I Feel Pretty | Graduated

I Feel Pretty | Graduated

I had a different post scheduled today but on Monday I posted a photo from my son’s graduation that ended up creating quite a buzz around the dress I wore.  You wanted to know where I got it and how I paired it up.

It’s a black sheath faux wrap dress from Tahari that I picked up on clearance for a steal.  It was love at first sight.  Bad fashion blogger that I am (I never really claimed to be a good one),  I didn’t even get any full-length pictures of what I wore.  So I tried my best to recreate the whole outfit from the night – black dress, coral accessories, leopard heels and a color block purse.  Unfortunately, I can’t link up my exact dress but here’s a very similar one that’s definitely not so budget-friendly.

Graduation Dress


Tahari dresses fit me amazingly well, every time. The styles are so classic and are my go-to for special occasions.  So when they go on sale, I try to add a new one to my collection.  Here are some other Tahari styles that I love.

Sheath Dress for Graduation


And here are a few more photos from the evening.


My sister Andrea, Devon, my sister Heather and me.


Our proud family posing with the graduate.

Just for fun, here’s a little throwback to my graduation year.  I’m not sure which is more impressive, the ginormous sleeves or the even bigger hair.  Hmm, maybe I didn’t always have such good taste in dresses!

Alison 1991


Tone and Tune UP. move your body. dates.jpgIf you’re like me and haven’t quite met your summer shape up goals yet, my trainer friend Elyse Sparkes is doing a really cool challenge for summer.  It’s a 21-day workout program called the Tone + Tune Up Challenge that you can do at home or at the gym and includes five full-body workout videos, e-mail inspiration, a 21-day calendar, journaling and meditation assignments, access to a private Facebook group and more.  It starts on June 16th.  You can get more info and sign up HERE!

Summer Style Me Pretty BannerIf you missed the deadline to sign up for the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge, there’s still time to join us.  The shopping list went out last Friday and late registration is open now through June 15th, when the first outfit will be released.  The women participating are sharing so many awesome shopping tips in the Facebook group.  You can sign up now and get your shopping list immediately.  Join in the fun HERE!


It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty
There are just a few simple rules:
1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps. That’s it!

Getting my pretty on with Fashion Friday and The Pleated Poppy.