Monday, October 19, 2015

Every Which Way But...

Today's French Connection dress represents another recent bargain from the Belk at Phipps Plaza. I think I paid $10-15 for this cute body con dress, so even though the stripes are going every which way, and make me look wider than usual, I still had to have it.

Now, French Connection dresses are generally not the highest quality, so this dress is not lined. If you have to wear something so form fitting, add Spanx underneath; otherwise you will feel almost naked. I chose to wear it with wedges, but it would also look really cute with navy flats for a casual shopping trip or weekend lunch out. This dress is very versatile.

Dress: French Connection Summer Stripe Sheath Dress

Also available at Amazon.

Shoes: L.A.M.B. Plum Wedges in Navy (no longer available, but here is a similar wedge pump)

Here is a similar style dress available at Nordstrom, along with one at French Connection online. Both are only available in black/white.

If my makeup looks a little more natural today, it's due to some tips I gleaned from makeup artist Scoobie West. Scoobie did my wedding day makeup 12 (gasp!) years ago when Chapin and I got married, and I organized a Book Club outing at his studio this past weekend. (Funnily enough, his studio is just five minutes from my house.)

The group gathered to get his take on the best way to do a daytime to nighttime eye, fill in your sparse eyebrows, make your lips look bigger and more. It was so much fun! I placed a rather large Sephora order as a result, but if it makes me look like I have eyebrows, it's worth it. Is anyone else out there a victim of 90s over-plucking? Unfortunately for me, my brows never grew back.