Tuesday, April 10, 2018

All Good Things

I don't shop in actual stores very often, but when I do, one of my favorite stores to frequent is a little boutique in Inman Park called Mint by Sandpiper. I found some amazing things in that store for a fraction of the retail cost. This location, however, recently announced it is going out of business, and while I'm upset at that thought, I'm still reveling in all the great things I bought there this past weekend. (Just don't tell my husband.)

For example, the dress I'm wearing today. It's a Nanette Lepore dress, retailing for $398, and purchased for just $25.

Outfit Details

You can still buy the dress at 6pm. The empire neckline is extremely flattering, especially for women with curves. The tweed is adorable, and up close you can see the different threads of black, ivory, gold and taupe woven throughout the fabric.

The tweed is a little heavy for Spring in Atlanta, but since today started out fairly cold, I'm not thinking twice about it.

Shoes: Prada Bow Tie Platform Sandals

It's been awhile since I mentioned anything I'm reading or watching right now, so here goes...

I just finished Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, and I absolutely adored this novel. It takes place in multiple time periods, and the author does an excellent job weaving in and out of the main narrative. I also loved the inclusion of a little Hollywood glamour. Highly recommend!

Lately, I've been watching old episodes of Mad About You. The show originally started airing when I was in high school -- the first season coincided with my freshman year -- so to watch now as someone who has been married for almost 15 years... let's just say I'm addicted. Some episodes capture marriage so perfectly it's like watching a scene from my life with Chapin. I guess most marriages are alike in a lot of ways, each with their own nuances.

Here are two of my favorite scenes:

I'm also watching The Resident, a new Fox show that just started airing this past January. I'm liking the show's story lines and characters, and for a little added bonus: they film in Atlanta. They are actually using the High Museum as a stand-in for "Chastain Hospital," which is so funny to me. I think I either roll my eyes or laugh every time I see that wide shot of the High.

If you're looking for a laugh, check out Nailed It on Netflix. I love cooking shows, mainly because I'm in awe of how people can take ingredients and create such mouthwatering dishes. I can't cook, but I can bake, so that's why Nailed It was particularly appealing. This show takes ordinary bakers and compels them to make very professional cakes and cookies. The results are hilarious, and I hope they make new episodes soon.

Let me know what you're reading and watching in the comments!