Over spring break this year, we went on our fifth Disney Cruise. Yes, fifth. Yes, we love them. Obviously. 🙂 We went on the Fantasy again and sailed to the Western Caribbean making stops at Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island). The Fantasy and Dream are sister ships that set sail a few years ago. They are bigger than the Magic and Wonder and are just wonderful. My favorite part – the adult restaurant, Remy. I’ve been fortunate to eat at fantastic places in my life, and Remy is the #1 restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. This was also the Star Wars Day at Sea cruise, and this Star Wars family loved every minute of it!
But, this isn’t a travel blog…it’s a fashion blog. Another reason I love cruises is getting to dress up for dinner. Do you have to? No. But, it’s me. C’mon, do you think I’d really NOT dress up for dinner?! 🙂 Here’s what I wore this year.
I love Lilly Pulitzer, and this Sloane maxi (some other fun patterns here) was perfect for getting on the ship. So comfortable! Even though I’m just shy of 5’8″, I did have to get it hemmed a little so I didn’t have to wear wedges with it.
I got this on super sale last year. I knew that the cruise would be the perfect place to wear it – and I was right. (Here’s a similar style this year.) And these Schutz cage wedges I got last year in NYC have continued to be a favorite. Here’s a different version.
This Ted Baker dress I picked up two years ago for $90. This was the perfect dress for formal night! And these Michael Antonio silver shoes I got off Amazon for $23! I didn’t want to spend a fortune on silver shoes I know I wouldn’t wear very much at all! Amazon has everything 🙂 The girl is wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress I wore on a cruise four years ago. My baby is growing up 😦
This night, we ate in Remy. When you eat in Remy, you are expected to dress appropriately. So yay for me to get to dress up again! This Halston Heritage dress had been sitting in my closet (another huge sale item) and was waiting for me to wear it. And I’ve had these DVF shoes forever…who doesn’t love a good leopard print?!
I posted about this great dress a few weeks ago. It’s on sale!
Most days were spent in a swimsuit, but this day we went out to walk around the Falmouth, Jamaica port. I got this $19 Lilly Pulitzer Rilo tube top last year. So glad I did since they didn’t come out with this style this year. The shorts were an Old Navy special! And you’ve seen these Kendra Scott pink Danielle earrings a few times this trip…they went with this top perfectly! Jack Rogers Lauren sandals are still a fav from last year.
When I saw this dress on Instagram, and it was on sale, I immediately sent the link to my hubby for Christmas. I was so happy he got it for me! This Parker dress is one of my favorites now! So simple but so beautiful. It also goes perfect with my Louboutin nude heels.
My hubby got me this Ted Baker dress last year for Mother’s Day, and I knew I wanted to wear it again on the cruise. If you are a RHOATL fan, you will recognize that Porscha wore this dress in her interviews, but I think I wore it better. LOL
I posted the Lilly Pulitzer Clara dress last year…and then I picked up this one on super sale. I just love how flowy these dresses are. Means you can eat a lot and not even notice! 🙂 Here are a few great patterns left from last year here and here. (This runs so big, you want to size down.) Oh and look, again with the Kendra Scott earrings and Schutz wedges!
If you have any Disney cruise questions, feel free to leave a comment with questions!
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 🙂
Ted Baker, you did it again. Another great print on such lavish fabric. Even better, it was a surprise gift. Don’t you love when your husband buys you something because he thinks you’ll look good in it? Most anything Ted Baker I’ll love anyway 🙂
This dress also comes in black, which I definitely prefer the white. I think it makes the flowers and colors pop more, and y’all know I love color! I didn’t want to take any attention away from the dress, so I just paired it with a nude strappy heel. These new Steve Maddens I picked up are not the most comfortable, but they go with so much!
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 🙂 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)
Last year for Christmas, I got the longer version of this amazing coat in taupe. This year, there was a fantastic Black Friday deal on this Ted Baker Paria short wrap coat. I fell in love with the color…so I asked if it could please be wrapped for me under the tree. (Oh, you know you have all done that before!)
