Monday, August 15, 2016

Always a Fashionista

My 20-year high school reunion is coming up in a few weeks, and I've been having fun posting and viewing pictures on the group's Facebook page. I even had my mom track down my old yearbooks so I could look through them. I'm not the only one feeling nostaligic; so many people have posted old photos from our high school years. Seeing the old fashion trends has been a highlight for me. I can't believe how long I wore my shorts in high school!

One of my classmates pointed out that I've "always been a fashionista." She was referring to a photo of me in a dress with a Peter Pan collar:

I wore this dress, which I believe was from Ann Taylor, quite a bit my last year of high school. I loved it. I have always been attracted to cute, feminine clothing.

Now, here I am 20 years later in a dress with a Peter Pan collar! Some trends never go out of style.

Dress: Alice + Olivia Mariette Peter Pan Collar Combo Dress (sold out; I bought mine on

The top is silk, and the skirt is jersey, so the dress overall is really comfortable. In addition to the Peter Pan collar, I adore the little cap sleeves on this dress. And yes, I'm definitely wearing my Spanx here. I highly recommend the Spanx Shape My Day Girl Shorts if you want to smooth out your hips, butt and thighs in a tight fitting dress or skirt.

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Jill Rosette Wedges

The wedges are adorable, too, and I think the black and white stripes and pop of red really compliment the black and white dress just right. You can still buy them (and on sale) at the following retailers:

If I look a little tired today, it's because I had a whirlwind weekend with my family in Chicago. My sister, Laura, and I surprised our sister, Gail, with a surprise visit for her 35th birthday. (My parents made the trip, too.) Gail has lived in the Windy City the last few years, and she really misses Atlanta and her family. I filmed the moment she opened the door (she was expecting a maintenance man to clean out her vents), and it's truly priceless.