Today is an extra special day. I am excited and fortunate to be able to participate in a campaign to give back to the community and help empower women. ShopStyle and Dress for Success have partnered with select bloggers to help raise funds for the program that helps struggling women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.Read More
My life is so glamorous right now. This is evidenced by the fact that the new word my son has learned this week is "boogers." (Are you picking up on the fact that first sentence was sarcasm?;) ) Yeah, we've got a serious cold going on in the body of a little person who doesn't know how to blow his nose yet (or even how to blow when you tell him to) and a steady flow of snot running down his face. Which is a vicious cycle, because the snot flow upsets him so he cries about it ("Mommy! Boogers!", pointing to his nose), and the crying causes more snot. Not to mention the use of the bulb sucker that suctions the snot out but upsets him so much I think twice as much is created in its place. Like I said, life is glamorous right now.Read More
We are 7 days into October already - what the....? Don't have a Halloween costume for the little Dude yet - he's not old enough to have an opinion (or even know what is coming) but he's really in to "Finding Nemo" right now, so we can't decide if he should be Nemo, or a shark (he loves the sharks in the film, even though they only have like 5 minutes of screen time.) Part of me doesn't want to bother with a costume because I don't think he's going to want to wear it, and trick-or-treating with an almost 2 year old doesn't sound like a very productive activity. But on the other hand, little kids in costumes are SO CUTE! LOL So we'll see.
But once Halloween comes and goes, it will be Christmas time before you know it. While I feel like the holidays make what's left of the year go by even faster, I do love the occasions to dress up more than usual that usually arise. I'm loving this dress for parties to come. It is SO comfortable, the lace is very soft and stretches, and the pattern of the lace and the fact that it is black makes it very forgiving, despite being formfitting. It is dressy on it's own, but I think that it can even be dressed down for just a casual night out with a jean jacket and some moto boots. And for less that $70, totally worth it.
You can get this exact dress below, and while my shoes are old, I'm loving these very similar ones, which are also a great price.