Little Black Dress with a Curvy twist!


Greetings Rubies!!!

*Singing* It’s beginning to feel a lot like spring… more and more each day. Palm Sunday was an amazing day and an interesting day all at once. I had a wonderful service at church and then had to go to meeting. After a very interesting meeting my friend and I decided to take some time to explore downtown DC, CityCenter to be exact. I had no idea

this was there, so it truly was a very pleasant surprise!


While I was driving I saw these beautiful paper lamps in wonderful shades of pink (one of my fave colors). I had to park and take a photo! That’s when we hopped upon CityCenter DC by accident.  We decided to have a mini photo shoot while we were exploring.


City Center is a “new luxurious neighborhood” in DC located between H Street NW and New York Avenue, it’s also nestled between 11th and 9th streets. It was established back in 2015…

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These are found in the center of two luxurious apartment buildings.

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It certainly did not disappoint. There are several high end retail stores and restaurants to shop and eat, respectively. Over 30 to be exact! IMG_5177IMG_5179

The pink paper lanterns were hung for “City in Bloom” in support of the National Cherry Blossom Festival (from March 16- April 16). It’s purpose is to “create a whimsical, bright atmosphere for all to enjoy” and hunny, that we did!!  Palmer Alley looked so beautiful, it immediately put a smile on my face!





We’re bringing sexy shoulders back! I must admit that I am a Ruby who appreciates symmetry. At first I did not think that I would feel comfortable in this dress because it was asymmetrical. However, thinking  back to January and our Mindset Shift series, I knew I had to get outside my comfort zone.

I am so glad I did!!! My husband gave me the nod of approval, which of course is the bee’s knees! I really enjoyed the off the shoulder component, it was easy breezy and hassle free. The bold zipper and flap in the back of the dress made it very interesting from all angles!


IMG_5069IMG_5063Dress: Avery Off- Shoulder Asymmetric Dress

Shoes: Kelly and Katie

There is beauty in everything, great and small. Be the fabulous and wonderful Ruby that you are! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram and Facebook



  1. LBDs are definitely the most versatile outfit out there. You flaunted the dress pretty well. And location is beautiful too.

  2. Yaaaass! Great, great job! So glad you took advantage of the scenery from the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and surrounding shops to show off this dress. SO well done. So elegant. Take a bow Love – you deserve it.

  3. Yes hunny! You are serving nothing but goodness and I love every bit of it! That dress is everything!!

  4. What a fun shopping area! I love those festive pink balloons, not that I need any extra help to get in the mood for shopping, LOL.

    I think this dress is so stunning on you, you look so beautiful in it. I will have to check this shopping center out next time I’m in DC.

  5. The place looks amazing, too bad I missed it. Well, I didn’t even know it existed so, thank you!!! And you looked DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, love that dress and shoes!!

  6. You look stunning loved the entire look and the location you had selected took the pictures a notch higher πŸ˜€
    Thanks for sharing dear πŸ™‚

  7. I know this isn’t directly related to the post, which is quite nice and I love the pink lanterns too, but can I just say you have a really lovely smile? There is just something so genuine and pretty and…I don’t you seem to have managed to hold onto the goodness that we all feel as a child but many of us lose sight of. It just stood out to me!

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! Your words truly touched my heart. Especially because that particular day was difficult, but like many I decided to push through and focus on the positive beauty all around. Thank you so much, that touched me deeply!

      1. I’m glad I could help with a particularly difficult day…but you deserve the compliment; it was all you πŸ™‚ Thank you for being you!

  8. this is awesome keep posting more! good work I actually think you are very good in fashion and I learned a lot from you πŸ˜€ love the pics btw πŸ˜€

  9. I love the place with the pink Lanterns. Honestly, I am a sucker for any place with a lot of older looking lights adorning the space to brighten it up. It’s just so intimate to me somehow. And you. You are simply gorgeous. I love that dress on you. Just amazing.

  10. This dress was made for you! You look so gorgeous in it. The neighborhood looks awesome and it’s definitely a shopper’s dream!

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