Monday, December 30, 2019

My Holiday - 2019 Edition

Here it is: my last dress of the year -- of the decade! 2020 is just a few days away.

Outfit Details

Shoes: Valentino Rockstud Crisscross d'Orsay Pumps

I just adore this dress -- the mock neck and flutter sleeves are very 'me'. I chose these bright metallic pumps to break up the darkness of the print a little bit, and I like the juxtaposition of hard (the studs) and soft (the floral pattern).

You may also notice a new accessory on my arm: my Christmas gift, a Prada purse! I still can't believe it's mine. Chapin got it on sale at RueLaLa!

Our Christmas was lovely, filled with family time and cherished moments. Here are just a few photos from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Wearing a beautiful Black Halo red velvet dress (and posing with the hubby) on Christmas Day.

With my sister, Gail.
Christmas Eve - Posing with Tulip and Chapin (and wearing Kay Unger).

Norman in his Christmas sweater.

Tulip -- Looking adorable in her Christmas dress.

Wally -- So devilishly handsome in his reindeer sweater.
The Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cake I made for my family.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Almost Christmas

I'm feeling ready for Christmas in this star-print sweater dress from Ted Baker! I still have baking to do and a few last presents to wrap, but otherwise I'm ready to really celebrate the holidays. Chapin and I are kicking things off tonight with dinner with my sister, Gail, and her husband, Rich.

Outfit Details

Dress: Ted Baker London Mariae Star Jacquard Knit Dress

On sale now at Ted Baker!

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Witness Dress Pumps (no longer available)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Festive Dress for the Holidays

We had our holiday party today at my office, so of course I had to wear a festive dress for the occasion. I chose this beautiful emerald green Sandro dress; the color is perfect for the season!

Outfit Details

Dress: Sandro Claudia Swiss Dot Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Infinity Pumps

Local Marketing, Inc. Office Holiday Party - December 18, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019


How can I look so tired on a Monday?! I didn't catch up on a lot of sleep this past weekend, so I guess that's why. We had a lot going on, and I ended up having to work most of the day on Sunday. I guess it's early to bed for me tonight!

Today's dress is one I almost didn't buy, but I'm glad I did. I got such a great deal on it, although I wish I would have sized down. The fabric is thick and bunches a little on the sides. The shoulders are "strong" (read: padded), and I love the illusion of a tapered waist. It's sparkly and festive and oh so flattering!

Outfit Details

Dress: Alice + Olivia Adelaide Sheath Dress

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Taylor Closed Toe T-Strap Pumps (no longer available)

It's hard to believe Christmas is next week. I am so not done with my shopping! EEK!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

La Vie

I'm excited today to be wearing one of my favorite types of dresses: the long-sleeve dress. I am a big fan of long-sleeve dress and wearing long-sleeve tops with shorts. I feel so comfortable that way!

Today's dress is one that I coveted for a long time before finally buying. I love the colors, cut and overall look of the dress; it's a great addition to my closet.

Outfit Details

Dress: La Vie Rebecca Taylor Faded Garden Dress (no longer available)

La Vie was launched just a few years ago, and as it's a brand targeted at the working woman, it's filled with pieces that are more subdued and tailored (and oftentimes more affordable) than what you'll find in the main Rebecca Taylor collection. There are more comfort pieces, too, like soft t-shirts and cute rompers. (I have loved so many things from Rebecca Taylor lately, but I have to wait until they go on sale to buy anything.)

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Lancer 85 Strappy Patent Leather Pumps in Nude (no longer available)

It's been a long week, so I'm glad tomorrow is Friday. We have a busy weekend ahead, though. I guess I can relax when the holidays finally get here.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Searching for Spring

I know it's not even officially winter yet, but today has been so dreary that I'm already dreaming of spring. I guess that's why I chose this beautiful floral dress from Shoshanna to wear to work today. I remember waiting so patiently to buy this dress so I could get it on sale; I just love it!

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Amora Dress (no longer available)

As seen on Kelly Ripa and Amy Robach during morning TV:

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Shar 85 Leather Sandals in Ballet Pink