Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Everything's coming up roses

Sunnies: F21| Dress: c/o Gwynnie Bee (free membership here)| Beaded handbag: Vintage| Socks: Nordstrom| Shoes: DSW

Hey Dolls, I missed you so much! Truly I cannot enumerate how many times I sat down or tried to sit down to get a blog post out and yet – I couldn’t seem to get motivated. I can’t say that it was writer’s block, but it was like I just couldn’t seem to get into the groove of things. Blogging is hard work!
Whenever I call myself taking a break from social media, I find it even harder to get back into the swing of things. Aren’t breaks supposed to have the opposite effect? My tried and tested motivation is to get back on track is to focus on my passion for personal style and my earnest desire to see every single woman regardless of size/age/or financial status to be well dressed and feeling her absolute best!
Today’s look is another score from my partner in crime, Gwynnie Bee! This dress was a hit for date night, it fit my curves just right :) I actually wore it twice, and styled it two alternate ways, but this is the look that actually made it here to the blog. Side note: I need to patent a way to instantaneously blog everything that I wear! Or perhaps someone can advise me of a better way? I’m open to any and all suggestions, LOL!
This floral frock gave me vintage vibes. I added lace socks and a beaded vintage handbag to seal the deal. It was a scorcher on the day that I wore it this way, all I could seem to think about while taking pictures was: Where can I find shade and central air?! LOL! Nonetheless, we pushed through it and got this shoot done! I say we, because I am part of a team. My husband/resident photographer/creative director/number 1 supporter/objective feedback giver was on hand. I’m absolutely certain that he was even hotter than I was- I appreciate his support :)  Thankfully after we finished this shoot we were able to refresh ourselves and continue enjoying the day despite the 100+ temperatures. 
REMINDER: Don’t forget to sign up for YOUR free trial with Gwynnie Bee! This is a limited offer for my readers; I am so siked to be able to share it with you ;) If you’re not familiar with Gwynnie Bee, it’s a retail subscription service for women sized 10-32. You can select up to five items (tops/bottoms/dresses/etc.) to borrow at a time. You then have the option to send them all back (via USPS, pre-paid) OR to purchase any items that you love at a discounted price-whoo hoo! I love the option of trying out new styles without commitment :) When you send the items back, you’ll receive another package, per the items that you previously specified that you would like to try out. No need to worry about cleaning items before wear or after- Gwynnie Bee takes care of it all. 
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Until next time Loves,
XO




14 comments:

  1. I sure understand writers block, we all have it at sometime or another. Now, This Dress "fits to the curve" and you look HOTT in it. Thanks for the photos Hubz, we appreciate you.

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    1. Thank you very much Love; Yes, the Hubs is VERY much appreciated :)
      XO

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  2. Love the rose print and your fun sock/heel combo.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  3. I'm glad you worked through your writers block and got this pretty online for us all to see!

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  4. I've been a sucker for floral prints, but this rose print in particular is just gorgeous!!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. I thought I was the only one weak in the knees for florals :) I'm so happy to know that i am not alone! The print of the dress seems like it must be one of a kind!

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  5. These photos are so gorgeous!

    Xx
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  6. Amazing photos! You look so stunning!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com
    www.instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

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  7. You are rocking those cute crochet socks with heels Joi and I love the fabulous floral ruched sheath. Looking great, girlfriend!

    Don't forget to stop by and linkup with my brand-new linkup from this week. Thanks, Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/07/thursday-moda-22-and-throwback-thursday.html

    Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thank you Ada!! I can't resist an opportunity to pair socks with heels :)

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