Thursday, July 31, 2014


Dress: Ali Ro Bejeweled Shift Dress

Shoes: Pour La Victoire Carmendy Cap Toe T-Strap Pumps

The shoes are also available from Amazon in black and gold.

Lip Color: Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Plum Gold

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Pop of Polka Dots

I love dressing up a solid colored dress with a cute bag and shoes, and I especially love today's accessories because I just think they are so much fun.

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Fresia Patent Platform Sandals

I love these sandals because the black straps look like film strips, and I love the movies! When I was in college, and even a few years afterward, I had the great opportunity to work for a local entertainment magazine, where I would interview top celebs. Maybe someday I will get back to writing, but for now, I am focused on LMI!

You can still buy these sandals online at a few retailers:

Arm Candy: Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Belletown Ashlyn Purse

Dress: Single by Galina Sobolev

This Single Red Stretch Gabardine Tashina Cap Sleeve Belted Dress is no longer available, but check out this similar style on BlueflyNeiman Marcus Last Call also has some cute styles from the brand.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

National Lipstick Day 2014

Yes, today is National Lipstick Day! In honor of the special day, I decided to go a little bolder with my choice of lip color. What do you think?

Dress: 4.Collective Metallic Tweed Cap Sleeve Dress

Amazon and Saks Off Fifth still have the dress, and it's on sale!

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bronx Black and Gold Buckle Sandals

These gorgeous sandals (yes, they are among my favorites) are no longer available, but you can still find a few pairs on eBay.

Lip Color: Christian Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Pandore

Celebrity Sighting!
Glee star Naya Rivera wore these same Jimmy Choos to the American Music Awards last year.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Being Carrie Bradshaw

Sarah Jessica Parker - along with her alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw - has become a leading fashion icon for working women everywhere. Before Sex and the City, brands like Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo didn't mean much to me; now, styles from these designers and many others fill my closet.

Sarah Jessica Parker's recent foray into design with the SJP shoe line (available through Nordstrom) has helped her transition from wearing new shoe fashions to creating them. Today, I'm wearing a pair of SJP pumps, and like SJP herself, they are fabulous.

Dress: Shoshanna Leighton Tweed A-Line Dress (no longer available)

It's hard to see in the photo, but the dress features tiny green and blue stitching. I wanted to bring out the blue hue by wearing these blue matching pumps.

Shoes: SJP Slim Peep-Toe Pump in Avio Blue (no longer available)

Purse: Kate Spade New York Mint Mojito Scallop Edge Bag (no  longer available)

Celebrity Sighting!
Reese Witherspoon was seen wearing these SJP pumps with jeans this past spring. I love how these pumps go great with a dress or jeans. Although a little on the pricey side, the shoes are very well made, so treat yourself.

When Reese wore the pumps for the first time, her Instagram post read: "Oh @sarahjessicaparker I love you and now I love your shoes." Reese, I totally agree!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Navy Nanette Lepore

It's finally Friday and the end of what feels like a very long week.

Today's outfit details:

Dress: Nanette Lepore Artisan Medallion Fit and Flare Dress in Navy Blue

The dress is still available at several retailers, and it's on sale!

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Capsize Metallic Cap Toe Pumps

Celebrity Sighting!
Solange Knowles (Beyonce's sister) was spotted in the mint green version of these pumps.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My First Ted Baker Dress

Today I'm wearing a dress from designer Ted Baker London; in fact, it's my very first Ted Baker London dress. Retailers like Bloomingdales are really starting to push Ted Baker London in their stores; it's a very feminine brand that skews a little younger. Most Ted Baker London styles are going to be very flirty and pretty, with pastel and neon colors popping up in recent collections.

If you like brands like Nanette Lepore, I would check out Ted Baker London. Beware, though: the sizing is funky, so read labels.

Dress: Ted Baker London Nistee Side Pleat Skater Dress in Mint Green

This dress is still available at a few online retailers:

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Abel pumps in Key Lime 

Arm Candy: Kate Spade New York Mint Mojito Scallop Edge Bag (no  longer available)

Celebrity Sighting!

