Monday, December 18, 2023

Christmas Concert Dress

Saturday night I attended the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops concert with my Mom and Dad. It's been a tradition in my family to attend the event for the last few years (minus 2020 and 2021). Although we originally started going to see my Dad sing in the choir, now it's an annual event to help us get into the holiday spirit. (My dad retired from the choir and singing several years ago.)

I chose this AMUR dress for its pink and green (holiday-esque) color scheme and gorgeous silhouette. I'm just so in love with it, and the Nalebe mules are a perfect match to the green in the floral pattern.

Outfit Details:

Dress: AMUR Grady Pleated Dress

Shoes: Nalebe Aurum Satin Mules in Mint Green

I wanted to wear something a little different than the traditional red or green!

Monday, October 23, 2023

October Jumpsuit

I had a work outing today, and it was nice to get dressed up and leave the house. Working from home has its perks, but I do miss getting to go out into the world on a regular basis.

Outfit Details

Jumpsuit: Black Halo Merrick Black and White Jumpsuit

Pumps: Jimmy Choo

Monday, September 4, 2023

Wrapping Up August 2023

This past week, I had several meetings which took me out of the house and into some new looks. Chapin and I also had dinner out with friends on Saturday night.

Dress: LIKELY Moss Dress
Shoes: Sophia Webster

Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Purse: Valentino

Monday, August 21, 2023

Recent Looks


Dress: Halston Heritage
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Purse: Sophia Webster

Romper: Generation Love
Tote: Peloton

Dress: Alice + Olivia
Shoes: Sophia Webster

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Pop of Purple

I had a meeting today with a client, and I chose this Black Halo dress for the occasion. It's chic and professional but still has some sizzling elements, like the side slit and open neckline. 

I love yellow with purple, so I paired the dress with my new purple Bettina Vermillon pumps. The purple really complements the yellow and draws the eye.

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Rosalia Ruched Sheath Dress

ShoesBettina Vermillon Purple Isabela Metallic Leather Lace-Up Sandals 

Monday, April 24, 2023

Work From Home Chic

This week marks my official start to working from home. We decided not to renew the office lease, since everyone works remotely now from all over the country, so I no longer have a physical office to go to outside of the house. Where will I wear all my dresses?

Outfit Details

Jumpsuit: Paige Belvedere Floral Jumpsuit (no longer available)

Sandals: BCBGeneration Silver Buckle Thong Sandals (no longer available)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Lemon Squeeze

I actually have this dress in a darker version, but I love the silhouette and the fun yellow and purple floral print. The color/print is actually called "Lemon Squeeze."

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Audrey Mini Dress (no longer available)

This dress also gave me an excuse to wear a new pair of Sophia Webster pumps. These pumps don't exactly match, but the pastel colors complement the floral print of the dress, so it works!

Shoes:  Sophia Webster x LoveShackFancy Margaux Pastel Pumps

Monday, April 17, 2023

Like a Sunset

Today's dress reminds me of a summer sunset. It's exciting to think warm weather is on the way.

Outfit Details

DressLIKELY Mckay Paisley Print Midi Dress (no longer available)

Shoes: Sophia Webster Mariposa Ankle Strap Sandals

These heels are mostly sold out, but Nordstrom is selling a super cute gold glitter version.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Forgotten Dress

I originally bought this dress back in 2019, but I guess I never wore it on the blog. I saw a similar dress on the Netflix fashion now, Next in Fashion, which started me searching for a photo to show Chapin. Suffice it to say, I came up emptyhanded. So, here is the Parker dress that's been sitting in my closet for four years:

Outfit Details

Dress: Parker Braelyn Dress (no longer available)

Unfortunately, the Parker brand has taken a very long fashion pause. The website has been dormant since COVID started almost three years ago, with no new items produced. According to the website, there is a new e-commerce site coming soon, but we shall see if that really happens. I do hope it returns, though. The brand is fun and flirty and always had great pieces.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Hesper 85 Mirror Leather Sandals (no longer available)

Earrings: Kendra Scott Hadley Butterfly Small Drop Earrings

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Lucky Excuse

St. Patrick's Day is still a few days away, but I needed an excuse to wear this green Black Halo dress to the office. I know it's a bit fancy -- yes, it's really more suited for a cocktail party or wedding -- but I don't get invited to many of those types of events these days, so the office will have to do.

