When my day is full of meetings I just want to be comfortable, but I refuse to sacrifice the look of my outfit for function. There is always a middle ground and I find it every time I buy a new article of clothing. If it is not comfortable, I do not buy it - end of story. On the line up for my four hour meeting today: the working girl's little black dress.
This simple black shirt dress is from Target and it is SO comfortable. It was around $20.00 and is honestly a staple in my closet. I very easily take it from work, to running errands around town, to night with some very minor changes and always feel comfortable and stylish. Today I had a monthly meeting that usually lasts around six hours (however, today we got out two hours earlier than I expected! YAY!) so I wanted to wear something that I would be comfortable in all day. For my meeting, I paired the dress with simple gold jewelry and nude heels. I styled my hair in an up-do, because I am more comfortable working when my hair is not in my way (and I think it makes me look more respectable). After my meetings I needed to run around my neighborhood and do some errands - and some light shopping - so I threw off my heels and put on a pair of simple gold sandals. I was very quickly ready to walk around town and be comfortable in the Tennessee heat.
To celebrate my meeting ending early, which is a rare thrill, I stopped by one of my new favorite places in Chattanooga. The Hot Chocolatier is a sweets and coffee shop on Market Street that makes me go weak in the knees. Let's just say, when I treat myself I don't cut corners.
When it comes to Chattanooga, the deserts here are the best around. Their selection can not be matched and they have something for everyone - unless you don't like sweets, in which case my waist line envies you.
I enjoyed a delicious eclair - one of my personal favorite goodies - the vanilla bean filling was fluffy and not overly sweet which really balanced out the heavy chocolate ganache. SO. GOOD. The pastry was fluffy and melted in my mouth. I literally devoured this thing and acted as though Rachael Ray was my spirit animal (Oooo. Ohhhhh. So. Good - Oh my gosh. In a Canadian accent of course). Let's just hope my sweet splurge does't prevent me from wearing my favorite outfits! All things in moderation - that includes eating and shopping!
Until we eat again - Jodi
"The Fashionable Foodie"
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