Maxi Dress Dream

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This dress from Fashion Junkee is such a dream! Seriously. I have worn it once a week since I got it… to work, to church, shopping, and to dinner. Not only is the large floral pattern so feminine, the tube top is not too tight, and the dress has super cute pockets! I also just love it because it goes anywhere – dressed up or down, and it is such an easy yet put-together outfit. Whenever I wear tube tops, I love pairing them with bigger statement pieces, so this long beaded necklace worked perfectly. Maxi dresses are a summer staple in my closet – I could never own too many. I took this dress to work with a white denim vest. I … Read More

How to take your Booties into Summer

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Part of being a budget-conscious shopper is stretching your closet staples to fit into more than one season. Booties are so great for this! These faux-suede lace-up cut-out booties are from Fashion Junkee and also come in gray and camel brown. They are SO trendy right now the way they wrap around your ankles with such fun tassel ties. Take them from fall into spring and summer with these style tips: Find an ankle style with some openings in the design whether with a peep toe, cut-outs, or lace-ups. Pair them with shorts. Find some frayed, distressed denim in white, black, or blue jean. Make it a boho look with a summer vest or kimono, duster, wrap, or oversized sweater (for those cool nights). Match them to one of … Read More

Floral Swing Dress

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Today I am featuring Fashion Junkee, a company founded with “a vision of providing fun and flirty styles for every woman.” Their swing dress will be a fabulous fit for any body-type out there! I love the floral pattern because it’s such a trend right now. The choker neckline with a button closure gives the dress a unique spin, and the causal sleeveless top makes it look effortless. I chose to bring out black as an accent and paired this swing beauty with a black bandeau, black wallet crossbody, and black lace-up sandals. For those of you that are more of an average height like me, you can take this dress to work! Add a denim jacket or vest, a black blazer, or a flowing boho vest and you … Read More

Hot Pink Shift Dress

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Hot pink will brighten up anyone’s day! Today I am featuring a dress from The Mint Julep Boutique. It has a light, airy material and a nice bright hue… pair it with neon accessories like this necklace, and you are ready for summer! I wanted to style this dress for work, so I chose calmer colors to pair with it. I wore some neutral tassel sandals by Sshoes.  (Read more about these comfortable, quiet heels in this post.) This dress is comfortable and modest for work with the higher neckline and the length hitting near the knee. It has the cutest criss-cross design going down the sides. I always love little details like that! I could also see myself throwing on a jacket over … Read More

Must-have Summer Graphic Tees

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Outfit Details:  |  Shorts  (These run small-I am in a medium) |  Tee  (I am in a small)  |  Sunglasses  |  Saddle Bag  | With the temperatures in Arizona hitting over 100 degrees this week, I couldn’t help but think about my weekend ahead and how excited I am to pull out a favorite pair of shorts and a causal graphic tee! Weekends (especially Saturdays) were meant for relaxing, brunching, running errands, shopping, house work, road trips, and more — and what better way to do it all than in a stylish summer tee. Today’s post was inspired by my pineapple tee I just love for right under $10. Need some summer tee inspiration? I rounded up a bunch of fun graphic tees and created … Read More

Grace & Lace Ikat Wrap and Lace Extender

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Today I am featuring the beautiful boutique Grace & Lace. The story behind the start of this shop is so touching, and I am honored to style some of their pieces. They have been featured on shows like Shark Tank and The View – so fans – check them out! Nothing welcomes spring like bright colors! Their Ikat Wrap comes in two colors and can be worn as a wrap, vest, scarf, or swimsuit cover-up. Anyone who knows me and my budget-friendly “hunts” all over the web knows I totally enjoy pieces that are versatile – so I love this wrap! I styled it a few different ways and thought the colorful pattern went so nicely with stripes! _________________________ Worn as a Wrap Outfit Details: Striped Dress  |  Ikat Wrap  … Read More

Chambray Dress and Tassel Accessories

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Today I’m sharing a look that is summer ready! I love chambray and all of the denim trends that are out right now, and this dress is so fun with the eyelet designs along the bottom of the hem! One thing I especially enjoy about styling chambray is how neutral it is. This makes it one of my favorite fabrics to add colors and extras to! I decided to accessorize this chambray dress with tassels – tassel earrings and Sshoes tassel wedges. Now I feel like I need to invest in a tassel crossbody bag or satchel… any suggestions? (Outfit details listed below.) In case you haven’t heard about Ssh Shoes, I wanted you to know they are designed to be comfortable and quiet. They have … Read More

Scalloped Dress + Tassel Heels

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I have seen a number of beautiful scalloped skirts, dresses, and tops, but have not found a dress with beautiful scallops quite like this one! I think this navy dress is perfect – long enough to be professional for work, and pretty enough to take out for a Sunday in church. I paired it with these cute tassel heels! They are crafted by Ssh Shoes to be comfortable and quiet. This is just great for work because they have a non-slip, sound absorbing rubber sole, and a noise reducing heel so they do not make as much noise when you walk. There are multiple styles and colors – see more of their collections here. Outfit Details: Scalloped Dress  |  Ssh Shoes  |  Bracelets here and here  |  Earrings The scalloped … Read More

Easter Sunday Best

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Easter brings to mind all things floral, spring, warm, pastel, and for me… even chocolate! When I was a little girl, my favorite thing about Easter was picking out which spring dress I was going to pull out for Easter Sunday’s church service. This memory lives on for me even still! I love finding a dress that emulates the spring season. In all of this fashionista fun, I stop in thankfulness for the sacrifice that was made for my soul, for your soul. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” – John 11:25-26 Jesus died as sacrifice for … Read More

Short Spring Shift Dress

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Today I am talking about this colorful number from She In Clothing! I LOVE this dress. The reviews were raving and I am joining right in there with them! This is a short shift dress – perfect for a warm spring or summer date night or perhaps a wedding or special event! It is made of thick material and is also lined. I wore a strapless bra under mine so the straps and bra wouldn’t peep out the sides, but you could also do a stick-on bra or something similar. I spruced up the look with black accessories. My sister was so sweet to give me these fun fringe heels to use for a few months before spring hits Minnesota, and … Read More