Monday, January 18, 2016


Blouse - BCBG, thrifted
Jeans - Target
Heels - Christian Louboutin "Decollete" {similar here and here}
Clutch - Made by me from a vintage dress {details here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Bracelet - Target {last seen here}

January greetings, friends! Since I have a little more time to myself on Saturdays now, I've been trying to get out on Friday nights and I love to go salsa dancing. In Atlanta, there's an event once a month at a neat museum where everyone dances in the atrium under dinosaur bones. I dance with lots of new guys every time, and a situation frequently occurs which always makes me giggle. We start to dance and they say "Oh, you're really good!" So I smile nicely and say "Thank you!" Then when the dance is over, they ask me what I do and I reply that I am a dance instructor. And their mouths just fall open. I posted a short clip to Instagram {here} dancing with one of my favorite partners! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

...and Happy Holidays friends! I'm popping in briefly to give you a chuckle with these MATCHING mother/daughter Christmas vests my mom made for us in the early '90s. I found these yesterday and insisted upon a picture - I thought they were so cool at the time, and they still fit! Cheers - and Happy New Year, too!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Silver and Gold

Blouse - T by Alexander Wang {similar silhouette and similar here}
Jacket - Banana Republic Factory {similar here, love this velvet version}
Velvet Leggings - Target {similar here, here, and here}
Boots - Via Spiga "Bethany," thrifted {try here,  + similar here and here on sale, & herehere}
Purse - Rebecca Minkoff "Swing"
Monogrammed Earrings and Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here and here}*
Bracelet - Vintage
Nails - Christian Dior Diorific Vernis "Gris Or" {here}

Happy Cyber Monday, friends! When oNecklace contacted me again to showcase new jewelry, I eagerly said yes, as the last item I received from them (seen here) is something I wear almost daily! Since I love necklaces, I decided to try a different style and chose this 24k gold plated bar necklace. It comes with the engraving blackened by ink, but I requested the letters be left plain. The 24k gold plated earrings are so light and comfortable that I forget I'm wearing them. Both of the items I chose also come in sterling silver, and readers can save 10% by entering code dapper10 at checkout. 

Additionally, I'm loving this fun Dior nail polish acquired during the Sephora VIB event a few weeks ago. Hard to describe, and changing with the light, it's a metallic combination of gold, champagne, silver and gray, with a bit of rose mixed in. Last but not least, how great are these boots? I found them marked for $28 at a consignment shop, and with my account credit, I paid under $3 out of pocket. They retailed for $400 new! Thanks so much for dropping by today and happy shopping!

*I received this product for review, but the opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vintage Velvet

Dress - Anne Fogarty, vintage {pretty velvet here, here, and here, and lovely green satin here)
Heels - Christian Louboutin "Decollete" {similar here, here, and here}
Earrings - Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here)
Bracelet - Vintage

Happy Tuesday! I'm thrilled to show you this gorgeous vintage dress given to me by a former student's mom (it originally belonged to her mom). The black velvet is very soft and luxurious and dotted with such cute embroidered flowers, and magically, it fit me perfectly! I'm definitely thankful to this sweet lady for thinking of me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hunter Green and Oatmeal

Sweater - Target {here}
Jeans - Target
Scarf - crocheted by me
Boots - Frye "Veronica Short" {here and here}
PurseChlo√© "Ethel," thrifted
Earrings - thanks to Foxy Originals {similar here and here}

Happy Monday, friends.  First, I am wearing this sweater a friend of mine discovered at Target recently (in multiple colors online) - comfy, cozy, and has a cool detail on the back. Second, I'm showing this scarf I crocheted recently from wool yarn using this pattern. The finishing touch was adding several rows of single crochet and buttonholes, then attaching five large brown buttons. I hope your November is going great!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Weekend Jaunt

Last weekend, I made a quick and slightly last-minute getaway to visit a few friends in New England.

This coat was great. I found it at Nordstrom Rack a couple months ago - it is water resistant and lined in a furry material, so it kept me warm! {similar option here}