Dress: Topshop at Nordstrom–also comes in top version! (this one is a very similar navy version and I loveee this version with the dark floral print. I also tried on this one in a similar silhouette, it’s such a perfect transitional “winter to spring” color!) If you’ve been loving bell sleeves lately like I have, I rounded up my favorites in this post! // Boots: Stewart Weitzman (this is my favorite budget friendly version though, which I also own!) // Lipstick: My #1 go-to shade–MAC Lady Danger (I also recommend their lip scrub, which is SO good for winter, and their lip primer!) // Hair: Curled with a Beachwaver curling iron, Oribe Texture Spray // Nail polish: Essie’s no-chip gel polish–it actually stays really well compared to normal polish! I did a little review of it here. // Bar necklace: Dana Rebecca // Dainty gold “J” necklace: c/o Vo Jewelry
So, this has been a great week so far! YAY for great Mondays, right?
For starters, my friends Cassandra, Meg and I got together for an impromptu lunch at Dox Greek–this new trendy fast-casual (that’s a term now, you know. I heard it on the Bon Appetit Foodcast which is my favorite podcast ever) Greek restaurant. It was really good. I would describe it kind of like Antique Taco but with Greek? Like traditional street food with a twist? Order the chicken kebabs with fries. SO good.
Anyway, we spent awhile catching up over kebabs and pitas. OH and something I forgot–back up–it was SUNNY today? Yeah, that hasn’t happened in literally (I’m not kidding, I know I use the word “literally” liberally, but I’m really not exaggerating this time!) 10 days.
I walked into the kitchen this morning to see sunlight streaming through the windows and did little pirouettes in my wool socks.
Anyway, yes, after the sun happened, THEN I met my friends for lunch, then Meg and I took the long way home to her place. Her cutie baby James–(remember him from this post?)–had fallen asleep so we thought the long way was best.
Then we booked our flights and hotel for LA in February! Eeeeek! I am SO excited. I haven’t been in so long, and I cannot wait to get the heck out of this weather for a few days. I tell myself that when I get back, it will be almost March, which means it will get warmer. (Lies, I know, but it helps me sleep at night.) We’ll be staying in Beverly Hills, so if you have any must-sees or reccos, I’d love to hear them!
The good times will also keep rolling this week because I have girls dinner with Blair, Shaheen and Kelly lined up tonight, a work date with Blair to tackle our full Blogging For Keeps agenda tomorrow, and then dinner with one of my BFF’s, Liz, tomorrow night.
WHEW. Ladies week!
Speaking of, this dress + these boots [budget-friendly version here!]= girls night and date night go-to! (I know Kelly is reading this tssk tssking, “JESSICA! YOU NEED TO WEAR TIGHTS IN WINTER!” but that’s really not true–OTK boots keep you SO warm! They’re basically like pants. Remember? We already covered this.)
Speaking of tights–if you throw on an opaque pair with a classic pair of pumps, this dress is also perfectly suitable for the office. It’s also under $100 so that’s always a bonus! There are a ton of similar versions in different patterns.
Shop this + similar dresses:
Also, if you like to shop small and support local designers, check out Vo Jewelry! She made this adorable little “J” initial necklace for me and is so, so cute! It’s perfect for layering or all by itself. I love how dainty it is–she’s also one of the coolest gals around. I met her at a shoot I did with Alice & Wonder and we all had so much fun together!
[…this post was apparently brought to you by “girl power.” YEAH.]