Last week I blogged about a color-blocked dress that I purchased from Neiman Marcus Last Call. I didn’t mention it at the time but that day I also bought a second dress, this Di Vinci by Bailey 44.
I’m loving this dress with its attached faux shrug. It provides just enough coverage to my arms to to make it a very comfortable day dress. I also think I can easily convert it to something more dressy just by upping the jewelry factor.
Yesterday, I wore it for a casual day of shopping.
P.S. It was a fun shopping day. Aren’t they all?
As mentioned in an earlier post, by day, I’m a mild-mannered consultant for my own company TSJ Enterprise, Inc. I’m currently working with a client that is doing an internal upgrade to their systems. It’s been a tough week—a week where I’ve worked hard to keep my cool. My motto is work hard, play hard and boy was I ready to play hard.
I met my husband for happy hour at Trulucks in Boca Raton, Florida. We were ready for martinis and some chillaxing. And that we did. The band was enjoyable and so was the people-watching. Boca Raton is known for two types of ladies: Very rich, very old ladies and plastic surgery babes. Yes ladies, we can definitely tell that you’ve had work done…Here are a few pictures of me leaving the bar. I think you can see that I was no longer stressed and well on my way to enjoying a fun weekend.
I’m wearing the lacy Express top that I recently purchased and blogged about here that pairs well with my skirt with a bottom frill. To complete the outfit, I’m wearing my favorite Louboutins, an understated Fendi purse, and Prada sunglasses. The designers were all getting along nicely.
My only regret is that my heels are tall and thin and those cobblestones were unforgiving even before the martinis. I had to walk very slooooooowly. My husband snapped a picture of me at my car just as I was about to swap these magnificent (impractical) shoes for some driving shoes (P.S. My car is a standard and I don’t dare drive her with the tall and tiny heels on my shoes for fear that they will snap off!) I’ve included a picture of the heels so you can see just how tall and thin they actually are. I’m not kidding, am I? Ah, but so beautiful….
Cheers to you and have a great weekend!
Christian Louboutin will be designing his interpretation of the Cinderella slipper. I can’t wait to see what it looks like and I can’t imagine what it will cost. Will there be two? Swarovski crystals? Oh the questions that are running through my mind…Enjoy.
Louboutin will celebrate Cinderella in the only way seemingly fit for a shoe designer: by creating his own interpretation of the infamous “glass slipper.” Christian Louboutin’s Cinderella Moment
Yesterday, my Santa Claus (a.k.a. known as the Fedex guy) arrived with my new Zara shoes. They are a delightful orange, beige, and black combination and I’ve seen them featured in other blogs. Long story short…they are now mine.
As new purchases often do, they inspired me to change outfits and model them around. They work perfectly with the Candie’s skirt I bought on sale from Kohls on the weekend.
I normally don’t go for the maxi length or pleats in a skirt because, as I mentioned before, I’m only 5’2” and they tend to swallow me up and be a little unflattering or matronly. This skirt caught my eye because it only has a half-slip lining which provides perfect coverage where you want it, but allows the skirt to breath more, something that comes in handy in the Florida heat. The half slip and light fabric also give it a more youthful look and I think they stop the skirt from overwhelming me. After wearing it for the first time yesterday, I think it might become my favorite on-trend piece of the season.
What’s your favorite look of the season?
It’s Thursday and that means it’s my Seriously? day. This is the day when I spotlight some outrageous fashion that is actually for sale and ponder why. The entries practically write themselves.
Last Thursday, I highlighted the cotton peplum pants created by A Detacher that are for sale at Saks Fifth Avenue. The outfit is actually completed with an A Detacher top called “Cotton Asymmetrical Top” in blue for $440.00. You can also get it in silk as shown in the cream colored top above for $460.00.
I had not planned on highlighting it but I loved the comment I received on last week’s entry. The reader commented, “That blue top, was that designed by Hellboy?”
I love it! I think the reader has found the perfect customer for that top. Who else would wear such an unflattering top? Did it really take a lot of design expertise to create that look? It looks like someone’s first attempt at sewing in a Home Economics class. What do you think?
I’m always cleaning up my photos to try to keep my hard-drive space available and I recently came across this outfit that I wore for Valentine’s day. Aside from the fact that I love the day, I smiled when I saw these pictures because not only do I love this dress and shoes but I think the smile on my face clearly enhanced the whole outfit. If you saw the quote that I posted the other day, you already know that I feel that the beauty of a person is enhanced by style and fashion; however, how you feel about yourself makes a huge difference to how you look. In this case, there’s nothing like two dozen roses and champagne to light up your look, for sure!
I love this leopard style dress by Tadashi Shoji for many reasons. One being that because I’m constantly watching my weight, I like dresses that are somewhat forgiving and flattering. Tadashi Shoji has a way of creating flattering dresses for women with “normal” figures. This dress does exactly that with the way the fabric gives and gathers in strategic places. I also love the pattern—It’s striking but not overwhelming on my 5’2” frame as long as I use it as the only patterned piece.
And don’t get me started on these shoes! They are one of my favorites because I go crazy for heels that stand out and these definitely do. They are by BCBG Max Azria and my husband bought them for me (making them even more special). I love the jewels. I like to pretend that they’re diamonds.
We recently enjoyed a fine lunch at Houstons on the water in Pompano Beach, Florida. It’s a very popular place with a beautiful patio that overlooks the water. My husband and I enjoy having lunch there and watching the boats go by. We are not salad people; however, we always order the Thai steak salad—rare….my mouth waters just thinking about it.
On this particular day, the weather was gorgeous and there was a lovely breeze in the air and, after waiting for an hour for our table (no worries, we partook of the martinis at the outside bar), we enjoyed a leisurely lunch. I noticed that the waitresses were sporting very classy but functional ponytails. I complimented one of the them on it and she laughed and said it was functional because it kept the hair off her face and helped combat the heat.
I’m all about functional and pretty hairstyles so I thought I’d share a few pictures of them with you.
P.S. I’ve also included a picture of my salad. Yum.
I am loving this cobalt blue colorblocked shift dress by Sharagano. It has three of my favorite things: colorblocking, a classic shape, and cobalt blue (they’re calling it royal).
Between you and me, this dress has actually been sitting in my Neiman Marcus Last Call shopping bag for a few weeks but it’s now coming home to me thanks to a 3-hour (additional) 40% pop-up sale and free shipping deal that occurred today. I’ll be wearing it with my Heart Soul shoes that I purchased recently.