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.