Beauty

Beauty is self-confidence, kindness and happiness. The make-up is just for fun!

Sweet Treats

Did you know that the word desserts is stressed spelled backward? At Plain Jane in a Party Dress the kitchen is our happy place. It is where we find relief from the daily grind and enjoy good food, family and friends. Click here for the latest sweet treats!

The Savory

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and we could not agree more! So many wonderful conversations are had while preparing and sharing meals. So why not try one of these family tested recipes.

Style

It can't all be about food, we like to dress it up a little whenever we get the opportunity. Whether its a casual backyard barbeque or a black tie gala, our love for fashion with a modicum of glitz and glam is well represented in our overstuffed closets!

Inspiration and Reflection

Power and energy can often be found in nature, experiences and the words of others. Whether through shared experiences or the provocation of thought, inspiration is all around us. Life's lessons are all around us.

Beauty

Beauty is self-confidence, kindness and happiness. The make-up is just for fun!

Inspiration and Reflection

Power and energy can often be found in nature, experiences and the words of others. Whether through shared experiences or the provocation of thought, life's lessons are all around us.

Recipes

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and we could not agree more! So many wonderful conversations are had while preparing and sharing meals and of course, dessert! So why not try one of these family tested recipes.

Style

It cannot all be about food, we also like to dress it up a little whenever we get the opportunity. Whether it is a casual backyard barbeque or a black tie gala, our love for fashion with a modicum of glitz and glam is well represented in our overstuffed closets!

Latest Blog

Wellness Wednesday: The Premature End of Physical Therapy and the Start of Something Better

While I am very fortunate to have decent (although exorbitantly expensive) health insurance that is partially subsidized by my employer, there is no such thing as unlimited benefits.  So, after...

Weekend Wrap -Up

Can you believe its June already????  Time flies when you’re having fun.  I don’t think anyone has disproved that theory yet!  This week I’ve really been focused on my return...

Makeup Monday: Drugstore Finds

The other day I found myself with 30 minutes to occupy in between meetings.  Since I’m always on the look out for budget friendly makeup options that perform well under...

Thoughtful Thursday: Summer, Summer, Summertime!

    There are twenty one more school days till summer vacation here in the Garden State.  My Southern friends probably have one day to go. (Jealous much?  I am!)  The...

Wellness Wednesday: My Journey to Recovery No. 2 – Physical Therapy is not a Sentence

I started physical therapy almost 11 months to the day after suffering a fractured 5th metatarsal.  While physically capable of putting on a running shoe and walking, I was suffering from a certain level of pain and...

Tasteful Tuesday:  Where did all the amazing pastry chefs go?

Spring has officially arrived in the Northeast.  (Thank GOD!) We returned from spring break in Florida last month and were pleasantly greeted by  70 degree weather upon landing at Newark...

Makeup Monday: Mascara Madness

I am always willing to try new products, especially mascaras.  Probably because I am constantly on a quest for the perfect formula – one that really stays put, provides volume,...

Happy Pi Day

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special Pi Day edition of Plain Jane in a Party Dress favorites on this 3.14 2016.  That’s right people!  We’re...

Thoughtful Thursday – A Bucketful of Happiness

   Ah the tween years!  I’ve been spending a fair amount of time discussing happiness with my children as they navigate school, activities and friendship.  I hate to see them...

Thoughtful Thursday – My Journey to Recovery No. 1

  I remember siting in a Massachusetts Emergency Room on April 9, 2015, repeating to myself “it is just a broken foot.  It will be healed by June and I’ll still...