So Genteel


Prim and proper. This strapless dress is perfect for a Sunday afternoon soirée. The dress says elegance with its genteel floral print set to a soft green backdrop. For chillier days, and an alternative look, it is paired with a mini cardigan that flirts with its colors. Tan d’Orsay pumps, a pink clutch, and white pearls add the final touches.
Dress –Alyn Paige via Marshalls Cardigan—Petite Sophisticate Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom Clutch—Guess via Marshalls Pearls—Overstock

Warm Breezes

Hey now. I’m ready for the fall just like everybody else. But, dresses like this one make me long for warm breezes. The cotton dress has a structured empire and adjustable straps providing a snug upper fit. Its appeal, however, comes from the perfect union of modern print and vibrant color.
I wore this to an engagement party.
Dress – Gap outlet Bag – Michael Kors via ebay Shoes – Tahari via Nordstrom Pearls – Overstock and T.J. Maxx Watch—Kenneth Cole Reaction via Marshalls

Uncomplicated

I swear. I don’t usually shop in juniors, but the clearance tag on this Mossimo Supply Co. halter dress made me take a second look. I had seen it before and the long fit, navy print, empire waist, and braided halter were quite striking. However, juniors sizing is often deficient in some areas for me. To my surprise, the dress fits like a glove. I paired it with patent navy flats. Now I am ready for an unfussy day of running around.
Dress – Mossimo for Target
Flats – Banana Republic factory store

A Love Affair

Ah love. An afternoon wedding gave me the perfect opportunity to unveil this Max Studio cotton voile sundress. Its cream base with a striking yet very delicate floral print -a harmonious mix of brown and green- gave the dress sophisticated appeal. The obi (sash) at the empire waist yielding the fit-and-flare shape rendered the dress perfect for the affair. 4 inch Tahari Mecca d’Orsay pumps and 14K freshwater cultured pearls finished the look.

Dress – Max Studio via Marshalls
Pumps – Tahari via Nordstrom (annual sale)
Pearls – Overstock

Right on Target?

Surprise surprise! So Isaac Mizrahi really hits the mark with these oh-so-stylish leather pumps. This pair features an exotic black with a classic yet very of-the-moment snake skin pattern. The best thing about these pumps though is that Isaac did not compromise comfort for style. With a 3.25″ heel, and cushioned insoles, they surprisingly provide all-day comfort.

The vintage inspired shift dress with the feminine ruffle detail, also Isaac Mizrahi for Target, initially caught my eye. But when I tried it on at home, I could not reconcile the poor fit around my hips. I typically love Isaac’s work; I just wish his designs loved my body type. But I am sure I will give him more chances to woo me in the future.