Happy New Year! I’m so ready for 2017 to be over. It’s been a challenging year on many fronts – from relationships to figuring out life as a senior associate at a law firm. I certainly don’t expect things to get any easier, but I would like to just take a moment to myself and breathe. Don’t get me wrong – there have definitely been bright spots (shout out to my family and friends), but some years are just tougher to get through than others. 🙂

I was supposed to be on the road to New Orleans right now, but I decided I need to just stop and do nothing for a change. I’m always on the go, and with work being so crazy, I don’t take enough time for myself. I’m currently laying in bed and working on posts for the blog. It’s relaxing and a much needed mental break, because this isn’t work!

Enough about my woes though, and on to important things – like this dress! Even though it doesn’t give off the look of a comfortable dress, it is! The fabric conforms to your body, and it’s super soft. Feels really lovely against your skin. It’s been the perfect holiday dress, because of its long sleeves and midi length. It’s kept me warm on a couple of freezing nights. I hate sacrificing warmth for fashion, so I’ve been searching for long sleeved dresses that are sexy and practical. I think I nailed it with this number.

It’s my first Alexander Wang piece, and it hasn’t disappointed. I do wish it was dryer safe (you lay it flat to dry after washing), but other than that, it’s pretty effortless.

As for the shoes, I learned an important lesson yesterday…sometimes you have to pay a little more if you want a shoe that’s not going to murder your feet. I typically purchase Sam Edelman or Vince Camuto shoes as affordable options – even more so if you catch them on sale. Well, a couple of weeks ago I saw a really cute pair of shoes on a girl and asked her where she got them. She assured me they were comfortable, so I was so excited when they arrived. Only 25 bucks too!

Well, my feet paid in full for my cheapness. The back of my ankle is a blister, and I wasn’t even wearing them for that long!

I think there’s a happy medium for most things. A lot of expensive shoes aren’t comfortable, but there’s something to be said for investing a little bit of money in your shoes. Might save you some foot ache later. 🙂

These shoes are just what the doctor ordered. No shoe horror stories here. I can wear them all day and be just fine. I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a suede scrappy sandal! I don’t always like wearing close toed shoes in the winter, so this is the perfect compromise because it still provides a lot of coverage.

No matter what your plans – I hope you have a fabulous New Year’s celebration. See you next year!

Love always,

Lisa Dawn

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