Jumping In

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When I was in elementary school jumpers were all the rage. I had several pair that I wore with Sam & Libby ballet flats in a variety of colors and a giant, matching hair-bow fastened to my head. I thought they were horrible at the time but my mother insisted on dressing me and I didn’t object because all the other girls wore them, too. Safety in numbers I suppose… Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would entertain wearing one again.

Until now. The jumper is back in action and it’s effortlessly chic. And smart, too.

I’m kind of digging this Zara version and maybe this striped Rachel Pally. And then there’s Valentino’s take. One can dream, right?

How do you feel about jumpers? Are they a do or a don’t?

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Wedding Wear

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As I mentioned earlier, I LOVED the ensemble I wore to last weekend’s wedding. I was running short on time to find something amazing that I looked & felt good in so I turned to my BFF – ZARA. The first pass through the dress section turned up nada so I moved on to shoes. I found these sparklers {clearly made for dancing} & immediately added them to my cart. Then I made my way back to the dresses. They’ve been hit or miss lately with sizing so I ordered a variety of options in hopes that something would work with glittery, studded heels. I was also kind of in love with this pink dress but I wouldn’t allow myself to get too attached before trying it on. Everything arrived 2 days later & I tore into the boxes like a kid on Christmas morning. I said a quiet prayer to the fashion gods, sucked in & slipped on the dress and shoes.  By some miracle, it fit. Weeks of painful cardio, squats-till-you-drop & strict WW point calculating had paid off. 

And then I started to worry that it looked too much like a prom dress. This was a southern wedding & much of the night would be spent outdoors surrounded by A LOT of seersucker. It’s easy to dress something up but near impossible to dress something down without the aid of flats & a denim jacket & neither were gonna happen. I grabbed this sheer grey space-dyed scarf * & said another prayer. It sounds strange but it worked! I finished things off with some dangles & a super fun clutch from Anthropologie.

I had the best time that night & for once in a long while, I felt pretty. 

* the heather-grey is currently out of stock

Zara : Spring

Spring is here! And that means a new collection from ZARA. Those who know me well know that I am a ZARA superfan. It’s safe to say that half of my closet is dedicated to the brand and I get reallll excited when a new lookbook arrives in my inbox. If I can’t wear couture  then I’ll gladly settle for shopping their sartorial tribute to the fashion gods (i.e. fabulous knock-offs). I’m talking about you, Celine!

Take a peek and tell me your faves!