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The Mingos

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The Mingos
The Mingos
The Mingos
The Mingos
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The Mingos
The Mingos

Flamingos? On a dress? YES PLEASE. I don't know about you guys, but I have been noticing flamingos on everything lately. Whether it's an item of clothing, dinnerware, or a cute little necklace, this trend is taking over the market. When I saw this dress, it was an immediate buy - I figured I can't be anything but happy when I'm wearing a bright pink flamingo dress! Not to mention, the feather print on the back is nothing short of adorable. Hate to see her go, but love to watch her leave? Yeah, you could say this dress fits that. As far as fit, I'm wearing a size 6 - this dress runs true to size! And not to mention, a perfect length, especially for all of us tall girls!

Ok, and for a fun side note/detail about me - my boyfriend actually calls me Mingo. He says that when I lock my knees, they bend backward slightly, which reminds him of a flamingo's legs. Does that mean my knees are double jointed?? Anyway, just another reason that I had to buy this dress :). Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Gabby Skye

Bag: Michael Kors - similar here.

Shoes: Last summer style - similar here and here.

Crochet Details

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Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Blue Suede Sandals
Crochet Off Shoulder

The off-shoulder neckline (or lack of neckline?) is back, and it's here to stay. If you guys can't already tell, I love love love this trend, and will take full advantage of it's popularity this summer! Whether it's a dress, top, romper or jumpsuit, I will be wearing this style non-stop. This gorgeous number from Loft does an amazing job of combining the off-shoulder trend with an eye-catching detail: crochet. And if that didn't already make this dress a must have, you can also adjust the length of the sleeves! This is a true summer staple. If you haven't already clicked through the link to Loft's website, go now! This dress is on sale, with an extra 40% off on top of that - what a steal!! I didn't accessorize much because I wanted the crochet detailing to be the focal point of my outfit, but I added a pop of light blue with my shoes for a little extra color - these are the comfiest sandals ever, and I plan on buying in every color. Well, maybe not every color, but a girl can dream right? Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Loft

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: Steve Madden (Last year style - found at TJ Maxx!)

Stripes and Ruffles

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Loft Striped Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dresses
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress
Loft Stripe Ruffle Dress

Off shoulder? Check. Stripes? Check. A dress that can be worn more than one way? Sold. I can't get enough of this gorgeous midi dress from Loft - the length is ultra feminine and flattering, and the ruffle detail truly makes this piece stand out from the crowd. The best part though? The tie straps can be tucked into the dress if you want a true off shoulder look! As far as accessories, I decided to go very simple to keep the focus on the stripe and ruffle details of the dress - just a floating diamond necklace and casual platform sandals. I found these sandals last summer, so I've linked a few similar styles below! Oh, and did I mention this dress is currently on sale?? Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Loft

Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger (Last year style) - Similar styles here and here

Flowy//Flirty//Fun

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Max Studio Edit
Max Studio Edit
Max Studio Edit
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Max Studio Edit
Erica Lyons
Max Studio Edit
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Accessorize
Max Studio Edit

Confession: I bought this dress about a month ago, and I've already worn it four times - to work, to date night, to a birthday dinner celebration, and to a baby shower . I just can't get enough of it! And lucky for you, this dress is now on clearance for over half off - literally drop everything you're doing and buy this dress. Not only does it have sleeves so it can be worn in early spring when it's too cold for all of your short sleeve and sleeveless dresses, but it is unbelievably comfortable. And let's not forget about the bell sleeves and subtle drop-waist ruffle, making this dress ultra feminine, and oh so trendy. I accessorized with a chunky choker necklace in a blush pink color to bring out the pattern in the dress, along with lace-up sandals and a classic stack of Alex and Ani bracelets. Everything is linked below along with alternative options! Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Max Studio Edit

Necklace: Erica Lyons (not online) - other options here  and here and here.

Bag: Michael Kors (last summer style)

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Shoes: Dolce Vita (last summer style) - similar here and here.

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel In Full Blue-m

Derby Ready

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Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
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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

It's a Garden Party!

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Lulu's Midi Dress
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi
Lulu's Lace Midi

You know when you see something while you're shopping, and you get that feeling like, "I HAVE to have this?" You don't have any idea where you'll wear it at the time, or when you'll get the chance to wear it in the near future, but that piece of clothing just has to be yours...That's the exact feeling I had when I saw this dress at Lulu's. This dress is literally breathtaking; breathtaking in its appearance, breathtaking in its quality, and most importantly, breathtaking in how it makes you feel when you put it on. A girl can't ask for much more than that.

White and lace have both been trending this spring/summer, and they couldn't come together more perfectly than in a midi silhouette like this dress. It's clean, fresh and flattering for a variety of ages - a midi length is always a safe bet. The floral lace makes this dress perfect for a garden party or any type of bridal or baby shower - I'll take advantage of any chance I get to dress up! I've also thought about whether or not this would be a good option for a wedding, and I go back and forth on whether or not that's a smart idea - what are your thoughts on wearing white to a wedding??! Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts! I've always been one to push the fashion "rules," but I'm very torn on this issue.

Happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Dress: Lulu's

Shoes: Mix No. 6

Bracelets: The Limited & Express

Maxi Shirt + Florals

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Maxi Shirt

The word "maxi" no longer only refers to a flowy, floor length dress; maxi vests, maxi sweaters and maxi shirts, like this sheer floral number from Vince Camuto, are hitting the fashion scene in a very bold way. This gorgeous maxi shirt was featured in a New & Now fashion show put on by Boston Store, and I immediately snatched it up right after the show ended. It's such a "wow" piece, and really doesn't need any accessories since it has so much character and interest in the floral pattern. I paired mine with black liquid leggings and a light blue Calvin Klein heel - even though the maxi shirt doesn't have any blue in the pattern, this works because all of the colors are part of a pastel palette except for the pops of red. If leggings aren't your thing, pair this maxi shirt with black or olive green joggers; the athletic meets feminine vibe will have the compliments flooding your conversation. Vince Camuto has a great selection of maxi shirts, ranging from bold stripes to feminine florals like mine - definitely check it out for a fresh addition to your closet. Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Maxi Shirt: Vince Camuto

Leggings: Found at TJ Maxx

Shoes: Calvin Klein

Ring: Express

A Working Girl's Best Kept Secret

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Joggers
Joggers
Joggers
Joggers
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Joggers

If you don't own a pair of joggers, stop what you're doing and buy a pair right now. These are the comfiest pants that a girl could ask for, and they're also acceptable to wear at the office. It's kind of like wearing pajamas at work, and I've gotten a ton of compliments on them. Is there any more a girl could ask for?

I found this specific pair in the clearance section at Express about a year and a half ago, and I wear them ALL the time. One thing to watch out for when trying to find the perfect pair is pockets - these can add a lot of bulk to this look, and aren't usually very flattering because of weird placement. I'd go with a plain satin pair like mine - not too heavy, and can easily be dressed up! I've paired mine with everything from a top and blazer, to an oversize shirt (half tucked in), to a chambray denim shirt. The possibilities are endless! Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Joggers: Express

Top: Paper Crane

Blazer: kensie

Shoes: Vince Camuto