I think the official color name is interesting – Pale Purple. This coat is anything but pale. It’s so bright and so beautiful. And as Ted always does, he puts in a gorgeous lining. One important thing to note is how the buttons are buttoned. They are covered, so you have to finagle the button on the inside of the coat. The finagling is worth it though! It gives it such a polished look.
I also love the option of the collar. You can fold it over or pull it up for those windy and cold days. It has a button on the inside and then another one on the outside to make sure it stays secure.
It’s definitely warm, too. I think it cuts the wind out really well. So if you are looking for a new coat at a great price, definitely give this one a try!
I love color. I love great prints. I love little details. I love this shirt. I’m glad I snatched it up on sale at Anthropologie while I could because it’s not even available online anymore. Putting together easy outfits makes me so happy in the morning, especially when I can pull it together in literally a minute. So there you go! 🙂
Top – Anthropologie; Jeans – Ted Baker; Shoes – Sam Edelman; Bracelet – Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex; FitBit Flex
Annie Griffin has wonderful prints. Wonderful fabrics. But…the label is no longer going to be designing clothes 😦 So those of us in the Atlanta area got to partake on the warehouse sale last week! I scored this awesome Kelly Shift Dress in Medallion. It was an amazing deal, and y’all know I’m a sucker for a deal! I actually snagged it from a woman who didn’t like it. I did the whole “um, are you going to get that?” thing. No shame. I was surprised I liked the shift style, but it fit great. It wasn’t too tight around the hip and thigh area at all. Score one for me! I wore this out for dinner and I got so many compliments. Score another one!
I am not much of a clutch person, but I thought having a cute nude clutch would be a good addition to my purse collection. I love how it has a chain to carry on my shoulder…or I could carry it as a true clutch. Versatility at its best.
Nothing is better than a great print! I love a good pencil skirt, and I had my eye on this Ted Baker Crystal Droplets for a while. My favorite detail – the zipper that goes up the back. The little details make all the difference. I started out wearing a light pink shirt, and it looked ok, but I think the black pulled the print detail out even more. I’ve had this shirt forevaaaaaaa, and I knew I kept it for a reason.
Shirt – BCBGMaxAzria (old); Skirt – Ted Baker Crystal Droplets (sold out); Shoes – Ash (old); Bracelet and Earrings – Stella & Dot (old); Watch – Rolex
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.
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
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.
Yes, I know this dress is tight. The hubs was sweet enough to buy this for me, but it was a little too snug 🙂 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. ❤ 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? 🙂
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
Taking a vacation to the Caribbean is the perfect time to wear your bright, tropical-colored clothes! This Ted Baker Blisse Chameleon Print Tee just fit in when we stopped in Cozumel. Tropical flowers and adorable chameleons and jewels – oh my! I thought with such a bright shirt might as well turn up the brightness a notch with bright green shorts! Why not?!
Happy Monday, everyone!
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 🙂
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.
Linking up The Pleated Poppy.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!).
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!
Hello! Thought I would capture some of my latest dressing room shopping excursions. I love trying on clothes…but that’s probably obvious by how much I love to shop 🙂
First stop was Poppy’s of Atlanta in Buckhead. They never disappoint in the cute dress department! This first Jude Connally fit and flare fit like a dream (similar but different fabric). His fabrics are amazing and travel so well. If y’all remember, I loathe ironing.
Next, Annie Griffin’s Hudson Maxi in the Mykonos pattern. They were having a trunk show that day, and I was drooling over all of the great patterns. And who doesn’t love a good maxi?! I couldn’t believe how long this was, as I’m just a little shy of 5’8″!
Up next, Bloomingdale’s at Lenox Square Mall. Their Ted Baker section is huge. It was hard not to grab everything to try on. Darn you, Ted, and your fabulous new prints. But here’s what I took with me to the dressing room. These first two were Bloomingdale’s exclusive pieces. I love the shirt’s pattern. And a hot pink skirt – how fun!
