So when Mother Nature decides to visit I feel awful. I feel fat, bloated, ugly, nothing fits, I have nothing to wear, my hair freaks out…and on and on and on. So I came up with a plan over the last few years to hide all of that.

On the first few days, usually the worst of it, I wear a dress. If it has a print I don’t have to add any accessories. If it it a solid color I have to add a necklace or bracelet. During the winter I’ll add a turtleneck or sweater. Make-up must also be put on, though I do it pretty lightly – tinted moisturizer, concealer, blush, curled lashes. Those are the rules. By the end of the day I feel better.

Anthropologie Arribada Dress (worn here)
Old Navy Espadrilles

And here’s the Casbah Dress styled from Friday. Husband and I went out and had some delicious Italian food. It was pretty warm that evening. I took the J Crew Jackie in Beechwood but never wore it.

J Crew Factory Multi-Strand Pearls in Pewter
J Crew Arène Platform Sandals – Anchor Gray, 7

I can’t wait to wear this dress again.

Have a great evening!

Here’s the J Crew Casbah Dress. This is my new favorite print and I love the green jewel tones.

Size 8

It is a side zip and has and extra zip for the bust paneling. I’ll try to get a shot of it later.  I tried a belt right under the bust but it didn’t look great, IMO. There is pleating right under the center of the bust which gives it that “float away from the body” look as well as the “I may be pregnant” look. It will be good when hiding “food babies” too.

J Crew Jackie in Beechwood

I also bought the scarf in this print. Even though it’s wool it is very lightweight and sheer/thin. Texas seems to have skipped Spring and jumped right into Summer (92 today!) so I may not have a chance to wear this outside until next Fall.

This is what I wore today. It’s our wedding anniversary and Husband and I spent the day together by having breakfast, getting our free coffee, and getting massages, facials and pedicures. Here’s the new Anthropologie Apothecary Skirt. There are so many colors in this print but they all go well together. Also, this buttons down the front, just like the J Crew Dorrie Skirt. While at Anthropologie last night I spotted and met Molly, from AnthroMollogies! It was so cool to meet another blogger in person for the first time. And she is so nice and stylish in person!

J Crew Max & Molly Tee
Apothecary Skirt – 6
J Crew Capri Sandals

Wednesday’s outfit

J Crew Indigo Silk Shirt
J Crew Summerweight Bermudas
Tory Burch Flip-Flops

And this was Thursday’s outfit.

J Crew Milla Tank – 8
J Crew Lunette Mini – 8
Tom’s Metallic Wedges

I’m off to get ready for dinner. I will be wearing the Casbah Dress this evening.

Have a great Easter weekend!