Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Costume Drama

Today's dress from Rebecca Taylor borders on the costume-y, but I love it nonetheless. The velvet fabric, puffed sleeves and floral fabric design make me think of a wizard's robes during Medieval times! All it needs is some moon and stars to make the look complete.

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Floral Velvet Solstice Dress

Shoes: Sophia Webster Freya Glitter Gold Platform Sandals

If you like the look of these shoes, but not necessarily the platform aspect, check out these Sophia Webster sandals on Remember, the Sophia Webster brand runs very small, so size up.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Put a Bow on It

I'm so in love with my new SJP shoes. Aren't they beautiful? From the classy rhinestone bow to the thick glittery black fabric, these shoes are gorgeous from toe to heel. I don't think I'll ever get tired of donning a pair of new pumps!

Dress: Black Halo Montego Sheath Dress

I love the cut of this sheath dress - it's perfect for showing off the arms and shoulders, which I work six days a week with three, five, seven and even 12-pound weights -- but there's a lot of extra fabric around the hips. Maybe I needed to go up (or down) a size?

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Guest Bow Pumps

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Belted Dress

Belted dresses were all the rage about ten years ago, and have recently made a comeback. This belted dress from Black Halo is flattering and chic, in a fit and flare style that hugs the waist but still shows off your curves.

Dress: Black Halo Hailey Fit and Flare Belted Dress in Laguna Pink

Shoes: Sophia Webster Andie Bow Pink Satin Pumps (no longer available)

We are enjoying such beautiful weather here in Atlanta this week, so I definitely feel that Spring is on the way. Best of all, it's not completely dark when I drive home from the office. Winter is my least favorite season and I can't wait for it to be behind us. I'm hopeful that things will be relatively back to normal by summer. I want to travel and hug my family members again. A girl can dream... right?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Drama in a Dress

The eye-catching gold color combined with the huge puff sleeves make this Alice + Olivia dress truly dramatic and fashion forward. Puff sleeves are very "in" right now -- although Chapin likes to say I'm coming from the '80s when I wear anything with a puffed up sleeve. (That's not necessarily a bad thing... is it? I loved the '80s!)

Outfit Details

Dress: Alice + Olivia Kalen Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

I love the dress. It's a little snug on me -- I'm wearing a size two and probably should have opted for the size four with all the desserts I've been eating lately -- but hopefully it's snug in all the right places.

The real problem with the dress: the thick fabric. It wrinkles so easily. I was pretty much a wrinkled mess from the time I got in the car to drive to the office.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Hesper Strappy Sandals

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Velvet and Glitter

What a week... and it's only Wednesday! For some reason, this week feels like it's lasting a long, long time. I guess it's the weather playing tricks on me. Although I shouldn't complain when most of the country is buried under a foot of snow. We didn't see any snow here in Atlanta -- just rain and then 25-degree weather.

I would like to see snow this winter, but I guess that's not going to happen. Oh well!

Today's outfit is warm and cozy -- a beautiful velvet dress by Rebecca Taylor. It's a special day in my family -- we celebrate two birthdays today -- so I'm glad I could wear such a gorgeous outfit in celebration of my mom and little sister. I miss my family so much!

Outfit Details

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Ruched Velvet Dress (no longer available)

ShoesJimmy Choo Romy 85 Dégradé Glitter Pumps

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Ready for Valentine's Day

I know it's been a few weeks since my last post. It's been a busy time for me at work, and it's been difficult to get my daily photo in with all the construction going on at my house -- we are putting in a pool! 

Today's dress is one I just had to wear this time of year, because it's perfect for Valentine's Day! I've had this red dress in my closet for awhile now. It's a heavier material that really hugs the curves, complemented by a pink belt that cinches in the waist. 

Dress: Milly Belted Fitted Sheath Dress (no longer available)

The dress is no longer for sale, but the Milly site has a whole page dedicated to the brand's new Valentine's Day Collection. I'm partial to this red and pink floral lace dress... now it just has to go on sale!

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Depart Mules

Fittingly, Chapin surprised me at work today with a bouquet of red roses! Apparently, they will last all year (and smell amazing)! Learn more at Rose Box NYC.

