You Need a Chambray Dress

Happy Saturday friends!!

I just wanted to do a quick post during my birthday weekend to share a little Summer styling tip!

I'm thinking that I'm actually going to do a full "Top 10 Must Haves for Summer" closer to June... But for now, you ladies can get a jump start on the list because I'm going to tell y'all the 1st one RIGHT NOW!!

Ladies, you NEED a Chambray Dress!!

If you don't already have one you are totally missing out on the most comfortable, most trendy, easiest to style wardrobe piece I can think of!!  I know I'm telling you things I love, that you should buy too, every single week!  But if you never take a single piece of my advice ever again, please hear this one (and maybe the other 9 of my top 10) because this is for sure an item that you need in your closet!!  

You don't even have to just take my word for it - ask any other fashionista you know!!  She will tell you the same thing!!  Chambray is a must have!!


My favorite one is a little more on the dressier side... It has a very dark wash and is quite structured compared to other more casual chambrays.  I've had it for 3 years and it is still in style!!  I think they are here to stay for a while and THAT is why you HAVE to own one!!

Of course, like always, I've done the shopping for you so you don't have to stress about finding the right look, for the right price, at the right quality!!  Here's what I've found:

please don't miss that incredibly on-trend Off The Shoulder Chambray Dress for only $23.09!!!!!

P.S. Tomorrow is the last day to enter my $100 gift card giveaway with JORD Watches!  You can enter HERE

Patterns + Pop-of-Color

Hey Ladies,

I got some really good feedback from a few of you about my last blog post: "The Pop-of-Color Shoe," so I decided to do a follow up post to complement it!  I'd like to take my previous advice a step farther and talk about mixing a pop-of-color shoe with your favorite pattern!!  For example:

My 2 favorite patterns are polka dots and stripes!!  I know there are a lot of other favorites out there including paisley, gingham, plaid, and floral... But for our purposes here I want to keep it simple (demure, if you will)!  

I think the hardest part about putting a pop-of-color shoe with a pattern that already has color itself, is knowing what color to pop with...  Last week I talked about using a pop-of-color to jazz up your neutrals, but this week I want to give advice on adding a contracting, but complementary, color to a patterned outfit!!

Take this dress for instance, it is white with navy blue polka dots.  Slipping on a nice pair of navy pumps would have been simple and classy... and a little boring!  So I chose to use a complimentary color (one that is still in the cool color family), but also one that is in contrast to the color that was highlighted in the pattern (turquoise, instead of navy)!!  

So, friends, what if you have a red and white striped dress... what color shoes would you wear!?  

I'm thinking yellow would be a great contrasting/complimentary color!!

Or what about a pastel blue seersucker dress!?  

Well, I actually think ANY other pastel color would be a nice fit!!  Blush, lavender, or even pale yellow!!  

The overall, take home point for you to remember while you're out shopping next time is "Contrasting, but Complimentary."  That way you won't get too overwhelmed!!  Because, trust me, as a type-A left-brained person, it was even hard for me to be able to accomplish this at first!!  It took practice, and a lot of observing for me to be able to pull it off myself!!  But I came to realize that "Contasting, but Complimentary" would steer me in the right direction at least 95% of the time!!

My Dress (similar - $22.50) & Shoes (similar - $69.95) or These for $19.99

I put together a few more examples for you (each dress to be partnered with the shoes beneath it):