Sparkly, green and fabulous, this Black Halo dress might very well be a new favorite. It even has long, PUFFED sleeves. Oh yes, please.

Outfit Details

The dress is available for purchase on the Black Halo website as well as stores like Nordstrom and ShopBop. Black Halo can run a little small, so I'm wearing a size four for reference.

Shoes: Christian Louboutin Hargaret 120 PVC Transparent Open Toe Heels (no longer available)

I've had these shoes for years, so they are a few seasons old, but you can find them on eBay!

Monday, March 13, 2023

Daylight Savings, the Oscars and a Weather Change

Waking up this morning was so hard! I stayed up later than normal because of the time change -- I wasn't even remotely tired when my clock read 10 p.m. -- and because I was watching the Oscars. I have seen more nominated movies than usual this year, and of course I had to root for actors like Ke Huy Quan (Goonies Never Say Die!) and Brendan Fraser -- who both won, by the way! What a night!

Of course, I also watch for the fashion, and my favorite dress of the night went to model-actress Cara Delevingne in Elie Saab. From the dramatic slit and shoulder to the overall styling, she looked perfect. I even love the pockets. There were a lot of white dresses on the carpet this year, but I like color, and this whole look was sophisticated and sexy yet still looked comfortable enough for a long evening at an awards show.


My dress today isn't nearly as dramatic, but it does have long sleeves. After some amazing weather last week, the temperatures in Atlanta have fallen, and tonight there's even freeze warning. Ugh. Where is spring already?

Outfit Details

Dress: Alice + Olivia Chara Floral-Print Mesh & Vegan Leather Minidress

I think this dress perfectly sums up the in-between season that is March. We're dreaming of a floral-perfect spring but can't move away from the long sleeves just yet.

You can buy the dress on the Alice + Olivia website or at retailers like Saks and Nordstrom.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Saphie Embellished Suede Sandals

These exact shoes are no longer available but there are a lot of styles from Jimmy Choo featuring the crystal "C" -- like these heels from Saks.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023


There is something so chic about this Diane von Furstenberg dress; from the high neck to the belted waist to the marbled black and gold print, this dress oozes class and sophistication. I love it so much I even took it to Spain with me, wearing it out to dinner one night in Seville. It also makes a perfect work dress.

Outfit Details

DressDiane Von Furstenberg Nicola Midi Dress

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Abigail Metallic Raffia Cork Wedge Sandals (no longer available)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Early Spring

It's definitely feeling like Spring here in Atlanta, with my allergies starting up (thank you, pollen) and temperatures in the 70s. So what better way to celebrate the start of a new, albeit early, Spring season than with a floral dress. This piece from LIKELY has some of my favorite dress features: flutter sleeves, a tie waist and a high neckline. It even has a slit up the side to add that little bit of sizzle. It's perfect for the office but will work equally well for weekend and more casual outings.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

It's Not Even (Real) Leather

Today I'm wearing a vegan leather dress from Alice + Olivia. The fabric is so soft and unique, and I love the fit and flare silhouette. Plus, I don't wear too much of this camel brown color, which I think is fabulous.

Outfit Details

The dress also comes in black, but I prefer the brown.

Shoes: Prada

Monday, February 27, 2023

Always Fun, Always Sexy

Black Halo is all about a sexy dress, and today's outfit is no exception. The high-low aspect isn't my favorite silhouette, but the slit, combined with the peep-hole cleavage, combine for a fun effect. The color is also (always) fabulous. Who doesn't love blue?

