Today I'm wearing my first dress from the Sea brand. The smocked bodice and flutter sleeves really caught my eye, so when this dress went on sale, I had to buy it! The dress runs large, but otherwise, I love it.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
This whole outfit seems like a little girl's fantasy come true. The dress is colorful and the shoes and purse are pink and fabulous. And yes, you can still be a bad ass in pink!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Who doesn't love a little black dress?
This Ted Baker design has a few stunning details, like the black and rose gold buttons going up the front, the large pockets and the thick fabric, that truly help it stand out.
Dress: Ted Baker London Octavia Button Up Dress
This dress is perfect for Fall -- if you live in the South -- since the day usually starts out cool (temperature in the 50s) and ends up warm (high 70s/low 80s).
Shoes: Sophia Webster Amelie Black Suede Pearl-Studded Sandals
I thought the pearls on the shoes played off the buttons on the dress for a nice overall effect.
Unfortunately, both the shoes and dress are no longer available.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
This navy dress from Shoshanna is dotted with fun florals in bright, vivid colors. It has a belt that cinches at the waist, three-quarter mesh sleeves and a smocked bodice, so it's super flattering.
I wanted to wear something eye-catching today to help wake me up; lately, I can't seem to sleep through the night without waking up at least two or three times, whether it's the dogs, Chapin or me having a weird dream or needing to go to the bathroom. I would love just several hours of uninterrupted sleep! Last night, I dreamt I had to take the SATs again, and I opened my booklet early and got in trouble. Anxiety manifests itself in weird ways, doesn't it? Usually it's the math class dream -- I have a big test, but haven't been to class all semester -- that wakes me up and has me reminding myself that I already graduated from high school, college and grad school!
I've been watching episodes of Seinfeld lately on Hulu just for some guaranteed laughs. My favorite episode is still The Marine Biologist, but The Junior Mint is a close second.
Fun Fact: Jerry Seinfeld dated founder Shoshanna Gruss for years in the 90s at the height of his fame, even though she was about 30 years younger. I guess it's appropriate that I'm wearing her design today!
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in Flame
I've had these shoes for years and they are still in such good condition. I love me some Jimmy Choos!
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Today's dress is chic and fun, with a black and nude color combination that perfectly pairs with my favorite Valentino shoes.
The dress is slimming, with fluttery sleeves and a wide black band at the waist.
Monday, October 12, 2020
This sweet dress from Alice + Olivia is so feminine and chic; I can't resist any outfit that combines ruffles and eyelet and packages it up in this gorgeous shade of lavender. Purple is definitely a color that looks great on everyone!
There are so many pastel colors swirling in the design of these fun sandals from Sophia Webster that you can wear them with a variety of different outfits. I think they add to the whimsical nature of the whole look.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The work days are just flying by -- and I don't seem to get any real work done until the phone stops ringing around 5 p.m.! My company continues to grow and thrive, but there is so much going on that I feel stressed all the time. Growing pains, right?
The dress is also still available to rent!
Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Buckingham Satin Ankle-Tie Sandals (no longer available)
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
This week feels so long already. Work has been extremely stressful, so today's post will be short and sweet.
Dress: Avec Les Filles Mock Neck Smocked Maxi Dress
Shoes: Sophia Webster Women's Riva Butterfly Wedge Heel Espadrille Sandals
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Today's dress from Milly is super cozy! Even though the day eventually warmed up, I was still glad to have something warm yet chic to wear to the office.
Dress: Milly Dégradé Striped Fit and Flare Dress (no longer available)
Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors Mesh Leilah Sandals in Nude (no longer available)
I bought these sandals at Belk back in 2016. I used to love shopping at the Phipps Plaza store, but it sadly closed in 2018. I would often meet my mom there for fun bargain shopping and bonding. At least we have some nice memories!
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Stressed out? Between work and the election -- last night's debate was embarrassing for our country -- I feel like I can see new lines appearing on my face daily. A few things are getting me through this odd time:
- My Husband
- Our Pugs
The dress is a little scratchy but oh so beautiful and flattering.
These SJP sandals seem like they were made to go with this dress, and they're on sale now on the SJP website. They're actually comfortable, too!
