Spotlight on You!

TGIF everybody!

Today I’m starting a new feature called  “Spotlight on You!” which will highlight  my lovely readers!   A few days ago, I received an email from Selah with a picture of her wearing her first maxi dress.  I had replied to one her comments that I wanted to see when she finally wore a maxi dress and she remembered!  Selah’s  willingness to move outside of her comfort zone and embrace herself  inspired me to start “Spotlight on You”.  So with no further ado, here is Selah!

“I was unsure of the maxi dress.  Long dresses seem so formal, probably because the last time I wore a long dress was at my wedding.  Then I read somewhere (on a fashion blog, I’m sure) that maxi dresses are great because they’re cool enough for summer and you don’t have to shave your legs.  SOLD!I hunted for a long time for the perfect maxi dress.  I stumbled across this one on the clearance rack at Target.  It’s a Liz Lange Maternity, but I loved the color and the crisscross diamond design, so I tried it on.  It fit perfectly except for the length.  I fixed that by cutting 3-1/2” off the bottom.  The knit fabric doesn’t fray so I just left it raw.When I wore it my little boy said, “Mom, you look as beautiful as a queen,” and kissed my hand.  You have to love a dress that gets that kind of reaction!”

Selah you look wonderful and your son is such a sweetie!  Thank you sharing this with me and  allowing me  to share it with readers. If you would like to be featured in “Spotlight on You”, please send a picture and a blurb explaining why you decided to try something new to


  1. August 24, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Wonderful – she is beautiful – the color is perfect for her – and I lover her name!

  2. August 24, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Love this dress – especially the color and diamond-shaped detailing at the empire waistline. Selah looks beautiful and ready for a hot summer day!

  3. August 24, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Great feature! The maxi dress looks great on Selah (love her name).

    • August 24, 2012 / 4:06 pm

      I completely agree! The color is amazing! Im glad Im not the only who thinks she has a cool name!

  4. August 24, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    Selah! There she is 🙂 One of my favorite bloggy friends! She is always so sweet and thoughtful and she looks amazing in the maxi 🙂

    • Selah
      August 25, 2012 / 1:17 am

      Hi Katie! Love you!

    • August 27, 2012 / 1:21 pm

      Yay for Selah! She told me about your blog & the rest is history! 🙂

  5. Selah
    August 25, 2012 / 1:16 am

    I had no idea I actually inspired this series! I’m so flattered.

    Thank you all, especially Georgette, for your kind words. You made my day! 🙂

    • August 27, 2012 / 1:20 pm

      Im so happy I made your day! Thank you for being so supportive and sweet!

  6. August 25, 2012 / 3:10 am

    What a great idea! And way to go Selah! Maxi dresses are a summertime fave for me, especially on the weekends when I’m lounging around and chillin out. They’re just so effortlessly chic!

    • August 27, 2012 / 1:20 pm

      I completely agree! Maxi dresses are my summer staple (as you can see! LOL)

  7. August 25, 2012 / 3:16 am

    Great idea to highlight your readers! And Selah is beautiful! I may have to find a maxi dress next time I go shopping.

    • August 27, 2012 / 1:19 pm

      When you get that maxi please submit it for “Spotlight on You”. I would love to feature you!

  8. maria
    August 25, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    selah looks so good – the colour is rich and beautiful and suits her so much – and how cute is her son? seriously adorable! x

    • August 27, 2012 / 1:18 pm

      I totally agree! Her son is too cute for words!

    • Selah
      August 27, 2012 / 3:05 pm

      He’s so funny. He started noticing what I wear about 3 years ago (when he was 4). He compliments other people on their clothes and style too. And he is very adventurous with fashion. I just bought him a bunch of fall clothing (back to school sales, yay!) and he requested a pair of red skinny jeans. 🙂

      • August 27, 2012 / 7:53 pm

        He is TOO cute! Sounds like you have a Tim Gunn in the making!

  9. August 26, 2012 / 4:13 am

    Love it! YAY Selah for being willing to get outside of your comfort level. I LOVE maxi dresses – for the exact same reasons you gave. 🙂 And YOU made a perfect choice!

    • August 27, 2012 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you! Selah is a great example of what happens when you step outside your comfort zone. Now she’s a maxi dress convert!