Hi there! Let me start by introducing myself. I'm Maria, AKA Mrs. Stafford.
I started the Mrs. Stafford Blog because I noticed that there were so many great lifestyle bloggers out there, but they weren't addressing the issues that women I know are dealing with. I wanted to build a safe space for all of us to be open and honest and have some “Real Talk” about the issues that come with “growing up” as I call it. No topic is off limits! I believe women my age are at the point in life where we can find our true sense of style, and in turn, a true understanding of ourselves. It doesn't matter what others think or expect you to look like. This is the time in life where we should just enjoy ourselves and not be concerned about what others think. So, I cover fashion as well as real topics women my age deal with but that’s not all. Some other fun topics I cover are beauty and skincare products/regimes, interior design, cooking, and binge worthy documentaries. I also do a bi-monthly beauty advice column and giveaway. Did I mention I do tons of great giveaways throughout the year too? In today’s world, we don’t seem to respect the wisdom and beauty that comes with age; let’s try and do that here! This blog is all about building a community of strong women who can support each other, share our life experiences, and feel like we aren't alone in this crazy world. Finally, let’s have some fun doing it!
Rose Gold has become an iconic color, from fashion to interior design, and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. Recently my daughter completely re-designed her master bathroom, finished with, yes, rose gold hardware. (It’s gorgeous, btw.)
Rose Gold is also remarkably versatile because it includes such an extensive spectrum of hues. You can go super feminine in soft pink tones, or occasion-chic in a metallic, shimmering shade. Rose Gold also carries into every season—bright and festive for spring and summer, in sparkling sequins for the holidays…and for so many other occasions.
Adrianna Papell features an irresistible selection of Rose Gold dresses and gowns. For this post, I styled their Sequin Scoop Back Gown. I love the short sleeves on this dress—and the fact that it’s wearable year—for outdoor events in summer, or in cooler months paired with a faux fur shawl or cover-up. Adrianna Papell also makes coordinating face masks, ($25.97 for this one), which is beautifully detailed.
Now back to the dress: it’s incredibly flattering right out of the box. Given my height (5’2”) I often have to bring my gowns in for alterations; I didn’t need any on this dress—it fit like a dream. (I give lots of credit to the Adrianna Papell brand; the fact that I didn’t need alterations is due in large part to their thoughtful craftsmanship and meticulous design.)
Adrianna Papell’s size inclusivity is also a win all-around. Their sizes range from Petite 00 up to Size 26 Plus or 30 Regular! Adrianna Papell recognizes that each woman’s figure is unique, and that all of them are beautiful. Their approach to sizing is just one of the reasons Adrianna Papell stands out from the rest. They seem to think of everything for their customer, from fit and sizing to designing coordinating face masks for their dresses.