Pink Ruffled Dress

Pink Ruffled Dress

Dress (similar style under $100 herehere and under $50 here)

Ruffles are the talk of the season, and I can’t get enough of them in my wardrobe. The ruffles can be so chic, they can add some elegance to an outfit or make an outfit just a little bit more flirty. I fell in love with the color of this pink ruffled dress, it felt so whimsical. Unfortunately, this particular dress is sold out but I’ve linked so many other similar pink ruffled dresses. If you like the style of this dress but are open to a different print, the dress comes in this white florete pattern, which is currently on sale for under $200.

Photography: Christy Kendall Photography

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Floral Skort Dress

Floral Skort Dress

Dress

I spent the weekend up in Carmel with my roommate (@TravelExcuse) and Mia (@thehuskymia) for a quick weekend getaway. It was definitely a quick one and we would have benefited from an extra day there. We drove up Friday night afternoon and made it just before midnight. We spent the day enjoying all that Carmel had to offer on Saturday, including the lavender festival which was the main reason why we chose to head to Carmel this weekend. I’ll share more of my trip to Carmel later this week with details on hotels, restaurants to try and things to do.

I recently posted a photo of this floral skort dress on my social media and it got so much attention for engagement shoots and wedding guests that I wanted to share it with all. It’s the perfect dress to wear to one of these occasions or simply out on the weekend and it comes at the perfect price tag. Luckily, I haven’t had to spend too much money on friends getting engaged and further married (quite yet) but I’ve heard the common complaint of having to buy dresses for different occasions, overall spending a lot of money on dresses. I’ve linked some of my favorite floral skort dresses as well as floral dresses that won’t break the bank.

 

Photography: Christy Kendall Photography

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Blooper Photo: Not all photos can be perfect, so I wanted to share with you what really happened when we shot this outfit.

15 summer rompers under $100

15 summer rompers under $100

I’ve been looking for the perfect little romper to be able to wear out for a beach day, a warm Sunday, and something I can class up a little bit. I’ve been on a blue color kick lately and when I saw this romper with the lace detail, I just knew I had to have it. Lucky enough, this little romper is now on sale for under $100 and the perfect piece to snag for your closet!

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In light of this blue lace romper being on sale for under $100, I wanted to share my top 15 summer rompers under $100. I came across some amazing picks and had to share this with you all.

To stay on the same color palette, I came across this fitted lace romper ($93) with cut outs that add beautiful textures and a plunging neckline make for a casual or classier look. I also love this lacy and striped romper ($89) which flatters a simple silhouette. If you’re trying to go more neutral and white, this eyelet embroidery bare-shoulder romper ($75) blouson bodice adds a whimsical style of a playful day-to-night romper with a scalloped hem. This cute little romper is currently sitting in my cart among other items that are from the Nordstrom Sale.

I also love this drape front romper ($70) in white, perfect for a beach cover-up or a chill Sunday. I’d probably casually wear this around my house too! If you’re looking to dress up the white romper, this linen romper ($72) with a plunging neckline and a wrap bodice with tie detail would be perfect for that kind of outing.

If you’re going for a bold look, this corded texture adds to the flattering effect of medallion lace on this high-neck, ribbon-waist romper ($90). It’s a sophisticated way to play up the legs!

An alternative the red bold look is taking on the yellow-mustard cold in this frill bottom detail lace romper ($92).

Headed to the desert or to the beach? You need this palm print romper ($99)perfect for a beach day, cover-up or even to dinner.

Looking to tone this down and prefer your neutrals, look no further than this coral sleeveless romper ($52), I also love this sleeveless tie-detail romper in taupe ($89) or this printed short-sleeve romper ($70).

I don’t typically like the tie-detail at the neck, but I saw this romper ($99) and thought how feminine and classic it was. The lace detail calls for the perfect touch of femininity while the lack adds that touch of classy. Pair it with a simple pair of black heels!

My last three of my 15 romper under $100 are print and/or floral patterns. I loved the floral pattern of this dress ($88) and the flounce bodice, I also loved how the straps felt more like a halter. If you like the patterns but looking for something basic, ideal for the beach then this light purple romper ($88) is for you.

The last number on my list is a striped sleeveless romper in indigo ($88). The ruffle detail on the neckline and detail on the trim of the romper adds for the perfect tough of elegance. I would pair this dress with some sandals and a straw bag.

 

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the perfect white blouse

the perfect white blouse

Hi friends! I’m sorry for the lack of my posts this last week. I was out sick and really sick this time around. I finally gave in and let my body take the rest that it really needed to get better. Hence, I was out all last week drinking hot teas, soups and watching lots of TV! I feel like I’m behind the ball a bit, but I finally watched Breaking Bad and getting close to finishing all five seasons!

I’ve been talking about finding the perfect white blouse for some time now and I finally found a favorite that I can wear casually or dress up to dinner. I love the simplicity in the detail of this blouse, the softness and just how flexible it is to wear. For me, that’s all I need in a blouse, or a piece of clothing.

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Blouse | Denim (similar on sale here)| Heels (sold out similar here and dupe here)

I chose to pair this feminine but simple blouse with a pair of black pants and some studded heels. In addition to looking for the perfect white blouse, I was on the longest hunt of looking for the perfect black pair of pants. I have a pair that I have been wearing for years but knew that it was time for another pair but couldn’t find the “right” pair. I finally came across this Frame denim pair and absolutely love them! They are soft, give a little and I love the detail at the bottom. (*sizing tip: I sized down to a 25). I’ve linked several other options that are less expensive or on sale, like these and these. Another great way to style this blouse is to pair it with some light color denim. These would look perfect with this white blouse or these. I was lucky enough to score these Louboutin heels when they were on sale on gilt.com but I found the perfect dupe at a far lesser price here.

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the mini dress

the mini dress

In last week’s post, I promised I would continue my summer dress guide and this week I am highlighting the mini dress. I love to wear dresses and the mini dress is one of those styles that you can wear day to evening, to work, to the park and just about to any occasion. The mini dress can be simple (like this one) yet it can also be sophisticated (like this one). I bought this dress shortly before leaving for my (spontaneous) trip to Europe. I ended up wearing it on two separate occasions-well technically it wasn’t photographed the first time so I thought I could get away with a second night! (shh)

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I most recently wore this mini dress to drinks with some friends and chose to dress it up a little more with some rockstud heels (dupe here under $150). This is also another one of those dresses that I will be bringing with me to the Bahamas for my work trips & lounging time. I’ve been leaning more and more towards blue dresses, as you can see in my recent posts here and here. If you love this dress but don’t love the price tag, I found this mini dress which is equally cute for under $50. Plus, these are the perfect shades of color for the 4th of July. If you’re still in need of a dress, see some of my favorites that I’ve linked below!

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