Monday, May 2, 2016


I love Internet shopping, but every once in a while it's nice to go into a store and actually try items on. That's what I did with this particular dress, and discovered that I actually liked the way the extra-small fit me over the small. I never would have made the decision to purchase the smaller size unless I tried the dress on in advance! Sometimes a trip to the store pays off.

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Kristin Patchwork Print Dress

You can still snag the dress at several online retailers:

Sandals: Manolo Blahnik Chaos Metallic Mesh Ankle Strap Sandals

This dress would pair well with a black or red shoe, but I chose to go with a metallic hue. I love any chance to wear these Manolos!

You can still buy the Chaos sandal, just not this particular style. I've seen these sandals on just about every celebrity, from Rihanna to Reese Witherspoon to Jennifer Lawrence. They are extremely versatile, and are still available at retailers like Saks.

Since today is Monday, I'll give you a quick weekend recap:
  • I had my parents over to my house for dinner and a movie on Saturday. I wanted them to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They both enjoyed it, even my dad, who actually asked me midway through the movie: Now who is Luke's father? How could he not know that?! He just doesn't like science-fiction as much as my mom. My sister, Gail, and I also love the genre.
  • Despite the pouring rain, I made the trip out to Sugar Hill, Georgia, on Sunday to celebrate my nephew's second birthday. He has the best birthday: May Fourth (Star Wars Day: "May the Fourth be With You"). I guess you could say I had a Star Wars-themed weekend.