This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

The Price of Fashion

January, 8, 2017

Don’t be deceived by those sunbeams. It was FREEZEing out there!

I really wanted to do a fashion post featuring this little number…aka The Perfect Dancing Dress. It’s by Rebecca Taylor, and was made to dance in. Here’s the way I look at it: This dress is ideal whether you’re the kind of dancer who can do all sorts of fancy turns and dips, or it’s a stretch calling what you do on the dancefloor “dancing.” The dress twirls out so nicely, that it really doesn’t matter if you have two left feet. That full, knife-pleated skirt will make you look good.


Unfortunately, I snapped up one of the last of these dresses. There may be one left at Nordstrom Rack, but I believe that’s about it. I recently got this dress on super sale. Shhh…it’s not from this season. I’m kidding about wanting to be clandestine when it comes to sale shopping. I’m all for checking out past seasons’ picks. Oftentimes, they’re still in style, but cost much less than current cuts.


If you can’t afford Nordstrom, I’m a strong believer in Nordstrom Rack and Haute Look. You’ll get high quality for much less.


Getting back to that freezing part… After I snatched this find, I was so excited to shoot pics in it that I ignored the weather and ran out when the sun took centerstage. Wow, was it cold. I think the shoot lasted an entire four minutes…if that!

Happy Shopping, Everyone!



Stay updated with posts straight to your inbox!