Monday, November 16, 2015

Pulling for Paris

Today has been a crazy day, mainly because my company just moved into a new office! We literally moved across the street from our old place, but moving is never easy, and it's always stressful. I'm still unpacking while trying to get all my work done.

I wanted to wear something different for our first day in the new office, so I chose this Shoshanna dress. With its asymmetrical skirt, it's unlike anything else in my closet, but I just love it. As a bonus, it has a plaid pattern featuring red, navy and white. I know the blues don't match up exactly with France's colors, but I feel like I am showing my support for Paris in my own way.

Dress: Shoshanna Asymmetrical Sicily Tweed Sheath Dress in red, white, blue and black

Shoes: BCBGMaxAzria Red Dress Pumps (no longer available)

The dress is available online at, as well as AmazonSaks Fifth Avenue and 6pm,

It also comes in another eye-catching blue print.

Here I am sitting in my new office and trying not to laugh for my picture:

Despite the way our Friday night started - watching the coverage of the Paris attacks on CNN - Chapin and I had a fairly enjoyable weekend. We ran errands and crossed things off our "to do" list that had been hanging around a while - for example, giving Norman a bath - and we had dinner out with our friends Rahul and Vinnie on Saturday night. We tried a place in Sandy Springs that people have been raving about: Rumi's Kitchen.

The restaurant specializes in Persian/Iranian cuisine, and the flavors are really unique and like nothing I've ever had before. I am trying to eat less meat, so I tried the vegetarian stew. Most of the menu is gluten free; there are plenty of rice and potato dishes, and if you avoid the pita bread, not too much gluten.

Although Rumi's Kitchen is fairly casual, I wore a dress and some new shoes I was dying to break in. I'm really excited about these shoes, because not only are they gorgeous, but they are my first purchase from the Tamara Mellon brand.

Tamara Mellon's name may be new to you, but she is a staple in the shoe fashion industry; she co-founded one of my favorite brands, Jimmy Choo. She left the label several years ago to start her own line.

Dress: Vince Camuto Embellished Little Black Dress (LBD)

Shoes: Tamara Mellon Talisman Beaded Watersnake and Suede Sandals
(Shoes also available at Saks Off 5th.)

Clutch: BCBGMaxAzria

You can see Norman wanted in on the picture. Chapin and I had no idea he popped in for this photo, so it was a nice surprise. He looks so cute in his new camo harness.

Teresa Palmer was seen in the same dress a few years ago, though she wore it as a maternity dress. I loved her in Warm Bodies, one of my favorite (more recent) movies.