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LOFT Flower Branch Flare Shirtdress

alittlebitofem green loft dress

When I saw this print at LOFT, I could NOT pass it up. It’s such a beautiful green. The flower pattern is so girlie and subtle, yet gives it a great pop. Oh, and let’s not leave out the fact that I got it for 50% off. Score, score, and score!

I always size down in LOFT, so this is a size 4. It does NOT have any stretch, in case you were wondering, since it’s a silky material. It has two little buttons on the sleeves, which are a nice detail. This was perfect for a work meeting. Added some pearls to dress it up even more.

Love the print, but don’t want a dress? They have this print in a beautiful skirtย and shirt.

Dress – LOFT Flower Branch Shirtdress; Necklace – pearls from Hawaii; Shoes – Christian Louboutin

J. McLaughlin Catalyst Dress

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You guessed it, I picked this Catalyst dress up on sale at J. McLaughlin. It’s hard to pass up a classic cut dress in such a pretty print! I guess if you are a Clemson fan, this could be good for you too with the colors ๐Ÿ™‚ They have this dress in multiple prints on sale and then your classic black and navy. I think every working woman should definitely have a classic black and navy dress in their closet. So easy to dress up or down!

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know these Christian Louboutin pumps are a staple in my closet. Seriously, this nude goes with everything. It works for me because it’s so close to my skin tone. Are Louboutins a splurge? Yes. BUT, a splurge that you get a ton of wears out of is worth it in my book.

Dress – J. McLaughlin Catalyst in Orange/Purple; Pumps – Christian Louboutin; Earrings – Stella & Dot (sooooooo old!! Seriously like 10 years!); Bracelet – Louis Vuitton Daily Monogram Bracelet

Ted Baker London Preenna Scalloped Bow Dress

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I’m a sucker for feminine Ted Baker dresses, there’s no doubt about that. I’m even more of a sucker for them when I’m in Amsterdam at the Ted Baker store who’s having a sale, the price is lower in Euros to begin with, and I can get tax back. I absolutely love the color combination and details of this dress.

For work, I am always looking for good long sleeve dresses because most offices are freezing! There’s nothing worse than sitting in a two-hour meeting literally shaking because you are so cold. The fabric of this dress has a nice weight to it too, which is an added benefit.

This dress is on sale right now, and is available in this great color combo and then in all navy. I can’t recommend it enough!

As a side note…I always appreciate everyone visiting the blog and hopefully getting some fashion inspiration. To those who have left negative comments, just stop. It’s unnecessary, and it’s hurtful. This blog is here for fun and inspiration for women…nothing more.

Dress: Ted Baker London Preenna Scallop (pink or navy); Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Earrings – Chanel

Ted Baker Embroidered Collar Fit & Flare

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Finally got to wear this adorable dress when I had a client meeting…and I bought it the beginning of last summer on sale. It’s Ted Baker. Every TB dress I own, I always feel so confident and this one is no exception. The soft fabric, the feminine fit, the cute details. It all just works. And who doesn’t want another staple black dress in their closet?!

Dress – Ted Baker London Embroidered Collar Fit & Flare (here on super sale in pink); Shoes – Christian Louboutin Simple Pump; Earrings and Ring – Lagos (similar ring); Bracelet – Handmade with antique Chanel button

Banana Republic Floral Fluted Sleeve Top

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alittlebitofem banana republic floral fluted

Typically this type of blouse is not something I would pick up, but I loved the beautiful print. And I think the fluted sleeves are so much fun. There are so many colors that would go with this top. I have had this great J. Crew No. 2 pencil skirt forever, but I tried a light purple on with it too and it looked pretty. The Banana Republic website has a white skirt with it, but if you’ve followed me at all, y’all know I much rather prefer color over neutrals. This top is on sale right now, so don’t miss out on a great deal!

Top – Banana Republic Floral Fluted; Skirt – J. Crew No. 2 Pencil; Earrings – Kendra Scott Sophee; Shoes – Christian Louboutin

kate spade Mariella Dress




Let’s backtrack back to the middle of September last year when I had a spray tan and it was still green outside. I had totally forgot to post this, so better late then never right?!

The reason of posting it now was I saw this great dress on kate spade’s 75% off sale happening right now. I got this at my local kate spade outlet for around $80. Virtually free, right?! It’s just such a girly dress, especially the cut. You seriously just want to twirl around in it ๐Ÿ™‚ (And no, not the Kenya Moore twirl from RHOA either!)

Get this dress while you can! They still had a few sizes left!

