Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pinterest Inspiration: Striped Dress & Chambray

Hello! Once again while scrolling through Pinterest I came across an outfit that I could easily replicate. Only this time it was with a dress that I rarely wear. In fact, the last time I styled this dress on the blog was here, in 2013 (Be warned, as you will get an inside look at my early blogging days - scary.)!

But don't you just love, what a little research can do for closet inventory? I have a small list of items that would really add bang to my closet. On this list is a staple among staples, a white oxford style shirt. Can you get any more basic then this??? I've attempted to purchase one on a few of my outings with no luck. Anyway, other than those few items, do I really need to keep adding more if there's plenty of life in the clothes I already own? Just something I've been thinking about.

Well, here is the pic that inspired this outfit! Thank you beautiful gal, whoever you are. ;)

It was far too hot to wear the denim top, so I tied it around my waist. Can I tell you how comfortable I was ALL day? The dress is clingy, which I don't love, but when I add something around the waist I forget about bulges, possible panty lines, etc throughout the day.  I'd say this will go down on my favorite list, to be repeated in the near future! In the fall, I could wear the denim top and add some black ankle boots. Bam! Live on LOFT dress. LIVE ON!!!

My backpack purse is a definite staple and gets a place on the good investment list. In fact, it will be my bag of choice for travel to Texas for my first Premier Designs Rally (should be interesting!).  I purchased it back in the fall at one of Clark's clearance sales. The shoes were $5 at Nordstrom Rack. I mean. Skip on the coffee and buy the shoes, right? ;)

That just leaves my accessories. I chose the silver with wood because of the dark wash of the denim top and I couldn't resist adding the adorable floral ring to the mix. 

Oh! I wanted to share my latest deal I found at GAP. Are these too similar to the above black sandals? They were on sale for $15.00. Thoughts??

Quick Outfit Breakdown
Dress: LOFT (latest option)/Denim Top: LOFT (GAP option)/Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (old)/Backpack Purse: Clarks (Current Option)/Necklace, Earrings & Ring: Premier Designs (Online Catalog)

****Cupcake Adventures!!****

It's been awhile since I've posted some pictures from my adventures in cupcakes, and I didn't want you to think I'm letting my FREE cupcake a day go to waste! 

Our women's ministry gave away 31 free cupcakes and I hung to greet whoever showed up, wearing this very outfit! ;)

I'm holding French toast, which was devoured by my 15 year old. No pics. Only IG stories on that day. 

My middle child had his friend since kindergarten visiting. We HAD to take him!

Momma had to get one for her birthday!! Isn't she pretty? :)

My boys make themselves at home there, which is the vibe you get at Splat anyway, so I don't stress about it.

Yeah. Every once in awhile I eat one too. I have a couple favorites that are hard to resist when they are available. Tres Leches is light and creamy, Banana N Creme is the perfect banana bread with a delicious cream cheese icing, which is not too sweet and my new favorite that I think about when I'm at home is Wild Oats. Someone please bring me one NOW!!

Well that's all for today my reader friends. You make blogging so fun, so comment I way. I love it!!




  1. Your mom is Gorgeous! And can I say, you look more stunning than the Pin model, I adore this dress on you! And what a lucky lady to be surrounded by so many handsome men!! Happy weekendeing!

    1. Thank you Andrea. You are just the sweetest. I guess I need to wear this dress more often! ;)

  2. You look so cool in this striped dress! I love the look! Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    1. Thank you Nicole. I've got great mentors! ;)

  3. Love the details of the whole outfit! Looks great!

    1. Thank You. Looking forward to visiting your blog. :)


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