I don’t think I’ve ever owned a proper cocktail dress. I’ve for sure never had cocktails in a cocktail dress until this day. Oh, the joys of being 21. I’ve had this darling black and white number tucked away in my closet for over 3 months, patiently waiting for August 23rd to come around. When the moment finally came to take this beauty out of it’s plastic garment bag, I was beyond excited to finally rock it in my favorite city on my favorite day. If I had to pick one dress to wear for the rest of my life, I’d pick this one. I know that says a lot but it’s true. From the black peek-a-boo straps to the satin material, to the peplum sleeves: This dress was made to make amazing memories in. That’s exactly what happened.
I will never forget what I was wearing when Wyatt proposed. That moment and this dress are so so special to me. I truly cannot wait to pass this special dress down to my daughter someday.
I call this my confetti dress because it looks like a party just threw up all over it. The very moment I laid my eyes on this dress I knew I had found my summer love. The muted pastel polka dots creates such a “I love summer” kind of vibe without being too overwhelming. This is that kind of dress where people will continue to stop, stare and swoon even if you feel like it’s magic has worn off. I, unfortunately, feel like an outfit loses it’s purpose after one go around. Sometimes, I cannot wear an outfit twice, (well I can but I choose not to) because I believe it loses some sort of “magic” that it holds only once or twice of wear. It sounds very foolish but being a fashion blogger, I’m always looking for more. What’s new? What’s in-style? Another positive about being the fashion lover that I am is finding more and more ways to sustain that magic for as long possible. My favorite thing to do, when I’m bored, is reinvent my wardrobe. I love taking oldies but goodies and making them feel like new by adding a trendy piece. That’s a fashionista’s biggest secret. You will see this dress again, in a different form I’m sure. I love wearing things more than twice as long as I make it unique every single time, whether I change up an accessory or shoe, the magic will never stop.
Just like everything else in fashion AND in life, the magic is only there if you allow it to be.
The rain doesn’t want to stop but neither will I. I refuse to let the weather determine my outfits so I decided to throw in my favorite J.Crew umbrella to protect me from this lousy weather. This umbrella isn’t the only statement piece in this outfit post. I really think this flounce sleeve top and patched jeans are really the ones that catch people’s attention. I cannot express to you enough how much I love this simple combo. I wore this to a Rockies game with Wyatt and threw on a leather jacket because it was an evening game. People would stop me, asking me where I got my ‘over the top’ distressed jeans. I think every girl needs a pair because they really make outfitting so much fun. I love that laid back girly kind of look and I’ve been rocking it non stop so far this summer.
By the way, can you believe it’s already summer? I’ve been happier than normal and I think it’s because it’s finally my favorite time of the year. I’m a summer baby so I was born to love the sunshine. I just want to be outside all the time and I’m not an outdoorsy person. I think when the weather is amazing, you really just fall in love with everything all over again.
Before we talk about this incredibly comfortable and easy to pull off outfit, I just had to mention the struggle it was taking these photos. Wyatt and I had the busiest day on this particular day. Running errands, heading to appointments and meetings. I actually don’t remember eating on this day because of all the things we needed to accomplish. I really wanted to take these photos regardless of what was going on and when we finally made time, it started to rain. I’ve been having a love-hate relationship with the rainy weather lately. You might be able to tell in these photos that it was raining but we didn’t care. I’m so pleased at how these photos turned out regardless of how complicated our day was. I’m one happy and exhausted blogger.
Okay, let’s talk fashion.
This outfit might be my definition of casual everyday perfection. It has all the special elements that I look for in an outfit. Comfort from my favorite pair of jeans. Boldness from my statement heels. Trendy from my off the shoulder top. I added a fedora because I knew it needed a little something extra. If a look like this can conquer the crazy day that I had then I think that just shows how wearable it is. I will most definitely be wearing this outfit again soon.
Butterfly sleeves are the epitome of femininity and grace. This stand out detail transforms your dress from simple to statement. I love everything about this dress from the shade, shape, and tie-waist detailing. I can’t imagine going on a day-date or luncheon without this beauty. I would’ve purchased this dress regardless of the color but this salmon shade is everything that I love. I’ve stepped out of my obsession with Indigo for only a moment and have bought nothing but salmon colored pieces. I think this color is slowly turning into my summer “go-to” shade. I know I will be able to rock this salmon shade now that I’m pale but also when I start getting some color in the upcoming summer months. The light weight material makes it a lot easier to wear on those extremely hot days. Seriously, you can see it for your yourself just how beautiful this dress is. I don’t need to say much else about it. I’ll let the affordable price and pictures do all the talking. Hurry and buy this dress before it sells out! (Link Below)