I saw this skirt online. I thought the jeweled pattern was fun. The best detail is the zipper going up the entire back of the skirt. It has a great stretch to it as well. The cami ran a little small, but I love the fabric and neckline.
This dress was calling my name! The style. The pattern. The print. The adorable tulip hem on the side. The pockets. Ted knocked this one out of the park.
The knit dress was so comfortable. And it literally felt like it was made for me. And I loved the midi length.
For fun, I tried on this cute Clover Canyon two piece outfit. Just because I’m a mommy doesn’t mean I can’t at least try on this trend. I really wanted to see how my stomach looked in the crop top. I didn’t think it looked too bad! (Can’t find this anywhere online – it must be a Bloomie’s exclusive.)
And last but not least, Anthropologie. Love walking around that store. I have to say, remember to look under the tables! So many things are hiding under there! These adorable shorts caught my eye. I’m a sucker for a cute pattern. This tank was really soft and I loved the little pocket.
I’m always on the hunt for dresses that I can wear to work. This one had a higher neckline and great length. The bottom part is a great jersey fabric that is ridiculously comfortable.
This was the second time I tried this stripe dress on. It’s a stiffer fabric, but it’s so freakin’ cute! I had to size up and wanted to see how it fit again.
So…what do you think I bought? And if you say everything … wrong answer 🙂
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 🙂
I have an obsession with Ted. Ted Baker that is. Not the stuffed bear with the wicked Boston accent 🙂 I find his dresses to be so feminine and playful. And this dress is no exception.
I had my eye on it for a long time at Von Maur. And I watched. And I watched some more … until it was on its second mark down. SCORE! Gotta love the sales at Von Maur! I love the Peter Pan collar in the front and the back, and not to mention this great print. My kids were spinning me around trying to find all of the birds on it. It’s such a wonderful mix of color. Ted does it again.
My mom picked up these gorgeous little mint earrings for me for Christmas. I love that my hair is slightly long enough to pull back so I can start to show off my earrings! I also picked up this new Raegan cuff from Kendra Scott. Mint is one of my favorite colors, so I know this bracelet will be on heavy rotation, especially since it’s small and a good size for layering.
Dress – Ted Baker Eponi Pretty Trees; Tights – The Limited (old); Booties – Vince Camuto (old); Earrings – ?? Christmas present; Mint Cuff – Kendra Scott Raegan; Gold Cuff – Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
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.
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!).
When 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.
I happened to have this necklace from J. Crew from last year. I think it really pulled together the black tights. Love the various colors of not only the pink, but blue, green, yellow, and black.
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 🙂
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
When I moved to the South almost five years, for some reason I didn’t think I would really need my winter coats anymore. Uh yeah. Wrong answer. I’ve had maybe two mild winters where I only had to wear my heavy winter coat a handful of times. My coats I have had for seven plus years were just getting worn. So when I saw the Black Friday sale at Ted Baker, I immediately told the hubs that I would pretty please love the Ted Baker Nevia Wool Coat under the tree 🙂 I’m glad he had his listening ears on, since it showed up under the tree.
This coat is so versatile. Personally, I love how the funnel collar can stand tall and protect my face from the cold winter wind. I also love how you can fold the collar down as well.
If I had a complaint, it would have to be how the coat buttons. There is an inner button, but also the main button around the waist is buttoned internally. So, you really have to finagle the button. But I end up just wrapping the coat over and tying the belt and all is good 🙂
One thing I love about Ted Baker clothing is the attention to detail…hence the gorgeous lining! Just look at that print!
I hate cold hands. I always have gloves in every single coat I own. So I may or may not have purchased these gloves in the anticipation of unwrapping this coat. They are the softest leather! Oh, and they were on sale. And you can use them with your smartphone. Yay! No cold hands while answering a text!
Now, even though I LOVE my new coat and gloves…I’d love a mild Southern winter, Mother Nature 🙂