Topshop Striped Midi Dress

So it seems as though Saint Louis has skipped right over spring and into summer.  And with temps in the 90’s already, this Topshop Striped Midi Dress is perfect!  It’s super lightweight and breathable.  This midi dress hits me right below the knee which is absolutely perfect. I am wearing a size 2 (petite) for reference.  This dress also comes in a tall version as well which is cut specifically for girls over 5’7″.

topshop shirred midi dress

Topshop Shirred Midi Dress

Birkenstock White Madrid Sandal

Lace Sunglasses

Straw Bag (similar)

The stripes are red, pale blue and white which are great for all summer!  This dress is perfect for any Memorial Day or Fourth of July BBQs that you have coming up. The top stripes are horizontal and the bottom stripes are vertical which I love because they make me appear taller – WINNING!  The buttons don’t actually work, they are decorative only.  I have a strapless bra on with it, but you could very easily make this dress office appropriate by throwing on a denim jacket and a pair of espadrilles.  Another way to style this dress would be to layer it over a fitted white shirt (I’m going to link one at the end of this post for you).

topshop midi dress

Topshop Shirred Midi Dress (Tall version linked here)

I promise you will wear this dress all summer long.  It is $50 and FREE SHIPPING / FREE RETURNS!  So you can buy it and try it without any risk of not being able to get your money back if it doesn’t work out for you.  I had not ordered from Topshop.com before, but it was a great experience.   It took 6 days to receive my order, but I was kept up to date with when it would be arriving through a series of emails.

topshop shirred dress

Topshop Midi Dress

midi dress with birkenstocks

Have you ordered from Topshop before?   Tell me below!

Follow me on these channels!

Leith Ruched Body-con Dress

Happy Wednesday friends!  We are halfway through another week.  Today I’m sharing this Leith ruched body-con dress from Nordstrom.  If you follow other bloggers besides myself, I am certain that you have seen this dress a million and one times. I wasn’t immediately sold on this dress, but this color recently went on sale so I decided to give it a try.  I am happy to report that this dress is as good as the over 1,000 reviews say it is.  If you’re on the fence, let me share with you why I like it.

Wear to Work

So typically when I hear the word body-con dress, I don’t really equate that to something I would wear to work.  But this one is different.  It has ruching in all the right places, and even though this one is a tank, you can just throw a long cardigan over it and you have a work appropriate outfit.  It comes in 8 colors (including black) so you’re sure to find one that isn’t too loud for the office environment.

leith body-con coral heather dress

Leith Body-Con Dress (this color is on sale)

Leith Body-Con Dress (other colors)

Long Cardigan (similar)

Leith Body-Con Ruching Tank Dress

Round Straw Bag (similar)

Sam Edelman Espadrilles 

Sunnies

Happy Hour with the girls

So you wore your new body-con dress to work with your cardigan, but now it’s time to meet up with your gal pals for a few drinks.  Replace your cardigan with a cute denim jacket to give it an edgier look. You can keep your espadrilles on for a more dressed up look, or throw on a pair of flat sandals for a more laid back look.

leith body-con tank dress

Denim jacket (splurge)

Denim jacket (save)

leith body con dress with denim jacket over it

 

leith ruched body con tank dress

Flat Sandals (under $30 + free shipping)

Date night

This bodycon dress easily turns into a date-night look by removing your cardi or denim jacket.  Just bare it all with a cute pair of heels (or flats) because sometimes you want to be comfortable damn it!  But the great thing about this dress is you can be comfortable AND sexy at the same time. Winning!

leith bodycon tank dress

 

leith bodycon dress

 

leith body con tank ruched dress

Tell me below how you would style it!  There are endless possibilities!  Have a great rest of the week gals!

Don’t forget, you can always shop my latest every day looks right here!

 

Pictures by Dayna Pollard Photography

Follow me on these channels!

Gingham Goodness

If it seems like gingham goodness is all around you lately, that’s because it is.  From shoes to bags, and tops to dresses, there is a gingham print for everyone.  I have done a quick round up of all of my current faves for you!

Shoes

First up are these black and white gingham mules that I had in my cart forever and then finally decided that for under $30 they were worth the purchase.  They run a little big in my opinion, so you could size down a 1/2 size in these.

black and white gingham mules

White Jeans // Chambray Snap Shirt

black and white gingham mule sandals

Black and white gingham mules

These cute little two strap gingham slides would be perfect with a pair of cutoffs or a simple dress this summer.  They are under $20!  Same brand as the pair I have above, my gut is these will run large too.

gingham flat two strap slides

Gingham Two Strap Slides

If you’re looking for a more long term pair of gingham heels, then Sam Edelman naturally has you covered.  The Hazel pump is a best seller for a reason!  It’s a bit of a splurge, but will last several seasons for sure.

sam edelman gingham hazel pump

Hazel Gingham Pump

Tops

This pink peplum top is perfect!  This would look fantastic with a pair of white denim.

pink and white gingham peplum top

Pink Peplum Top

If you’re looking to try this print, but not break the bank then look no further.  This cute little number comes in blue/white and black/white.  Hello cute sleeves too!

who what wear blue and white gingham top

Blue Gingham Bell Sleeve  

Another less expensive, but fun option is this tiered sleeve top.  It’s on sale right now and all sizes remain!

bp. ruffle sleeve gingham top

Ruffle Sleeve Off the Shoulder Top

Ok so this isn’t a top, but how cute is this jacket?!  I couldn’t resist including this in my roundup.  The reviews say it runs small in the shoulders, so size up!

black and white gingham rain jacket

Hooded Rain Jacket

Dresses

Midi length dresses are awesome because they come with variety.  You can keep them looking casual with some flats, or you can dress them up with some wedges or heels.  Both of these are great options for the office too because you can throw a denim jacket or light sweater over it.

