I know what type of dress works and what looks terrible on my body type. I try to avoid the dresses that I know won't work. There's no reason to try on the wrong thing again and again. This Shoshanna dress is a rare exception. This is the halter top that could have never been. I avoid halter tops and strapless dresses like the plague. I saw this dress online and knew that it could be perfect to wear for a friend's summer wedding. When I think of lace I don't necessarily think of hott pink. This dress is different, as it should be. I took a chance and tried on my enemy the halter top and whatdoyaknow??? It worked! Shoshanna dresses are so pretty. They have them available at Neiman Marcus, and you can usually find some of them on sale. She makes quality dresses that are staple items, and can be worn over the years. I usually don't see the Shoshanna lines taking part in many of the trends. I like that. If I buy an item that's more expensive, I better be able to wear it for many many years. Shop Shoshanna looks using the links below:
The other week I was invited to a BBQ dinner. I had no idea what to wear. The weather was nottt great that day (think terrible hair day) and a cold front was supposed to roll in later that night. So May/humidity/cold. No outfits come to mind for that sort of scene. I knew I couldn't wear my usual girly attire, and needed to dress down a bit. I know how to do the athletic look, so I went with it. I got a new cap and paired it with my black bomber jacket that goes with everything. I went with a Nike shirt and my free people jeans to keep it casual. Shop my look using the links below:
I had a rough week last week and then a flat tire Friday night, but as soon as I got home all was well in the world. There's something about being back home. I feel safe and so sure of everything. When I'm home I remember how lucky I am to have such an amazing family. I was happy to get to spend Mother's Day with my family.
My Mom is the woman I want to be. On Sunday morning our pastor spoke about great Moms and how great Moms not only love their children, but they teach their children to love the Lord. My Mom loves me and she surely loves the Lord. I hope I can set the same example one day for my children and be able to love like she loves. When I was younger I noticed that my Mom was not like all the other Moms. She went above and beyond for us. Always. She didn't have to, but she did. Day after day. She is not only caring but she's strong. She isn't afraid to stand up for herself and for others. I wish I could be more like her. As I get older, I realize how lucky I am to have her in my life. She's my best friend.
"My Mother is the bones of my spine keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot imagine a life without her."
Thank you Mom, for everything. I love you.
I will admit that this top is not the most practical piece of clothing I own, but it's adorable. You can wear it with a top underneath or a cami to make the V cut less dramatic. It's a perfect top for the summertime. I plan on wearing it over my swimsuit with shorts this summer as well. Zara just released a similar top. Both are linked below: