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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

It’s All About the Back – Swimsuit Season

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I have a love hate relationship with swimsuits. A lot of women probably feel the same way. Since I love to wear one pieces, I’m so happy that for the last few years, there are so many great options! Like with my clothes, I love details. With one pieces, one detail I love is when designers focus on the back. Above, that was one of my favorite swimsuits from last year from Nanette Lepore. The print attracted me, but once I saw the back, I was sold (well and it fit really well :)).

Can you believe it’s almost swimsuit season?! Spring breaks and winter get-a-ways are upon us. Last year when I wanted to purchase a few new suits, here’s what I did. I went to Bloomingdale’s and tried on all of my favorites. I took the coveted selfie in the mirror so I could remember how they fit and took pics of the tags so I could remember the size and style name. I purchased my absolute favorite at full price, but then I watched. And watched. A few of the ones I wanted were the designers I often see on Rue La La and Hautelook. So I knew exactly the size and style I wanted….and exactly how it would fit! Some of these sites have Final Sales with suits, so there was no need to worry about ordering a suit that didn’t fit. I got a Trina Turk and another Nanette Lepore for 60% off retail in the middle of summer. So if you can wait, it’s worth it.

Here are some suits I am eyeing this season. So happy there are SO many great options out there for those of us who love one pieces!

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Seafolly “Mesh About”

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Red Carter Racerback Tank

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Becca by Rebecca Virtue Twists & Turns

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Nanette Lepore Santorini Goddess (this is actually the same suit I have on, but updated back)

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Mara Hoffman Solstice Cut-Out

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Becca Show & Tell Openwork

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Robin Piccone Burnout Halter

What are some of your favorite brands of swimsuits?

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!

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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 🙂

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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

Spring is Here

Last week, the temps in the ATL were amazing. I think I wore a skirt or dress almost every day – and even one was sleeveless! I won’t forget to mention wearing open toed shoes, too. Yahoooooooo! I took full advantage of the weather.

I love stripes. I snatched up this adorable skirt via Haute Look. Not only is it striped, but it has pockets! I love combining green and blue. It makes me happy. And your clothes should make you happy.

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T-shirt – The Loft; Skirt – Nanette Lepore via Haute Look; Shoes – Charles by Charles David; Bracelet – Banana Republic; Watch – Michael Kors

Nothing Better Than A Bold Print

I purchased this little beauty when I was in Boston. When I went into the Nanette Lepore store on Newbury street, I made a bee line to the sales section. And I’ve very glad the super sweet sales girl said, “We have a lot more sizes in the back.” Thank goodness, since all they had out on the racks were 0s…and I’m definitely not a 0.

The print is what makes this dress. It’s just fun. And who doesn’t want to wear something fun?! To me, I think it’s also a seasonless dress. You can wear it with tights like I did for a chilly winter night, or pair it with cute strappy heels in the summer. I love all of the colors…and it was fun wearing a big, bright lipstick, too. I am a huge fan of mixing lipsticks. This is a bright red and hot pink combo.

Also, do you like my “I’m sorry I had to leave you for a business trip because I know you are going to be snowed in for the next two days with the kids” necklace? The hubs definitely didn’t have to do that, but it was much appreciated. 🙂

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Dress – Nanette Lepore; Tights – DKNY; Pumps – The Limited; Necklace – Tiffany; Bracelets – Lagos and David Yurman

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

 

 

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