Three Treats for the Practical Pamperer

Winter brings unpleasant things. I’m not just talking about cold weather and viruses either. Let’s talk dry skin, frost-bitten phalanges, and split ends… Don’t tell me I’m the only one suffering! In fact, for the first time in 3 years, … Continue reading

Anniversary Dinner: What I’m Wearing

So, I have recently been a bit out of it and not around on the blog so much. I have had a kid go back to school, a kid’s party, my husband’s crazy ex to contend with, and I got my wisdom teeth removed this week; all four at once! While I am sitting around with a swollen chipmunk face, I thought I’d show you guys what I plan on wearing for my 2nd wedding anniversary dinner next week.

Last year, our 1st anniversary, I was pregnant and all I wanted to eat was bagels. We had to buy a new car and that also limited our options on vacations because we then had a car payment. Therefore, we opted for a “staycation”. It was really fun and we got to experience a lot of new things around our town that we normally would’ve put off. But, this year, I wanted it to be a bit more romantic; even though our little one is only 6 months old and can’t be left long without an ample supply of breast milk…etc. We have never left him overnight before.

We are going to stay at a bed and breakfast on campus at one of the most beautiful colleges in eastern NC. And, although B&B’s are kind of an old-fashion novelty, I wanted my outfit to remain sophisticated, young, and on trend… Not to mention, in budget!

l Here (above) you see that I opted for a simple LBD (little black dress) which I picked up for $25 at Target. It’s very figure flattering and slightly a-lined, with pleats falling right above the knee, so that it floats away from the body and creates a really nice, playful look. It can be dressed up or down very easily!

I also got a great deal on the Baroque wedges– $40 in the clearance section at! The Sally Hansen nail polish in the color “Slick Slate” is something I have had in my stash for quite a while. It’s a great fall color and, even though you might think it’s a tad drab for this outfit, I’m gonna spice it up with…


This lipstick was an impulsive drug store purchase…AKA, I was walking around CVS and my prescriptions weren’t done being prepared so I got “lost” in the makeup section. It’s from the Loreal Color Riche Caresse line in the color “Fiery Veil”. Never in my life did I think I would pick out an orange lipstick that reminded me of my grandmother in a good way! I’m thinking of possibly doing a gold shimmery, smokey eye (perhaps, MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow) with this that isn’t too over-powering of the whole look and then accessorize with elements of gold.

The shoes and the lipstick are so colorful that I want to throw in neutral elements that will blend well with the black dress and not just look like I got dressed drunk and in the dark at a Gatsby party.

Any suggestions?