Sunday, April 8, 2012

'Tis the Season for White

I knew when I first snatched up this white lace dress at the Texas Style Council's clothing swap, sponsored by LuLu*s and, that I would wear it on Easter Sunday... and probably every weekend thereafter. Unlike other lace items I own, this fabric is surprisingly soft and has a slight stretch to it. I can safely say this will be The Dress of Summer 2012. (And it earns bonus points for matching my pale white legs.)

Now I just need The Song of Summer 2012 to play while I dance around in my white dress. Spoiler alert: It will probably be something by One Direction. The Biebs is so 2011.

What I'm Wearing
Dearest One Ivory Lace Dress (c/o LuLu*s via the Texas Style Council)
Navy/Purple Trim Blazer (Old Navy)
Purple Patent Leather Skinny Belt (J.Crew)
Guess Tan Cork Wedges (DSW)
Tortoise Shell Sunglasses (Forever XXI)
Rhinestone Bow Ring (Forever XXI)
Royal Ascot Ring (JewelMint)
Monte Carlo Bracelet (JewelMint)
Thin Gold Bangles (Forever XXI)
Gold Michael Kors Runway Watch (Macy's)
CND Shellac Nail Polish (One coat in "Hollywood," one coat in "Hot Pop Pink")

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Little Thrills

I'm a big proponent of reading the book before the movie, and Downton Abbey is no exception. As soon as my friend Emily told me Edith Wharton's last and unfinished novel, The Buccaneers, was it's long-lost cousin, I scrounged up a copy. (I also grabbed Old New York, which is a series of four novellas chock-full of all my favorite Wharton themes.)

I can't wait to read The Buccaneers before I finally start watching Downton Abbey. Being a late adopter really worked out for me this time.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The March Dress

I'm late posting my dress from last month's take on the dress resolution, but better late than never, right? ("Better late than never" has been my motto ever since I learned how to tie my shoes.) And like both the January and February dresses, this one was way under budget at $19 from Forever XXI.

After evaluating my last three challenge purchases, goals for the April dress include: branching out and wearing a pattern or a print; taking advantage of being under budget and springing for a great quality dress... and posting in the same month I purchase the dress. Dreaming big.

What I'm Wearing
Rose-Colored Empire Dress (Forever XXI)
Black Leather Belt (J.Crew Factory)
Mossimo Patent Leather Ballet Flats (Target)
Gold Glasses Necklace (Forever XXI)
Blanc Bomb Ring (JewelMint)
Royal Ascot Ring (JewelMint)
Thin Gold Bangles (Forever XXI)
Gold Michael Kors Runway Watch (Macy's)
Monte Carlo Bracelet (JewelMint)
Pyramid Stretch in Island Coral Bracelet (J.Crew)
OPI Nail Polish in Panda-monium Pink

Last Week's Surprise Giveaway
Thanks to everyone for all your comments on which nude ballet flats I should purchase! I decided on the TOM'S and can't wait to show them off as soon as they arrive!

And congratulations to Laura, who won the surprise giveaway! Laura, e-mail me with your address, and I'll be sending a pair of Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats your way!

 Laura Mar 29, 2012 03:34 PM

the toms- aside from the awesome fact that they help those in need, they are by far the cutest and easiest to match with a lot of different outfits.