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Little Black Dress

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I love color, but I also love having a few cute little black dresses in my closet too. This one has been hanging in my closet for three years…I know, I know. What was I waiting for?! I guess I was waiting for this adorable kate spade clutch to come along to wear with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

This adorable Ooh La La makeup crossbody was just on theย kate spade surprise sale. I typically don’t buy cutesy purses, but I loved the simple design – and I love makeup – and the price was right. $75! Couldn’t pass it up!

It was great celebrating Valentine’s Day a few days early with the hubs. Last Valentine’s Day was not the best for us, so this year we really celebrated us and our love for each other โค

Hope everyone out there has someone to love today!

Dress – Nanette Lepore Take My Hand (old, but on Tradesy here in cobalt blue); Shoes – Schutz; Purse – kate spade new york; Bracelets – David Yurman, David Yurman, Lagos

B3 – Bright Blue Bodycon

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If you’ve followed my blog at all, you can probably guess what brand this dress is…yep! Ted Baker London. He’s my fav. I’ve actually had this dress for a year, and I finally cut the tags off for my annual work party. It’s a chance for all of us to get dressed up and have fun for the night.

Body con dresses are one of my favorite cuts, second to the fit and flare. And cobalt blue – definitely one of my favorite colors. The mesh detail at the top gives it just the little detail it needed.

I’ve also had these Michael Kors shoes forever. I tried on a few different pairs, not sure if I wanted to do a leopard print instead. The black won out, obviously. Some silver jewelry – and voila! I was ready to go. Of course I got some makeup eye color suggestions from my cousin because she’s the best makeup artist around ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress – Ted Baker Jashmee (found it on Tradesy and eBay); Shoes – Michael Kors (way old); Watch- Rolex; Bracelets – Lagos (similar), David Yurman, and David Yurman

Long Sweater, Leggings, Boots, and Bling

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The weather has been so warm lately, so I was happy to be able to get out a sweater and boots after a 75 degree Christmas! But of course now I’m freezing in 40 degrees. Gotta complain about something, right…ha!

I got this sweater in my Stitch Fix a couple of months ago. My stylist nailed this one! I said I wanted a comfy sweater that was long enough to cover the booty. As soon as I opened the box, I knew I would love it. It is actually a little on the thinner side, so I had to add a long sleeve t-shirt underneath to stay warm. But did you see the little pockets, too? Love.

I have so many workout leggings that I have started wearing them with my day outfits. Why the heck not? They are usually thicker than the typical leggings I find anyway. These lululemon Ebb to Street pants worked perfectly with this outfit!

I continued by addiction to Frye by getting these Vera boots. I already have them in another color…love this style. These are a little stiffer than the other leather that I have, but I know they will be good after a few wears.

Santa was good to me and got me these Lagos earrings and pearl David Yurman bracelet. I tend to like more traditional pieces that can be versatile. These both are going to be in heavy rotation…especially the bracelet that can be layered with so much.

Sweater – via Stitch Fix; Leggings – lululemon Ebb to Street (on super sale!); Boots – Frye Vera; Earrings – Lagos (no longer available); Bracelets – David Yurman pearl and onyx

Zip Me Up Nanette Lepore Dress

Well, well, well. Long time no blog. Work has been taking 110% of my time lately. I’m in the employee benefit space, so 4th quarter is most definitely my busiest time of year…trying to make many clients happy! I’m just so thankful I work with an amazing communication team!

nanette lepore barcelona babe dress

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So…I wore this dress a few weeks ago. It came out in the spring, but to me personally, I feel this dress looks more like fall. I loved the fun zipper on the leg. I wore the zipper closed all day when I was at work. I didn’t realize how cute it was unzipped until I got home. Oops!!

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It was time to bust out the booties, too! I got these Coach booties last year at Nordstrom’s anniversary sale and these babies have gotten so much wear! I wear them a lot more than I thought I would. I’m so glad the weather has started to cool down and I could dust off the booties.

Daisy wanted to photobomb me, so I thought I would give her a little camera time. And she coordinated so well with her black and white ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dress – Nanette Lepore Barcelona Babe (on sale!); Booties – Coach (similar); Bracelets – David Yurman here and similar here; Earrings – David Yurman; Watch – Rolex

kate spade Kimberly Denim Dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

sam edelman onyx pink suede pump

sam edelman onyx pink suede pump

I couldn’t resist. I know. I know. You’re probably rolling your eyes at me. “Really? Another fit and flare dress, Emily?!” YES! When a dress is this cute, it just had to come home with me. I picked it up last month at the kate spade outlet. The collar is just so fun! (But I admit my hair caught it a few times.) I felt so dressed up even though the dress is actually denim.

I thought it needed a perfect pop of color. In comes these pink suede Sam Edelman Onyx pumps I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I’m still breaking them in; my piggies are not used to pointy pumps! But how much fun are they?! I know these will be getting a lot of wear.

Dress – kate spade new work Kimberly (here and here on Tradesy); Pumps – Sam Edelman Onyx; Bracelets – David Yurman here and here; Watch – Rolex; Earrings – Stella & Dot

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Stripes and Flowers – Ted Baker Laya Midi Dress

Ted Baker Laya Peony Midi Dress

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Ted Baker Laya Peony Midi Dress

Looking back at these pictures, I think I am totally channeling my inner Steel Magnolia huge southern hair! But I’m ok with that because I heart this Ted Baker Laya Peony dress so much. I first had my eye on it a few months back at Bloomies, before they even had it online. It’s seriously like a gorgeous cotton nightgown, it’s that comfortable. And y’all know I love Ted Baker’s prints. The floral pastels mixed with the navy stripes is beautiful. Not necessarily a unique combination, but the placement of the pattern on the dress just drew me in.

