Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Typically, on Friday afternoons when I get off of work, I kind of unplug from social media until Monday morning returns.  Sometimes I'll check in on Sunday afternoon if I have time, but for the most part, my weekends are crazy full of trips to the park, chasing kids around, going to church and lately, shopping for classroom supplies. So, when I finally checked in Monday morning and noticed that my little blog now has over 300 followers, I was thrilled!!

Thank you SO much for sticking around and following my little personal style journey! =)

Dress: Thrifted
Sandals: Boutique in New Orleans
Necklace: Premier Designs Jewelry

What can I saw about this sweet little dress that I thrifted a while back?  I've only worn it a handful of times. I'm really not sure why. I love its simplicity, but I tend to love layering and belting and all that jazz, so maybe that's why it rarely makes its way out of my closet.

On this particular day, however, I was craving simplicity. Everything in my life has been complex lately (in the best possible way!), so throwing on a simple dress and a chic necklace and bracelet felt like a breath of fresh air.

Do you like to keep it simple with a plain ole dress every once in a while?  Or do you like to layer and jazz up your dresses with cardis and vests and scarfs and belts? ;)

I'm linking up today with YOLO Monday, Watch What I'm Wearing, and Monday Mingle.

It's your last chance to enter to win the jewelry of your choice from Castellammare Designs!! I'll announce the winner tomorrow!


Shea Sayers said...

That is a great dress, and I love the simple, chic way you styled it. That's what I love about dresses, you can just throw them on and go!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Marvelous dress, I love the colour and the detail at the bottom. I like lots of accessories, but it depends on how I feel on the day or what I'm wearing, sometimes I start off with lots of accessories and take them off through the day, usually because my youngest keeps pulling at them ;D Have a sweet day x

Anonymous said...

I keep things simple quite often since I don't work outside the home. I just feel silly if I wear too much, although sometimes I pile it on to blog about it, when in actuality, once the photos are taken the layers come off and simplicity once again sets in. Love your red dress!!

Lynne DeVenny said...

I love this clear true red, and the super flattering cut of this dress. You know you can belt/cardi/accessorize this too, right? Awesome dress.

Oh how I love simple one dress dressing :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Congrats on reaching 300 followers! In the summer I tend to dress simpler...it's too hot to be bothered with too many things. Your red dress is really gorgeous, I love the design on the hem!

The Tiny Heart

Thrifted Shift said...

I'm so jealous that you thrifted this dress! Good work!

Callie said...

Congratulations on passing 300 on GFC. That's exciting. And congratulations on that beautiful dress. I love the color!


Melissa said...

I find it difficult to just wear a dress. I normally have to wear something else with it. You could easily layer blouses and other things over that one and wear it like a skirt! That dress is stunning on you. And congrats on the 300 followers!!! :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love the fun detailing at the bottom of that dress, and red looks fab on you!

Style Journey said...

Such a great dress! The color and the detailing at the bottom is fantastic. Congrats on 300 followers too :)

the domestic fringe said...

Simple is my default. I'm trying to think about layering more. I'm not doing it yet, just thinking about it. ;-)

The dress is beautiful. It looks lovely on you.

Tara Marie said...

Congrats on 300 followers thats awesome!! I love this dress sometimes simplicity is the way to go. My favorite this to do(when its not summer of course) is to wear a cute dress with boots and a cardigan!


still being [molly] said...

yay! congrats on 300 followers!! :) :) so exciting! and you look FABULOUS! love that dress :) thanks for linking up, girl!

Sapir said...

That dress is amazing!! And it's thridted? That's wonderful!
I'm thrilled to be your newest follower (#303, WHOO!) and would love it if you could return the follow if you get the chance and wish to :)
Sapir @ smellthewildflowers.blogspot.com

Andi said...

I'm always amazed at the awesome pieces other bloggers thrift! I think it's great to have those simple dresses for days when I'm to tired to think of a crazy outfit. Sometimes simple is just perfect!

Jill said...

Congrats on growing your blog!

That dress is just so cute! Love the color and the detail at the bottom.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Congrats on the bloggy milestone! Love you in red!

Mary Lindsey said...

This outfit is so cute. This dress looks great on you!

-Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

Kish said...

I'm saying "Yes, to this dress!"
I tend to be more simplistic and try to amp up my outfits so that I won't look plain.
This dress is simply gorgeous in its simplicity! I would add a pair of heels and feel complete.

Tunde said...

Love the bright red dress on you!! It looks great with the neutral accessories. Congrats on 300 followers!!

Iva Grbesic said...

I just love a red dress! Just fantastic.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that dress is the CUTEST! the bottom of it is awesome! :D i love wearing dresses and layering them with a cardi. congratulations on 300 followers! :D

Megan Mae said...

Love the sweet red dress. It fits you like a dream.

I like simplicity, but this summer has been an exercise in minimalism. Super hot, humid, and miserable. I'll be happy to layer up, or at least wear a jacket for awhile.