Maria Menounos wore the same dress on Extra this past Spring. (We are the same exact age, and her body is rocking. If only I could give up cupcakes...)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What Taylor Swift Wore...

Today's dress, also a summertime Shoshanna design, is a little extra special because, a few years ago, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift wore the exact same one. Since Miss Swift is about a foot taller and much, much skinnier, I'm not going to ask who wore it best.

Dress: Shoshanna Yellow and White Sunflower Print Alyce Pleat Dress

I usually stay away from yellow with my Italian skin tone, but this design is so fresh and fun I couldn't help but buy it. The fit and flare silhouette looks great on everyone, and I always feel so fancy when I wear it, even though it's one of my more casual dresses.

Since the dress is a few years old, it's no longer available, but check out the Shoshanna Becky Sweater Dress in Yellow. It has a very similar print and is just as cute!

Shoes: L.A.M.B. Veena Platform Sandals

The sandals are no longer available, but Amazon has a great selection of options from Gwen Stefani's Love, Angel, Music, Baby brand.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Summertime Floral

Dress: Shoshanna Francesca Floral Print Dress

This Shoshanna dress is a perfect complement to long summer days. It works as a casual work dress, or wear it out to weekend brunch with friends. The dress is still available at some retailers like Saks Off Fifth, but you can also rent it! Size recommendation: The dress is a little narrow in the hips, so size up.

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Strutting Platform Sandals

I bought these shoes several years ago, so they are not readily available online. 6pm has a few sizes left.

Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Spun Gold Shimmer Lip Gloss

If you're looking for a very neutral lip gloss, try this shade from Bobbi Brown. It goes with just about any complexion!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Bows and Booties

Dress: Shoshanna Bow Detail V-Neck Sheath Dress in Plum Tweed

Shoes: Prada Leather Cutout Ankle Booties

I love mixing up hard and soft elements, so I think this feminine dress from Shoshanna, with its lower v-neck, soft tweed material, and waistline bow, goes great with these Prada booties. It's the perfect outfit to end what has been a very hectic week!

This Shoshanna dress is several years old, so it's no longer available online, but you can still snag these gorgeous booties at a few retailers:

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Plums the Word.... Peplum!

Dress: David Meister Royal Blue Belted Peplum Dress

I am a big fan of David Meister for his sophisticated designs, and while he is probably better known for his evening wear, I love his feminine day dresses for work. Some women may see his designs as skewing a little older, but he has a great variety of stylish options for any career woman.

Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a big fan of the brand -- wasn't she amazing in Enough Said? -- and a variety of other actresses have been seen in his red carpet designs (everyone from Mindy Kaling to Michelle Rodriguez to Jane Fonda).

You can find David Meister at major retailers like Bloomingdale'sLord & TaylorNeiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

This particular dress is no longer available, but there are a few still left on eBay. Saks also has a similar David Meister peplum dress in navy, but with a cowl neck instead of the square neck you see here.

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Exsling Nude Platform Peep-Toe Sandals

The color of these pumps is technically "Adobe Aniline," but they are nude to me. The best reason to get a nude shoe? It makes your legs look longer. For a short woman like me (I'm only 5'3), nude pumps are priceless!

I bought these pumps back in 2012, so they are no longer available, but eBay has a few sandals left in black in a variety of sizes.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Punk Out

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Two Toned Crepe Colorblocked Dress with Studded Collar

This dress is super comfortable, and the color blocking and beige lines help you look more slender. Plus, I love the punk inspired surprise of the studs at the collar.

Rebecca Taylor is a brand I associate with curve hugging silhouettes, and this dress is no exception. Beware if you are buying Rebecca Taylor for the first time; dresses tend to run on the small size, so if you are between sizes like me, size up.

Celebrity Sighting!
Tina (played by Jenna Ushkowitz) wore the dress on Season 5 of Glee. Tina added a more dramatic collar, but I prefer the collar as it appears on the dress. Other celebrity fans of the brand include Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy!) and Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory.

