Monday, October 21, 2019

Red Warrior

I'm gearing up for a busy week, so I thought I would start things off in a bold color. Red is such an attention-grabbing hue, and when it's paired with a unique silhouette, it makes for such a memorable ensemble.


Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Giana Ruffle Sheath Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Romy Embroidered Satin Pumps (no longer available)


I wasn't feeling that great this past weekend -- the changing weather, going from temperatures in the 90s to the 40s, makes my head hurt with the pressure -- so I tried to rest and relax as much as possible. Sometimes you need that downtime to be at your best!

Our fridge died, so one of the highlights of my weekend was picking out a new one. It was delivered today!

I also hit a new PR (personal record) on the Peloton bike for a 45-minute ride. I have been loving the Tabata rides from Robin Arzon. She really gets my heart rate up.

  • Output: 537
  • Calories Burned: 444

I really feel like I get more out of the bike than any other cardio machine. I've been working out consistently for almost 20 years now, so at this point, I'm fairly fit. I have a slow heart rate, and it takes a lot to wear me out. Even running... I definitely don't burn as many calories in the same time frame. If you want to switch up your workout routine, I definitely recommend this bike.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Feeling Like Fall

It's mid-October and it's now truly starting to feel like Fall. I just want to enjoy this mild weather while I can. Even though today's high is 78, I still felt it was time to bring my long-sleeve dresses out of hibernation... like this beautiful floral dress from Parker.

 

Outfit Details

Dress: Parker Brooke Floral Long-Sleeve Dress

I adore the teal color -- it's so on trend right now -- and the design is ultra flattering. The dress is also really comfortable, so it's perfect for the office. Mondays are always so busy for me, so it's nice to wear something that isn't binding on these stressful days.


Shoes: Sophia Webster Andie Bow 100 High-Heel Sandals

These shoes exemplify why women love shoes -- they are so gorgeous and chic. I have been loving the designs from Sophia Webster lately, so hopefully more styles will go on sale soon. You really have to keep an eye out for a good deal on this brand.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Jailhouse Hot

I guess I'm sticking with stripes this week! This Parker dress is casual and chic, but does remind me a little of an old fashioned prisoner outfit.


Outfit Details

Dress: Parker Penny Striped Knit Dress

The dress is so comfortable, made of a knit material that shows off your curves. I'm wearing my normal size in this brand, a small, but it's a little big since the material stretches so nicely!

Shoes: Prada Black and White Striped Bow Pumps (no longer available)

I sure went matchy-matchy today with the shoes and dress both being striped, but that's how I roll.

Monday, October 7, 2019

It's Finally Sweater (Dress) Weather!

It finally feels like Fall, which means I am not sweating profusely the moment I step foot outside. Today's dress is still sleeveless, but it's made of a heavier, sweater-like material that is perfect for this grey day in Atlanta.


Outfit Details

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Dotted Stripe Body Con Dress

While horizontal stripes aren't the best choice for a body con dress, I was drawn to the flattering details and overall design and color scheme.

You can find the dress at several online retailers, including the BCBG website, Lord & Taylor and Saks Off 5th.

I know the dress is a little casual, but hopefully the fancy pumps help dress it up a bit!

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Arielle Suede Pumps


The photos really don't do a good job showing off the beauty of these shoes! I just love them. They are sparkly in the front and have sparkly heels, too! I love a girly shoe.

Weekend Update:

Since it's Monday, here's a quick rundown on what I did this weekend. It wasn't much... which is a good thing:

  • I slept -- a lot. Saturday morning I slept in until 11 a.m. Getting 12 hours of sleep is a rarity for me.
  • I finished Demi Moore's book, Inside Out: A Memoir. I gave it three stars. I enjoyed it, but felt she could have revealed a lot more. For example, I was interested to know about how she built her career, how she made certain choices and why.
  • Chapin and I finished the Netflix show, Unbelievable. It's very compelling, and very relevant in today's "Me Too" society. It's definitely worth a watch, though you won't want to binge it all at once -- it's too heavy for that. I think we watched two episodes at a time. There are only eight total, so you'll still finish fast. 
  • Chapin cooked for me both Saturday and Sunday nights. He is such an amazing chef. I am so lucky he's my husband.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Allison

TGIF! It's been a long week, so I'm extra glad today is Friday. As you can see from my face, I am exhausted; I have been stressing about work and not really sleeping well as a result. I'm looking forward to a restful and relaxing weekend.

Today feels like the unofficial last day of summer, even though it's October 4th. The last few weeks have been so hot in Atlanta, but temperatures are supposed to cool down starting tomorrow. I can't wait. 


Outfit Details

DressALLISON New York Cotton Stripe Maxi Dress

This dress is my first from the ALLISON New York brand. I was drawn to the neckline, the sweet, ruffled straps (adjustable!) and the overall look; it's the perfect dress to wear on a hot day, when you want something light, airy and just really comfortable. (It's also ideal for a more casual Friday at the office!) I will definitely buy the brand again! #ALLISONGIRLS


ShoesLoeffler Randall Miranda Espadrille Wedge Sandals

These shoes are no longer available, but you can shop espadrilles and other sandals on the brand's website.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cornflower Blue

I was mostly drawn to this dress due to the color; isn't it an amazing shade of blue? It reminds me so much of the Cornflower Blue straight out of a box of Crayola crayons.


Outfit Details

Dress: Kate Spade New York Flora Dress

I bought the dress on sale, mostly because I knew the fit would be slightly off at the top. Anytime you have something fancy around the armpits, even a detail as small as scalloped edges, it just never works. Overall, though, it's just a pretty dress, so the benefits do outweigh that one flaw.


Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Infinity Pumps

The shoes are sold out, but here's a very similar style.