Monday, November 30, 2020

Come Back

It's always tough coming back to work after a long weekend. Although Thanksgiving 2020 was unlike any other -- no family or friends to see in person, but no hectic travel schedules, either -- I definitely worked in plenty of relaxing time. Chapin and I started reading Ready Player Two, a sequel I have been eagerly awaiting for years, and I binged The Crown Season 4, which was fantastic. Sometimes I wonder if I was British in another life!

Today I'm in another Rebecca Taylor dress. We had a beautiful few days, with temperatures in the low 70s, but that's over now. Today, I'm in a coat and long sleeves because it is windy and definitely cold out there! Chapin even lit a fire in our fireplace last night -- the first time we've used it in our new house.

Outfit Details

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Brigette Silk A-Line Dress

ShoesManolo Blahnik Campari Pointed Toe Mary Jane Pumps

This outfit is fairly conservative, but definitely comfortable and ideal for a cold Monday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Some Days Pants

Today's dress isn't a dress at all! I'm actually wearing pants in the form of this chic Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit, a gift from my sister-in-law, Stacey. The fact that I can squeeze into a size zero jumpsuit is also a miracle.

In addition to wearing pants, I'm also wearing flats! Since the jumpsuit is cropped, heels just wouldn't work here.

Outfit Details

The jumpsuit is sold out in black, but Saks has it in a beautiful teal color.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Daria Flats in Bronze and Gold Glitter

Monday, November 23, 2020


Today's dress is so cozy and comfortable - and the crepe material is ideal for pug owners. Tulip wasn't feeling well over the weekend, so I brought her to the office with me to keep a close eye on her. Normally, when a pug sleeps in my lap all day, I come home covered in pug hair. Today... not so much!

Outfit Details

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

No Such Thing As Too Much Flutter

The flutter sleeves on this smocked Shoshanna dress are so dramatic. Combined with the bold red/ orange hue and smocked bodice, the dress truly draws the eye.

I went with a light colored lip and gold shoes so that all the emphasis is on the dress.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Navia Dress

The dress is still available in select sizes at ShopBop, Neiman Marcus and on the Shoshanna website.

ShoesJimmy Choo Love 85 Pointed Toe Pumps in Gold

It's been a busy week, and feels like we should be farther along than a Wednesday! I've been so stressed at work lately, so I'm looking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday... even though I'll just be staying home and enjoying turkey and sides with Chapin and the dogs. I told Chapin he doesn't even need to bother to cook a turkey (he is anyway), because when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, I'm all about the sides: mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sweet potato pie. You'll notice there's nothing green on this list -- oh well!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Studs on Studs

My dress features studs today... and so do my Rockstud Valentinos! 

Outfit Details

Dress: Parker Joy High Neck Fit and Flare Studded Knit Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: Valentino Garavani Rockstud T-Strap High Heel Pumps

Monday, November 16, 2020

Tossed Bouquet

The leaves continues to fall from the trees and the temperature is dropping; it's finally beginning to feel a lot like Fall in Atlanta.

Outfit Details

DressShoshanna Julietta Floral Velvet Dress

Today's dress is a little different but still extremely flattering - especially if you have curves. The ruching throughout the skirt is ideal for hiding flaws, and the polka dotted lace eyelet detail really draws the eye. The floral pattern in velvet is described as a "tossed bouquet," and it's a fun and flirty print in colors perfect for the season. The long puffed sleeves, while a little different, also make the dress an ideal choice for a chilly Fall day. 

ShoesJimmy Choo Emsy Lizard-Embossed Leather Sandals in Black

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Beauty of Fall

The colors of Fall - deep maroons, vivid oranges, subtle yellows - are colors that also work extremely well when it comes to Fall fashion. Today's dress is perfect for the season; it's easy to wear, with a simple empire waist and tie in back, beautiful neckline and lace overlay.

Outfit Details

Dress: Tularosa Coraline Dress in Cabernet

Find the dress at Revolve and on the Tularosa website. This dress is the first I'm wearing from the brand, so I wasn't sure about sizing. I bought an XS, but the brand must run large because it's actually a little big on me.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Freya Platform Sandals

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


It's been so long since I went out -- to dinner, to a comedy club, to a friend's home... just OUT! I miss hugging, traveling and spending quality time with people I care about. We've even canceled our Thanksgiving celebration -- we were going to host family for the first time in our new house -- due to the ongoing pandemic.

So sometimes I just need to wear a dress that is probably more appropriate for a night out than a day in the office... like today's dress.

Outfit Details

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Snakeskin Print Bodycon Dress

The bodycon design shows off your curves and the snakeskin print is fun and eye-catching.

Find it at Bloomingdale's, Saks OFF 5TH and Zappos.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Daria 100 Snake-Embossed Pointed-Toe Pumps (no longer available)

Monday, November 9, 2020


Who out there has watched The Queen's Gambit? I watched the whole series this weekend and just loved it. I don't even understand chess all that well, but I was transfixed by the story -- and the fashion! The 60s dresses the main character, Beth, wore in the Netflix show were so charming.

Today's black and white dress also has a lot of charm. It's simple yet elegant and beautiful, with short sleeves and extra lace detail at the neckline and waist.

Outfit Details

DressShoshanna Astraea Lace Sheath Dress

Find the dress on the Shoshanna website as well as retailers like Saks and Neiman Marcus.

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

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Waiting Game

I'm trying to immerse myself in work as the country waits to find out who will officially take office come January. It's hard not to refresh CNN every hour as the vote counts come in from the last remaining states. It's amazing to see how much my vote here in Georgia counts!

Today's dress is one that is perfect for a crisp Fall day, featuring long sleeves, a flattering v-neck and beautiful maroon and purple hues. I like the handkerchief hem and how the dress flows and moves when I walk.

Outfit Details

DressRebecca Taylor Claudine Long Sleeve Handkerchief Hem Silk Blend Dress

The dress is still available and on sale now on the Rebecca Taylor website and at Nordstrom Rack

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik BB Ankle Strap Suede Pumps (no longer available)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Election Day is here again! I voted early, and I hope everyone here in the U.S. reading this post is exercising his or her democratic right to vote. Let your voice be heard!

Since I'm in a patriotic mood, I decided to wear blue and red today. This dress has been sitting unworn in my closet since the end of last season, so with the weather turning cooler, I finally have a chance to wear it. I'm definitely missing those long summer days, though. With the time change, it's pitch black by the time I leave the office in the evenings.

Outfit Details

The dress is super comfortable, and the fiery red/orange trim matches my sandals exactly.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in Flame

I just love these sandals. I have had them forever and they still look great. Plus, they are really comfortable for a pair of high heels. Jimmy Choo is the most comfortable of the designer brands, in my opinion.

Monday, November 2, 2020

It's a Zoo Around Here!

It was quite a weekend! Not only did we celebrate Halloween (safely at home), but Chapin and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary (and 21 years together). I have now been with this man exactly half of my life! He made me pancakes for dinner to celebrate (an inside joke in our house).

Halloween 2020: Zookeeper and Animals

Starring Chapin as the Zookeeper, Michele as a monkey, Norman as a panda, Wally as a koala and Tulip as a penguin. Don't they look happy to be wearing their animal hats?

Today's Outfit:

It's cold here in Atlanta, so out come the long sleeves!

DressHalston Heritage Metallic Knit Long Sleeve Dress in Black/Silver

ShoesSophia Webster Giovanna Crystal-Embellished Glitter Slingback Sandals