Monday, September 28, 2020
This orange patterned dress from Parker is probably more suited to a hot sunny summer day, but since it's still in the 80s (and incredibly humid) here in Atlanta, I wanted to go ahead and wear it before the temperature really starts to drop (for good). I do love this time of year, except for one thing: I miss the daylight. I love a long summer day that is sunny in the morning and still light out at 8:30 p.m. I definitely long for those lingering sunsets once Fall gets underway.
Buy it at Neiman Marcus or Saks OFF 5TH today! The dress wrinkles easily -- it's linen, so of course it wrinkles -- but it's still a cute find. I usually stay away from linen, but I couldn't resist the citrus print!
I usually don't like shoes with a large cork wedge, since they seem to wear out more easily than other types of wedges, but I got a great deal on these shoes earlier in the month.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Happy First Day of Fall! The weather has turned so cool here in Atlanta, so it really does feel like summer is behind us. The year is going by fast, and I know I won't be the only one happy to see 2020 come to a close.
I'm celebrating the start of a new season in this ribbed dress from Milly. The material is heavy, so it's perfect for a crisp autumn day; the high today is only 71! Beautiful!
Today's Outfit Details
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Mesh Pumps in Electric Blue (no longer available)
If you like the mesh look -- and this vivid blue color -- check out this design (with a lower heel).
Monday, September 21, 2020
Rebecca Taylor's "wear to work" collection, Tailored, launched in 2019, and it's filled with classic, professional pieces that you can mix and match for a full work wardrobe.
The timing for this collection wasn't great, though, as most people are wearing casual clothes to virtual offices these days, working from home in sweats, jeans, tank tops, shorts... or just something that looks good from the waist up.
Although most of my staff works remotely, I'm going into the LMi office about four days per week, so I still dress the part. Today, I'm wearing a piece from the Tailored collection, and although this particular dress is no longer available, you can still shop online for similarly professional clothes, should you need them. (I haven't been to a mall since February - have you?)
Dress: Tailored by Rebecca Taylor Aime Fit and Flare Dress
The dress runs large; I'm wearing a size two for reference.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The weather has finally turned cooler in Atlanta! I don't know how long it will last, but I had a great run outside early this morning. I'm definitely taking advantage of these temperatures while I can. It was amazing to come back from a run feeling good and not completely drenched from head to toe in sweat!
This red dress from Shoshanna is perfect for the weather, featuring scalloped edges, a light crepe material and three-quarter sleeves. It runs a little large - I'm wearing a size two and the sleeves are just huge on me - but I still love it.
I always try to match my lipstick to my dress when I wear red - you can't go wrong with a strong red lip!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
It was so windy when I was taking my picture that I didn't think any would actually come out! It's going to be a rainy and stormy week here in Atlanta!
Today's dress is one that I just loved from both a color and design perspective. As you probably know by now if you ever read this blog, I love a good puffed sleeve -- and the sleeves on today's dress are extra puffed!
Monday, September 14, 2020
Every woman needs some pink in her closet. I love how this color accentuates a healthy summer glow, and it can be worn on everyone. Pink is feminine and fun... there's nothing wrong with pink!
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
If there's one thing this dress has, it's a lot of movement! I love the pleated skirt and how it flows down around my hips and legs. Combined with the color, this dress is definitely eye catching! Vogue mentioned the dress in its piece about Alice + Olivia's Pre-Fall 2019 Collection, saying it was the perfect dress for spinning around on a dance floor. I won't be doing too much dancing anytime soon, so I guess wearing it to the office will have to do for now!
Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Jeweled Sandals in Turquoise
These jeweled sandals by Sophia Webster match perfectly. I got a great deal on them, but this exact color is no longer available. You can still find them in silver or black on the Sophia Webster website, though. I love these sandals so much, I also have them in gold!
Thursday, September 3, 2020
One of the most appealing traits of the typical fit and flare dress is the ease with which you can wear it. You don't have to worry about underwear choice, to Spanx or not to Spanx, what bits are bulging, etc. You can just pop it on and head out.
The dress has an eye-catching pattern, little cap sleeves and a flattering v-neck. Anyone, especially women with curves, will feel comfortable and confident in this dress.
These sandals are super cute, with a jeweled crystal heel that helps make them truly unique.
Troian Bellisario from Pretty Little Liars wore these sandals (in a gold hue) when she attended Meghan and Harry's wedding in 2018. Was that really two years ago? Time sure does fly by...
