Sunday, June 19, 2011

Deal of the Day Sunday

Oh. My. Gosh.  Swirl by Daily Candy is having a sale on one of my favorite jersey dress designers!  Frenzii is a 15+ year old line made by designer Jully Kang.  The dresses have a fresh L.A. vibe that allow you to flaunt your curves in hues like bright salmon, boysenberry, and indigo.

Twisted Strap Short Dress $39 (Reg. $85)

You have to create an account to enjoy the sample sales offered by Swirl.  Check out the deals at

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wear It Out - Stripes

As a fashion blogger, I LOVE to read other blogs.  One of my favorites is  Last week, she inspired me to step out of my little insecurity box and wear horizontal stripes - a pattern I tend to avoid.  Well, the many compliments I received on Friday were a pleasant surprise.  Here are a few pics.  

Check out SZAFOFA's take on stripes:


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Move

Hello Lovies - I'm in the process of moving into a newer, more fabulous home.  Posts will be sporadic until after U.S. Independence Day (July 4th).  Thanks so much for your concern, sweet emails, questions, comments, and tweets.   

Heels & Happiness,

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What to Wear to a Housewarming

SETTING: Significant Other's Friend's new house
DRINK: Frozen Strawberry Margarita
SCENT: Givenchy Ange ou Démon Le Secret

I think that school teachers keep odd hours during the summer.  Case in point: the boyfriend tells you (insert: me) that we've received an invitation to a housewarming party that will take place during the middle of the week.  This is a big issue, because you will have to miss your weekly Zumba class and go to work the next day.  At least choosing an outfit won't stress you out.  A cotton cap-sleeve top and A-line skirt fit the bill.  Low wedges keep your feet comfortable, and the Coach tote just makes you smile.  You can waltz into the fête looking like a fancy lady in a skirt, but you'll probably be the most comfortable woman in the room.

Check out how one of the Wear It Out models wears the look.

Chic in an  A-line skirt and brown leather wedges

Chocolate Coach Tote looks yummy
I put a different spin on the A-line skirt by replacing the cotton top with a lace-trimmed cami and cardigan.  I trade the wooden wedges for cork ankle straps.  I'd still rock a tote with this ensemble.

I love cardis and skirts!

Cork heels are so comfortable

So, readers, what do you think?  How would you wear it out?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Deal of the Day Tuesday

San Pedro Pencil Skirt for $59.96
 Need some sexy separates to spark your wardrobe?  Check out Anthropologie, where I tend to get statement pieces for less-than-statement prices.  Anthropologie is having a sale both in store and online ( during which you can take an additional 25% off of sale items.  There are no codes.  Discount is automatically reflected at checkout.
Penthesilea Tunic for $44.96

Lacy Turning Cami for $14.96

Expeditionary Jacket for $52.46

Happy shopping!

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Luminous Summer - Casual Workday + Happy Hour

SETTING: Your office then happy hour
DRINK: Frozen Caramel Macchiatto from Starbucks then mojitos
SCENT: Christiane Celle Calypso Chevrefeuille

You don't always greet Mondays with the relief you feel on Fridays.  You wake to the sound of your Monday morning alarm with a mixture of disbelief and irritation.  You are almost ready to press the snooze button, when you recall that you have a 10 a.m. breakfast meeting with your colleagues.   As your feet swing over the side of the bed to the floor, your memory scans your closet.  The weather man is reporting that it's already hot outside, so you decide to wear something light and white.  And, since you are meeting your best friend for drinks after work, you already know exactly what to pack to easily take your look from office-appropriate to happy hour diva.

Sleeveless top or skinny jeans are great options for drinks after work

Platform stilettos and satin purse

 Questions?  Need to know how to wear it out?  Email me at

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Strapless + Full Bust = Impossible?

I and my fellow full-busted sistren (related to brethren) have been convinced through both experience and common sense that strapless dresses and tops were not made for us.  I have often looked with envy at my friends with less ample bosoms who were able to wear the cutest strapless jersey dresses or bikinis (are you kidding me?).  Being a member of the DD+ crowd, I thought that it wasn't meant to be, so I'd accepted my fate.  

Strapless dress from Shape FX
Shape FX (a clothing company that integrates shapewear into its pieces) has given us the cure for what ails us: the long-tiered strapless control dress.  I'm so geeked, I'm going to buy one online this week from, so I can try it out and report back on its efficacy.  What do you think?  Is it safe for a full-busted woman to go strapless?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Question: What to Wear on a Saturday Night Double Date?

OK, Wear It Out ladies, I received the following question in the WIO email inbox this morning:

"I am going on a double date with my husband and another couple tonight.  We are going to dinner at a nice restaurant and then to Intermezzo for drinks and dessert.  I have no idea what to wear.  Please help!" 

For those of you who don't live in Atlanta, Intermezzo is a fantastic European-style cafe that serves adult (ahem) beverages and devilishly delectable desserts.  It 's all candlelight and close-talking.  Quel romantique!

Here are a few options from the WIO models.


Cotton print sheath and metallic sandals

Silver charm bracelet, circle diamond necklace, and silver sandals
With black bolero jacket


Strappy zip-front dress with pockets

Dress with rhinestone waist detail

Metallic gladiator sandals and clutch

Sheer drop-waist blouse, bootcut pants, and large clutch

Leather clutch options
Black leather peeptoe slingbacks with crisscross detail

With smaller clutch
What do you think?  Is this how you would wear it out?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Deal of the Day Thursday

I think I'm just in a mood for dresses.  If you're looking for a cute party dress or something sexy to wear out on the town, check out Dorothy Perkins (   DP is one of the UK's largest fashion retailers with nearly 600 UK stores and over 50 international outlets.  Here in the states, we can enjoy the store's Euro offerings through the blessings of the Internet and international delivery (woo hoo!).  DP is offering up to 30% off of some of the items in its online store from now until midnight on Friday.

Coral Knot Halter Maxi for £31.50
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How Would You Wear It?

So, it turns out that I'm not the only one who buys the shoes first and then builds an outfit around them later.  One of Wear It Out's readers submitted pics of these beauties and asked that we help her figure out how to wear them.  If you owned these blue Marco Santi T-strap platform heels, how would you wear them?  Would you wear them with jeans or a skirt?  Where would you wear them?

Marco Santi heels from