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.