Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Shimmer Dot

It's feeling very spring-like in Atlanta today with the rain and the mild temperatures. I didn't even need to wear a jacket, so this chic maxi dress from Draper James (Reese Witherspoon's brand) was a perfect dress choice.

I love the ease of this dress, with it's flowing design and colorful metallic polka dot print. It really works for any season -- and on any body type.

Outfit Details

Dress: Draper James Tiered Tank Dress in Shimmer Dot

Shoes: Sophia Webster Freya Gold Platform Sandals

The sandals are no longer available, but Sophia Webster has a variety of different styles of platform sandals in stock -- like these fiery Phoenix Platform Sandals. Wow! (Now I just need them to go on sale...) I love that this 90s fashion staple is back in style again.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

My Little Sis

I'm wearing the gift my sister, Laura, gave me for Christmas because it's her BIRTHDAY. I will always think of her as my "little" sister even though she's turning 38 today. I just can't believe that. Laura, I will always think of you as being in your 20s.

Outfit Details

The dress is still available for purchase on Amazon! Sugar Lips is a great (and affordable) brand that has some really cute dresses and tops for Spring. The line comes in regular and plus sizes, too. I'm wearing the XS size for reference.

I will forever think of the movie Overboard when I hear the phrase "Sugar Lips." Even though, as Liz Lemon (or was it actually Tina Fey) says, it's a movie about a man taking advantage of a woman with a head injury, it's still one of my favorite rom-coms.

Shoes: Oh...DEER! Wedges

The Oh... DEER! brand is not even around anymore. I've had these shoes for about 15 years, and since what's old is always new again at some point -- and chunky wedges are back in style -- I decided to pull them out of retirement. As I was taking my picture this morning, a woman walking nearby even shouted how much she loved them. Little did she know... I probably bought them in 2008!

Happy Birthday, Laura! Thanks for the beautiful dress. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Teal Cheetah

This Milly body con dress boasts a cheetah print in a surprising color: teal! It's super comfortable -- and certainly hugs every curve. The fabric has metallic strands woven through, so it looks even better in person.

Outfit Details

Dress: Milly Cheetah Print Metallic Body Con Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: Tamara Mellon Talisman Beaded Watersnake and Suede Sandals (no longer available)

Monday, February 14, 2022

A Sweetheart of a Dress

It's Valentine's Day, the perfect occasion to wear red, pink... or both! This pleated candy confection from Milly features both Valentine's Day colors and even a sweetheart neckline for the ideal Hallmark holiday dress.

Outfit Details

Dress: Milly 'Jill' Pleated Dress in Red and Pink (no longer available)

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in Flame

After a fun Saturday night out, Chapin came to my office to have lunch with me today. He's been working so much lately, including most of the weekend, so it was nice to spend some extra time together in the middle of the day. He's my perfect Valentine.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

My Valentine

It's been years since Chapin and I have ventured out for a Valentine's Day dinner, but after a very stressful work week for us both, we decided to make a reservation at a local restaurant called Aziza to celebrate the holiday. It was fun to get dressed up and venture out for an evening with my husband. 2022 marks the 23rd Valentine's Day we have spent together. (We spent our first at the now defunct Dante's Down the Hatch in February 2000.)

The five course meal included a shared hummus for the table, three additional food courses and one dessert option.

Here is what I ate for our Valentine's Day meal:

  • Hummus No. 1: Braised Duck, Tahini, Pecans, Pomegranate 
  • Florida Oysters
  • Cauliflower with Tomato Butter, Creme Fraiche, Almonds and Za'atar
  • Scallops with Lobster Emulsion, Romanesco, Celeriac and Garden Herbs
  • For Dessert: Coconut Frangipane (Mango and Passion Fruit, Coconut Sorbet and Lychee)

It was an amazing meal! We also had cocktails and shared a bottle of Syrah!

For our evening out, I wore the Herve Leger dress Chapin gave me for Christmas, along with shoes and a purse by Sophia Webster. I got so many compliments on my purse throughout the evening.

Outfit Details:

It was a beautiful day in Atlanta, hovering around 70 degrees, so to end the evening with a fun meal out made the weekend very special. (I ran four miles outside in shorts it was so nice.) Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Classic Power Dress

The Black Halo Jackie O dress has been around 10+ years -- here I am wearing a blue version of the dress in 2011 -- but its classic look means it will always be in style. Talk about an investment piece! The Jackie O dress is the epitome of power dressing, and since I had an importation work presentation today, I wanted style on my side.

Outfit Details

Both the shoes and dress are still available for purchase!

Dress: Black Halo Jackie O Checkmate Sheath Dress

Shoes: Christian Louboutin Kate 100 Patent Pumps

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Vegan Dressing

Today's dress features what looks like a leather skirt, but is actually vegan (faux leather). The dress is so comfortable to wear and moves really well, a great combination of fun and sophisticated that works for multiple outings. I'm wearing it today to the office.

Outfit Details

Dress: Alice + Olivia Chara Vegan Fit and Flare Dress in Olive

I'm wearing a size four, mainly because Alice + Olivia does run a little small, and my beefy, muscular arms sometimes don't fit in smaller dresses with long sleeves. Go figure! This size four is a perfect fit, though.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Delphine Mid Mules

These shoes scream summer, so I like the juxtaposition of a winter dress with summer shoes. The gold and olive play well together, and the decoration on the sandals (everything from coconuts to watermelon slices) adds a little extra color.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Bold Color, Bold Dress

I'm starting out the week in this chic red dress from one of my favorite brands: Black Halo! 

Black Halo dresses seem made for women with curves, and I love how this dress uses puffed shoulders and a belt to really draw attention to a nipped in waist.

The color is a perfect match with the aesthetic, showcasing a powerful and strong woman.

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Maricopa Dress

The dress is available in several other colors and I'm wearing a size two for reference.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Lani 100 Pumps

These pumps are super chic and a good contract with the bold red of the dress.