When I recently bought this dress — in two colors — at Target I didn’t realize the buzz it had generated and am a little sad it’s no longer online (similar options listed below). I went on Friday night to Aime’s birthday/officially cancer-free dinner party (meet her in last week’s beauty post and watch her inspiring story here), and no less than three people mentioned they either bought this dress in multiple colors — as I did as well! — or tried to but couldn’t find their size. I love dresses like that. Great basics that are stylish on their own, you are great in and are fully confident that you will wear a million times in a million ways. Do you have terrific pieces like that in your wardrobe? Any recent finds to share? Share below, and enjoy your week!
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Ankle straps are having a moment. Ok, maybe they have been but I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon and regret not doing so sooner. Old style rumors say that they can make your legs look shorter and are not as flattering but I disagree; worn in a good fit for your leg/ankle, not only they do they have some serious sex appeal, they are also ultra comfortable. They’re way more stable and eliminate worry about your heel popping out. Win! When trying on a pair, be sure to walk on floor (not just carpet) to ensure a comfortable fit and that it’s not too constricting around your ankle, both for comfort factor and look.
Here’s a few favorite finds, under $100 each, to take you stylishly into the spring:
Mia (so work appropriate! also in snakeskin) || Nine West || Asos
Michael Antonio || Nine West (love yellow and red, too!) || Mossimo (also in black) || Jessica Simpson (pair now with black tights and dress!)
Zara || Nine West (comes in five colors) || Chinese Laundry (also in grey and silver) || Steve Madden (comes in three colors)
Ahh, date night! We headed to Hard Rock in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday night to see Jerry Seinfeld and I had about two seconds to throw something together. I’ve seen seeing bloggers put an oversize blouse with a skirt and the ‘drop waist’ style is in now, so I thought, hey, let’s try this while I’ll be in another city. Ha! So much to get dressed up when it’s doubtful you’ll run into other people you know, right? I know it brings out the adventurer in me. While this isn’t crazy or anything, it was a new style for me and I’m loving the result. Since the skirt has an elastic waist the blouse didn’t work partially tucked in so instead I hiked up the skirt a bit, and let the shirt hang (with the skirt at the original length, it looked blah, the dimensions were off). I adore how the ankle straps give it a sexy vibe, even though my top half is totally covered.
More of the look…
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sweater (amazing with the distressed denim + heels) || blazer (more classic than you think!) || peplum top || sequin tee || aztec print mini (have + amazing!)|| black shift (rough it up with a denim jacket + faux fur snood)|| girl’s sequin striped tunic (just $8.99 for your little twin!) || clutch (use mine all the time) || turban || sparkly flats (comes in five colors) || metallic sweater || polka dot top || striped sequin cardigan (perfect for work + weekend)
Let’s pretend this post is timed to New Year’s Eve because people say it’s the best time to load up on sequins. Truth be told, any day is the best day! We don’t do New Year’s like we used to — so much happier in comfier clothes (ok, with a bit of sparkle), good friends and bubbly. Plus, rough to go out when the little one doesn’t sleep in (in fact, somehow she’s usually up earlier. Brutal). Ring in the new year and continue through 2013 with a little sparkle in your life, and your wardrobe. In smaller quantities it’s totally work appropriate, too. Everything just feels a bit more special.