August 17, 1 Dress, 2 Ways

Today I’m showing a cute dress that I bought years ago in Chelan (cute little lake town in Eastern Washington). I have worn this dress to a summer wedding, a cocktail party, an auction and also for date night. I think the pattern is really fun- and very different than what I usually wear. It’s made of polyester (but looks like silk), so it is super comfy and lightweight. It’s a very versatile dress- in that it can easily be changed from dressy to casual by simply throwing on a jacket and changing shoes- as seen below.

June 8th, White Party

I’m playing in a tennis match today (wish me luck), so instead of showing what I’ll be wearing, I’m showing what I wore to an all white party I went to a while ago.

Ala P Diddy (or Kyle from Real Housewives), I went to a lovely party where all the guests wore white. All the decor was white, flowers were white, they even had white leather couches… it was so cool!

I didn’t have a dress, so I ran to my favorite store for dresses (Marshalls) and picked this cute little number up.

I love the jeweled neckline, love the A line cut, and love that it has such pretty details. I simply paired it with black strappy sandals- and I was ready.

Linking up for to Girlymama for Fashion Friday!

May 7th, Cocktail Dress

Every gal needs a ‘go to’ staple dress in her closet. One that at a moments notice she can throw on and feel like a million bucks!

This dress does that for me. It has such a fun feel to it. I’ve worn it several times- and always have a really great night!

Do you have a cocktail dress in your closet that you LOVE? Send me a picture!!

And, no, I am not actually wearing this today. I’m playing tennis all day, and didn’t think you’d want to see me in my tennis gear!

Happy Monday, linking up to Monday Mingle.

If it’s chilly, throw on a blazer! These probably aren’t the cutest shoes- but I wanted to by comfy!

I have to share a photo a reader sent me- this is Susan wearing a great dress! She looks fabulous and is totally ‘owning’ her look! I love this pretty purple color, love the cardigan over it and love her great shoes! Way to go Susan, and thanks so much for sharing! 

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I feel like I have so much to be thankful for, and rather than list them here- just know that I am extremely grateful for all my blessing and full of love for my family.

Today I’m showing an outfit that I took photos of a few weeks ago.

I’m showing how to take a cocktail dress and turn it in the a more casual and everyday outfit.

I bought this dress at Marshalls for an all white party I was going to last summer.

I haven’t worn it since but decided to try to tone it down a bit by pairing it with a denim jacket, scarf and boots. Now it’s a cute outfit for work or lunch with friends.

Looking at the photos- it would be better with boots that come up a little higher. Oh well…

Hope you have a wonderful day, enjoy your family and take a moment to be aware of all your blessings.

Sept 8th, Working Girl

Cocktail dress dressed down with the blazer and pumps.

Well, kids are off to school- Mother in Law has headed back to Florida- you know what this means-I’m back at work! Today’s outfit is my ‘working girl’ look. I took a cute cocktail dress and paired it with a serious black blazer and black pumps. I like this outfit- because I think this dress is so cute- I love the cool colors, the interesting pattern and my favorite- the unusual neckline. This dress is by the same designer as the asymmetrical top from yesterday- a brand called Ya Los Angeles. I bought it while on vacation at a cute little boutique. But- because I so rarely go to cocktail parties- I wanted to give this dress a chance to shine during the day. By pairing it with the blazer and pumps, it doesn’t look like I’m heading for a night on the town.   What do you wear to work?

No necklace necessary, the unusual neckline stands well enough alone.

For a night out, or if your going for drinks after work, remove the jacket and change shoes!

Blazer: Nordstrom, Shoes: Nordstrom: Dress: Black Dog Boutique