Monday, August 31, 2020
I had so much fun wearing today's dress. It gave me the opportunity to play with my eye makeup -- yes, it's purple -- and wear my new shoes from Sophia Webster. I'm so glad platform pumps are making a comeback. I feel so tall!
This Shoshanna dress is actually one I first saw on actress Zooey Deschanel late last year. I love the cut and color so much, so I patiently waited for it to go on sale... until finally, it did!
Dress: Shoshanna Leanna Pleated Ruched Dress
While I was first drawn to the dress because of the color, I also love how the overall design is so flattering to women with curves. The ruched detailing hides imperfections at the hips and thighs and the cap sleeves slim your arms. You can still buy the dress on RueLaLa.com, but only select sizes are still available.
Yes, I've been obsessed with Sophia Webster lately. I just love her shoe designs! These glitter platform pumps are in a rose gold color, which I think complements the violet color of the dress in the perfect way.
In addition to this color (described as peach sequins with a rose gold finish), you can also find the shoes in black and gold on the Sophia Webster website.
Monday, August 24, 2020
I don't know much about the Kaimilan brand; it may be a RueLaLa or Gilt created brand used to knock off higher priced designer dresses. Whatever the case may be, today's dress looks very similar to the Self Portrait Abstract Floral Guipure Mini Dress, which retails for almost $500. I definitely didn't pay anywhere close to that price!
It's still a cute dress, so regardless of its origins, I'm going to wear it.
Dress: Kaimilan Black and White Floral Dress
Sandals: Jimmy Choo Lottie Metallic Leopard Print Sandals
I love mixing different patterns, so even though the dress features flowers and the shoes a subtle leopard print, I think the two still work well together.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
This dress has a tulip hem, so it's extra special to me because of our little girl, Tulip. She is a force to be reckoned with -- just like this dress.
The color is also fabulous and goes so well with these pumps. I did my eyes up with blue eye shadow, too; I love experimenting with eye makeup.
The dress is very fitted, so even though it does have pockets, they are not very usable. The design is overall very flattering and fun to wear. The color just pops!
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik BB 90 Rainbow Snakeskin-Embossed Leather Pumps
Monday, August 17, 2020
The lace on today's Alice + Olivia dress has so much movement -- it almost looks like fringe!
Dress: Alice + Olivia Roset Flutter-Sleeve Lace Mini Dress (no longer available)
The heel is relatively low for me -- just 2 1/2" -- but I just adore these pumps. They are so adorable and go with everything. You can't go wrong with the classic Mary Jane.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
I'm comfy cozy in today's high neck jersey dress from Rebecca Taylor.
This dress is so comfortable! If I didn't have pug hair to worry about, I'd probably wear it even when working from home. The jersey material is soft against my skin, and the silhouette is chic and flattering.
I know it seems strange to wear long sleeves in 90-degree weather, but with air conditioning making the office around 72 degrees, a dress with long sleeves is actually ideal. Yes, I've been back working in the office most days since June 1st. The majority of the marketing team is still remote, but I'm here with about four other colleagues. We're pretty spread out, so it works in this new age of COVID. Will team meetings ever be the same? Thank goodness for Zoom and Google Hangouts!
I really debated the right shoes to wear with this dress. Ultimately, I decided on these cherry red mules from Malone Souliers. The colors don't match up exactly, but I like how the shoes help bring out the reddish undertones in the dress. A neutral beige or soft pink shoe would have worked as well, but I wanted to change it up and do something different today. Did I choose wisely?
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
This Ted Baker London dress features a pleated floral skirt that I just adore. The whole look is comfortable and easy to wear, and looks chic and professional for the office -- a perfect summer outfit.
Dress: Ted Baker London Romanna Berry Sundae Floral Dress (no longer available)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Emsy Lizard-Embossed Leather Sandals
Find these sandals (in black or white) at Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdale's, or in other colors and prints on the Jimmy Choo website. The sandals are super comfortable and the heel isn't TOO high at just over three inches. (That seems short for me.)
Monday, August 10, 2020
Today's dress is full of frilly and feminine ruffles, in an ice blue color that I just adore.
These sandals are a little girl's dream, in sparkly colors of blue, pink and purple. I guess I'm just a little girl at heart, because I love them. I must own these sandals in at least two or three different iterations, too, but the mermaid glitter style is my favorite.