CoolSculpting. Have you heard of it? I hadn't heard of it until a friend mentioned it to me last year and in all honesty, it seemed to good to be true. CoolSculpting literally freezes the stubborn fat on your body in sections on your body and is the only FDA approved non-invasive fat-reductive treatment. Think about those "trouble areas" that everyone has. A lot of women complain about underarm fat, excess fat around their lower abdomen that just won't budge, or even excess fat around the thighs. For me, my stubborn trouble areas were my lower pooch on my stomach and my side flank area (think in the love handle area but a little lower than that). As an avid exerciser, it really bothered me that there was NOTHING I could do to tone those spots and/or make them disappear with diet. I really thought I would have to live with them forever because I did not want to go under the knife to get rid of them.
Every year, I buy new outerwear because new coats and jackets are literally my favorite things to add to my wardrobe. In the colder months, they are what I center my entire outfit around because they actually keep you warm. I have grown quite an outerwear collection over the years and each fall I say to myself "I think I'm good!" but then every year, a new coat pops up that I fall in love with so I buy it and then I can't imagine my world without it. EVERY DAMN YEAR.
One thing that my closet is really lacking are great statement tops that are great for dressing up or dressing down. I have a lot of causal tops that are great for layering but not great for going out or if I decide to take off my jacket or coat at some point. You would think this would be an easy solution for me to fix right? Just buy nicer tops! But, it turns out I'm super picky about my tops, which is probably why I never buy them because I can never find ones that I love. However, one amazing top comes through every once and awhile and this & Other Stories top is one of them.
I know, I know, I know. It's no longer the holiday season but technically it's still winter and I'm going to still wear velvet, DAMMIT! I mean, really, I was supposed to get this post out before the new year, but in all honesty, I was having way too much fun hanging out with my family, my friends, and living it up on my holiday vacation that I chose to step away from my blog posts until now.
Not all dresses are created equal, my friends. There are some dresses that are just plain BETTER than all the rest and this dress is one of them. Ganni has been on my "favorite designers" list for the past year and a half because their designs are so unique and innovative. I love that they take risks on their pieces and that's something that has kept my love for this brand very strong. This dress is no exception and I am kinda sorta REALLY obsessed with it. Every time I wear it, people stop me on the street to tell me how much they love it and ask where they can buy it for themselves.