Dress Well: Lock Me Up

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Anthropologie dress, Chie Mihara wedges (on MAJOR sale!), Super old necklace, J. Crew bracelet (old), ASOS clutch, Ray-Ban sunglasses (very similar)

I wore this dress to work for the first time yesterday, and when I walked through the door I was met with a barrage of compliments from my very wonderful co-workers. Everyone loved this dress, as they should - not only is it fun and different, but it is RIDICULOUSLY comfortable. It was my outfit of choice for a recent dinner at Flour + Water because the lack of a waistband made it perfect for eating copious amounts of pasta. Seriously ladies, run don't walk to Anthropologie to pick it up - this baby's a keeper!

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DSC_3084Can I get a show of hands for who's excited about the release of Season 2 of Orange is the New Black today? If you're not excited, go watch Season 1 and get back to me. My husband and I are planning on staying in tonight, cooking dinner, drinking wine, and taking in as many episodes as possible. After a long, productive, exhausting week, I'm more than ready to immerse myself for a few hours in a great show. Here's hoping it lives up to its own precedent.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dress Well: Rehearsal

Laundry by Shelli Segal dress (old), Ivanka Trump heels (old), J. Crew bracelet (old)

This past Saturday was JDRF's Bay Area Hope Gala. After spending the last six months helping plan the event, it was wonderful to get to see the whole thing come together. Despite the fact that Saturday was most decidedly not a rehearsal, there were a few elements that made it feel like one.

First off, my friend Renee Capobianco asked me if she could do my hair for the Gala. Renee has an interview with a salon this week (she recently moved to SF from NYC) and wanted a few more images to use in her portfolio of her work. Obviously I jumped at the chance to have her do my hair, and let me tell you, I'm so glad I did - this is hands-down the best job anyone has ever done with my slippery, slippery locks. I'm still stunned how beautifully it turned out - Renee is so talented!

Secondly, the Gala gave me an opportunity to re-wear my outfit from my rehearsal dinner two years ago. It's not often that I get an excuse to bust out this beautiful dress, so I was so thankful to get to wear it on Saturday. As an added bonus, I realized that my art deco-inspired J. Crew bracelet went perfectly with the dress and shoes. All in all, I think I ended up looking better for the Gala than I did for my rehearsal dinner!

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Dress Well: Holiday Peplum

Zara dress, J. Crew belt, Sam Edelman booties, Old necklace (similar), Tory Burch sunglasses

I know we're well past the holidays at this point, but I'm going to have to ask you to bear with me for one more set of pictures with a Christmas bonanza in the background (also known as my parents' house). I brought this outfit to Houston with one specific event in mind: my family's yearly pre-Christmas dinner at Pappa's Steakhouse. Since the outing is always a feeding frenzy, I needed an outfit that was both holiday appropriate and stretchy. This outfit turned out to be perfect (minus the belt - never wear a belt to a steakhouse).

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Also, if I am ever out taking pictures for the blog and you walk by the photo session, this is what my face will look like. "Noooooooooo someone's coming down the street - I feel awkwarddddddd" - direct quote from me right before this picture was taken.  DSC_8910Happy Thursday, everyone!

Dress Well: Bridal Shower Style

Zara dress (sold out; similar), Sam Edelman booties, Louis Vuitton wallet, Old necklace (similar)

I know, I know, I promised that I would post what I wore to the November bridal shower almost a month ago (I'm sure you all have been anxiously awaiting this post since then). I finally got a chance to throw the bridal shower outfit  back on last weekend, when my husband and I took a stroll over to the Presidio.

I spent weeks trying to figure out what I should wear to co-host my friend's bridal shower - it was in early November, so I wanted to wear a fall color, but nothing too dark - I didn't want to look like I was heading to a funeral instead of a wedding celebration. The shower was held in Houston, so my dress had to be light enough to wear in 80-degree temperatures while still looking appropriate for fall. Let me tell you, friends, this combination is not an easy one to find. However, when Jacey wore this dress over on Damsel in Dior, I knew I had found the one. The lighting in my pictures is a little misleading - the dress is actually a deep shade of burgundy, and not bright red. Paired with these booties, I think it's perfect for the fall.

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Please forgive my pasty white legs - seeing as it never gets above 70 degrees here in SF, I will never have a tan again...ever.

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Finally got me some grown up shades - thanks, Mom!

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DSC_7783I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend - I had a great time bouncing around the Bay Area with my sister (pictures of her visit to come soon, of course). Now I'm only five days away from heading to Texas for the holidays! My, how the time flies!

Have a great week.