Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Spring Color Overload

Today's sheath dress from Black Halo is perfect for springtime; the floral design features a variety of bold colors that make accessorizing so much fun.

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Floral Sheath Dress

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Mesh Pumps in Electric Blue (no longer available)

Purse: Sophia Webster Patti Top Handle Bag

Monday, March 29, 2021

Polka Polka Polka

This polka dot dress from BCBGMaxAzria is a lot of fun, easy to wear and super flattering, so it's perfect for a breezy Spring day in Atlanta. I loved pairing it with my butterfly wedges from Sophia Webster. Polka dots and butterflies... what could be better?

Outfit Details

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Butterflies and Lace

I'm not sure what I love more about today's outfit -- the flattering ice blue lace dress from Shoshanna or these super cute (and super chic) sandals from Sophia Webster.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Kendra Lace Dress in Pale Blue (no longer available)

The dress may be sold out, but Shoshanna always has a variety of stunning lace dresses in stock, including this one -- available now at Neiman Marcus. The overall design is very similar to what I'm wearing today.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Madame Butterfly Crystal Suede Sandals (no longer available)

The shoes are also sold out, though some retailers are still carrying the flat version in limited sizing. You can always find butterfly shoes on the Sophia Webster website, though. I just adore the feminine and whimsical designs from this designer... don't you?

Monday, March 22, 2021

New Season, New Outlook

Spring arrived over the weekend, and with it the one-year anniversary of when we moved into our new home. It was also the same week everything started shutting down and my office officially went remote. It's hard to believe it's been an entire year since the pandemic began.

But there's hope! Today, I had my first COVID vaccine shot. I have an auto immune disease, so I called around and successfully secured an appointment. Chapin came with me, because they said if they had extra they would stick him, too -- and they did. So we both had our first shot today (Moderna vaccine).

I wore this dress to celebrate the arrival of a new season and a new, hopeful outlook on life and the year ahead. Good things are a-comin'!

Outfit Details

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria Floral Fit and Flare Dress (no longer available)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Lucky Day

I guess St. Patrick's Day brought me a little luck today, because I have an appointment to get my COVID vaccine. I've never been so excited to get a shot in my life!

Of course I'm wearing green today for the holiday. I've been saving this hunter green Milly dress to wear on what is now truly the luckiest day of the year. 

As you can see, it's rainy and foggy in Atlanta today, and my hair is a frizzy mess! But who cares -- I'm getting vaccinated!

Outfit Details

Dress: Milly Sweetheart Sleeveless Woven Ottoman Dress (no longer available)

The dress is sold out, but here is one that has a similar overall design.

I love pairing green and gold, so I opted to wear these gold wedges on this rainy day.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Baxen Glitter Peep-Toe Gold Wedge Pumps in Gold (no longer available)

It's hard to see, but even my toenails are painted green.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Spring Ahead, Fall Behind

Springing ahead has to start one of the worst weeks of the year. Losing an hour of sleep is really difficult for me, since I get so little sleep already, and it just seems to get even harder as I get older. 

It was so hard to fall asleep last night -- but I still had to get up at my usual time. Ugh. Last year at this time we were moving and very distracted. COVID was just starting to hit and businesses were shutting down. At least there's hope; I can't wait until it's my turn to get the vaccine!

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Bernadette Knit Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: Sophia Webster Mika Polka Dot Leather Pumps (no longer available)

I realized too late that the shoes are black and white and the dress is navy and white - oh well!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Perfect Corporate Work Wear

This dress was made for the office! The Tailored by Rebecca Taylor line is full of pieces perfect for a corporate setting. Of course, the collection launched last year, prior to COVID, so I'm unsure about its future. Most people are working from home in tees and sweats these days, but I still go to my office four days a week with just a few others who prefer the office setting. 

Outfit Details

Dress: Tailored by Rebecca Taylor Pinstripe Long Sleeve Blazer Dress

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker 'Taylor' Silver T-Strap Pumps (no longer available)

Monday, March 8, 2021

March Emerald

When I bought this dress last year, I envisioned wearing it around the holidays, maybe to my dad's annual Christmas choir concert or Christmas Eve mass with my family. Of course, the holidays in 2020 did not go off as planned, and this dress remained, unworn, in my closet...until today!

The weather is getting warmer here in Atlanta, so I won't have too many days left to wear long-sleeve velvet dresses like this one from Shoshanna. I love the deep emerald hue and the flattering overall fit and flare design.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Laine V-Neck Long-Sleeve Pleated Velvet Dress in Emerald

Find the dress, on sale, at Neiman Marcus and Saks (in purple).

Maybe the next time I wear this dress, I will be with my family. I saw my parents over the weekend, and since they are both vaccinated, I hugged them both, crying in the process. It was quite emotional to me, since it's been over a year now since I could give either of them a hug. I know there are better days ahead, and we just have to get through the next few months before returning to some sense of normalcy.

ShoesJimmy Choo Carrie Shimmer Sandals in Champagne

The shoes are no longer available, but here is a similar style in gold.

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 6pm.com. 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