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Hallo Sully Asymmetric Midi-Dress

Shoes: Sophia Webster

Monday, February 20, 2023

Staying Puffed

Today's dress is my first from the Ulla Johnson brand. It's probably more ideally suited for a crisp Fall day, but I figured I'd better go ahead and wear it now, since soon I won't need to wear long sleeves to work. This winter has been so mild; it was 75 degrees out today!

Outfit Details

Dress: Ulla Johnson Amiri Puff Sleeve Dress (no longer available)

The dress really does have very big sleeves! They were a little annoying, since you have to keep them poofed up, but it's a unique silhouette with a fun 80s fashion throwback.

ShoesSophia Webster Danae Crystal Strappy Sandals (no longer available)

This weekend was a fun one. I ran a 5K on Saturday and Saturday night, Chapin and I took my parents out to dinner to celebrate my mom's birthday. Chapin looks so handsome in the Hugo Boss shirt my parents got him for Christmas.

Dress: Dress the Population Alison Sequin Velvet Sheath Dress

Shoes: Sophia Webster Riva Mules (no longer available)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

My Perfect Valentine's Day Dress

It's Valentine's Day, the perfect excuse to wear red or pink (or both) and shower your loved ones with kisses. Chapin and the pugs will surely be getting a lot of attention tonight.

I am just a little in love with today's dress. It's not only the perfect Valentine's Day dress, but it has so many of my favorites features:

  1. Puffed sleeves
  2. Nipped in waist accented by a belt
  3. Square neckline
  4. Fun polka dot pattern

Outfit Details

DressRebecca Vallance Midnight Kiss Midi Dress

I'm wearing my first dress from the Rebecca Vallance brand. It's not an American brand, so be careful with the sizing. I'm wearing a Size 6, which is a US Size 2. Many European brands run small, so I was worried about the dress not fitting, but it's pretty perfect. 

You can find the dress on the Rebecca Vallance website and the My Theresa website.

The dress comes in other versions as well. There is a version that I would not wear to work and a long sleeved version with a shorter and tighter skirt and a deep v-neck. I felt the version I chose, the midi-dress, could work for a variety of occasions and would not make me feel uncomfortable. 

I really love the belt on this dress and I'm excited that belted dresses seem to be making a comeback. They were heavily featured in Carolina Herrera's recent runway show (2023 Fall Ready to Wear), for example. I was in awe of that collection.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Madame Crystal Embellished High-Heel Sandals (no longer available)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Pink Lady

I'm already getting into the Valentine's Day spirit -- it's just a week away, after all -- in this pretty pink dress from Shoshanna. I paired it with glittery multi-colored sandals from Sophia Webster for a very feminine and fun look.

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Gemma Dress in Watermelon

Find the dress on the Shoshanna website or at Saks in limited sizes only. I'm wearing an XS for reference.

Find these sandals on the Sophia Webster website (on sale), Neiman Marcus and Saks.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Above the Waist Fashion Details

I feel like some people would say the color of this dress is purple, while others would say it's blue. Either way, it's a beautiful, bold color for a dress designed to show off a woman's curves, from the sweetheart neckline to the nipped in waist. 

The dress also looks great from above the waist, with the flutter sleeves really grabbing the eye. In a post-pandemic world, looking good from the waist up (for Zoom calls and the like) is becoming increasingly important. Hopefully more and more designers are starting to realize this fact!

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Midnight Neva Dress

The dress is still available in select sizes on the Shoshanna website.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Sandals in Mermaid Glitter (no longer available)

Check out this similar style on the Sophia Webster website.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Warm Weather Winter

Atlanta has been so warm the last few days. I didn't even bother with a jacket today. I guess we won't be getting any snow this winter!

Most of my dresses don't have sleeves, like today's dress, so I appreciate the warmer temperatures, but I do miss snow sometimes!

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Audrey Mini Dress

The dress has a side zipper so it's really easy to get on, as well as a tie at the neck. I'm wearing a size 2 for reference. This dress must run big, because the top and waist were a little loose on me.

