Monday, August 31, 2020

What Zooey Wore

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!

Outfit Details:

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, but only select sizes are still available.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Juju Glitter Platform Sandals

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

Knock Off

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.

Outfit Details

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

Tulip's Dress

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.

Outfit Details

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Tulip Hem Sheath Dress in French Blue

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

Flutter-Sleeve Lace

The lace on today's Alice + Olivia dress has so much movement -- it almost looks like fringe!

Outfit Details:

Dress: Alice + Olivia Roset Flutter-Sleeve Lace Mini Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Campari Pointed Toe Mary Jane Pumps

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

Long Sleeves in August

I'm comfy cozy in today's high neck jersey dress from Rebecca Taylor.

Outfit Details

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Long Sleeve Twilight Bloom Jersey Dress

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.

Find the dress on the Rebecca Taylor website and at ShopBop

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!

Shoes: Malone Souliers Jenna 70mm Bow-Appliqué Mules

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

Just Pleat It

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.

The ruffled sleeves and subtle keyhole neckline also add a little flirty fun!

Outfit Details:

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

Icy Blue

 Today's dress is full of frilly and feminine ruffles, in an ice blue color that I just adore.

Outfit Details:

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Flounced Ruffle Mini Dress

Find the dress (on sale) on the BCBG website and, as well as on retail sites like Bloomingdale's and Lord & Taylor.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Mermaid Glitter Sandals

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.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Something Pretty

Sometimes you just need something pretty to perk you up! I think these Sophia Webster crystal sandals are just so beautiful, and they are a perfect multi-colored match with this Shoshanna dress. What a perfect way to start a new week.

Outfit Details

Find the dress at Saks and Anthropologie (in petite), as well as the Shoshanna website. There is a clasp at the neckline if you prefer a keyhole effect. The print reminds me of confetti, with metallic silver boxes layered on top. It's a very comfortable dress, too.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Danae 100 Embellished High Heel Sandals (no longer available)

These sandals are just gorgeous, with multi-colored crystal beads adorning the peachy nude hue. Sophia Webster does it again! If you haven't bought a pair of her shoes yet, it might be time to treat yourself. Just remember: they run really small!