Friday, March 30, 2018

Ready or Not

It's here -- I will finally see the movie version of Ready Player One tonight! If you know me at all, you know how excited I am to see this movie -- so of course I had to dress for the occasion.

Today's dress is from, a site that carries "fashion for fangirls." (I heard about the website through another blogger I follow on Instagram: Carolina Cabral. She and I have a very similar style.)

If you look closely, you can see Endor, a planet featured in Return of the Jedi, across the bottom of the dress. There are Ewoks, AT-AT Walkers and even the Death Star in the sky. I just adore it.

I thought it would be appropriate to wear the dress to see tonight's movie, as 1980s pop culture is going to feature very heavily in the film's plot. If you grew up in the 1980s, you really need to read Ready Player One -- or at least see the movie. My heart just about stops every time I see the DeLorean from Back to the Future, so I know I am in for a treat tonight.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Star Wars Endor Landcape Dress

The dress is available in regular and plus sizes!

People told me they thought I looked cute without really even noticing the design! I also did my makeup 80s style -- purple eye shadow!

Purse: Kate Spade Laurel Way Glitter Alisanne Purse

This purse retails at $379, but I bought it for just $89. It's still available; Kate Spade is having a great sale this weekend.

Shoes: BCBGeneration Jakalyn Gold and Clear Ankle-Strap Sandals

Since the straps are clear, I thought they went perfectly with the dress, adding a little bit of a sci-fi element.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Closet Surprise

I bought this dress I don't know how long ago, but came across it today when I was searching for something to wear to work. I remember buying it for a steal at Belk maybe a year ago, but I never wore it. I'm still not sure why, since it's so cute!

Outfit Details:

Dress: Blithe Annie Navy Lace Dress

Blithe is a small Southern brand, with styles similar to Reese Witherspoon's Draper James line. There are a lot of floral prints, bright colors and fit-and-flare designs. Belk used to carry several dresses, but the line is no longer available in stores or on the Belk website.

Shoes: Schutz Scalloped Lace-Cut Leather Sandals

The sandals are no longer available, but Schutz has a lot of chic designs at very reasonable prices. It's one of my favorite lower priced shoe lines.

The weather finally seems to be warming up -- the high today will be 78! -- and my car is covered in pollen, so Spring has finally (and truly) arrived. In addition to the beautiful weather, I'm excited for a few other few reasons: I'm finally seeing the movie version of Ready Player One this Friday night (after having read the book three times), and Sunday we'll be celebrating Easter with my family. April is going to be a busy month, but it should also be a lot of fun.

Monday, March 26, 2018

At Least I'm Consistent

I definitely have an affinity for certain types of dresses, and dresses with a cute little Peter Pan collar are a particular weakness of mine. 

Outfit Details

Dress: Alice + Olivia Lace Peter Pan Collar Dress (no longer available)

Mondays are always crazy busy for me, so this dress appealed to me today because it's so easy to wear. I don't need a strapless bra or Spanx, and since it's black and white, it will look good with just about any pair of shoes.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Romy Embroidered Satin Pumps

In other news, my nephew, Reid, turned six this past Friday. Wow, how time flies...

Friday, March 23, 2018

Quite a Week

I know I haven't blogged all week, but there's a good reason: Things have been kind of crazy in my world of late.

I'm sure I've mentioned my love of working out on the blog before, but it's so ingrained as part of my daily routine, that when I don't work out, I feel really off kilter. That's why I am up at 5 a.m. each workday to run, stretch, lift weights, etc. I like starting my day by getting my heart rate up.

Monday, I went to my neighborhood's gym as usual only to discover that it had been vandalized. Some teens had taken a fire extinguisher and sprayed the contents over all the machines, weights and other equipment.

I don't know how anyone could get enjoyment out of such a senseless act. I ended up doing a Jillian Michaels workout video at home, then running a few miles outside. Like I said, I have to get my workout in somehow!

Monday night, we had a terrible storm, and the whole neighborhood ended up losing power for most of Tuesday. I didn't get much of a workout in that morning! It's hard to exercise in the dark.

Wednesday and Thursday were crazy busy at work, leaving no time to do my daily photo or update the blog. I apologize for being away for a full week!

Outfit of the Day:

Dress: Milly Italian Pinstripe Larissa Dress

The dress is available at the Milly Online Store, Neiman Marcus and Saks.

Milly tends to run a little small, so if something is really fitted, you may want to size up. I love how this dress takes a traditional concept - a men's pinstriped suit - and turns it into something so wearable for the ladies.

Shoes: Casadei

Hopefully next week won't be quite as hectic. Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Going Green

I'm wearing green for St. Patrick's Day a little early, as we are having an Irish-themed party at the office today. I made chocolate chip cookies tinged green for the occasion, too! Food coloring can be so much fun. I tried a new cookie recipe, but I'm not sure how great they came out. It was basically a sugar cookie with green food coloring and chocolate chips. Chapin was not a fan, but I had a few compliments from people at work. I haven't tried them yet myself.

