Monday, August 29, 2011

What to Wear to an Evening Wedding

I accompanied one of my best friends to an acquaintance's wedding this weekend.  The ceremony was held in one of the oldest churches in downtown Atlanta, while the evening reception was held at a posh, yet understated, venue in trendy midtown. My friend wore a gorgeous black and tan chiffon dress with a sexy surplice neckline.  I chose a black Herve Leger inspired bandage dress with a low boatneck to flatter my décolletage.  We both sparkled in gold jewelry and wore subtle evening makeup.  Obviously, we were expecting to fit into an equally well-dressed crowd.  Imagine my horror when we spotted an attendee in black flip flops.  I know what you're thinking--"Maybe they were just sandals with a kitten heel."  No ma'am.  I know a flip-flop when I see one, and that was some beachy, college bathroom don't-step-on-the-shower-floor footwear.  I was shocked by that sight, but I nearly had a fit when I saw a guest in jeans.  Listen--I know we're all very casual these days. Heck, I'm all about rocking denim and sneakers to MJQ.  But, this is a wedding, folks.  This is the time to dress to the 9s and act like you've been there before.  Clearly this post is needed.  

When the bride looks like this:

then you may not wear these to her reception:

You shouldn't even wear this to the rehearsal dinner.

What are you, a hobo? Get some gosh darn shoes!

If you're not at the beach, get a real dress.

If you want an inexpensive, yet sophisticated option for attending an evening wedding, Spiegel ( has quite a few:

My point is that when you're an adult, you must put aside childish ways.  There is a time and a place for jeans and flip-flops.  A classic evening wedding in a metropolitan area is not one of them.

Love ya!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Question: What to Wear with Hot Pink Shoes?

Question posted on Facebook ( What do I wear with hot pink shoes?  I provided a short response and option on my page, but I wanted to expound and give a few more options.

I paired the shoes with LBDs - quelle surprise.  Now, I know that it's super hot to wear other colors (like deep purple or chocolate brown!) with hot pink shoes, but the black and hot pink combination just screams sexy to me.  

H&M $39.95

Express $79.90

Frederick's of Hollywood $69

Bebe $109

Showing off our curves continues to be the hotness.

Have fun!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Fashion Crush Friday

I'm having heart palpitations over this silk kimono blouse from Anthropologie.  I would rock the seams off this shirt in some dark rinse skinny jeans and cooler-than-they-ought-to-be black platform heels.  This would be my weekend hang out uniform.  

Tsuru Blouse at Anthropologie - $118.00

Skinny Leg Eva Jean at Express - $79.90

Mix No. 6 Allure Pump at DSW - $49.95

A.V. Max Gold Earrings at Bluefly - $42.00

How would you wear it?

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Question: What to Wear to the Jill Scott concert?


I’m going to the Jill Scott Summer Block Party concert at Chastain Amphitheater with a group of friends on Saturday.  As you know, Chastain is an outdoor venue.  We’re sitting in the terrace, so I don’t have to worry about grass stains.  I want to be cute, but also comfortable and not too hot.  I was thinking of wearing a maxi dress.   I don't want to be overdressed.  What do you think?


Dearest Anundra,

First, I’m super jelly, because I can’t make it to the concert, and Jilly is one of my favorites!  Ok, enough self-pity.  I’m so excited that you get to go.  For our readers who don’t live in Atlanta, Chastain is a gorgeous amphitheater.  Guests can bring in picnics and sit at front tables (très expensive), terrace seats (more affordable and fun), or rear lawn (fun, but less comfortable—basically, you’re just happy to be there). 

Second, since you’re sitting in the terrace, I think you can pull off a maxi dress with few worries.  This will give you the opportunity to sit comfortably and have a good air flow in our often-too-hot-for-words Atlanta weather.  Honestly, this is a Jill Scott concert.  If you can’t get all boho chic there, then there isn’t much hope for boho chic.  The prices run the gamut, so you can choose how much of the bank you want to break.  Here are my suggestions:

Dress at Shopbop - $247.50
Dress at Free People - $88.00

Dress at Target - $24.99

Dress at Shopbop - $129.00

Have fun!


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wear It Out: Company Cruise

SETTING: Lake Lanier Islands
DRINK: Cristalino Brut Rosé Cava
SCENT: Island Palm Beach Michael Kors

Having a caring and fun boss makes you the envy of your friends.  This jealousy stems from the fact that as many of your cohorts work from the crack of dawn to the fall of dusk for very little pay and/or praise, you receive both in amounts that make your cup runneth over.  Then there are the perks. On this warm Saturday evening, you are standing on the top deck of the Island Princess—an 85-foot excursion yacht that your boss rented for her division to celebrate landing a new big client. Since it’s a warm summer evening, the impeccably dressed women mingling about wear everything from one-shoulder midi dresses to slinky jersey maxis.

As you head down the stairs to the enclosed dining area for dinner, one of your aforementioned jealous friends, who is also lucky enough to be your non-romantic date for the evening, compliments another coworker’s fabulous one-shoulder party dress. Your coworker returns the compliment to you and your friend, who is wearing a MAXAZRIA jumpsuit with the most amazing back details. You feel like a knockout in a tobacco colored jersey dress from Haute Hippie and gold tone Oliana sandals by Calvin Klein. 

MAXAZRIA Jumpsuit at Shopbop - $398.00

Haute Hippie Dress at Shopbop - $565.00

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Deal of the Day

I received a private invitation for Spiegel's ( One-day Clearance Sale.  You can get great deals on office-appropriate pieces or cute weekend dresses.

Silk Shantung Dress for $67.99

Denim Capri for $14.99

Oversized Silk Blouse for $29.99
If you'd like to take advantage of this deal, send me an email at, so that I can forward the invitation to you.

Happy shopping!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sundress Sunday

SETTING:  Buckhead Tapas Bar
DRINK:  Sangria
SCENT:  Escada Signature

Being a lady in the city has its perks: there are plenty of reasons to get girly.  Weekend plans to meet up with a few girlfriends for tapas in Buckhead transmogrifies into a themed “Sundress Sunday.”  You select a flower print dress by Adrianna Papell with a cinched waist and bateau neckline.  The subtle perfection of the Givenchy leather envelope clutch lends the outfit an almost cinematic feel.

Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom

Givenchy clutch from
As you float about and mingle, you admire your friends’ sundresses—some colorful, some striped, some with A-line skirts and all adorable.  Classic is always in style.

Want to plan your own “Sundress Sunday” with the girls?  See below for outfit options.

Dresses from Nordstrom and Banana Republic

Dresses from Nordstrom and Banana Republic

Clutches from
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

I love it when a plan comes together.  A couple of posts ago on a "Fashion Crush Friday," I posted pics of a denim Helmut Lang dress, Zara sandals, and a red leather Miu Miu tote (  This look inspired me so much that I had to try and recreate it.  Also, since I'm not a multi-zillionaire like you, I had to pull this together on a budget (read: I couldn't buy the $900+ Miu Miu bag).  Sophia keeps some tricks up her sleeve, though.  I went to Kohl's and found this chambray dress with a raised waistline and surplice neckline:

Apt. 9 Surplice Chambray Dress - $36 at

The pairings:

Sleeveless Cowlneck Shirt

Leather and Brass Waist Belt

And, the accessories:

Tan Leather Franco Sarto Sandals

Medium Louis Vuitton Neverfull

What do you think?  Did I pay appropriate homage to the inspiration outfit?