Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ruffles for the Win

Unitedly Plus returns today with a brand new style theme. Can you guess what it is?! That’s right: R U F F L E S! Ruffles are on total trend this summer, as was predicted last year. However, the fun frill actually falls under the category of ‘classic oldie but goody’. I’ve certainly worn my share of ruffles from elementary school onward... 
Romantic, girly, full of frills – nothing channels feminine vibes quite like ruffles. Yes, they’ve made a strong come back. You can find them along hemlines, shoulders, sleeves, and by way of cascading tiers.
To minimize the ultra feminine effect, you might opt to pair them with distressed and or boyfriend jeans – even a denim skirt. I am a girly girl in every single way, so I capitalized on this opportunity to take femininity to the max.
This dress creates a sense of drama and intrigue, which makes it perfect for a night out. I love how it also incorporates an off the shoulder tease, just for fun. It is most definitely Spanish-inspired, I can totally picture myself dancing the night away under the starry skies of Tulum…
When Sheena (I Am She Global) and Sahily (Pretty in Pigment) both agreed that we would go with ruffles as our theme this month, I was elated! But then, I had to think long and hard as to whether or not I actually still had a ruffle piece in my collection. You see, I generally rotate items out every few months and I remembered that I had donated several ruffled pieces.
I conducted a thorough search of my closet, and there appeared before my eyes this ruffled beauty that I’ve only worn a couple of times (see here). Although I simply love any “reason” to go shopping, I felt a sense of pride in shopping my very own closet for this look!
Today’s post is a collaboration with Sahily of Pretty in Pigment (Instagram), Sheena of I am She Global (Instagram) and myself. We are Unitedly PlusUnitedly Plus is a dedicated place to celebrate every woman, every body type, every clothing size, and every ethnicity.  We embody inclusivity, honoring the unique beauty that each woman possesses. We encourage all women to embrace and love who they are today. We show how personal style can encourage body positivity, foster self-confidence, and provide an outlet for personal self-expression. 
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Until next time my Loves,

XO


Sunnies: Steve Madden| Dress: Free People (worn here)| Clutch: Forever 21| Watch: c/o JORD Wood Watches| Sandals: Steve Madden

18 comments:

  1. That dress is everything!!! I love this look and pairing it with jeans would be so chic! You are fab darling!

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    1. Thanks Babe!!! I have pinned a couple of ideas for re-working this dress, I'll add your to the list ;)

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  2. Love ruffles so much.
    You always look so fantastic!!!

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  3. You look so pretty. Your ruffle dress is unique and has a lot of personality. Great styling.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  4. I love everything about this dress!! <3

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  5. YES DRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  6. Romantic, girly and extra Fabulous. This dress is pure Joi and I love, love it!

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    1. Thank you Neti!!! BTW- I am going to borrow 'Pure Joi' :)
      XO

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  7. This dress is beyond gorgeous! It looks gorgeous on you! I'm so bummed it isn't part of their current collection cause then I would totally buy it

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Thank you!! Agreed, it is such a beauty- Free People should think about a re-release of this line, like how Ralph Lauren does every few years :)

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  8. Waoooow ! this dress... is... simply... gorgeous !

    FrenchyGal

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  9. Obsessed! Just found your blog and I really like your style! Followed :D
    This dress is gorgeous!
    xx
    DeeVine Anonyme

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    1. Welcome Diane!!! I'm so happy that you found my little blog and source of inspiration in my sense of style :)) Thank you!

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