Your New Flattering, Polished, Fit and Flare Mini Dress

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your new flattering polished mini dress baby blue with stripes straw clutch sachin and babi beaded drop earrings fit and flare dress cold shoulder ruffles nordstrom dusty rose steve madden slide sandals

your new flattering polished mini dress baby blue with stripes straw clutch sachin and babi beaded drop earrings fit and flare dress cold shoulder ruffles nordstrom dusty rose steve madden slide sandals

your new flattering polished mini dress baby blue with stripes straw clutch sachin and babi beaded drop earrings fit and flare dress cold shoulder ruffles nordstrom dusty rose steve madden slide sandals

your new flattering polished mini dress baby blue with stripes straw clutch sachin and babi beaded drop earrings fit and flare dress cold shoulder ruffles nordstrom dusty rose steve madden slide sandals

your new flattering polished mini dress baby blue with stripes straw clutch sachin and babi beaded drop earrings fit and flare dress cold shoulder ruffles nordstrom dusty rose steve madden slide sandals

your new flattering polished mini dress baby blue with stripes straw clutch sachin and babi beaded drop earrings fit and flare dress cold shoulder ruffles nordstrom

Dress | Earrings | Sandals | Clutch | Lip

It’s no secret; fit and flare¬†is the most flattering style of dress you can own. They are fitted at your natural waist, where you are most slender, and flare out over the hips, giving you a clean line. They also mimic an hourglass shape for those who maybe aren’t as concerned with hiding any problem areas but simply wish they had a little more going on in the booty department ūüėČ You’re probably thinking “yeah, yeah I know fit and flare is great” but sometimes when I’m shopping, as much as I carefully think about what I’m choosing as a blogger, I can forget to grab for fit and flare even though I know it’s pretty much always going to work for my body. A flared skirt adds a touch of fun and femininity to an otherwise simple dress. Imagine this dress as a shift dress or pencil dress and you see what I mean.

Another things I¬†love about this dress (other than the fact that it’s my favorite color) is the fun¬†cold-shoulder detail. It really stands out among ordinary¬†cold-shoulders with the fun ruffles, and also adds another flattering element by hiding the place where your shoulders meet your arms. This is a problem area for a lot of women, and it hides it without having to have real sleeves.

Also, can we talk about these Sachin and Babi earrings?? I don’t always go for larger drop earrings, I’m more of a simple jewelry girl, but these are by far my new favorite earrings ever!! They are so elegant and you can just see how high-quality they are. They’re clip-ons too, which keep your ear lobes from hurting, which some heavier earrings will do.

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying following along with my road trip this week on my Instagram!

Photos by: Brandon Hill

The Staple Dress Every Girl Needs for Summer

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Dress | Heels | Clutch | Watch

It’s only May, and we have already been having some scorchers in Texas, y’all. Any other Southern girls out there feeling the pain? While I love warm weather style, sometimes certain outfits aren’t always great¬†for beating the heat, but I believe I found the perfect staple dress for those hot summer days that every girl needs in her closet.

If I know I’m going to be outside for a summer get-together, I always take note of the color I’m wearing. Everyone sweats, it’s just a part of life, but being mindful of choosing colors that won’t show it (like my navy dress here) is really important. Also, prints can mask evidence of sweat, too (and spills, lol). White is one of my favorite colors for summer because it doesn’t show sweat much, either, and it’s just so cool and breezy. However, I know I’m a spiller, so if I’m going to be drinking wine or eating anything messy, I won’t pick a white outfit. Seems obvious enough, but going through exactly what your day is going to look like before picking your outfit will help you make better choices with your outfit.

Another reason I love this dress is that it has a great price point. At only $26, it’s perfect to have in your closet because it can be worn for so many different occasions. I am guilty of wanting to spend my cash on unique pieces instead of staples, it’s something I’ve always been bad about, but picking out a staple dress like this one (or simple jeans and casual tops like this outfit)¬†is really the way to go. It’s the perfect “nothing to wear” dress because it’s flattering with its shift style, trendy with its cold shoulders, and the material can be dressed up or down. I added some heels and a clutch to show how it can be worn for the evening, but swapping out the heels for flat sandals and a clutch for a tote would make it perfect for brunch or a day event.

Do you have a favorite staple dress?

Photos by: Brandon Hill