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Baby Pink

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This dress will always have a special place in my heart. I first spotted it on sale on the French Connection website and knew immediately it had to be mine. I clicked submit order and waited impatiently for it in the mail. At the same time, my family and I were all waiting rather impatiently for the arrival of my sister’s baby. She and her husband decided not to find out the gender of the baby, so not only were we waiting for it to be born, we were also waiting to find out if it would be a a girl or boy.

I got the call at 2AM that my sister had gone into labor. The next morning I got this dress in the mail. That night I found out that I was an aunt to a sweet little baby girl named Olivia. As I was getting dressed the next day, it seemed there was only one way to celebrate the birth of my sweet niece: a super-feminine frilly pink dress. All day, anytime someone complimented my dress I would respond with, “Thanks! I’m wearing pink because my sister just had a baby girl!” What a happy, happy day.

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Saint Laurent Moment

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Truth be told, I’m not a huge Hedi Slimane fan. In fact, I’m praying that he won’t be the man chosen to fill Raf Simons’ impossible-to-fill shoes at Dior. That being said, there’s something about the Saint Laurent Spring 2016 collection that’s really stuck with me. Upon first viewing, I felt nothing. There was no fluttering of the heart like there was when I first saw the already-classic Gucci Resort 2016 collection, and there were no verbal exclamations like there were when I first laid eyes on D&G Alta Moda 2016 collection. There was nothing.

And then something strange happened: I started looking out for a slinky silver dress. I thought, hey maybe a slinky silver dress would look pretty cool with my trusty leather jacket. It turns out there is something inarguably—and somewhat annoying—cool about the Saint Laurent girl. She’s part Kate, part Courtney, and she’s who we all want to be (for a day, at least). So I put my snobbery to the side and clicked buy on this silver-flecked plissé popover dress, and I haven’t regretted it for a second.

As predicted, this bad boy layered perfectly under my moto jacket. In place of the irreverent tiaras worn on the runway, I donned my favorite pair of crystal drop earrings plus a stack of Xena-chic silver rings to finish off a look that makes me feel fierce. P.S. This dress is as comfortable as my favorite jammies, so it’s a total win/win situation.

Clothing, On the Cheapish

Studly

sparkle-shoes-pairPrada Glitter Smoking Slippers // Forever 21 Studded Glitter Loafers

For the past couple of years, I’ve been strictly a golden girl. But the metallic tides appear to be turning toward silver, so I’m hopping on the sterling wagon with some sparkly flats.

Who doesn’t love a good smoking slipper? They’re comfortable but a little more interesting than your average ballet flat. Add some glitter and I’m all over these pretty Pradas. Luckily they were on sale…for $343.

After crying sad, sad tears of sartorial woe, I did what any self-respecting shopaholic would do: I took to the streets. Market Street to be more specific. Where at my local Forever 21 I found these lovely Prada pretenders. Smoking slipper silhouette: check! Silver sparkles: check! Studs? Even better! And at $35, the price is right.

These twinkle toes add the perfect pop of glamour to those days when you want to be comfortable but still look chic (read: Mondays). I styled them with a chambray and denim duo topped off with a cheery daisy necklace also from Forever 21.sparkle-loafers7sparkle-loafers6sparkle-loafers5sparkle-loafers-tiesparkle-loafers10

Shoes: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Prada // Necklace: Forever 21 (old) // Shirt: from Therapy // Jeans: Old Navy // Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs