Taking My Own Advice

I am sure you wonder if I take my own fashion advice…..and I can honestly say, I do!  For example, you might remember this post where I advised readers to get to know a great tailor.  I believe customizing your clothing to fit perfectly is key to a fabulous wardrobe.  A few months ago I did a complete overhaul of my closet.  I sent items I haven’t worn in 12 months (my rule of thumb) to consignment, donated some items that were worse for wear and made a small pile of items that I still loved but didn’t fit properly. The dress below was originally purchased when I was 8 months pregnant and I wore it for Prestons shower here.  The dress is by my favorite Philadelphia brand Sava and it was not maternity, so at the time I sized up considerably to make room for my ever expanding waistline.  I am still completely smitten…loose flowing silk, soft tie dye print….what’s not to love?  I decided to take my own advice and brought it to my local tailor (along with a few other items) and had it sized down to fit me now that all the baby weight is gone.  What do you all think?  I wore this to dinner with my husband before he heads out of town this weekend.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have an awesome weekend!

ORIGINAL DRESS


TAILORED DRESS

 Silk Maxi SAVA (older style) similar vibe available here, Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal, Bracelet Leigh Ann Barnes (older style), Shoes Christian Louboutin (older style), Clutch Louis Vuitton

Baby Shower: Skylar Rose

We showered my little sister over the weekend in preparation for her sweet baby girl, Skylar Rose, who is due in July. Living in a world of blue, it was really fun to decorate with all things girly and pink!  I helped my sister pick the prettiest pink maxi dress and then gifted her the beautiful necklace to off set the color.  She looked stunning and the shower was lovely.  I gave a sneak peek of the day on Instagram but wanted to share in more detail here on the blog. Pregnant or not, I hope you find some outfit inspiration and hope all the mommies reading had a relaxing Mothers Day:)
Dress Ya (sold out), Earrings c/o Silverspeck, Shoes Calvin Klein (old), Bangles combo of Cartier, Andi’s Boutique and Lia Sophia

 

Maternity Maxi Isabella and Oliver (similar available here),  Necklace and Bangles D.Monaco Boutique

Not the best placement as the wires out of my head make me look like Medusa, but I wanted to share a picture of both of my sisters.

West Virginia, Mountain Mama…to be!!!

One of my “college 8” (eight of us that remained best friends since college) had her baby shower this past weekend.  She hails from West Virginia, so we all decided to come in a day early and spend the entire weekend together.  It is ALWAYS amazing to see this group of beautiful women.  The time we spend together is filled with inside jokes, constant laughter and a whole lot of love (wine too- although half of the crew is preggers right now).  I could talk about these ladies for days..so…before I get too off topic….

The honoree and gorgeous mother to be, Greer asked me to help her find a shower look for the special day. So a few weeks back,  I shipped her a box filled with  pretty dresses and accessories to match.  She chose this stunning RYU rosette dress featured below.  To say she was “glowing” is an understatement- an undeniable beauty- making her look good was my easiest job yet! Hope you find some outfit inspiration and enjoy the weekend picture book:)

Dress RYU , Earrings Handmade by local artist, Shoes Rocket Dog via DSW

I had these earrings handmade by the owner of D Monaco Boutique in Point Pleasant as a gift for Greer once she decided on the dress- the stone was a mix between purple and pink and accented the dress really nicely.

I thought she picked a great shower dress- super feminine and perfect for welcoming a little GIRL:)

Some candid shots from the weekend in West Virginia!

Beth, Jessie (only 4 more weeks until she has her little girl), Bridget and Maggie

Jessie and I…we met in 7th grade drama class, went to college together, the rest is history

Bridget, Beth, Me and Maggie

Jennifer, Beth, Greer, Jessie and Bridget

Me (I wore my trusted Analili dress featured here)  Greer and Jennifer

Adorable little outfit for sweet lil baby girl!

Me and Annie

Hope everyone had a great weekend…and Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers in your life!