May 27, 2011

Love Her Just the Same

Jacket - GraceElement (Macy's), Dress - Rodarte for Target, Shoes -
 There is an episode of Sex and the City during which Carrie discovers a pair of Manolo Blahnik patent leather stiletto Mary Janes in the "closet" at Vogue Magazine. Once I saw that episode, I became obsessed with finding a pair of my own. But for under $50. Eek! It took a couple of years, but find them I did. And even though they aren't actual Blahniks, I do love my Mary Janes. Like the song says, I love her just the same. Don't worry, I don't sing the song every time I wear my shoes. Anymore. But I do bust them out just about whenever I can, and this Rodarte for Target GO International dress gave me the perfect opportunity to add a little sexy class to my feet.

 How cute is this Rodarte dress? It's so simple and yet elegant. I love the lace pattern, the sophisticated taupe color, the black mesh piping around the neckline, and the flattering A-line cut of the skirt. To dress it down a little for today, I opted for an oversized blazer and a casual updo, but I think the dress would also look great for a more fancy event with a fitted, shrunken blazer and a large vintage brooch. And a BONUS is that this dress could totally work as a "work-appropriate" dress too, even at my conservative job. Sigh. I'm so proud when my clothes multi-task. I, like my mother, appreciate it when my babies are overachievers.

What are your plans for the three-day weekend? I am looking forward to a baby shower, some cocktail time with good friends, and hopefully working on some preparations for my trip to Hawaii in two weeks! And by preparations, I mean laying out by the pool and working on my tan. Yes, yes, I tan before Hawaii. I know, I'm such a cliche. But please, don't judge me. I have to get in a bathing suit in two weeks and they say a nice tan can make your figure look ten pounds smaller. OK, they probably say more like five, but a girl can live in a fantasy world dream. Have a great holiday!


clementine* said...

ohh you know its good to have a base tan before you go somewhere sunny ;)

that dress is cute! i can definately see it in many different settings.

Paige Renae said...

Those shoes look simply fabulous on you, and they look so classy and chic paired with that wonderful dress. Have a fun three day weekend! I'll be hanging out with the family, doing a little shopping--ok, a lot--and also am having a big bbq.
-Paige Renae

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that dress is so pretty :)

<3 steffy
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