Monday, August 26, 2019

My Love of High Neck Dresses

I have a long neck and small shoulders, so I've always loved turtlenecks and high neck tops and dresses. There is something about the design that is so flattering on my frame.

That's probably why I'm so in love with today's Kate Spade dress, which features a high neck, flutter sleeves, and cute bow design. I knew as soon as I saw it that it was meant to be mine.

Outfit Details

Dress: Kate Spade New York Smocked Clip Midi Dress

Find it online at the following stores:

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Strut Dress Sandals (no longer available)

I'm still coming off a high of having Sarah Jessica Parker comment on one of my Instagram posts. I may be wearing her shoes every day for the foreseeable future. ;)

SJP and the Power of Instagram

I love social media! It puts us in touch not only with our friends and loved ones, but with people we admire and strive to emulate (from a distance). Sometimes, those individuals will reach back out to their fans, and over the years I've had dialogues with authors (Emily Giffin, Liane Moriarty), models (Paulina Porizkova responded to a comment I left on one of her posts), TV actors (Caroline in the City's Eric Lutes follows me), but never have I been so excited about an interaction with a celebrity.

Sarah Jessica Parker left a comment on my last post. Yes, the iconic SJP, whom I have loved since I was a girl watching Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and later as a woman watching Sex and the City, knows I exist in this world.

That was enough to make my day... my year!

Long live SJP!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Maje You Look

This Maje dress, with its embroidered material and overall flattering fit-and-flare design, is the perfect summer LBD! It's airy and light, and just makes me feel beautiful.

Dress: Maje Black Embroidered Fit and Flare Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Monroe Sandals

Monday, August 19, 2019


Chapin and I hosted a fun dinner party Saturday night, but all the cooking, cleaning, baking and clean-up made the weekend fly by! I'm also deep into re-watching Felicity, one of my favorite 90s shows, which is really making me reminisce about college. I can't believe next year will mark 20 years since I graduated Emory!

Outfit Details

This Parker dress is one I've had my eye on for quite awhile, and it finally went on sale. I love the overall design, with the flutter sleeves, v-neck and tie waist; it's very cool-casual, perfect for summer.

Dress: Parker Elijah Striped Chiffon Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Find the dress on the Parker New York website, as well as Neiman Marcus and Revolve Clothing.

Shoes: Vince Camuto Leera Espadrille Ankle-Strap Wedge Sandals in Pea Pod

The mint green stripes seem to get lost amidst the gold, silver and black, so I wore these wedges (color: Pea Pod) to bring the color out a bit. The shoes were a gift from my sister-in-law, and they are just so comfortable. They come in a variety of colors, too.

Buy these wedges on Amazon,, Lord &, NordstromZappos and the Vince Camuto website. They seem to be everywhere!

I'm gearing up for a busy week, so... Happy Monday!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Heat Wave

It's so hot and humid out, the air seems to have a yellow haze to it. I'll be glad when this heat wave subsides! We at least had some rain last night here in Atlanta, though the storm woke both me and Chapin up around 1 a.m. -- so that's why I look so tired today!

Outfit Details

My dress choices lately have been very "constricting," so today I wanted to wear something that was a bit lighter and more free flowing. This Jill Jill Stuart dress, my first from this brand, is not only airy, but has such a cute floral pattern. It will really work in a lot of seasons, and the tie waist and flutter sleeves make it extra flattering.

Dress: Jill Jill Stuart Navy Floral Dress

Find it at Bloomingdale'sNeiman Marcus and Zappos.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Buckingham Satin Ankle-Tie Sandals (no longer available)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Hi Ho, Silver

I'm starting out this incredibly hot and humid week in a black and silver dress by Likely. I bought the dress months and months ago on It's super chic and flattering, with a design that easily shows off the arms and back.

Outfit Details

Dress: Likely Black and Silver Fit and Flare Dress (no longer available)

Unfortunately, this dress is no longer available, but I've been loving the designs from the Likely brand over the last few seasons, which you can find on the company's website as well as retailers like Saks. Likely is relatively lower priced (compared to other leading brands), so sometimes the quality is lacking and the sizing is a little off. I usually size up if a dress is more form fitting, for example.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Taylor Closed Toe T-Strap Pumps

Weekend Update

Chapin and I had a great weekend, seeing friends and buying new kitchen furniture. I also ran in a 5K and took third place in my age group. It was so hot, I couldn't believe I did at all well.  I really have to slow my speed to last in the heat and humidity. I think I will wait a few months to do any other runs outside...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Made for Miami

Summer is definitely a good time to experiment with fashion. Today's dress seems made for a professional office setting in Miami, but I live in Atlanta, so the loud colors and body-con design are a little out of place.

But the dress is so colorful and flattering to your curves... it's ideal for a hot summer day, and it is certainly hot today!

Outfit Details

Dress: Ted Baker London Jordja Fantasia Panel Body-Con Dress

Find the dress at Amazon, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in Flame

As Seen on TV!
Petra recently wore the dress on Jane the Virgin!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Linda Hamilton Arms

Aside from being one of the best science fiction movies of the last few decades, Terminator 2: Judgment Day is also known for the ripped shape of its female protagonist. "Linda Hamilton arms" became something to aspire to in my own workouts, though even now, I feel I don't quite measure up... but I'm 'working' on it!

The halter style of today's outfit is really ideal for showing off toned arms. And while today's outfit feels a little too dressy for the office, I just love all the ruffles and flounce, so of course I had to wear it. Wearing something fun, something you love, makes the day that much brighter! Is it Monday, after all!

Outfit Details

DressBCBGMaxAzria Halter Polka Dot Black and White Ruffle Dress

Find the dress at Bloomingdale'sLord & Taylor and Amazon. I'm wearing a size four, but I really should have sized down to a 2; the dress is big on me, especially at the top.

There is also a gown version available on if you need a truly formal dress for a special occasion. It has a v-neck (rather than the halter style) and the ruffles reach all the way down to your toes. It's truly spectacular! (I just wish I had more cause to wear these types of formal dresses.)

Shoes: Sophia Webster Mika Polka Dot Leather Pumps (no longer available)

Chapin and I had a great weekend, spending a lot of time together eating and just hanging out. We went out to a new restaurant, Aziza, on Saturday night, and had a Pizza & Pedicures Day in Inman Park on Sunday. We do love our food.

The gluten-free pizza at FRITTI in Atlanta is the best ever!

Chapin loves his pizza!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Summer Light

Shoshanna has released the perfect summer dress: denim, with multi-colored buttons adorning the front, it's too cute NOT to wear, and perfect for a busy Friday at the office.

Unfortunately, being in my usual morning rush, I neglected to realize the dress needed to be ironed. Oh well!

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Olevia Denim Midi Dress

(You can also find it here!)

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Khan Clear Strap Sandals in Gold

This clear style is sold out, but you can still buy them in suede. They are super comfortable, with a blocky heel that makes them easy to walk in.

As it's Friday, I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend with my husband and our three fur-kids. We are loving every minute we spend with Norman, Wally and Tulip. We just started the new season of Big Little Lies, so I imagine we'll be doing some binging this weekend, along with dinner a new restaurant that just opened near us: Aziza! I love trying new places to eat, so I'm excited.

Have a great weekend, everyone!