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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. 🙂

This adorable Ooh La La makeup crossbody was just on the 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 ❤

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

kate spade Mariella Dress

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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 🙂 (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

kate spade Blooms Fit and Flare Dress

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I stalked this dress for over a year…and my stalking paid off because I only paid $80 for this gorgeous beauty! Being patient is worth it sometimes I guess! 🙂

I just love the colors so much. It has my favorite cobalt blue and pinks, and I even love the brownish flowers they threw in there too. The fabric is thick and the dress is so well made. They still have this in many sizes on kate spade’s website for $196 – but I suggest you try your nearest kate spade outlet to see if they have it like I did.

Finally…I broke down and bought a Tory Burch Fitbit Flex holder. My colorful rubberized bands just didn’t make the cut with some of my clothing choices. And what a great investment this was! Feels just like a normal bracelet…and I don’t workout in it obviously. The rubberized bands still get used for that for sure.

Dress – kate spade Bloom; Shoes – Sam Edelman (style here); Sunnies – Tory Burch; Fitbit Flex Holder – Tory Burch (on sale in silver here); Bracelets – Henri Bendel Petite Enamel and Leather Bangle

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.

kate spade Jaq Floral Print Dress

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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.” 🙂 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)

Latest Stitch Fix Printed Shirt

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In my latest Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist to focus just on shirts…specifically short sleeve or sleeveless shirts for this hot summer in the south. And this is one of the beauties that I got! Blue is one of my favorite colors and this print is just fantastic! As soon as I tried it on, I knew I could pair it with this J. Crew No. 2 pencil I picked up at the end of last summer. It’s such a great lightweight, silky (well polyester) shirt that can be worn so many different ways.

And can I tell you how much I love this new coral/orange lipstick from Lipstick Queen? Well, I do! I’ve always been afraid of that color, but many times this summer I kept saying to myself I wish I had that color for certain outfits! So I stepped outside my comfort zone – and voila! A fun new lip color that is actually called Fire Red…not quite sure I see the red in it though!

Shirt – via Stitch Fix; Skirt – J. Crew No. 2 Pencil; Wedges – Charles by Charles David (old); Necklace – via Stitch Fix; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (old); Watch – Rolex; Earrings – kate spade (similar); Lipstick – Lipstick Queen Saint Fire Red

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Fit and Flare Yet Again…kate spade Selma Dress

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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. 🙂

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 ❤

Ted Baker Catina Cascading Floral Dress

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ted baker catina cascading floral sheath dress

ted baker catina cascading floral sheath dress

ted baker catina cascading floral sheath dress

ted baker catina cascading floral sheath dress

I know I know. Another Ted Baker. But this one is not my fault. I swear! My sweet hubs bought this for me because he thought I would look good in it. What a sweet gesture…and a self-esteem booster.

It was perfect for a wedding I went to last weekend. Even though I do have to say this fabric does NOT breathe. Like at all. Us girls were dancing like crazy, thus sweating up a storm. Whoah. I was so sweaty! Thank goodness the fabric is dark. But, it’s such a great stretchy fabric; I could even move on the dance floor. And that’s so important in my book 🙂 TB strikes again with a gorgeous sheath.

Dress – Ted Baker Catina; Shoes – Steve Madden; Bracelets – C. Wonder and Henri Bendel (old); Watch – Rolex; Clutch – Stella & Dot (old); Earrings – kate spade (old)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

kate spade Blooms Della Dress

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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 🙂

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

What I Wore For My Disney Cruise Dinners

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For spring break, we ventured on the high seas on the Disney Magic. This was our fourth Disney cruise, so we knew the drill. But I’m sure you can imagine what I love doing most on the cruise? Dressing up each night for dinner! If y’all haven’t noticed if you have followed by blog, I have an obsession with dresses (say it isn’t so!). Cruises are the perfect opportunity to get gussied up.

I’d thought I would put this post together because my other run down of outfits from the last cruises is my number one post of all time. Crazy! So here we go!

First night was cruise casual. It happened to also be Easter Sunday, so I thought this dress was a little Easter mixed with a little Caribbean.

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Dress – Lilly Pulitzer (last season); Shoes – Charles by Charles David (old); Bracelet – Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex; Purse – Louis Vuitton

The second night was formal night. I was so excited to wear this dress again. I first wore it in January to my work’s annual party. But this time was a whole separate look – no tights, no pumps, no necklace, and hair pulled back. It was so interesting seeing what some people thought “formal night” really was. But to each his/her own when it comes to fashion. But I’m pretty sure cargo khaki shorts and a polo shirt aren’t in the category of formal 🙂 Oh…and if you watched the RHOBH reunion show, this is the dress Kim Richards had on!