Dress – kate spade Mariella; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (sold out); Tory Burch Fitbit Flex holder; Watch – Rolex

Banana Republic Floral Vee Dress





Y’all know I’m a huge sucker for dresses. Even a bigger sucker for fit and flare dresses! When I saw this color combo of teal and coral, I couldn’t resist (and I had a ton of Banana rewards). It’s so flowy and silky…and girlie. I kind of acted like I was five years old twirling around in it ๐Ÿ™‚ When you feel good in your clothes, it’s amazing how it can change your whole mood for the day. This dress, it did just that. You can grab it on sale, but you have a better chance seeing if they have it in stores because it’s getting very low online. It’s totally worth the hunt though!

Dress – Banana Republic Floral Vee; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Necklace – Stella & Dot; Bracelets – Michael Kors and Henri Bendel (both old)

Ted Baker Cherry Cheerful Dress





If you’ve ever read my blog before, you know it’s hard for me to resist Ted Baker London. Especially when it’s on super sale. Let me present Exhibit A. This absolutely adorable cherry dress I got at Von Maur for…wait for it…wait for it…$139! Originally $279. (Again, I’ve professed my love for Von Maur over and over again on this blog, too!)

I’ll admit I stalked this dress. I knew from the moment I spotted it that I would love it. The adorable pattern, the bows, the high waist, the pleats in the back, uh yeah. It is a winner in my book. The fabric has such a wonderful feel and of course the skirt part has a navy lining underneath. This was totally worth it…as all of the Ted’s I own are ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t even tell you how many of his dresses I am eyeing now; I think I have about six or seven on my wish list. Did I mention my birthday is coming up?? (insert big cheesy grin here)

Dress: Ted Baker London; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Earrings – Kendra Scott Elle; Watch – Rolex; Bracelets – gifted

Three’s Not a Crowd




I love jeans. So freakin’ much. I love how you can easily dress them up with the right top, shoes, and accessories. I found this great flowy blouse at Loft recently…which with the weather we are having I didn’t even have to wear a coat over it that night! I thought layering necklaces with this higher neckline would look good, but I thought I’d add another wrinkle…one more necklace! I kept it somewhat easy with all of them being gold and clear crystal, but they all had varying styles and lengths. Not to pat myself on the back, but I really like how the look turned out ๐Ÿ™‚ Love when I step outside of the box and try something new.

Shirt – Loft; Jeans – Joe’s (similar); Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Earrings – kate spade (similar); Shorter Necklace – Stella & Dot; Medium Necklace – J. Crew Factory (sold out); Long Necklace – J. Crew Factory (sold out)

Blue All Around – Banana Republic Pencil Skirt

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banana republic blue square jacquard pencil skirt

banana republic blue square jacquard pencil skirt

Pencil skirts = one of my favorite clothing items. I own quite a few and am always on the search for great patterns. Well…I found one! For one, blue is my favorite color. And two, this pattern is fantastic. The skirt doesn’t have any stretch factor, which I have to say I like. In my opinion, when pencil skirts don’t have a lot of stretch, it makes them lay better.

There are plenty of way you can style this skirt, but I thought I’d go all out on the blue and pair it with this button up. I picked this up at the Gap a few years ago, and it goes with so much. Fantastic staple to any wardrobe.

Shirt – Gap (similar); Skirt – Banana Republic Blue Square Jacquard; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired); Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (old)

kate spade Jaq Floral Print Dress

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kate spade jaq dress

kate spade jaq dress

I stalked this dress after I saw a blogger wear it on Instagram. I’m not afraid of prints or bright colors; I gravitate towards them. As a communicator and creative person, color makes me happy and helps me express my personality. When I wore this to work, we had prospective clients in for a tour. As they walked into my area, the response I got was “Well, that’s an awfully bright dress.” My response? “I will totally take that as a compliment.” ๐Ÿ™‚ And he quickly said it absolutely was. But it’s fashion…I dress for myself and no one else.

This dress is gorgeous. Plain and simple. Did I mention it’s on super sale?! If you have added any kate spade dresses to your closet, you know how well made they are. This dress is no exception. I won’t divulge how many dresses I’m stalking from this upcoming fall collection…

Dress – kate spade Jaq; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Bracelets – Kendra Scott and Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex; Earrings – boutique; Sunnies – kate spade (similar)

Fit and Flare Yet Again…kate spade Selma Dress

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kate spade selma dress

kate spade selma dress

I’m such a sucker for fit and flare dresses. It’s hard to resist that style, especially that brand when it’s on Haute Look at such a great price…in such a great color! Y’all know I’ve said blue is one of my favs, even though this dress is called “venusblue,” which is a first for me. I don’t think they have made that into a crayon yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

When asked how she is aging gracefully, Barbara Bush said by wearing her pearls. Pearls are classics and come in so many varieties and colors. I have a mix of fake and real on here…can you tell which is which?! If you don’t have a good pearl necklace, earrings, or bracelet…what on earth are you waiting for? They are staples!

