I don't think of myself as a real sexpot. Quite the opposite. I think I've been described as "cute" in the past...in a Barbie sort of way but definitely not va-va-voom! I've been okay with that for years, by the way. But! Every once in a while it's probably a good idea that we stretch our comfort levels and do something out of the ordinary. Like wear lingerie during the daytime.
I was approached by one of the founders of Moi Soli for a collaboration recently. The challenge was simple: showcase that the beauty of their luxe nightwear should not be restricted to the bedroom...or night time for that matter. And, since I love love love to support local Chicago businesses; I accepted this mission.
Easy enough, right? Actually, sorta hard for me. I tend to shy away from showing a lot of skin but this nightdress deserved to be shown off. The gorgeous sapphire velvet and exquisite lace details make it a showstopper and the perfect dress for a cozy date night with the hubby. All it really needs is a fabulous faux fur and a great pair of heels.
Fun fact: The drawstrings can be worn tied crisscross across your chest and tied in back or as a choker as shown in today's post. No jewelry required!
I'm a total sucker for the colors though. The soft blush and deep, navy velvet are what initially drew me in. That and my husband's face when I showed it to him. "Surprise" would be the expression I would use to describe his initial reaction. After all, I did vow to wear less sweatpants in the bedroom this year! Slowly working toward that goal.
Please do check out Moi Soli. This is not your momma's lingerie. This is sophisticated and refined night wear that is deserving of all the women out there that grind out work in a corporate environment, the mommas who are constantly cleaning sticky hands, the women that are the consummate caretakers...all of us deserve something that makes us feel special and a fabulous holiday prezzie, indeed!
Photography by Helen Berkun
It's safe to say that I have gotten my ROI out of this dress. At a whopping $26, I've worn it for countless meetings, Thanksgiving and now this shoot. Sure, I should be wearing tights given that it's December in Chicago but we were indoors. Shooting outside, as I've gotten older, has become less and less attractive to me. Bah!
I don't know a singular woman who doesn't love a good deal. Myself included. This dress is under $50 and on mega sale due to the impending holidays. I think it would be equally cute with a pair of black tights and mary janes...in the summer, with espadrilles or platforms.
I've always been somewhat of a skeptic regarding Cyber Week. Or perhaps just not ready to get my holly jolly on. I would shop sporadically all month and go at my own pace. I feel differently this year. Honestly, I think it's because I ready to celebrate the end of a very difficult year. The ups and downs were tremendous so holiday shopping and the holiday spirit seem like something I can rally around.
The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth
When you look at me, you probably thing "DANGER." I know. I totally get it. Suburban mom in black. Watch out!
In all honesty, I love an all black ensembles. It's the young girl longing to be a New Yorker in me that never quite dissolved. Coulda, shoulda, woulda right? It's cool.
Greetings! Long time no write or at least it feels like it. Are you guys entering Thanksgiving mode? I feel like we just stored all the pumpkin goodies and I am already seeing Christmas commercials. Heaven help me!
This is a Friday dress. No muss, no fuss. And velvet is right on trend at the moment. Who knew?
No, I actually totally knew and have been hesitant to jump back onto the velvet train, however, when I saw this dress - it was a non-starter.
Attending a college football game 17 years after the fact is a completely different experience. Dare I say - I felt old but I was really glad to be through all the trials and tribulations of my 20's.
My husband and I attended the Iowa/Northwestern game with friends this past weekend and I joked that this was my tailgating attire. It may not have been school gear but I did represent in t-shirt colors!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!