Que Bella – Mother Nature

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!


  1. April 25, 2011 / 10:40 pm

    You looked so beautiful in the Casbah. I really love it w/the pewter pearls.

  2. April 25, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    Well you look great in both outfits, but the Casbah dress is wonderful! You need to wear it many times this summer!

  3. April 25, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    ugh, I know what you mean about the mother nature business. I feel the same way. I like your way of handling it. Both dresses look great. I really like the new j.crew print.

  4. April 26, 2011 / 12:25 am

    Beautiful! I'll say it again: You look great in the Casbah dress.

  5. April 26, 2011 / 12:55 am

    You look so beautiful in the dress! I did order the silk top, I hope it is as nice as the dress.

  6. April 26, 2011 / 1:52 am

    You look beautiful! I'm going to order the silk top also. And I'm praying a skirt is coming, or even a Factory skirt like you said. They've got to !!!

  7. April 26, 2011 / 5:13 am

    You look so beautiful in green! Both dresses are fabulous on you.

  8. May 2, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    You look fantastic in that dress! The color is perfect on you. Just found your blog and followed 🙂

  9. May 3, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    How much do you love the dress? Is it comfortable? I'm in love with it and need to order it as soon as it goes on sale!

  10. May 5, 2011 / 11:56 am

    OMG you look so great in that Casbah dress! Wish I could pull of a strapless, but alas, I gots droopy boobs. First comment on your blog!