Anyone else hesitant to buy patterned clothing? Styles are always changing and prints/patterns are part of that change. I usually do not buy tons of patterned clothing since I am trying to buy more pieces that can mix and match together to make my wardrobe more versatile. However, neutral patterns which can be worn different ways and with basics you already own are good choices. This dress is not a leopard print but more of a spot print in two of my favorite colors; camel and black. It can be worn so many ways, not just as a dress. Today, I am going to show you the top 3 easy ways I will style this dress. If you have a pair of sandals, a pair of white sneakers or a pair of slides/mules then that covers footwear. (In the fall, you can also pair with booties)
Next, you can pair a basic t-shirt or a concert/graphic style t-shirt to make the dress into a skirt look. A denim jacket can go over the dress for chilly days and you can dress the look up with switching out the denim jacket for a blazer and heeled wedges. By making one item so versatile, it will get you more wear out of the item and therefore more bang for your buck.
Did I mentioned, this dress is from a locally owned online boutique. You can shop here. Support a locally owned small business with this cute patterned dress and/or many other Women’s apparel items.
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What is more exciting, this perfect ‘summer’ weather lately or that I am finally blogging? Okay, maybe you all did not miss me like I have missed blogging. Lets have a small recap on my life since my last post in February. Yes, I said February as in 4 months ago. Since then, I have been working full time, running the boutique business full time, small renovations to our kitchen, attending weddings, going on mini weekend trips and most recently planning/taking a two week vacation to Hawaii for my 30th Birthday. It was the trip of a lifetime and I could go on for hours about it. I took a lot of photos and videos in Hawaii so I am still working on a post or two of that trip. Stay tuned and I will eventually share it here with you all. 🙂
Todays look is one of my favorite summer go to looks. A simple bell sleeve dress with some simple bright designs. This look can go to the beach, the park or a day date. Good news, you can get it right now at 7th & Park. Free U.S. shipping! I paired my look with a simple gold flat sandal from J.Crew. You can also add more accessories depending on the occasion. Beach tote? Floppy hat for the beach? Sunglasses? Check out the sunglasses all under $15 at 7th & Park.
Hope you all are doing well and have some fun things planned for the weekend and summer. I have a few things planned this summer; lake house life in Maryland with my family, girls weekend to see my best friend in Grand Rapids, mini tips and possibly a getaway to Nashville, TN. We recently booked a long weekend trip for early November in NYC. Southwest was having a major sale and I earn points with my Southwest card. Our flights only cost me $22.40! (the taxes & fees you have to pay) I will put together a post soon on how we travel on a budget and get great deals. As for this weekend, I will continue working on our kitchen/patio area, getting caught up on the business, and enjoy the nice weather outside.
Enjoy your weekend!
Top & Sunglasses: 7th & Park (here) (here) // Denim: Michael Kors (TJMaxx)
I have the Monday blues today. Okay, well maybe most Mondays because I just do not get along with Monday all together. I got a lot of things around the house done this weekend which is always a plus but of course the weekend just was not long enough. We finally got our DIY farmhouse table done for our dining room. I am in LOVE! I will be putting together a post sometime in the future, but for now you can check it out on Instagram. (@mybrunetteadventure)
Lets talk about todays look, I have been waiting to share with you all. You are going to need to run, okay maybe just click away on your computer/phone, to pick it up at 7th & Park Boutique. Its everything you will need for your summer style; off the shoulder, stripes, flowy, and lets talk about those bell sleeves. 🙂 I paired this top with white denim from a few seasons ago I found at TJMaxx and these oversized sunnies to top it off. Perfect. You can easily wear this out for drinks with friends or maybe a date night.
Have a great week and be sure to head over to see what is going on via my Instagram.