Thursday, March 31, 2011


I guess I couldn't go a whole week without wearing dress! I was planning to wear pants today until I started looking through one section of my closet and discovered this dress. I knew I hadn't yet worn it for the Fashion Challenge, because I hadn't yet worn it at all. I bought this dress over a year ago, and for some reason never ended up wearing it. Maybe it was the puffed sleeves. They definitely make a statement.

ABS Dress for Fashion Challenge Day 145
I could not find the dress online, but here is a similar style from the same designer: ABS by Allen Schwartz. Although I try never to wear all black, the jeweled belt helps break up the black color a bit. I also had to wear my BCBGMaxAzria Michelle Jelly Wedge Flats, since they are jeweled as well.

I'm really looking forward to this weekend for two reasons: (1) so I can rest and (2) so we can be finished with this dreary weather. It's been cold, rainy and overcast everyday, and it's starting to get to me. I'm also swamped at work, and after finishing a full day at the office, I usually spend at least two hours in the evenings working from home. I am hoping to take a break tonight, but we shall see... If there's a deadline looming, there's not much I can do.

I also tried something different today with my makeup, and I wanted to see if my readers noticed any difference. Although usually I use Pur Minerals 4-in-1 foundation (SPF 15), today I tried a free sample of Miracle Skin Transformer (SPF 20) I got with my last order. It went on so smoothly, and I am thinking of buying it to use long-term. It's very hard for me to find foundations that work for me because I have light skin but very olive undertones. Most foundations either look too tan or too light on me. I've been using Pur Minerals foundation for over four years now -- I managed their marketing at one time in my career -- but I have been wanting to try something new. Perhaps I've found it!