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.