisscross Platform Sandals (no longer available)

I really debated what shoes to wear here. Since the dress isn't altogether flattering, I wanted to put the emphasis on my legs. The best way to elongate the legs is to wear a light or neutral colored shoe, so I went with these metallic colored Jimmy Choo sandals.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Oh Linen

I don't know why I do it. I know linen wrinkles the minute you sit down, and I have pretty much avoided it of late, but I loved this BCBGMaxAzria design so much, I thought I'd take a chance.

Oh, linen, you failed me again.

At least it's pretty!

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria

Shoes: Jimmy Choo