Let's talk about wrap dresses shall we?
First of all, did you have a good weekend? Good! Me, too!
Back to the infamous wrap dress. I've never been a fan. Why? Well, I feel like they draw a bit of attention to my mid-section of which I am not a fan of...at all. For 38 years I've been on + off working on my abs and let's just say that God has not blessed me with a six pack. But that's okay, we move on and accentuate other parts of our bodies like great legs or strong arms. Am I right?
All of this changed when I had the privilege to work with Pink Blush. As a dress fanatic, their dress department cannot be beat. It's generally the first category I click on. And their wrap dresses caught my eye. The patterns were so feminine and graceful. I began to wonder if I should give this whole wrap dress idea a second thought.
So I did and I am really glad I did, too! This trendy online boutique has, in fact, nailed the wrap dress. I chose this coral number because I thought it would transition info Fall nicely. The longer sleeves make a great case for the above! The reason I fell in love with this dress is two-fold...
1. It's made of 5% spandex! Stretchy in all the right places and not the least bit uncomfortable. I appreciate a dress that moves with me. Bonus: no dry cleaning needed either!
2. The sash tie elongates your tummy section while sucking you back in. There's no break in the silhouette. One of my pet peeves is empire waist dresses because I think they make you look heavier. This sash tie hits you at your natural waist which is minimizing.
All you need is a great, neutral heel pulling in the deeper, orangey red tones of the dress and you have #ootd perfection. I wear it to meetings or dinners out.
I love a dress that makes you feel good all over. No tugging or shifting in this beauty. Just confidence. And be sure to check out Pink Blush's maternity section. They really have it all figured out taking you from one life stage to the next. What woman doesn't appreciate that?
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Another Monday. Another chance to create something good, right?!
Well, Olivia and I certainly kicked it off on the right foot considering we found this Cheshire Cat wall in the city. My pictures are not traditionally technicolor but when you see a good wall...you just gotta.
I am so excited about some of the changes that we have in the works for this little blog. My web designer and I were conferencing about it on Friday. Let's just say it's going to be more minimalist, more content driven and hopefully, a lot more sophisticated to lead me through this next chapter in life. Ideally, with age comes wisdom, hence I am driven to round out some of the content buckets...even the taboo ones.
Good morning! I am back! Happy New Year!
We had a wonderful trip to Captiva, Florida where we literally unplugged and relaxed. It was vacationing done right and in part, due to the fact that I literally walked away from electronics and I was present with my family. What a difference and lesson learned! I am feeling totally recharged, inspired and ready to tackle some new and exciting changes around these parts.
There's nothing like a good bodycon dress that hugs you in all the right places. I had my eye on this one for what felt like an eternity. You can always count on a sale at ASOS so I waited. I finally pulled the trigger right before Thanksgiving...the price tag? A whopping $62. Now? $25! How could you possible resist?!
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.