The Power of the Cardigan

The power of the cardigan is amazing.  They are perfect for all seasons and can make an outfit totally different.  It always amazes me how often I find myself grabbing for a cardigan.  When I look at the different areas of my closet, the biggest section of my closet is hands down cardigans.  They are a closet staple that I feel gets the most use for me.  In my mind you can never have to many!  This section is also the hardest for me to get rid of anything.  You never know when you need a certain color, length, or weight!

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Gray Monroe and contains affiliate links.  All thoughts and content are my own.

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Gray Monroe || Cardigan: Similar|| Sandals: Old Navy || Necklace: Purple Peridot || Earrings: Sugar Fix via Target || Sunglasses: Oakley ||

When shopping I love to find clothes that can pull double duty for me.  What I mean by that is clothes that can be worn to work and at home!  This dress from Gray Monroe fits this profile perfectly for me!  I love the fun and carefree print along with the flowy fit.  The best part about this dress is the fact that it has pockets!!!

 

While this dress is perfect for a summer day it is not perfect for school.  The spaghetti straps are just a bit to small to be work appropriate.  Here lies the power of a cardigan.  I love how just adding one pieces make it perfect for the work environment!  I could have added a plain black cardigan or a fun color, but I wanted to play around with some pattern mixing.  The monochromatic colors are perfect for tying the look together.  Since the cardigan is mainly black with this white stripes it helps to enhance this dress versus compete with it.

 

 

Unfortunately, this dress is sold out already.  When searching the website though I found so many dresses that can pull double duty just by throwing on a cardigan!  Here are some of my favorite styles!  You can shop all the cute styles here.  Which one is your favorite?

 

Huntley Dress

 

Mikah Maxi Dress

 

Pepper Dress

 

 

 

 

 

Penelope Garden Dress + Giveaway

Outfit Details || Dress:  c/0 Karina Dresses || Sunglasses:  c/o Vera Bradley || Shoes:  old ||Necklace:  Old

I have fallen in love with Karina Dresses.  These dresses are extremely comfortable and wrinkle free!  The fit is made with specific body styles in mind.  The Penelope Garden Dress is perfect in fit and style.  It is a great dress for an hourglass body shape, inverted triangle shape, triangle shape, oval shape, and rectangle shape! I love the colors and floral pattern.

 

I love this dress and how it can be dressed up with a  pair of flats or heels.  The pop of yellow and cobalt blue is a new pairing that I want to try again!  This dress can also be dressed down with a jean jacket and a cute pair of white tennis shoes!

 

 

What are you planning on wearing this Easter? Want to win your own dress for an upcoming event?   Click on the giveaway link below for additional entries.  Open to anyone 18 years and older in the U.S.  Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter and will be announced by April 21 once entries are verified.

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Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Karina Dresses.  All content and ideas are my own.

Karina Dresses- Fun, Feminine, and Flirty!

The weather in Indiana this weekend was absolutely gorgeous!  We had temps in the upper 60’s and we spent most of it outside! With the warmer temps I wanted to pull out this fabulous dress from Karina Dresses.  Karina Dresses are made of comfortable materials, can be washed, and don’t wrinkle!

I am wearing the Ruby in Seaside Watercolor.  Karina Dresses are made with real women in mind.  Within the description of each dress they give you the body types that it will fit the best.  The Ruby is a faux wrap dress that is perfect for a hourglass body shape, inverted triangle shape, triangle shape, oval shape, and rectangle shape!

 

The faux wrap and neckline of this dress gives full coverage.  There is no need to tug or adjust constantly throughout the day.

 

I love the vintage feel of this dress.  The attached sash helps define the waist even more with the flared skirt.   I couldn’t wait for a warm day to pair this dress with these fun heels from Chinese Laundry! The pop of red screams spring and warmer weather!

 

As our warm temperatures continue this week. I am hoping to be able to wear this dress to work with a pair of red flats.   Which dress is your favorite style and how would you wear this dress?

 

Top 6 Reasons to Wear an A-Line Skirt

There is nothing that makes me feel more feminine than a skirt and a pair of heels.  Finding a skirt that fits well is hard, but I have found that my favorite style is an a-line.  You will see a whole section of this silhouette gracing my closet.  I love to pair my skirts with a close-fitting top to keep a sleek look on the top to help balance the fullness of an a-line skirt.

Outfit Details || Skirt: StyleWe || Top: Similar || Shoes: old || Necklace: Wink of Pink ||

A-line skirts are a girl’s best friend!  This cut works for EVERY woman!  No matter of your shape, age, or size!  Here are the top 6 reasons to wear an a-line skirt:

  1. Gives or accentuates an hourglass figure.
  2. They flow away from hips and thighs.
  3. Helps hide bulges.
  4. Comfortable to wear.
  5. They can be dressed up or down depending what top you wear.
  6. Can be worn with many types of shoes!

 

This one from StyleWe will have a permanent spot in my closet.  I love the fit and pattern!  The colors are perfect and I cannot wait to style it in many different ways!  What are you favorite types of skirts to wear?

 

 

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with StyleWe and contains affiliate links.  All opinions and content are my own.

Instagram Review: October 30

It has been a busy few weeks since I last did an IG Review.  We have recently returned from our Disney Vacation.  We had an amazing time!!!!   I’m debating on doing a post to share some of the tricks we learned while we were there.  Let me know if you would like to read more about Disney!   Since we have returned, it has been a whirlwind of activity.  Soccer games, prepping for Halloween, and the return of one of my brothers from a deployment!

 

Here are a few looks from the past few weeks.  Which one is your favorite?

 

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Outfit Details||  Dress:  Lou& Grey || Vest:  Old || Scarf:  similar || Boots:  Old ||

Leggings:  c/o Simple Addiction ||

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Outfit Details || Top:  Anthroplogie (on sale)|| Pants:  Loft || Booties:  Alfani || Necklace:  Old ||

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Outfit Details || Top:  Old || Jeans:  Loft (on sale) || Shoes:  Target || Bag:  c/o Vera Bradley

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Outfit Details || Top:  Loft || Pants:  Loft || Booties:  Old Navy || Vest:  Old (similar) ||

Necklace:  c/o Wink of Pink ||

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Outfit Details || Top:  Loft (sold out) || Pants: Loft  || Shoes: Alfani || necklace:  HenderSweet ||

 

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Outfit Details || Top:  Lane 201 || Pants: Loft|| Cardigan:  Gap || Scarf:  Amazon || Booties: Alfani  ||

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Outfit Details || Tunic:  LulaRoe || Leggings:  Old || Boots:  Vince Camuto || Scarf:  Amazon ||

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Outfit Details || Tunic:  Free People || Leggings:  Old || Boots:  Vince Camuto via Nordstrom || Necklace:  c/o Pineapple Lace || Bag:  c/oVera Bradley ||

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Outfit Details || Top:  c/oLove Monday Apparel || Pants: Loft || Plaid:  Loft || Shoes:  Nike ||

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