Monday, December 14, 2015

How Dressy Is Too Dressy for Work?

This fit and flare dress seems more suited to a party or evening out than a day at work, but since I spend most of my time working, why not wear something that makes me feel good about myself? Even if it means dressing up a little more than usual, if it makes you happy, then go for it!

Dress: SB by Sachin + Babi Faria Dress (Find it on eBay.)

I can't normally afford Sachin + Babi, a favorite brand on the celebrity circuit, but I can afford its little sister line, SB by Sachin + Babi.

My mom bought me this dress from Anthropologie. I am a big fan of fit and flare dresses with cap sleeves, and the flattering neckline is just an added bonus. Plus, I love all the colors... blues, purples, greens and red. You can wear it any time of year, really. We've been having some amazing weather in Atlanta the past few days - 70-degree weather in December! - so while it doesn't really feel like Christmas, I am enjoying not wearing boots and a jacket every time I go outside.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Sandals (no longer available)

Walter Update:

I appreciate all the sweet and encouraging comments about Walter that I've received here on the blog, on Facebook, and on my Instagram account. Every day he seems to feel more and more comfortable with us.

His personality is also emerging. I heard him bark for the first time yesterday! He loves going for rides in the car, and this morning I came downstairs to find that he had curled up on the couch all on his own. His former family trained him well; he stands by the door every time he needs to go out outside for a potty break, which is a much appreciated change from Norman. (Norman enjoys leaving revenge poops in the house if he feels he is not getting enough attention!)

We have Walter on a grain-free, heavy fish diet, and gave him a bath over the weekend. His coat seems a little softer, but it hasn't even been a week yet, so I'm probably just imagining that. Chapin is amazing with him and is already Walter's favorite. He cooks actual salmon and has been placing it on top of both Norman's and Wally's food each day. He didn't eat on Day 2, but now he devours his meals in typical pug fashion.

I was hesitant at first about opening our home to Walter, but I'm so, so glad we did. There are always risks in life, but those risks come with some amazing rewards... and I'm so happy this little pug has a home for Christmas.

Enjoying the sunshine in Inman Park: Walter, Chapin and Norman (December 13, 2015)