Revolve Clothing still has the dress in a size 6, but it seems to be sold out everywhere else. This other Rebecca Taylor dress, however, is very similar, and has very cute, very flattering cap sleeves: Rebecca Taylor Piped Cap Sleeve Dress. This particular dress is available at 6pm and Amazon.

Shoes: Pour La Victoire Carmendy Cap Toe T-Strap Pumps

I debated whether to wear the dress with booties or pumps, but ultimately, these pumps won out. Neiman Marcus Last Call still has a few sizes left in the same color. Amazon is also carrying the shoes, in just a few sizes, in the very chic black with a gold cap toe.

I'm actually wearing the first pair of Pour La Victoire pumps I ever purchased; I'm a newer fan of the brand. You can find some really chic, really reasonably priced shoes, so I recommend you check out Pour La Victoire if you haven't before. Last year, actress Cameron Diaz was even named artistic director, and she has a great sense of style. Happy shopping, and don't forget to follow me on Instagram: @everydayfashionistablog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kiss and Tell

Dress: Nanette Lepore Kissing Booth Lace Panel Dress

The dress is still available on some sites, but sizes are limited. For example, 6pm has the dress in black and ivory (the black lace really pops against the ivory, so I recommend this option), but only in a few sizes.

Celebrity Sighting!
Actress Ashley Benson wore the dress in a lighter pink color on a recent episode of Pretty Little Liars. If you ever wonder what your favorite characters are wearing on TV, check out I love this site!

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Licorice Pumps in Purple Patent

Try Amazon for a variety of colors on sale! I couldn't find the purple patent option online, but 6pm has the pumps in a beautiful amethyst suede, which is very similar.

Retailers like Piperlime carry the Kate Spade New York Licorice Pumps in many different colors and even some floral prints,  but since the style is so popular, many are still at full price. If you like Piperlime's options, sign up for the site's email for 40% off one item!

Lipstick: NARS Lipstick in Shrinagar ("metallic raspberry")

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, Fun Day

Dress: Shoshanna Skylar Jade Tweed Dress

*As seen on actress Radha Mitchell

Shoes: BCBGMaxAzria Lacey Double Strap Slingback Espadrille Sandals

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Studded Mini Quilted Affair Purse

The dress and shoes are no longer available, but you can find this versatile Rebecca Minkoff bag in a variety of colors on sale at stores like Barney's Warehouse and Saks Off 5th:

Amazon also has the navy and almond colors on sale!

I'm also wearing one of my favorite lipsticks: NARS Sexual Healing, described as a "metallic peachy rose."

A Little Pink, A Little Pug

Weekends are normally very busy for us, but Chapin and I always make time for some really good food. Saturday night, we went out for a casual dinner at one of our favorite seafood restaurants, Goin' Coastal. We especially love the crab stuffed blue cheese oysters, and the restaurant has a wide array of gluten free options for good ole celiac me. (Best of all, the finest gelato in the city is located right next door.)

Atlanta is definitely not a city that dresses up, and since I love to wear dresses, I often feel overdressed - especially on weekends during the summer when it seems like everyone is sporting shorts and flip-flops. I've tried to find some nice, more casual dresses I can wear on the weekend, and pairing a dress with flats helps dress the outfit down a bit.

Dress: 4.Collective Sleeveless Flirty Dress in Hot Pink

I tracked down the dress in purple, and has the dress in pink on sale. Message me for an invite to Ideeli or use this link. Fair warning, though: The cut-outs in the chest area make it difficult to wear a bra, so if you are self-conscious about things like that, this dress may not be for you.

Sandals: Kate Spade New York Adon "Eiffel Tower" Flats

The sandals come in the flat version and also a wedge. The flats are still available at 6pm and Amazon, but I couldn't find the Kate Spade New York Inoltra wedges online.

Clutch: Rafe "Tenten" Metallic Suede Fold-Over Clutch

The pug is my 9-year-old pug, George. We've had George since he was ten weeks old, and he means the world to me. It was so funny the way he got right in the picture and seemed to pose alongside me. He's something special, that George.