Today's dress is one I've had for several months, but when I didn't end up wearing it during the holiday season, I decided to wait and wear the dress in March. It's the perfect Kelly Green hue for St. Patrick's Day.

Dress: Alice and Olivia Corina Lace Fit and Flare Dress

I love lace, and this dress is all about lace. The cap sleeves are probably my favorite part of the dress, so delicate and feminine.

Shoes: Casadei Croc-Embossed Leather Slingback Pumps

Chapin is working this weekend, but was off most of today, so we had lunch together. We have found a new place nearby that serves both Ramen (for him) and sushi (for me): Eight Sushi Lounge. If you go (and like sushi), try the Geisha Roll: King crab salad and crunchy romaine lettuce rolled with fresh salmon, tuna, mango puree and rice pearls. It was amazing!

This weekend, I plan to spend a lot of time catching up on my sleep. The time change has really messed with my internal clock, but I just love getting to drive home from work when it's still light out. Plus, we are having some beautiful weather here in Atlanta. Is Spring here to stay? We shall see...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Still Sweater Weather

I know I shouldn't complain about Atlanta weather, especially when the Northeast is having so much snow dumped on it, but I hate the cold. At least I can wear my sweater and long-sleeve dresses a little bit longer... like today's sweater dress from Trina Turk.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Trina Turk Amur Striped Sweater Dress

In addition to Amazon, the dress is also available at I love the bright, 70s-era colors, and the dress is more casual than a lot of dresses in my closet, and just so easy to wear.

The dress retails for $248, but I didn't pay that. I actually paid just $38! You know I love a good deal, especially when it's that good.

Sandals: Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in Flame

I just wore these shoes in my last post, but they went so well with this dress that I had to wear them again. I actually find these Jimmy Choos super comfortable -- and, of course, they look fabulous, too.

Saturday we turned the clocks ahead for daylight savings time, and I wish we could just keep time on this schedule. It seems to suit me, even though it will take my body a week to adjust. I like getting up early and having so much light at the end of the day. Turning the clocks back and forth seems like such an antiquated practice, and I wish we would just stop. Sheesh!

Hopefully you're adjusting better than I am!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Starring Fashion

Did you watch the Oscars last night? I had my laptop open and was working during the arrivals show and then the subsequent broadcast, though I have really only seen a few of the films nominated (and only one film nominated for Best Picture: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

My favorite part of the Oscars has always been the fashion. I love seeing the different color trends, the glamorous dresses, the heels, and the lavish jewels. (My favorite dress of the night? Probably Jennifer Lawrence's sleek gold Dior. Mira Sorvino's exquisite Romona Kaveza dress was a close second. I'm a sucker for that kind of immense floral detail.)

I thought it appropriate to wear something adorned with stars today, since I spent so much of yesterday drooling over them, so here I am in this casual Parker dress. Mondays are always so stressful for me; it's nice to wear something that's easy and comfortable, but still looks great.

Dress: Parker Martha Dress in Red and Blue (no longer available)

Parker dresses love showing off the shoulders and arms, and I probably have several versions of this same silhouette. I was drawn to this dress because the print and the ruffles make it so fun and feminine. While the dress looks purple from far away, it's actually blue and white striped with blue stars and red dots woven into the fabric. It's quite patriotic.

I chose to wear red shoes (by Jimmy Choo) to try to bring out the red dots a little bit more.

Friday, March 2, 2018

With a Roar

It's a new month -- March! -- and that means unpredictable weather, St. Patrick's Day and the start of a new season. It's windy and chilly in Atlanta today, and it's also Friday, so I thought I would break out this English Factory dress for a casual day at the office. It's a little on the short side, but it's cozy and warm and just super cute.

Dress by English Factory

Booties by Prada

English Factory is a new brand for me, but seems to be everywhere:

I found this particular dress on when I was browsing the site during Black Friday, and was immediately intrigued. The pieces are cute and chic, and the prices are extremely reasonable. Most dresses, for example, retail for around $100.

The dress I'm wearing today is sold out, but here is a similar style.

There is a lot you can do with the styling here. I think the dress would look great with boots, though I chose booties. You can tie up the bow-tie, or not, like I did. I let it hang loose like the model photo.

The dress hits me mid-thigh, so beware if you're tall!

Since it's Friday, I'm looking forward to a lazy evening at home with all my boys. Chapin is making a gluten-free pasta dish from SunBasket, and we will have a new episode of Project Runway All Stars to watch. (I'm not a huge fan of the All Stars version, but it's still a fun show to watch.)

Chapin and I are supposed to tackle my closet this weekend, and I'm dreading it. He wants to re-organize it and add more hanging space, but that means taking everything out and hanging it all back up again. Ugh. And with the size of my closet (it's a really a whole bedroom), that will take forever.

Happy Weekend!