My love for peplum tops knows no bounds. I find that they are extremely flattering no matter your height or shape. I know, some people are quick to say that they can't wear peplum tops. They've even tried some and they didn't work. But, I'm here to tell you that a peplum top can work for you, you just haven't found the right one.
You've probably seen a crossbody in photos on Instagram or on the blog. And they are my favorite casual, everyday bag. My favorites are from Kate Spade (a true style icon of mine). But, when commuting to the office every day or traveling for work, I need to be able to lug my laptop, charger, notebook, and a handful of other things with me. So, a crossbody just won't cut it.
I'm back from an unintended blogging hiatus to share the floral sheath dress with you. It's currently available for pre-order (in both regular and tall sizes) and 15% off with code PREORDER15; you can shop it here. The dress is the same silhouette and shares the same fit as the sheath dress in textured stripe, with some minor updates based on customer feedback. And, yes, it has pockets!
When I first started traveling for work I realized that packing for a business trip was more challenging, and of course less fun, than packing for vacation.
I always wait until the last minute to pack (even when it comes to vacations). Please tell me I'm not the only one! On my first multi-day business trip, I resorted to packing a capsule wardrobe based around one neutral color. I recommend using black or navy as your base color as doing so allows you to pack a single pair of dress shoes and tights (if needed), and makes it easier to mix and match fewer pieces to create more outfits. Although I resorted to this approach because I was crunched for time and thoroughly uninspired to pack, it's become my go-to method!
The design and sample making process is a wild ride. Sometimes, a design comes to life exactly as I had imagined. Sometimes a piece turns out even better than I could have imagined. But, sometimes, the initial sample just doesn't live up to my dreams. So, I have to work and re-work the design or fabric selection until it's perfect.