Dress – kate spade Selma Dress (here and here); Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired); Bracelets – Lagos and Made from Vintage Chanel Button; Earrings – passed to me from my momma โค

kate spade Blooms Della Dress

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kate spade blooms della sheath dress

kate spade blooms della sheath dress

kate spade blooms della sheath dress

kate spade blooms della sheath dress

Do you ever stalk clothes? This is one dress I stalked at Nordstrom. This print. Love absolutely everything about it. The bright Irish kelly green. The hot pink and blue flowers. Color, color, and more color! It suits me to a tee. So when Nordstrom put this baby on sale – BAM – I jetted to my local store to try it on. And yeah. I fell in love. So it came home with me. Yeah I know. Y’all are so shocked. Not really ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress – kate spade new york Blooms Della; Necklace – J. Crew (old); Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (old)

Toucan Sam on a Dress – Ted Baker Valeena

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Ted Baker Valeena paisley toucan midi dress

Ted Baker Valeena paisley toucan midi dress

Ted Baker Valeena paisley toucan midi dress

Ted Baker Valeena paisley toucan midi dress

Yes, I know this dress is tight. The hubs was sweet enough to buy this for me, but it was a little too snug ๐Ÿ™‚ But I thought I would go ahead and snap some shots in it before I returned it. This is one of three dresses, and since I could wear the other two more, I didn’t exchange it for a bigger size.

But…how fun is this print? Toucan Sam. Macaws. Jewels. Hibiscus. โค I am never one to shy away from color or loud prints, so I really love this dress. One thing I love about Ted Baker dresses is they are made so well and the fabrics are so substantial, that even is you are smooshing (I know that’s not an official word, but I like it) your body into it, it smoothes out all of your flaws. If you are paying a decent amount of money on a dress, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying another $65 for Spanx. This also have a zipper all the way down the back of the dress. Love how the print of two blue jewels comes together at the top on the back. Small details are a big deal in my book.

What do you think about loud prints? Would you wear Toucan Sam on your dress? ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress – Ted Baker Valeena; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Watch – Rolex; Bracelets – Stella & Dot, Henri Bendel, local jeweler, Banana Republic Factory; Earrings – Stitch Fix

Dressing Up Jeans with a Blazer

Ted Baker blazer and tee

Ted Baker blazer and tee

Ted Baker blazer and tee

Ted Baker blazer and tee

Ted Baker printed tee

So…I used to wear blazers all the time when I had to dress in business attire at a former job. After I had to wear them for 7 years, they got a major break. But I’m not sure why. Blazers are so versatile. You can wear them (obviously) with a suit or just step up a t-shirt and jeans.

Y’all know I heart Ted Baker. And when Haute Look just had it on a few weeks ago, I jumped at getting a few pieces. I scored this great ecru blazer and printed tee. I love the inside lining of the blazer. And the print of this tee. Yeah. I love it. The soft pastel colors are just so freakin’ pretty! I felt so feminine just wearing these pieces.

Thought I would throw on my favorite skinnies and pumps – and voila! Great outfit for work. Gotta love when outfits just come together – especially when I’m rushed to get myself and the kiddos ready for the school and workday. Thank goodness summer break is almost here!!!

Blazer – Ted Baker; T-shirt – Ted Baker (similar); Jeans – Joe’s; Pumps – Christian Louboutin; Necklace – Target; Earrings – kate spade (similar); Bracelets – local shop and Michael Kors (similar); Watch – Rolex

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

DVF Black and White Sheath

I always gravitate towards color. If it’s not super colorful, it has to have some sort of interesting feature to draw me in. And … in comes this DVF dress!

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

Not only does the front have an awesome abstract-ish star print…

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

It wraps around and has a completely different pattern on the back!

