// Dressed To Impress

I've been looking for reasons to get dressed lately... I've made it 2 out of 4 days so far this week haha The weather was amazing on Monday when Mike and I met up with Holly and Tim for a Him + Honey photoshoot. We carted them all around Nashville and tried making the most of our time together. It was so rad to meet Holly since I've known her via the web for quite some time. She came over from the UK at the beginning on November and has been making her way around the country since. I'm so so glad she had a few days in Nashville with her boyfriend and even more tickled that she contacted us for a shoot! After the shoot we treated Holly and Tim to Five Guys since they had never had it. We shot so many photos that day! I can't wait to get the scans back from our lab. The sky was crystal clear and the temperature hovered around 60 all day... Dreamy! We couldn't have asked for a better day considering several days before and after were frigid... including today. Mike and I worked on Honeybean inventory and designer payouts for the rest of the week and we tried keeping warm despite the intermittent snow. I'm eager for some Spring days, that's for sure.

Tuesday through Thursday was spent in a pajama dress and yoga pants... and several pairs of Mike's socks! Sometimes I feel like I'm more productive if I put a little bit of effort into how I look during the day, but let's be real: it's way too easy to stay cozy and comfortable when you don't leave the house!

I finally pulled myself out of my pajamas for long enough on Thursday to snap some outfit photos. These photos took about 1.5 minutes to take because it was freezing! I mean high winds and a windchill of 9 degrees... and I wasn't wearing a jacket. Ugh, sometimes I do really stupid things haha I wanted to show as much of the dress as I could, because it's really really gorgeous. I do wish it were slightly longer because the poofy tulle underskirt sticks out kind of funny, but I like to think that the pretty lace overlay makes up for that. (Just a heads up, this dress is from a UK-based plus size brand and the sizing is a little strange for US folks... They stock sizes 14-32 UK, which is roughly the equivalent of US sizes 10-28, even though their products claim they start at 12! My dress is a size 14 UK (US 12 by their standards, US 10 by traditional standards) and so far with my experience they tend to run a full size big. Beware of possible customs fees, too!) In the spirit of dressing up, I even put on some lipstick (for the first time in forever!) My nose and fingertips were the color of my lips by the time I raced back to the car.

I'm looking forward to a pretty easy, breezy weekend around these parts. If I finish all of my sign orders and knock out some emails beforehand, I'll be one happy camper! Happy Friday!

No Nonsense tights
Ross clutch
Blowfish wedges


  1. gorgeous outfit! i should put more effort in dressing up to.. but sometimes sitting behind a laptop writing all day is best done in sweatpants and a hoodie, haha.
    xo, cheyenne

  2. Great dress!! Thanks for the heads up about sizing.... I'm always nervous about the UK to US conversion sizes!

  3. I love your dress! It reminds me of one I owned years ago and sorely miss. Definitely going to check out Yours Clothing - thanks for the recommendation.

    PS - Went over and voted for you again on WWDMAGIC. Best of luck!

  4. You're right, the dress is gorgeous! And I love your nail color! I couldn't agree with you more, getting out of comfy clothes when you work from home is very tough. The only thing that saves me is the fact that I have school pick-up/drop-off, although half the time I still arrive in jean shorts and a t-shirt. The other moms must cringe;) Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

  5. very pretty dress! and I love the pink nails!

  6. You look stunning! I love the red lip on you - and the nail polish is perfect! You're braver than I am - I'm terrified of the cold.

    Halfway Heroine

  7. such a pretty, chic look! I love that dress style.

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  8. Beautiful! I love your hair color....what color is it on the bottom?

  9. Beautiful outfit! I really love your hair color though, what color is on the bottom? It's the perfect golden brown!

  10. Oh gosh, Five Guys changed my life when I moved to the east coast. Now I can't go a full month without it!

  11. Such a lovely outfit!! I've been trying to find more excuses to dress up as well. And Five Guys is the best!! We have them in Texas as well, and it is one of our go-to places.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  12. Girl, you always look fabulous. I NEED your makeup tips.

  13. Brr! I'm embracing the cold for a while longer though because it stays so hot in Georgia for so much of the year. I enjoy when it's not humid outside and being able to layer!

    You look super gorgeous in this dress despite how cold it was. I love the pretty lace. It looks wonderful on you!

  14. Gorgeous style, I am really liking how different your styles can be over time! I have been reading since late 2011 definitely 2012 full time and have seen how you can be so mature (here) or very bright girly girl, offensively bright and colourful (multicoloured JCs was one of my fave posts!) and then completely casual. I do wish you would do more outfits with your awesome JC collection more often though. I understand being a mum now means impractical but they were such awesome posts =D oh well. After so long your blog is beautiful and am happy to still be reading!


  15. I've been having trouble getting dressed too. I was really proud of myself for getting up, showering, and changing clothes today. Maybe it is the cold. I would rather spend the day in bed in a hoodie than anything else.

    I'm not usually a big fan of dresses, but this one (and basically all of the ones you post) is amazing.

  16. You look gorgeous!! :)

    Lots of love, Tatjana

  17. lookin' good, girlfriend!! that lipstick really sets off the look!



  18. Love that dress so much and you look fab in this outfit!


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