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Dress – Ted Baker Jineen; Bracelets – Henri Bendel; Shoes – Ash (last season); Earrings – via Stitch Fix

On the girl – Dress by Ruby Rox at Von Maur

The next night was cruise casual again, and I couldn’t wait to wear this new Ted Baker Distinguishing Rose dress. I love everything about this dress, especially the tulip hem. It’s all in the details!

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Dress – Ted Baker Distinguishing Rose; Bracelet – C. Wonder; Shoes – Charles by Charles David

I’ve had this beauty since the end of last season. I got it on super sale at the kate spade outlet store. I saw it on a blogger last year and fell in love. But, I wasn’t in love with the price tag. Good things come to those who wait! Snatched it up as I knew it would be perfect for cruising!

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Dress – kate spade (last season); Bracelet – Spartina; Shoes – yep! Charles by Charles David again!

We dined in the adult-only restaurant, Palo. If you go on a Disney cruise, you must eat here. YOU MUST. (Or if you are on the Dream or Fantasy, here AND Remy’s!) It’s a little fancier, and I had yet another dress that was begging to be worn in my closet. I love the red and pink combo here!

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Dress – Jay Godfrey through Rue La La; Shoes – Steve Madden; Bracelets – Stella & Dot and Henri Bendel; Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired)

This next night was actually semi-formal night. Well, this wasn’t what I had planned to wear, but it worked out perfectly. I love a good maxi and this one is no exception. I knew when Anthro came out with this beauty it had to be mine (insert villainous laugh here!).

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SB by Sachin and Babi Marisol Maxi Dress

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Dress – Anthropologie SB by Sachin and Babi Marisol Maxi Dress; Bracelet – C. Wonder; Shoes – you guessed it…Charles by Charles David

On the girl – dress from Kohl’s IZ Amy Byer

So this pretty much sums up my evening attire. I’m saving my day outfits for separate posts, so you’ll have to come back and visit – or follow the blog! If you noticed, I wore my nude color Charles by Charles David wedges with about 75% of my dresses. I LOVE THESE SHOES! They are from a couple of season ago and need to be replaced, but I haven’t found the perfect pair yet. The leather is so scuffed at the front of the toe…I must drag my toes when I walk sometimes and not realize it.

Just remember when you are trying to figure out what to pack for a cruise: it’s really wear what you want to wear. Although in Palo or Remy, they are pretty strict (I believe guys need a jacket and women a dress, skirt or suit). It’s all about having fun! And my fun was getting dressed up!

Rose For A Rose

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DVF Paris Dress

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DVF Paris Dress

This dress’s print just makes me happy. Who doesn’t love roses?! And who isn’t excited that I can wear this sleeveless dress outside?! With no coat on. In April. This is why I heart living in the south. Here’s to putting away the coats until next November!

Dress – DVF (sold out); Shoes – The Limited (old); Earrings – Kendra Scott Alexandra;  Sunnies – Kate Spade (similar); Bracelet – Spartina; Watch – Rolex

kate spade Dehlila Dress

When I spotted this on the sales rack, I knew I had to try it on. With my curvy shape, fit and flare style dresses are my favorite. The one thing that surprised me about this “summer” dress was that it is very heavy. But, that also means it’s a great transition into fall dress.

Let’s also talk about how great the details are on this dress. Built in necklace?! Love. Or as my coworker said, “Look! Your dress is bedazzled!” 🙂

Sorry the pictures are kind of dark. When I have to leave for work when the sun is coming up, and I’m hitting the gym after work, gotta do what I’ve gotta do to get a shot. Ha! My red lips definitely pop though…and I’m loving this bareminerals’ Moxie lipstick in shade Light It Up. Bright lips have been my fav lately!

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Dress – kate spade Dehlila (on sale!); Shoes – Splendid; Bracelet – Spartina; Watch – Rolex

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Colorblock with Kate Spade

It has been so hot here in the ATL. And when I’m hot, my clothing piece of choice is easily a dress. I love the pattern of this dress! One reason why? I love the bright yellow and black in this dress – Go Hawkeyes (University of Iowa for those of you who are not Big Ten fans)! I guess Oregon fans could like it, too, with the yellow and green 🙂

Pockets…I’m a sucker for pockets. Whomever decided to put pockets in dresses is a freakin’ genius.

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Did I mention it is super fun to do girly twirls in?! ‘Cause it totally is!

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And what about the thick exposed zipper? Yep. Love that, too!

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Dress – kate spade; Wedges – Charles by Charles David; Necklace – Stella & Dot; Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – Tiffany

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

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