Steve Madden

Pretty in…Purple?

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First, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love following yesterday’s post! I was beyond touched with all of your kind words and encouragement, and so thankful that I was also able to touch some of you with my experience. But, enough of the yucky feelings talk- today’s post is all about a dress that makes me feel good!! You know, that one you can put on no matter how down you are and still feel like a million bucks?! It’s all about finding the colors, shape and fit that’s flattering on your body and most importantly, makes you feel confident.

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My favorite trend for summer has by far been off the shoulder tops and dresses. It’s a similar problem to my 2014 romper craze and I just can’t get enough of it. There’s something so sexy about a showing a little shoulder skin and I instantly feel feminine and confident in this style. Add in the gorgeous lace and hip hugging in just the right places and you’ve got yourself the perfect dress for date night or GNO! Bonus: it’s on sale right now for HALF OFF, and if you’re not one for color, it also comes in black.

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Speaking of color, the description says “corn flower blue” and it appeared to be a soft baby blue. Clearly that is not the case. I’m not going to lie, when I got it in the mail I was really disappointed that it was more of a purple. My elementary, middle & high school colors were purple and white, so I’ve successfully kept it out of my wardrobe ever since graduation. I mean, a girl can only wear bright purple for so long. But, the more I stared at this dress in my closet, the more the color grew on me, and now I’m just plain obsessed! Purple had been so far gone from my life for so long that I almost feel like I’m discovering a new color to wear! Besides, this is more of a periwinkle than a true purple, so I don’t think I’ll get mistaken for a First Baptist student anytime soon. (because other than that I totallyyy look like I could pass as a high schooler-right?!)

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Photos: Katie Capo of Catherine Ann Photography

Dress: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden from Belk | Bag: Ted Baker from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant | Lipstick Color: Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Wonderland #575

Love is All You Need

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Pink has been my absolute favorite color since I was a little girl and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. And love is my absolute favorite thing, whether it be romantic, family, that brand new pair of red bottom shoes… So, I decided why not combine the two? This look is the perfect mid-week Valentine’s outfit. It is comfortable enough and cute enough to get you through the rest of your week with a smile on your face. This hot pink sweater was a no brainer, must buy for me. I wear it with everything from jeans and flats to yoga pants and tennis shoes. Don’t be scared of the neon if you’re not a bright colors kind of gal. Step out of your comfort zone and try this look! The hot pink really adds a fun, youthfulness to any ladies’ attire! Today I wore it with a pair of white skinny jeans. I know what most of you are thinking- “but I thought no white after Labor Day?!?!” YOU CAN WEAR WHITE ANYTIME OF YEAR, I repeat YOU CAN WEAR WHITE ANYTIME OF YEAR!!! It has actually been a super chic look this Winter, even wearing all white or two different shades of white. This has been a huge trend for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. I rolled my jean because I love a good rolled pant leg. Something so simple can really take your outfit to a more stylish place. The rolled pant can be worn with heels, sandals, wedges or flats. I paired it with another statement piece- gold glitter studded loafers- need I say more? These shoes are so fabulous and so much fun to wear! They take any outfit to a snazzier level, but because they’re a loafer also keep that classic look. To really top off my Valentine’s festivity I wore a pair of LOVE earrings. Although these can be worn anytime of the year (like the white, remember) they are especially perfect for this week. This outfit is pure fun and should be worn with a big smile on your face and in your heart! Spread the love this Valentine’s week!

Sweater- Gap / Pants- Vigoss / Shoes- Steve Madden / Earrings- C. Wonder / Watch- Michael Kors