I’m on the Executive Committee for PurSHOEing Justice, a local Atlanta fundraising event coming up in 2 weeks. PurSHOEing Justice benefits the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s (‘AVLF’) Safe Families Office, a local non-profit organization, which helps more than 1,800 survivors of intimate partner violence each year. This fabulous event is designed to raise awareness around the legal issues facing domestic violence survivors, their families, and the volunteers and programs who help them. The event will be held on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at King & Spalding in Midtown Atlanta.
- Shop the Look Above: Blouse: Pleione // Pencil Skirt: Lou & Grey // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Wedges: Aerosoles
- Shop the Look Above: Maxi Dress: EShakti // Wedges: Aerosoles // Purse: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Nora NYC // Bracelet: Two Cumberland
- Shop the Look Above: Top: SheIn // Shorts: Ann Taylor Loft // Wedges: Aerosoles // Purse: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Coach
- Shop the Look Above: Dress: Petite Epoque // Purse: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Tory Burch
As I said in my last 7 Charming Sisters post, I’ve been investing in statement accessories. Watches have become more like jewelry, rather than a tool to tell time. Nowadays women often use their smartphones to keep track of the time and their busy schedules. Therefore, watches are a great way to jazz up an otherwise boring outfit. This weekend I ran errands at the Atlanta Belt Line and wore casual leggings and a t-shirt. But, I felt that my outfit had an extra pop with my new JORD watch.
So one thing about me – I’m not the best with accessories. Two of my best friends have the best statement jewelry! Every time I visit them (one lives in Houston and the lives other is LA) I raid their jewelry stash for the weekend. Having the perfect earrings or necklace really takes an outfit from OK to fabulous. As a result, I’ve been on the hunt for some new fashion jewelry for my wardrobe. Luckily I found 7 Charming Sisters. 7 Charming Sisters has unique, affordable and quality statement jewelry. I’m wearing the “Strike a Pose” necklace and I love how it’s feminine with the rose gold, but also a little edgy with the pointy pyramid pendants. I also got the “Pave the Way” necklace because I’m super girly and this beautiful necklace will go with most of my wardrobe.
My husband and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my family in Virginia and then we flew back home to Atlanta on Tuesday December 27. Then, on Wednesday December 28 we drove to Hilton Head to see his family. His mother and step-father live in Hilton Head and his sister flew in town from Chicago.
This past weekend my husband and I ran errands and did some Christmas shopping. I still cannot believe Christmas is in 1 week! On the weekends I live in comfy clothes. Since the weather in Atlanta is constantly changing, layering is very important. My new favorite sweatshirt is from Alternative Apparel.
The weather has turned to winter in Atlanta so I’m in full on hibernation mode. I’m not a huge fan of cold weather. Part of the reason my husband and I moved further south is because we are such babies when it comes to the cold. I don’t go outside unless I’m completely bundled, or else I’ll likely complain and annoy my poor husband.
My husband and I both work at consulting firms and have pretty hectic schedules during the week. We both need to dress business casual or business professional depending on the day since we have client-facing careers. My husband travels Monday through Thursday every week to his client site. I’m lucky and only have to travel occasionally. During the summer, my husband still needs to wear suits, which is unfortunate for him since its so hot out. Luckily being a woman I can get away with a blouse and pencil skirt. I’ve talked to my husband and we’ve both outlined our looks for styling professional in the office for these hot Atlanta summer days!
Being 5 foot 2 I always run into the issue of dresses or pants being too long for me or tops just not fitting right. The places I shop at most frequently like Loft, Ann Taylor or J Crew all have petite sections which make it easier to find clothes that fit my body. It’s really frustrating have to pay for the clothes at a retail store and then having to pay extra at a tailor to get it altered. I recently got a bridesmaid dress hemmed in Atlanta and all they did was shorten the dress and tighten the straps a bit and it was $160! Since I just got married myself, I understand that weddings are expensive, but that seemed a little ridiculous in my opinion for minor alterations. I’m always on the lookout for new companies that specialize in petite clothing so I don’t have to deal with having to pay extra at a tailor.
Saturday night I had a girls night. My husband was out of town visiting friends in NYC so I had our place all to myself. When we moved to Atlanta I was worried about making new friends. Most of my friends are in the Virginia and the D.C. area. Jeremy is lucky because a lot of his friends from business school moved to Atlanta. I love all his friends but they are mostly guys. I need girl time sometimes. Luckily I’ve met so many great girls here. I have a great group of girls at work and I’ve met some others through a few degrees of separation. It was fun to relax on Saturday, drink wine and get to know one another better.
I’ve been all over the place this summer, from my wedding in Virginia, to my honeymoon in Italy, to my sister-in-law’s bachelorette party in Miami, to my friend’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas, plus so many other places this summer! I’ll be headed to two other bachelorette parties at the end of August. One in Cape May, which I’ve never been to so I’m really excited to attend and another one in Baltimore. Baltimore is such a fun city and I’m looking forward to that as well! Whenever I’m traveling and know I’m headed to the pool or a beach I always pack my must-haves. I always need a cute bathing suit and cover up, like this new off the shoulder white lace romper I got online at Romwe! I’ve gotten more conservative as I’ve gotten older and I’m not as comfortable walking around in only my bathing suit. I love white in the summer and this lace romper is just the cutest! It has a drawstring to adjust the size because it’s one size fits all. It’s also another $20 purchase! I love finding good deals and the romper shipped really quickly! I also have been searching for some new bathing suits and I found some really cute affordable ones at Adore Me!
During the summer I’m more social and like to grab dinner or drinks with friends or coworkers (during the winter I hibernate). So, having outfits that are versatile and can be worn at the office during the day and then transition seamlessly to social events after work is important! It’s not always that easy because sometimes work clothes are just boring. That’s why I’m obsessed with this new color block dress that I found on Amazon….and the best part is it is only $22! Can’t really beat the price! I love the two different patterns on the dress and the zipper on the bottom. The zipper jazzes the dress up a bit. It’s perfect for any occasion, including work, date night, happy hour or a girl’s night!
I found the cutest petite clothing line, called Petite Epoque. The company is currently being sold online and will fully launch July 1! The company was founded by a petite woman. She created her company to give petite women all over the world the attention they deserve by creating a line specifically catered to fit proportionately and to give fashion looks and trends that are feminine, functional, high quality, transitional and versatile! The line focuses on shorter lengths for skirts, leggings, jackets and dresses as well as attention to detail and the comfort. The company is catered to women of all ages whose heights are within 4’9″ to 5’4″.