If you're wondering about that slight wave in my hair, that was my attempt to use my new curling wand. I didn't think I was too successful, but I like the effect in this picture. I'm inept with a curling iron, but I guess I'm learning on the curling wand.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Eternal Flame

I'm definitely not one to dress down at the office -- even on Fridays -- but it's nice to know I can go a little more casual with my look on the last day of the work week.

Shoshanna Jackie Black and Ivory Polka Dot Dress

The dress is still available from some online discount retailers like Saks Off 5th. The Shoshanna brand website also has the dress for sale in a beautiful silver color (and at a discounted price). The fit and flare silhouette is always flattering, especially if you have wide hips like me, and the Shoshanna brand never strays from showing off a little cleavage. I think I probably have more Shoshanna dresses in my closet than any other brand.

Actress Jurnee Smollett (Friday Night Lights) was also seen in this dress last year. I love how she paired it with a cute little belt.

Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in Flame

I love the design and vibrant red of these Jimmy Choo sandals, available in the Flame color at FarFetch. This style has been very popular among celebrities, so if the shoes look familiar, that may be why.

The sandals are still available in a variety of colors online. Here are some suggestions for shopping:

  • Bluefly, one of my original favorite designer discount destinations, has the Jimmy Choo Ivette Sandals in black and peppermint. Hurry, because sizes are limited. The Ivette, Lang and Lance styles are very, very similar.
  • The Jimmy Choo brand website has all three styles in a variety of colors. The orange is even on sale.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue has the Lang style in blue, black and nude.
  • You can find the Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in silver and pink on Bergdorf Goodman.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Rose By Any Other Name...

It's been a long week already, so today I wanted to shake things up with a really vivid outfit: a hot pink dress with the lipstick to match.

Cynthia Steffe Charlotte Color Block Dress in "Exotic Rose"

This chic Cynthia Steffe dress is still available in black and white from Amazon - and for only $100! You can always find great deals on clothing and shoes at Amazon. If you are a price sensitive shopper like me, you will want to check out Amazon whenever you buy something. There's even an app for that.

Part of the reason I like this dress so much is the black going down each side. The black lines are very slimming! I think that's why colorblocking is so popular; many of the styles are designed to help you look more slender, and I think this particular design is very effective.

Kate Spade New York Licorice Pumps in Black and Gold

I saw a little girl eyeing these pumps today, most likely due to the sparkle of the gold flecks. That's part of the reason I love Kate Spade; her feminine style is often combined with little flourishes that bring you right back to your childhood.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Brand Spotlight: 4.Collective

Today, I am wearing a dress from 4.Collective, a relatively new brand that is suddenly everywhere. For the most part, 4.Collective specializes in career chic dresses, but also has some really fun designs for weekends/ nights out.

Dress: 4.Collective Fitted Split Neck Dress

Shoes: BCBGMaxAzria Nate Platform Pumps
These shoes are no longer available, but check out this similar style on Amazon. Best of all, they are on sale.

You can find 4.Collective online at the following retailers: often has some great sales on 4.Collective dresses. If you would like an invite to shop, click here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Zippers and Studs

Today's outfit combines two of my favorites accents: zippers and studs.

Dress: Nanette Lepore

The zipper is courtesy of this vibrant purple Nanette Lepore 'Martian' Zip Dress. The dress is available in purple on eBay, and you can still buy it in a beautiful olive color on It's a very comfortable dress due to its fit and flare style, and the waffle material, cap sleeves, and zip detailing really help it stand out in my closet. But it is a short dress, so - if you're tall - it may come up a little high on the thigh.

This zipper sheath dress from Nanette Lepore's online sale section is also similar, and there are still a lot of sizes available.

Shoes: Saint Laurent Paris

I absolutely adore these Saint Laurent Paris Studded Cap Toe Pumps. These shoes are polished and sophisticated, and go with just about anything. Saint Laurent made the same design in a variety of styles, and you may have seen them spotted on celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence (platform version) and Keri Russell (t-strap version). Unfortunately, they are no longer available, but you can always try eBay.

