Thursday, February 24, 2011

My favorite dress

There are days when I don't know what to wear, days when someone asks me to do something randomly, or a day where I feel groggy or down. These are the days when I wear a dress. It's a no brainer because it's a complete outfit. I have a rack of dresses that I can wear to pretty much any occasion I can think of, the comfier the better.
Here's my favorite...

Dress- ASOS
Cardigan- Jigsaw (I'm so mad they closed :( )
Belt- braided t-shirt
Shoes- Anthropologie
Necklace- Vintage

I am so in love with these booties from Anthropologie.
I added the belt so that the eye is drawn to my neck line.

I was going out to lunch with a friend, so I decided to accessorize with 2 statement pieces; my boots and a long necklace. I have a dozen long necklaces in different colors because I feel like they elongate my body, I'm only 5'5, so I could use an extra inch or two :)

This dress is a little long for me, but I'd like to wear it with flip flops and a big floppy straw hat, or biker boots and a leather jacket if I were going to a bar or concert. I love the possibilities of an unfussy day dress!

Silly photo my husband took of me blowing kisses to the puppy that lives upstairs, he was barking up a storm when we were taking the photos.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wild Child

The sun came out to play yesterday and so did this new t-shirt from "Yours Clothing". I'd been waiting for my package of clothes from them since Christmas day!  Bad weather in the UK followed by the tomfoolery that ensued after Georgia was hit with ice meant that I didn't receive it until valentines day!
This shirt was obscenely long and too big, so I decided to cut it off below the hip with my kitchen scissors and see if I could rock a look that conjured up "Fame: The Movie". It's super soft and comfy, and I didn't accidentally show off my bra too much ;)

Sunglasses: Missoni
Shirt: Yours Clothing (minor alterations)
Bra: Vanity Fair
Jeans: New Look
Shoes: Blowfish ( currently my favorites, they're so comfortable)
Necklace: Topshop (an amazing gift from my sister Nicola)
Ring: Anthropologie

Such gorgeous weather, you wouldn't think that a month ago we were snowed in!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I love you...

 ...trench coat, I really really do.
 I got this trench coat from Old Navy for roughly $30. It's a size XXL. I have worn it in Atlanta of course, but I've also worn it...

in Charleston, SC...

 In Amsterdam...

 In England...

and in Paris.

I wonder where it will go next?

It took me a long time to find this amazing staple, but it was worth the wait. I have made a list of my staple clothing items that I'll share with y'all later in the week.

Have a happy valentines day. <3

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Secret Garden

Maybe it's because I went to all girls Catholic school in England, but for some reason I always feel better in chilly months wearing a skirt and tights. I think they keep you warmer than pants.
This is my favorite casual dress bought from Belk. I added the buttons to make it a little more interesting. I found them in Youngbllod Gallery which is one of my favorite shops in Atlanta.

It's an art gallery and boutique with handmade arts and crafts for sale. No one else has my buttons and that makes me smile!

 Dress- Belk
Boots-Steve Madden
Buttons-Youngblood Gallery

 I look like I'm back in England! Yay for crappy weather in Atlanta. Everyone is complainig except me!
Although it doesn't do much for my hair. Eeek!

photos and make up by David Jennings

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ab Fab

Just me at David's house reading a book about British TV show "Absolutely Fabulous" in my favorite shoes :)

Shirt- Karen Kane
Jeans- Gap
Shoes- Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon heart Shoes

My shoes are actually hard to walk in, but they're so beautiful that I'll deal. Possibly the best present I've ever gotten, thanks Kathryn xoxo

Sunday, February 6, 2011

5 Years!

I made my wedding anniversary very easy to remember when I decided that 02-04-06 would be the day we'd get hitched. Friday was our 5th year of calling each other husband and wife.
We had dinner at Seasons 52 which is somewhat of a tradition. I just adore rustic vegetables. Yum.
 I had chicken cabernet and Shane had steak and potatos. We listened to live piano music and giggled our way through our meal. I must admit I love that man of mine.

Dress ASOS Curve- It's a little too big, but I can sinch it with the built in belt in the back.
Heart necklace- Francescas
Disk Necklace- Vintage
Tights- ASDA
Shoes-Junkmans Daughter in Little 5

my favorite part of my outfit you ask?

So cute :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Color me happy

The weather in the A-Town has been up and down, but mainly down. I don't mind the cold, it must be my British blood, but my friends from Atlanta hate it.
This outfit always puts a smile on my face;
Top-Karen Kane
Bag-Vivienne Westwood
Heart Necklace- Francescas
Gold Disk Necklace- Vintage

 My very talented friend David Jennings of took the morning to make me look all beautified and then snapped some pictures of me before we went to Corner Tavern, our favorite lunch place in Little 5 Points.

 He did a great job with my make up. I'm wearing MAC mineralize SPF 15 foundation in NW20, and Viva Glam Gaga on my lips. I've forgotten what the eye shadow was...oops!
Thanks David!