Sale alert! I’ve had my eye on this ruffled chambray dress for a while now and it finally got marked down to sale. I snatched it up immediately and had to put this look together for y’all before this dress sold out online. This is probably going to be my favorite throw-on-and-go item this spring! I love the light blue colored chambray and of course the ruffles across the top are a huge trend that I’m going to be wearing all 2017. Here I’ve dressed it down with gold sandals and jewelry but it would look great with bright statement earrings and wedges.
I’m wearing a size 2 in this dress and I’m normally between a size 2 and 4 so I would say this dress does run maybe a half size big, if you’re normally between sizes take your smaller size. The only two cons I noticed are that a) it does get wrinkled VERY easily, these photos were taken after I sat in the car for just thirty minutes and b) the matching belt it comes with wasn’t doing it for me so I did remove that. Overall I love this dress and can’t wait to style it differently! Links below to my entire outfit-
Dress: J.Crew on sale for $69.99 and an additional 30% off (run!)
Shoes: Tory Burch
Jewelry: Kendra Scott custom color bar- gold filigree
Making a quick post in honor of one of my favorite holidays- Valentine’s Day! A storm rolled in last night and brought a cold front in with it but I was not letting that ruin my V Day style. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like a pink dress- I layered an oversized cardigan over my favorite scalloped shift dress to keep warm and slipped on these adorable faux suede heels I picked up recently. I love the criss cross straps and the chunky heel, and the subtle nude color goes with everything. Also, they’re super similar to a $600 Gucci pair that is to die for.
Y’all are gonna be grumpy because everything I’m wearing is sold out except the jewelry- so I went and hunted down similar pieces and linked those below.
Dress: TJ Maxx (similar here and here)
Cardigan: Cotton On (similar here, here and also here.)
Shoes: Forever 21 (almost identical here, here, a gold version here and just for fun the Gucci pair that inspired all of the others.
My favorite thing about growing up and living in Austin, Texas is that we have warm weather 9 months out of the year- I can always expect spring to arrive in early February! This dress is the Carmel Printed Tank Dress from Lilly Pulitzer from their Summer 2016 collection (picked it up for a deal during the January After Party Sale) and although initially I was hesitant about the print I have grown to adore this dress! The pink and orange lemons give it whimsy and the soft slub cotton makes it easy to throw on- the perfect choice for an after-class lunch date with my man and a cupcake sundae afterwards. I dressed it up here by throwing on a pair of white wedges and my favorite string of freshwater pearls and matching faux pearl studs.
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer
Shoes: These were a gift, but similar linked here
Necklace: Sam Moon real freshwater pearls for an AMAZING price!
Earrings: Sam Moon faux pearls, still an amazing price
Lip Color: MAC in Runway Hit
And if you’re local and that lettuce wrap plate made your mouth water, Yard House at Domain Northside is great and Sprinkles Cupcakes finally opened an Austin, Texas location! Yay for a 24/7 Cupcake ATM!
One of my very favorite trends for this year has to be these oversized ruffles I’m seeing everywhere right now. I love how they make me feel feminine and dramatic all at the same time. This J.Crew top from early December is sold out now, but of course they came to the rescue and released an almost identical spring iteration. Here I layered a gold tassel necklace and matching statement earrings over it for lunch then a trip to one of my favorite local spots- Hey! Cupcake for a quick treat. This cupcake shop has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl and always pleases. Everything I’m wearing is linked below-happy shopping!
Top: J.Crew (sold out, similar here)
Shoes: Old Navy
Bag: Tory Burch
Jewelry: Kendra Scott (custom Color Bar with gold filigree)
Oh and if you’re suddenly craving a cupcake and happen to be in Austin- Hey! Cupcake
I always told everyone I would never start a fashion blog and here I am starting one! 2017 has been a surprising year so far though, so why not? For the past 3 years or so Instagram has been a fabulous way to share my ootds, sale notifications and favorite things but I really want to be able to give y’all a little more info sometimes. Check back to this blog for all the things y’all love to see on my insta and more!