Hollister 90's Button Thru Gingham Midi Dress

Midi Button Dress

ASOS DESIGN Gingham Square Neck Pephem Midi Sundress

Square Neck Dress

Bottoms

You know I am loving the tie waist (i.e. paper bag) trend bottoms that is going on right now (refer to my last post here) . These adorable, higher waist shorts are only $23!  A white tee or tank is all you need to have a complete outfit!

gingham paperbag waist shorts

Paperbag Waist Shorts

If you want to take the gingham print into the office, why not try these ruffle hem pants?  Reviews say they run large.

gingham ruffle hem women's pants

 

Ruffle Hem Pants

 

Swim

This suit combines two of this seasons hottest trends . . . gingham AND embroidery!  The back on this one is a little more high cut so keep that in mind.

women's Poppy Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

Poppy Plunge One Piece Swimmy

What’s your fave piece from above??  Tell me in the comments below!

Follow me on these channels!

Scalloped Shorts

{This post contains affiliate links}

Happy Wednesday friends!  So excited that we are halfway through the week.  We are heading to the home opener for the Cardinals tomorrow so it has me in full on summer mode and glossing over spring completely (since STL probably isn’t going to have one anyways)!  Hence why I’m sharing this adorable pair of scalloped tie waist shorts that I scooped up recently from Nordstrom.

nordstrom scallop hem tie waist women's shorts

White Tee // Straw Bag (similar) // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides

The Fit

These are by BP.  Which if you’re not familiar with that, it is Nordstrom’s own affordable brand that has on trend pieces for the everyday girl on the go.  These shorts are more of a midrise (so not too high on the waist).  They zip in the back and have a super cute tie waist.  These fit true to size for me (wearing an XS).  I tried the S on they fit but I liked how they looked better slightly more fitted.  These are a great length for wearing around on the weekends while attending all of your upcoming summer BBQ’s (and even chasing after those toddlers in some cute flat sandals while sipping your IPA ;)).  These are so easy to pair with a tucked in plain white tee (as I’ve shown here), but you could easily dress this up with a pair of block heels and a lace cami (I’ll link some ideas for you below) and wear it to dinner with friends.

nordstrom scallop hem green tie waist womens shorts

Straw Bag // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides

The Color

These are a nice neutral olive green which tends to look great on all skin tones (even my pasty white legs at the moment)!  The white scallop trim is nice because it allows you to easily pair a white tee or tank with it but you could also venture out to other colors as well.

scallop hem women's shorts from nordstrom

White Tee // Straw Bag (similar) // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides // Sunglasses (similar)

The Price

As if the fit and color weren’t enough, these cuties are under $40!  Say whaaa?!  Anytime I can snag an item that has multiple ways I can style it, then it’s a win.  The fact that I can wear these around on the weekend with my kids, but also dress them up for a date night sold me.

nordstrom tie waist scallop hem shorts

Straw Bag // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides

Want to dress these shorts up?  Try these pieces below and take this outfit into date night!

Have a great rest of the week girls!

Follow me on these channels!

Jumpsuit styling tips

Jumpsuits are a big trend right.  Before you start saying you can’t pull one off, let me share with you why I love jumpsuits and you should too.  There are so many options.  And in case you don’t know exactly what a jumpsuit is, it consists of pants on bottom, and then various types of sleeves up top.  The main reason I love them is because you can style a jumpsuit in so many ways.  It’s like having multiple outfits in one!  And I bet you have most of these pieces in your closet already to work with.

The first, and most obvious way to style a jumpsuit is to wear it exactly as you purchase it!  🙂  Depending on the length of the jumpsuit and your height will determine your shoe choice.  In my case, I’m short, but this particular jumpsuit was on the shorter side and flats pair perfectly with it.

women's green floral flowy jumpsuit

womens green floral flowy jumpsuit

flowy green floral women's jumpsuit

Another great option for styling a jumpsuit is to throw on a denim jacket.  This is the perfect way to turn something into an office appropriate outfit.  For example, if your jumpsuit has spaghetti straps then putting a denim jacket on over it makes it work appropriate.

womens denim jacket over a jumpsuit

Similar Denim Jacket

women's floral jumpsuit and denim jacket

women's denim jacket worn over jumpsuit

Lastly, I threw a plain cotton tee on over my jumpsuit and tied it in a cute little knot.  This really gave it a fun laid back casual look.  And it gave me a chance to wear my FAVE tee of all time.  I’m linking it for you below.

women's jumpsuit with a t-shirt over it

women's jumpsuit with a t-shirt over it

I’ve got you covered ladies, I have already done all the legwork for you and found the best jumpsuits out there right now!  Shop all of my faves below!

Follow me on these channels!