And…I’d like to give my baby girl a shoutout today. It’s her 11th birthday! As we were watching old home videos this last weekend, I was watching a sassy 4-year old that loved to be in front of the camera. She’s blossoming into such a wonderful young woman. Caring, passionate, loving…are just a few of her wonderful characteristics. I tell her everyday how much I love her…and I hope she never gets sick of it because I’ll never stop telling her.

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Dress – Ted Baker Laya Peony Midi; Shoes – Lauren by Ralph Lauren (old); Watch – Rolex; Ring – Lagos; Bracelets – Lagos, David Yurman (similar), and Henri Bendel (similar)

Anthropologie Sabado Dress

Anthropologie Sabado Dress

Anthropologie Sabado Dress

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Anthropologie Sabado Dress

This was a great dress to take on vacation. It’s comfortable – and it didn’t wrinkle in my suitcase! The bottom half is jersey material, and I love the asymmetric circle hem. It was perfect was walking around Grand Cayman. And this is the third year I’m wearing these Sam Edelman Gigi sandals. They go with everything! Versatile sandals are perfect for vacations because it means I don’t have to pack other shoe options. More room in my suitcase for other things!

Dress – Anthropologie Sabado by Dolan (other coloring option online); Sandals – Sam Edelman Gigi; Earrings – Kendra Scott; Bracelet – David Yurman; Watch – Rolex; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton (similar); and the ever-fashionable FitBit Flex ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Annie Griffin Hudson Maxi Dress

Annie Griffin Hudson Maxi Mykonos

Annie Griffin Hudson Maxi Mykonos

When I saw this Annie Griffin Hudson Maxi dress at Poppy’s, a local Atlanta boutique, I was unsure about the Mykonos pattern. I was shopping with my coworkers and they said I had to try it on. So…I did. And I fell in love. The fabric is gorgeous – and surprisingly doesn’t even wrinkle being silk. It’s the perfect mix of colors – purples with a touch of green and orange. You know when you try something on and it’s just right? This is the dress. It was perfect to wear to a wedding last weekend.

David Yurman pearl ring and bangles

I thought I would add in some silver touches. These Yurman pieces are special to me, as they were all gifts from my mom and dad over the years (yeah, I know…I have amazing gift-giving parents!). I love layering the different bracelets. They are such classics that I will wear forever. Nothing better than having jewelry that is timeless!

Dress – Annie Griffin Hudson Maxi in Mykonos; Shoes – Charles by Charles David; Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired); Ring – David Yurman; Bracelets – Yurman and Yurman; Watch – Rolex

Blinged Top and Fancy Pants – and of course Leopard Shoes

I’ve discovered that I really do hate dress pants. But when you are in the working world, they are an evil necessity. So if I have to buy them, they are at least going to be fun! I bought these last spring at The Limited, and I love the pattern and color!

I thought the pants coordinated well with my new pale pink Ted Baker top. I love when Ted has his sales (look, I sound like I know him like he’s my buddy!)…and I got this a couple of months ago. You may say, “Why has you waited so long to wear it?!” Because I’m a lazy ironer. Since I ordered it online, it came with a million wrinkles. I knew this top couldn’t be ironed. So there it hung in my closet…me willing the wrinkles to just miraculously fall out. Guess what? Uh…they didn’t. In comes my new Conair steamer! It worked like a charm! So I wore this top the first chance I got.

I love mixing patterns and prints, so why not go ahead and throw leopard in there?! It’s my new neutral ๐Ÿ™‚

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ted baker top and the limited pants

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Shirt – Ted Baker; Pants – The Limited; Shoes – Isaac Mizrahi;ย Bracelets – Lagos and David Yurman; Watch – Rolex; Ring – Bergner’s

S-S-S-Snake – Print Dress That Is

Ok, immediately Paula Abdul came into my head when I was thinking about a title for this post. Y’all know what I’m talking about…Cold Hearted Snake! I hearted her so much back in the day. But, this post isn’t to reminisce on my fav tunes from my younger days.

It is however a post about how much I love this snake print J. McLaughlin dress! I loved their end of the season sale a few weeks back. I got this amazing number at a whopping $69, marked down from $235+. Now that my friends is a freakin’ fantastic deal in my book.

J. McLaughlin python print dress

Now, I know it’s not about finding great deals and adding stuff to my closet for no reason. Before I decided to make the purchase, I did stand in the dressing room and thought of the different ways I could wear it. One key thing – ย it is work appropriate. It’s not too tight. It’s not too short. The print isn’t too loud and crazy for the office. Win-win. This fabric is also one of my favorite parts. It doesn’t wrinkle! I loathe ironing, so the less I have to do of it the better. And did I mention it has little pockets?! Love that cute detail.

J. McLaughlin python print dress

I was lucky and Georgia had a beautiful almost 60 degree day last week. So no tights needed! I also could wear my peep toe booties. I hope my Northeastern readers don’t hate me too much since I know you are buried in snow up to the wazoo!

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Dress – J. McLaughlin; Booties – Coach; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired La Coco); Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – David Yurman (similar)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

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