DVF Wrap Dress

November 15, 2017

I am pretty certain that the last of my afternoons sipping wine outside without a coat on are now over. 

Please hold while I mourn the loss.




Still mourning...





Okay, so fireside sipping wine now? Yeah, that'll do.

And so will this DVF wrap dress which was every bit of perfection for a cocktail party we atteneded last week.

Diane von Furstenberg Floral Wrap Dress | 5th & Magnolia

Diane von Furstenberg Floral Wrap Dress Styled by 5th & Magnolia

Although - I will caution that it is a hare too low cut for me - I mean that v-neck wrap definitely goes pretty deep. Luckily I am fairly small chested - otherwise the girls would have definitely been out on display, which for a cocktail party might be okay, but for those of you who like to wear your wrap dresses to work - imo - not quite appropriate. 

Surprised by that opinion?

I know, not quite what you might think, but I'm actually pretty conservative when it comes to dressing. In fact, I have a few rules I live by:

1. If you are showing something up top, you cover the bottom

2. If you are showing something on the bottom, cover the top

Pretty simple right? It's something my mom taught me a long time ago (that based on what teenagers are wearing now I wish their parents had told them) and it's stuck with me.

Diane von Furstenberg Floral Wrap Dress | OOTD

Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dress | 5th & Magnolia

Diane von Furstenberg Floral Wrap Dress from Rent the Runway

Do you have fashion rules that you follow? I'd love to hear them!

xo - margaret


November 10, 2017

I am not the best at trying new things; whether that's food, places, people or fashion. I stick with what I know I like and that works for me - mostly because by doing so I am pretty much guaranteed a good experience. 

That being said, I am trying to be better about that and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. Which is where this top enters in. Mustard yellow is a color that I normally steer clear of - because according to my skin tone and hair color it's definitely not something that's going to be flattering on me. However, when I saw the ruffle sleeves on this C/meo Collective top I simply couldn't resist. And I am so happy that I didn't because I absolutely love it. In fact, I have worn it 3 times in the last two weeks, and one of those times was while I was in Canada so that doesn't really count because no one saw me in it....so don't judge me;)

C/MEO Collective Yellow Top | 5th & Magnolia

C/MEO Collective Yellow Keyhole shirt

Now, this isn't a color I'm going to start rockin' often - but I am going to be a bit more open to it - especially with how popular it is this season. I feel like I am seeing mustard yellow everywhere. I will also say that what really makes this shirt for me are the details with the keyhole neckline and the ruffle sleeves. 

In fact, I don't think I have ever loved sleeves as much as I love these. Like if I could add these sleeves to 1/2 my wardrobe I would be a happy camper. They are just flow so perfectly - it's like my arms are wearing little mini ballgowns. 

C/MEO Collective Yellow Top | 5th & Magnolia | OOTD

C/MEO Collective Yellow Top with keyhole cut out and ruffle sleeve

C/MEO Collective Fall Shoot | 5th & Magnolia

C/MEO Collective Yellow Top from Rent the Runway | 5th & Magnolia

Also, yes, I know we have a shitload of leaves...don't judge me there either. We're raking this weekend I promise.

C/MEO Collective Mustard Yellow Top | 5th & Magnolia

C/MEO Collective Ruffle Sleeve | 5th & Magnolia

Cheers to it finally being Friday!! We've got our annual Friendsgiving this weekend so be sure to follow along on Instagram for all the party prep craziness and day of fun.

xo - margaret


Forest Green

November 8, 2017

This (freaking cold) morning was a sad, and quite rude actually, realization that my days of dresses & boots without tights are going to come to an end quite soon. First world problems I know, but this does not make them any less important to me. 

This is where I would like you to get our your violin.

But really...it's a sad day.

I might be in mourning all morning...

I had to, sorry.

On a serious note though - Fall getting cooler means that it's also almost time for holiday season and more importantly our annual Friendsgiving party which somehow snuck right up on us and is this weekend. As in less than 7 days from now. 

I am not remotely ready, and with over 30 people attending this year it's going to be one for the books! 

Which is kinda like this dress, as in it was one for the books, not the not ready for it part. Because I was certainly ready for this dress and lovingly watched it hanging on the back of my door waiting for date night last weekend. 

The only issue I may have had with it, which the husband certainly did not, is that it might have been a hare short. Looking back at these photos with the breeze and my abnormally long legs it looked more like I was wearing my husband's dress shirt rather than a dress.

But hey...all the kids are doing it so why not! Plus the tall boots covered up the rest so really, who am I kidding...I'm totally covered up.

It ended up being perfect for a casual double date night our at one of our neighborhood favorites, Isa. Which by the way is a place that I am reminded everytime we visit why I love it so much - the food is always on point, the specials are delicious and seasonal, the ambiance is that perfect amount of dark & cozy and there is never too long of a wait. It's like this little hidden gem just outside of downtown that somehow not everyone and their mother has found - and I hope if they go looking for it that they get lost because I don't want it to change.

Well, other than maybe for the fact that I do want them to succeed and stick around...so maybe a few new people could find it, but not them and their mothers because that would just be too many. 

I digress. 

Anywho...cheers to humpday and being one step closer to this week's date night which is going to come a little early tomorrow for a little Thursday Cinq a Sept with Maine Magazine. I can taste the bubbly  now...


xo - margaret