Friday, September 28, 2018

Missing Fall

It's almost October, but it certainly still feels like summer here in Atlanta. It's hot and humid, and I start sweating the moment I step outside. Ugh! Since Fall weather is still a few weeks away, I'm taking this opportunity to wear a summery dress I recently purchased for just $30 on

Dress: Donna Morgan Seersucker Belted Dress (no longer available)

This particular dress may be sold out, but here is a similar dress from the Donna Morgan brand you can still buy on Amazon.

Sandals: BCBGeneration Jakalyn Gold and Clear Ankle-Strap Sandals

Thank goodness it's Friday! I'm exhausted from this week, and ready for a relaxing weekend, when I can sleep, eat sushi and watch all the shows that just recently returned to the air. I'm especially excited about the new season of The Good Place. It's one of my favorite shows, and if you're not watching it, you should be!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall in the South

Well, it's officially Fall in the South, although that really doesn't mean much to me. Atlanta is still seeing temperatures in the 90s, so everyone's Fall clothes will be staying out of sight for awhile longer.

Today's dress, a silk creation from Shoshanna, is at least in Fall colors. I love this Marigold hue, a perfect blend of yellow and gold, which goes great with the tan I have somehow developed over the course of the summer (via dog walks and running). The floral print also features shades of chocolate brown, blue and orange. With this color scheme, I feel like this dress would be right at home in the 1970s!

Dress: Shoshanna Carmela Floral Silk One-Shoulder Dress

You can still buy the dress at Neiman Marcus or ShopBop -- and it's on sale! I'm wearing a size two for reference.

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Specchio BB Pumps in Bronze

I chose the bronze pumps to complete the 1970s vibe, but nude, dark brown or even light blue pumps would work well here, too. The BB Pumps from Manolo Blahnik are still popular, and you can buy them in different fabrics, prints and colors from major retailers like Bergdorf Goodman. (I like shopping there because the store does not charge sales tax in Georgia.)

I tried to relax as much as possible this weekend, because I'm gearing up for a busy week at work. Hopefully it won't be too crazy!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Gauze and Eyelet

It's Monday, September 17, 2018, and fortunately, Hurricane Florence is behind us. Atlanta lucked out and got virtually no rain or wind from the storm, but of course many parts of North and South Carolina were flooded, suffered through high winds, or saw record rainfall. My heart is with all the victims and their families, and I'm planning to donate to the American Red Cross and The Humane Society to try to do my part to help.

I have a busy work week ahead of me, so I wanted to wear something today that was really comfortable. Today's dress, from Rebecca Taylor, is light and airy, most likely due to the combination of gauze and eyelet. I like that you can dress it up for work or dress it down to wear on the weekend.

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Mariana Gauze and Eyelet Dress

The dress is still available on the Rebecca Taylor website (and marked down), but there are only a few sizes left. I'm wearing a size four, but I probably could have gone with a size two; the dress must run a little big.

You can also find the dress on ShopBop in white, or on eBay!

Here is a similar dress from Rachel Pally that is on sale for under $100 at

I just happened to get my nails done over the weekend -- both my fingernails and toenails are blue -- so it was a perfect day to wear this dress.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Fearne Glitter Criss-Cross Wedges

I had a busy weekend, but definitely a fun one, as I attended the 40th birthday for a friend of mine from high school, and spent a lot of time with my sister, Laura, who is here for the time being after evacuating from Newport, North Carolina. Here are just a few pictures from the weekend:

My brave and strong sister, Laura, with her son, Cole, and my Norman.

Celebrating my friend, Lindsay, at her 40th birthday party.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hidden Gems

I've had this dress in my closet for a few years at least, but never felt inclined to wear it... until today! I think maybe I thought it was too similar to this BCBGMaxAzria dress I featured on the blog back in 2015.

Dress: ABS Allen Schwartz Two Toned Bonded Ponte Dress

Shoes: Prada Black and White Striped Bow Pumps

I'm so distracted with everything going on with the weather. Hurricane Florence has caused my sister, Laura, to evacuate with her family from her home in North Carolina, and most likely we will see high winds and rain in Atlanta early next week. The power in our neighborhood goes out all the time, so I'm not looking forward to Florence's wrath. Hopefully it won't be as bad as the news is having us believe!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Silver Stalking

I stalked this dress at Dillard's for awhile before I bought it. First, it was not on sale, and then, my size sold out. Finally, they got my size back in stock just in time for another awesome Dillard's clearance sale. Hooray! 

I fell in love with this dress because it is just so beautiful. I love the array of orange and blue flowers, and the fluttery cap sleeves are so alluring. I matched my eye makeup to the dress for an extra hint of silver as well!

Dress: Eva Franco Floral Embroidered Puff Sleeve Dress

The dress is sold out now, but you can find other Eva Franco dresses at Amazon, Anthropologie, Bluefly Nordstrom Rack and, of course, Dillard's. Here is a similar style you can buy on the Eva Franco website as well.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Atlas Patent Leather Crisscross Sandals (no longer available)

I'm coming off a very relaxing weekend, where I mostly ate, read and watched movies on Netflix. Sometimes you just need that kind of weekend.

My mom is out of town, so we had my dad over for lunch on Sunday. Here he is bonding with Norman, who came right over to him and plopped down in his lap. Our dogs love to be loved!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


I just love floral dresses, and this one is no exception. They are just so feminine and beautiful. Today's dress from Alice + Olivia reminds me of a big bouquet of anemone flowers.

Fall doesn't officially start until September 22nd, but I already feel like I'm running out of time to wear these light summer dresses. I will definitely miss summer, as I'm not a fan of cold weather.

Dress: Alice + Olivia Vandy Lace Mini Dress

You can find the dress at Saks and Harrods in limited sizing. I'm wearing a size four, but beware -- it's quite snug in the chest.

Shoes: Schutz Hara Heeled Sandals

Hopefully everyone had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend. We had a small dinner party on Sunday night, and I made Tiramisu for the first time ever. It came out tasting yummy, but I think next time I will try to soak the ladyfingers for a longer period of time. You just have to be careful, because these ladyfingers so easily disintegrate!

Chapin basically spent most of Sunday in the kitchen, and the meal was amazing. He made Tomato Salad, Spinach Fettuccine, and Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana. (We had two vegetarians in our midst.) Isn't he the cutest?