My husband took today's shot; he is a budding amateur photographer. Thank you, Chapin!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Minty Monday

After so much red, white and blue this past holiday weekend, I thought I would start the new week off with a little green.... mint green, to be exact.

Dress: Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad

The tweed Paper Crown Parkside Pleated Dress is available (and on sale) at Anthropologie. The dress has a very large open back, so it may not be office appropriate if you work in a more conservative environment. Beware the wide arm holes as well; I recommend trying the dress on before you decide on a size.

Purse: Kate Spade New York

The Kate Spade Marguerite Scallop Purse is no longer available, but you can find plenty of options on eBay. It comes in a variety of colors, like this mint green and also a beautiful lavender. The purse comes with a long handle as well, so you can use it as a satchel or cross-body. I love a bag with a little versatility!

If you love the color (mint mojito - a fabulous name), but not necessarily this style, check out the Kate Spade Astor Row Palermo. This bag is career chic at its best.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I rarely wear flats to work, and even though my calves are still a bit sore after running the Peachtree Road Race 10K on July Fourth, today was no exception. These Jimmy Choo Abel pumps in Key Lime are on sale and still available online from Saks Fifth Avenue, but hurry if you want a pair in this color. Most sizes are already sold out.

Here's a close-up of the shoes and bag. The colors are a super close match.

Lauren Conrad actually wore the dress on a recent episode of Fashion Police with nude pumps. I know I went a little matchy-matchy today, but I like my shoes and bag to match.

Photo Credit: E! Online

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Outfit of the Day: July 3, 2014

I know it's the day before the July Fourth holiday, but I didn't want to go too cliched with today's outfit. Instead of wearing red, white and blue, I went with a slight variation: peach and navy.

Shoshanna Peach and Navy Blue Colorblocked Dress
(no longer available)

Tory Burch Chelsea Ballet Flats in Navy Blue

JCrew Rattan Havana Straw Clutch

I bought the clutch a few years ago for my sister-in-law, and I liked it so much I bought one for myself. This particular style is no longer available, but you can still buy the clutch in plain gold for just $49.50. It's just as cute!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Outfit of the Day: July 2, 2014

Gilt Groupe is a smart brand. In addition to selling designer clothes, shoes, accessories and more at discounted prices, the company is also now making its own products. This dress, from the Ava & Aidan line, is one such item. It's very similar to dresses produced by labels like Black Halo and Single, but the color, silhouette, quality... everything works. Best of all, this dress and many others like it are available now for under $100.

If you're interested in joining Gilt Groupe, you can use this link to garner an invite. You get $25 off your first purchase.

Ava & Aidan Belted Sheath Dress (great work dress!)

Jimmy Choo Abel Patent Leather Disco Hologram Pumps

These pointy toe pumps in this particular color are no longer available, but the Abel is one of Jimmy Choo's most popular styles, and you can find them in a variety of other colors online.

Jimmy Choo Abel Pumps in Gold (Bluefly)

Jimmy Choo Abel Pumps in Nude, Black or Navy (Nordstrom)

Jimmy Choo Abel Pumps in Glittering Silver (Jimmy Choo Brand Website)

They are even available in a studded zebra lame from Saks.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Outfit of the Day: July 1, 2014

Trina Turk Forest Green Shanelle Belted Crepe Dress

Kate Spade New York

Gold L.A.M.B. Pumps

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Outfit of the Day: June 30, 2014

Kate Spade New York Cap Sleeve Color Block Adette Dress
This classic black and white dress in the always flattering fit and flare silhouette is a great addition to your wardrobe. It's sold out, but you can rent the Kate Spade New York Adette Dress on Rent the Runway. You can also try eBay!

Kate Spade New York Carlisle Street Piper in Maraschino Red Patent Leather
No longer available - try eBay!

Kate Spade New York Nouvo Dress Pumps in Maraschino Red
Available at and Amazon.

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