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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Out On A Weeknight Even Though I'm Tired

This house is one of my husband's remodel projects.  I wish we could live in it.  Monday night we met the clients at their house for appetizers, then we went out to dinner.  This was the first time I've seen this house.  I must say I'm very proud of my husband's work!  I wish I had photos to share of the kitchen and the rest of the house.

It was a lovely, lovely evening, but it has become very difficult to go out on weeknights.  It hurts to stay up late knowing I have to get the kids up early and off to school the next day.  It's even worse when I have fitness training on the next day after going out at night.  On the other hand, I do love getting dressed in a nice outfit and go out any chance I can get.  Otherwise I wouldn't get to wear my clothes very often.

This shirtdress is replacement for my old one since my weight loss.  It is the exact same dress but in a different color.  I really liked the gray one better, but I could not find the gray color again.  I found this blue one on and the price was less than half of the price of my gray one.  Speaking of gray - boy, oh boy, is it time for some hair color!  These photos were taken last Monday, and I got a hair cut and color just yesterday (Saturday).  You'll see my new 'do in my next post.

Out On A Weeknight Even Though I'm Tired

Jessica Simpson Spread Collar Button Front Ruffled Belted Dress, Ink Blue -
Halogen 3/4 sleeve cardigan, Cardinal Red -
Cole Haan opaque tights, black -
Cole Haan 'Air Lyric' tall boot, black -
Kendra Scott 'Python' chandelier earrings, black, gold & gray - Nordstrom 
Natasha Couture 'Barrie' Bangles, silver - Nordstrom
kate spade 'daisy hill - griffen' vertical tote, cream -


  1. I love the color pop of the cardigan against the dress! What a great combo.

  2. Like you, I recently lost a lot of weight and now have a whole new wardrobe. I have similar navy shirtdress and have been struggling with how to add some pizzaz to it. It just feels too plain to me. I don't have a red cardigan but I do have red jacket. Maybe I'll give it a try. Any ideas for scarves or necklaces? Do you ever belt yours? If you do, what kind of belt do you wear with it?

  3. Thank you, Allison. I wasn't sure the bright cardi would work that great against the blue dress because the blue is actually a brighter blue and not navy. But I think I like it.

    Congrats on your weight loss! I haven't tried wearing a scarf with my shirtdress but I'd like to try. Thank you so much for your questions. I'm happy to offer suggestions. Since your shirtdress is navy - definitely try a scarf with orange in it. Orange and navy are very complimentary. They are gorgeous colors together. I like this printed scarf in orange. It looks like it has navy in it as well:
    Ohh! Look at this cute polka-dot orange one!
    Also, a statement necklace will look really great with a shirtdress. I like this one in coral:
    As for belting this blue shirtdress, I don't think I can since it comes with a tie at the waist and it is not removable.

    1. Thanks for the great leads on scarves. I love the polka dot one - I can definitely see me wearing something that. And the necklace gave me an idea. I have a long gold necklace in a similar look. It doesn't have the coral pendant, which does add a nice bit of colour, but it still might work if I put colour into the outfit with my handbag or shoes or maybe even bracelets. I'll play with it for a few days and, if I come up with something that I think looks good, I'll send you a photo.

  4. I LOVE that dress! I just went to Overstock to see if I could buy one, but it's out of stock now. I like the blue a lot - and it looks fab with the pink sweater. Go you!

  5. Marie!! And I know which Marie this is! Yay! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it.

    Macy's has this one. I think I like this one the best. Nice hem length:

    I just checked and if you search shirtdresses there are some to choose from. I really like this printed one:

    I also found this solid one, but only a few sizes left.

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