Aren't they gorgeous? They remind me so much of my wedding bouquet. 

I am a lucky girl, for sure.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Butterscotch Bliss

This A.L.C. dress, in a beautiful butterscotch color featuring metallic gold thread, is the perfect winter dress: warm, fashionable and comfortable. My only issue: no zipper! 

Outfit Details

This dress is still available online at several retailers:

Shoes: Schutz Florenza Heeled Sandals (no longer available)

The lip gloss I'm wearing -- Too Faced Juicy Fruits Lip Gloss in Show Me Your Coconuts -- is a perfect match with the butterscotch color of the dress.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Leafy Lace

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the lace on today's dress is made up of leaves strewn with beautiful shades of pinks, blues and greens. The design really pops against the navy background, and combined with the puff sleeves and square neckline, make this dress truly special.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Camden Autumn Leaf Printed Dress

Find the dress online at Neiman Marcus and ShopBop.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Luna 100 Glitter Peep-Toe Pumps (no longer available)

These shoes are several years old, but Jimmy Choo has a new glitter pump that is very similar (sans the peep toe).

Monday, January 11, 2021

When to Wear Bright Colors

It's a cold and rainy start to the week here in Atlanta. It's hard to be motivated on such a dreary day, but I have so much to do that I can't afford to be distracted.

Fortunately, I was able to get my photo in before it started to rain. I enjoy wearing bright colors on darker days, so this Shoshanna dress was a perfect pick.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Nunzia Dress in Coral

The dress is no longer available to purchase -- but you can rent it on Rent the Runway. I'm wearing an XS for reference. It's a snug fit, and there are no zippers, so make sure you buy a size that makes it easy to get on and off. The dress was a little shorter than I expected, too.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Gem Sandals

Thursday, January 7, 2021


Today I'm wearing two gifts I received for Christmas. The Milly dress was a present from my sister, Gail, and the Jimmy Choo purse a gift from Chapin. It was my big gift this year. Chapin knows how to make me happy -- with fashion! In case I don't say it here often enough, I feel so blessed. It was hard not seeing my family for Christmas this year, but I'm hopeful that Christmas 2020 will be the last major holiday we have to spend alone.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Milly Hexagon Stitch Flare Dress

The dress is so soft and cozy, perfect for a rainy winter day. The fit-and-flare design is flattering, too, especially if you have wide hips like me.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bronx Black and Gold Buckle Sandals

Purse: Jimmy Choo Sofia Star Studded Tote

You can still buy the purse at Farfetch or on the Jimmy Choo website.

There is a better shot of the purse below. It was really windy when I took the photo, so my hair is a mess, but you get the idea...

Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Today I'm wearing my first dress from A.L.C. I was excited to try out the brand, but I usually can't afford the dresses. Fortunately, this pretty blue dress with long sleeves and an asymmetrical hem recently went on sale. I love the print, the color and the overall innovative design. 

Outfit Details

Find the dress at Nordstrom Rack, Saks and ShopBop or in a beautiful bold orange at Neiman Marcus or Revolve Clothing. The brand seems to fit true to size -- maybe a little on the large side. I'm wearing a size two for reference.

I figured I would wear blue today to show my support in the Georgia run-off election. Have you voted yet? (I voted early.)

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

Monday, January 4, 2021

Buttoned Up

2020 has come and gone. It's a new year, and after taking a few days off work to rest, relax and re-set, I'm raring to go!

Today's dress from Trina Turk is warm and comfortable. It's also, unfortunately, one of those dresses that seems to pick up every hair, thread and dust mote in the near vicinity! Oh well.

Outfit of the Day

Dress: Trina Turk Flush Dress with Gold Button Detail

I'm wearing a size two, but the dress seems to run large. There is a lot of extra material around the stomach.

ShoesJimmy Choo Love 85 Pointed Toe Pumps in Gold

I like how the gold in the shoes compliments the gold buttons on the sides of the skirt and arms.

Happy New Year Card

In case you didn't get an actual copy of our annual holiday/New Year card, I've included it below. We have sent one out every year but 2019, when we were so engrossed in getting the house ready to put on the market that I just didn't have the energy. I'm so glad that's behind us. If 2020 had any positives, it's been moving into our wonderful new house.