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Party Dress

More Ruffles Please

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Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress
Asos Ruffle Dress

Happy Thursday lovelies! Only one more day until the weekend!! Does anyone have any fun events they're looking forward to? I'm crossing my fingers for some nice weather so I can twirl around in this little number on a rooftop somewhere!

Ruffles are everywhere this season, and I love how this dress combines them with the cold-shoulder trend to make a bold, yet not over-the-top statement. It's eye-catching, comfortable and can be dressed up or down - how many dresses can you say that about?? I decided to accessorize with a floral applique clutch and sparkly block heels for a dressy casual date night look. If you're wanting something a little more low key, simply pair with some white sneakers. Keep necklaces and earrings to a minimum here though as to not take away from the ruffle details - this should be the focal point of your outfit! And as an added bonus, ASOS is having a huge 50% off sale right now! If you need me, you know where to look. Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress:  ASOS (similar here and here and here)

Shoes: Betsey Johnson (also found here)

Bag: Found at TJ Maxx (Similar here, here and here)

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Derby Ready

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Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby

Fake it till you make it there - the Kentucky Derby that is! I don't know about you guys, but I'm always looking for a reason to dress up, and a Kentucky Derby party hits the spot. It's crazy to think that the Derby is less than three weeks away - don't wait until the last minute to put together your outfit! Even if you're not traveling to Churchill Downs for the event (I'm not either, unfortunately!), you can still dress like you are - why waste such a great opportunity to wear fancy hats and parade around with a mint julep in hand?

Many people go back and forth on whether to buy your dress or hat first. I struggled with this too initially! It's easy to find yourself thirty pages deep in Etsy trying to find the perfect hat, but this can be so overwhelming. I ended up finding my dress and shoes first, and then searched for a coordinating hat. I found that ordering my dress and seeing the true colors in person helped me decide which color palette I wanted to go with for the rest of my outfit. I was able to find my fascinator at a department store (which saved some money!) - Boston Store and Nordstrom both have great selections! Cheers to looking your best no matter where you decide to celebrate - happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: MISSGUIDED

Fascinator: August Hats

Shoes: Marc Fisher

The Perfect Winter Party Dress

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Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller
Ralph Lauren velvet bag
Sam Edelman
Ralph Lauren velvet bag
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller

I love dressing up and going to fancy events, but in the winter it is undeniably harder to find the right outfit. It seems like store racks are filled with LBD's and sequin-covered dresses for the holidays, but a girl can only own so many of those before she gets bored. I recently came across this gorgeous Nicole Miller dress (linked below!) and knew it had to be mine. The floral brocade fabric is appropriate for winter months, and the sparkly cobalt blue makes the pattern pop off the dress. Not to mention the open lace back makes any entrance, and exit, one to remember.

I recently wore this for a New Year's Eve party, and received many compliments! I kept the accessories simple by adding black suede ankle strap heels and a black velvet Ralph Lauren crossbody bag. The mixing of fabrics added interest without taking away from the stunning fabric of the dress. If cobalt isn't your color, this dress also comes in a gold/bronze option as well. Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Nicole Miller New York

Jacket: Betsey Johnson

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Bag: Ralph Lauren

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

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