Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Ruffled Midi

This cute dress from the Bloomingdale's AQUA brand features a high neck, ruffled sleeves and geometric print. Not bad for around $60 (on sale).

Outfit Details:

Dress: AQUA Ruffled Printed Midi Dress

The dress is almost sold out, but you can still buy it in a similar print at Bloomingdales.com. I'm wearing an XS for reference.

The AQUA brand is only available at Bloomingdale's and you can get some high-quality, fashionable dresses (and other clothing and accessories) for very reasonable prices. I definitely recommend it, especially if you're on a budget. 

Shopping Tip: While coupon codes don't work for a lot of the brands I like to buy, they always work on AQUA items.

Shoes: Malone Souliers Mila 125 Platform Sandals

Monday, March 14, 2022

Muddy Metallic

You don't often see brown metallic dresses, but this surprising dress from Milly is both flattering and beautiful. Billed as "rose gold," the dress definitely has a muddier hue in person, but the metallic strands in the fabric work well to elevate the dress, making it more elegant and alluring.

The fit is especially flattering to curvier bodies, hugging the hips and waist, and would work well in fall and winter.

Outfit Details

Dress: Milly Metallic Pointelle Dress

Shoes: Sophia Webster Danae Crystal Strappy Sandals (no longer available)

These Sophia Webster shoes compliment the dress without being so matchy match. I just love them!


Milly.com featured me on its home page on March 15, 2022:

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Back to Sweater Weather

I spoke too soon! March is such an unpredictable month, and today it's both rainy and cold in Atlanta. But at least it gives me a chance to wear this chic sweater dress from Ted Baker.

I was probably most drawn to the vibrant blue color. It's an absolutely stunning shade of blue that goes very well with my eyes and hair.

The dress does have some design flaws, though. The long bell sleeves tend to roll up, and the large skirt, made of a satin-like material, easily wrinkles. (Some people have complained that the skirt is a little too full -- but I actually like that! Drama in a dress is never a bad thing.)

The zipper in the back also weighs down the high neck, causing it to widen or even flop forward.

Other than that, though, it's a beautiful and comfortable winter dress, complete with pockets. It will work well on so many different body types, too, cinching you in at the waist and masking issues in the lower body.

Outfit Details

The dress is still available, but the blue color is sold out. Find it in colors like green and deep purple on sites like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Trinity Embellished Buckle Pumps 

I think of these shoes as my Cinderella shoes. It's probably the closest I'll ever come to wearing a glass slipper! These exact SJP shoes are no longer available, but check out the similar Abute style on the SJP shoes website.

Monday, March 7, 2022

In Bloom

It's going to rain all week here in Atlanta, but I truly feel like Spring is on its way. The temperatures have been so mild and I'm starting to see green sprouting up everywhere... hence, the reason I'm wearing green today.

Outfit Details

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Saresa 85 Glitter Pump (no longer available)

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Something Different

When Chapin saw me in today's dress, he was surprised; it's definitely not my usual style. But I was attracted to the overall look of this LIKELY dress, and I think it works!

Outfit Details

Find the dress at Saks, Bloomingdale's and the LIKELY website. I'm wearing a size two for reference, and the dress definitely runs large. The fit is meant to be a big baggie, though; you use the tie belt to really cinch in your waist.

The dress is corduroy, so it's a bit heavy, but combined with the color it's a perfect dress for fall or winter.

If my dress is fall, my shoes are spring... it's almost here!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Subtle Sexiness

This dress does a beautiful job showing off a woman's body -- without revealing too much skin. The design is perfect for showing off the arms, legs and waist, and the color is vibrant, bold and so eye-catching.

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Sofie Mockneck Sheath Dress in Laguna Pink

Find the dress on the Black Halo website or at Saks. Nordstrom also has the dress in a chic houndstooth print.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Gem Sandals 

Here's a similar style by the same designer at Bloomingdale's and on the Sophia Webster website.

Today is a special day in my family -- my nephew, Max, is celebrating his fifth birthday. I wish Gail and her family lived closer so I could see them more. It's hard being a plane ride away. 

Happy Birthday, Max!