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

Love how the back dips into a V as well. Gives it just an added twist to spice up the basic black and white color. And not to digress too much, but can I tell you how I’m loving this weather?! I think I’ve worn pants maybe twice in the last two weeks. I love throwing on a dress orย skirt. My legs like to breathe – even though that means I have to shave. Argargargarg ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress – DVF (cheaper here but returnable here); Bracelet – Lagos; Earrings – made of vintage Chanel buttons; Ring – Hera; Pumps – Christian Louboutin

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Birds of a Feather – Marc by Marc Jacobs Nightingale Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Nightingale Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Nightingale Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Nightingale Dress


I love how feminine this dress is. I own maybe one other midi dress, so I was hesitant to try this on. But, you always have to step outside of your fashion box sometimes. I love prints, and this print is bold yet neutral. Does that even make any sense?! ๐Ÿ™‚ As soon as I tried this on, felt the wonderful fabric, did a couple of twirls, saw the ridiculous sale price, I decided it needed to come home with me. (Y’all know I’m a sucker for a ridic sale!) Even with a midi, I wanted to keep my legs looking long, so I paired it with a neutral shoe.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Dress – Marc by Marc Jacobs Nightingale (no longer available); Pumps – Christian Louboutin; Watch – Rolex; Bracelets – Hermes and Henri Bendel; Earrings – The Limited (so old but my favs!)

Ted Baker Skater Dress

Ted Baker Skater Dress

Ted Baker Skater Dress

Ted Baker Skater Dress

Ted Baker Skater Dress


Ted Baker Skater Dress

If y’all have followed my blog, y’all know I have a slight obsession with Ted Baker. For our wedding anniversary, we dressed up and went out to a nice dinner. So…perfect occasion for busting out my Ted Baker skater dress! I scored this at Nordstrom Rack for a whopping $80. Don’t hate. I have a knack for finding awesome deals ๐Ÿ™‚

And I’m never afraid of color, so the brighter the better! Add a spray tan…the perfect nude pump….pretty pearls….and voila! The look is complete! I love the fabric of the skater dress – and there are great colors out right now. It has the right amount of stretch, and the fit and flare style is flattering on so many people.

Dress – Ted Baker London; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Bracelet – Lagos; Necklace – Borsheim’s; Earrings and Ring – so old I can’t remember!; Watch – Rolex

Linking up The Pleated Poppy.

Wrap Me Up in DVF

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and got to spend it with your special someone.

Y’all know I love to get dressed up – and what better excuse than Valentine’s dinner. We celebrated in Highlands, NC, and let me tell you how chilly it was! So freakin’ cold! Literally the wind was howling. I really wanted to wear this red and pink dress, but I would have froze. So, luckily I bought this awesome DVF wrap dress on super sale at a great boutique, Rosenthal’s, on Saturday.

DVF Optic Plaid Black wrap dress

This dress immediately caught my eye. Just look at the print. It’s like a little optic illusion. And all of the colors at the bottom – just gorgeous. DVF wrap dresses are iconic. It’s fits wonderfully, but I definitely will have to wear a cami underneath to make it work appropriate. Love when I find dresses like this at 75% off…don’t hate on my knack on finding good deals ๐Ÿ™‚

DVF Optic Plaid Black wrap dress

Dress – DVF; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Tights – The Limited (old); Watch – Rolex; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired La Coco); Lipstick – Lipstick Queen Sinner in Rouge

Nope. Definitely Not Afraid of Color.

I love my work’s annual party. We all get dressed up and have a fantastic time eating, drinking, and playing with fake money at a Casino Night. For the second year (last year here), I went with my man Ted Baker for another fantastic dress. Last year, I went pale pink. This year I thought I would kick it up a notch with Ted Baker’s Jineen.

Ted Baker Jineen

Oh I’m sorry. Did I blind you? It looks brighter on camera than in person. But y’all know I love me some color. And this my friends is the epitome of color. It was cold here in the ATL last weekend, so I had to put on black tights underneath because my legs were freezing (and let’s not lie…I didn’t want to shave my legs!).

Ted Baker JineenWhen I knew I wanted to wear this dress, I went to my number one source for makeup and hair advice – my wonderful and talented cousin, Heather. She recommended a smokey brown eye and pale pink lip. So, that’s what I did! And I think her advice was spot on. I’m so lucky to be able to get her advice whenever I need it. Every woman needs a Heather.

smokey brown eye and pale pink lip

I happened to have this necklace from J. Crew from last year. I think it really pulledย together the black tights. Love the various colors of not only the pink, but blue, green, yellow, and black.

Ted Baker Jineen

I own a lot of purses, but I don’t own a lot of “going out” bags. Luckily I had this great black clutch from Stella & Dot from a few years back. It was the perfect size to hold all of my stuff.

Let’s not leave out some of the wonderful women I work with – I’m so lucky! A couple of comments I heard about this photo: “Em, we look like we are at your bachelorette party” and “Are we your backup dancers or something?” Ha! Nothing like standing out ๐Ÿ™‚


Dress – Ted Baker Jineen; Tights – DKNY; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – Henri Bendel; Necklace – J. Crew (old); Clutch – Stella & Dot (retired)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

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