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rita Sandals in Black and Rose Gold

You can't buy these exact sandals, but Sophia Webster has the Rita design in a platform or wedge style on her website.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Bitter Chocolate

The color of this dress from A.L.C. is metallic bitter chocolate, and it's certainly fitting. The silhouette isn't all that unique, but the color makes it stand out -- especially on a dreary, overcast January day in Atlanta! I think the dress works well with my coloring, too.

Outfit Details

Dress: A.L.C. Elara Metallic Halter Dress

I actually brought the dress with us to Spain but never got a chance to wear it... so I'm wearing it for the first time to the office. It's a little dressy for work, but that's just me. I'd rather be overdressed than go to work in sweats.

Shoes: Sophia Webster

I tried something different with my makeup today; can you tell? With this technique, you apply concealer to different points of the face, then contour, THEN apply foundation. I recently started following Victoria Lyn on Instagram, and if you like trying new hair and makeup tips and tricks, you should definitely follow her. She has over a million followers already!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Springtime Vibes

I love the bold floral print on this Alice and Olivia long-sleeved dress. It's perfect for a cool and sunny winter day in Atlanta. 

Outfit Details:

Dress: Alice and Olivia Delora Paneled Mini Dress in the Flower Garden Print

You can find it on the Alice and Olivia website as well as Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's. It's comfortable and chic -- the ideal combination for work!

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosalind Gen Sandals

This exact color combination is no longer available, but Sophia Webster is famous for these gem sandals and you can find them in other colors like black on the Sophia Webster website. It's one of my favorite shoe brands, but remember -- it runs small!

Monday, January 23, 2023


I went with a monochrome look for today's trip to the office.

Outfit Details

Dress: Herve Leger Rib Lace-Up Long-Sleeve Mini Dress in Stone

You can still buy the dress in yellow on the Herve Leger website.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Love 100 Monogram Print Pumps (no longer available)

Purse: Balenciaga Crocodile Purse

Chapin bought me the purse in Spain a few months ago on our trip; it was an early Christmas present. I haven't seen this ombre gray hue on any purse here, so I am glad I chose it... and it works so well with this dress!

Dress - As Seen On: Chrishell Stause on Selling Sunset

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Leg Has It

This floral ruched dress from Black Halo features a fun leg slit that goes well up the thigh. It's subtle sexy at its best!

Outfit Details

Dress: Black Halo Shaw Floral Sleeveless Midi Dress

Find the dress at Nordstrom or on the Black Halo website.

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

Monday, January 16, 2023

Ramy Brook

Today I'm wearing a Ramy Brook dress, a gift from my sister, Gail, this past Christmas. It's my first dress from the brand. The ruching is amazing for hiding flaws, and combined with the tight fit of the skirt, (think pencil skirt), it is really flattering. 

Outfit Details

Dress: Ramy Brook Myla Rouched Floral Dress

Shoes: Christian Louboutin Jenlove 100 Leather Pumps

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Enter Lilly Pulitzer

I'll admit it - I don't really like most of the designs coming out of Lilly Pulitzer. The prints are so obnoxious, the colors more of a summer style, and the designs... for someone curvy like me, I need more than a shift dress that's just going to hang there.

BUT -- never say never. I just adored this eyelet dress as soon as I saw it. I've been waiting for it to go on sale, but being new to the brand, I didn't realize that there are only "Sunshine Sales" a few times a year. There was one last week, and I was able to score this dress for a great deal. It is super flattering, with a low cut neckline and belted waist, and in a gorgeous emerald green color. How could I NOT buy it?

Outfit Details

DressLilly Pulitzer Lexalyn Eyelet Dress (sold out)

I'm actually sporting a new footwear brand as well! These Nalebe pumps are delicate and beautiful -- and the heel isn't too high, meaning they are actually comfortable. They are on sale now at stores like Shopbop.

Shoes: Nalebe Dimante Glitter Pumps in Gold