Monday, December 4, 2017


Blue is definitely a color you can wear throughout the year -- even bright hues like the aquamarine of today's Black Halo dress. The right color can do wonders for your skin tone, and I find that wearing brighter colors can even help lift my spirits. I knew I would be stuck inside today, with not even a break for lunch -- I went from meeting to meeting, report to report -- so I purposefully chose this dress for the color. I want to avoid all cases of the Mondays!

Outfit Details:

Dress: Black Halo Mattie Sheath Dress in Atlantic Aqua

Shoes: Schutz Scalloped Lace-Cut Leather Sandals

I'm coming off a weekend full of baking and birthday fun for the hubby, who turned 41 on Sunday. His favorite dessert is anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter, so I made him this three layer cake as a special treat. I normally stick just to cookies, so creating this beauty was a first for me -- but it turned out really well. I even used gluten free flour to great success; the cake was moist and not dense at all. Get the recipe here on my new favorite recipe site: Brown Eye Baker. I did everything but the chocolate ganache topping.