There’s nothing like a new little black dress to make you feel ready to take on the world.

Last Saturday, my two closest and oldest friends came into town, and we spent the afternoon shopping and having fun in the Big Apple. Towards the evening, we stumbled into a shop that featured a perfect (and cheap!) replica of the late ’80s Hervé Léger bandage dress. I was hooked!

I brought my usual size back with me to the dressing room, and it didn’t do too much for me. My friend handed her size over the partition, and I’m pretty sure I witnessed a miracle – a size 8 fitting me like a glove! Well of course I bought it, and wore it out that very night. The attention was overwhelming, a woman even stopped me on the street and asked, “How’d you get your figure? Crunches?” I replied, “Oh, I just work for Weight Watchers.”

So maybe the moral of the story is that we all need a little help from our friends. And a fabulous black dress.

Yogurt Party!

This afternoon, Siggi’s Yogurt sent over some of their favorite flavors for my office to taste, and man, were they tasty! Billed as “Icelandic style skyr strained non-fat yogurt,” this 120 calorie treat was an all-natural, decadent and filling afternoon snack. To me, it was the perfect mix between regular yogurt and Greek style — not too heavy but still extreemly filling (with 16 grams of protein). I can’t wait to try it with a granola bar for breakfast!

After seeing Food Inc. last week, and I was really happy to get in a dairy product from entirely grass fed cows that didn’t contain aspartame, sucralose, artificial colorings, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup. Anyway, Siggi’s Yogurt is available at Whole Foods — visit their site (http://skyr.com) for more locations. Flavors include Plain, Blueberry, Orange & Ginger and Pomegranate & Passion Fruit and Vanilla. Yum!