Saturday, June 16, 2018

The High and Low

Dress: c/o HERE (sign up for a free trial membership)
Purse: Coach, vintage| Sandals: Sold out

Hey Babes! I can't tell you how many times I've tried to sit down and type up a new post...
No matter what I did - I just could not focus. 
First of all, my first week back into my norm after vacation has been extremely busy. E X T R E M E L Y. Secondly, I've been in a bit of a funk. Just blah. And blue. And sad. Last but not least, I experienced a touch of  writer's block, like everything that I tried to put down on paper couldn't/wouldn't come together the way that I envisioned.
Alas,  the weekend has arrived! I'm enjoying a spell of peace and quiet...although my furbaby Cotton Candy is subtly harassing me at this very moment 😊
I can think clearly and uninterrupted, finally I am able to start pushing out posts again - YAY!
The dress featured in today's post is c/o my Gwynnie Bee membership. I really enjoy the ease of not being committed to purchase anything, especially trendy pieces like this dress. If you're not familiar with Gwynnie Bee's retail subscription service, check out another post I wrote HERE
In short, you can have a endless wardrobe, never wearing the same outfit twice, plan pricing is based on how many items you choose to have out at a given time, and they offer styles in sizes 0-32. WHOO HOO!
While perusing new items, I took note of this dress because I liked the high low hem, and was somewhat intrigued by the unique color compilation used to make up the stripe pattern. When it arrived in the mail, and I actually saw it in person, I wasn't sure if I liked it. I decided to give it a spin out for a day at the office. This is the place where I practically trial run everything! The final verdict, what I liked:
*The soft material
*The ease of wear
*The high low hem - Notice how it flows in the wind? LOL! 
Sidebar: A underrepresented benefit of high low dresses is that they offer the perfect balance to a full on maxi dress or a full on midi dress. If you don't like maxi dresses per se, or perhaps midi length dress - why not try out a high low?
Until next time,
Xx

14 comments:

  1. Oh yes it glows wonderful in the wind! You look gorgeous Joi and i like the high low dress.:)
    XO Tina

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  2. love this dress! it is so pretty!!!1

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  3. I love this stripy dress, and it's a great summer dress for warm weather. thanks for adding this to my #chicandstylish #linkup Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thank you Jacqui!!! Time and time again experience shows that it is better to try something out, even when I feel unsure about it:)

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  4. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are able to have things slow down a bit for you. I absolutely love this dress and how bright and colorful it is!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks so much Ruth!!! Things have slowed a bit- I am so thankful!

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  5. You glow in the dress Sis and I am always amazed at how you style your Hair. Enjoy your Summer. . .

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    1. Thank you Neti!! I think it is the mustard, it compliments my skin tone :) I plan to try a gang of new hair styles this summer - hold on sis, it's going to be some kind of a ride, LOLLL!

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  6. Love this colorful dress! It suits you well and those bow sandals are super cute! I am glad you are able to get some time and clarity to write once again. I always have writer's block and I am always distracted by my son or by my hubby so it doesn't matter. I get to type a sentence if I am lucky thus it takes me far too long to post. But it is what it is and so long as you are happy with your post and what you post. Then it's all good! Happy Friday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thank you Maureen!!!
      LOL!! Writer's block is a blogger's achilles heel :) So true, the focus is on what makes the individual content/happy!
      Xx

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  7. Loving rainbow striped pieces and bow slides this year and both your dress and sandals are so cute. Gorgeous hair too, Joi. =)

    P.S. Welcome by every day this week because I am styling a new skirt each day and I think you will love what I come up with, thanks. =)

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    1. Thank you very much Ada!!! I plan to style my hair like this again several times this summer :)

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