Hey babes! I’m so excited for todays post because 1) I love dresses and 2) I’ve been so busy recently I haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like, but today I’m coming at you with a really fun post I hope you all love 🙂 When I was a little girl I LIVED in dresses. I mean, 90% of my baby/child pics you’ll find me sporting a dress of some kind. My mom always told me how I wanted to wear a dress every day, no matter what the weather. Over the years my fashion taste has expanded to more than dresses, but in the long run they still have my heart. Dresses are just fun, easy, comfy, and essential for when the weather is hot and sticky (which it has been the past few days here in NJ).

Today I’m sharing five of my favorite dresses to sport in this warm weather 🙂 All the dresses are affordable and all will be linked below so you can shop away! (Some dresses may not be available online so I will do my best to link similar options) 🙂 I had so much fun shooting these pics on the beach! My bf is such a great photographer, and I’m so lucky he loves to help me out with my blog! He’s the best 🙂 You’ll notice some pics are taken on a beautiful beach here in NJ, and some are fully styled with shoes and all! I did that because I wanted to show an entire outfit with shoes, and also just have some fun on the beach in these perfect summer dresses 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy this post and get some inspiration! You can shop this post and then we can be twins which would be really rad.

Tobi: Emilie Shift Dress

This dress is so fun, flowy, and can be dressed up or down which I LOVE. I probably will use it as a beach dress more than an outfit dress only because I have a super long torso so this dress is a bit short on me, but that doesn’t take away from it’s cuteness 🙂 I paired this dress with some adorable mules from UrbanOg which I am totally loving. They are so comfy and super chic!

Tobi: Destiny Awaits Shift Dress

Okay, can we talk about how freaking awesome the pattern on this dress is?? I wore this dress on Easter and received so many compliments. The stunning lace up detailing paired with the fun print makes this dress an essential for your wardrobe. For this look I was feeling a little more casual, so I paired the dress with some white Vans and I think they added a really cute touch 🙂 In the beach pics I’m sporting Quay Australia sunnies 🙂

Tobi: Ottis Blouson Skater Dress

As you guys have probably figured out by now if you’re an avid reader of my blog (and if you are you’re the best and if you’re new here you should totally subscribe 😉 that I drawn to baby pink. If it’s baby pink, I’m sold. When I saw this dress on Tobi.com I had all the heart eye emojis. It’s so adorable and the ruffle detail on the straps gives me life. I know I’m going to be living in this dress in the upcoming warmer months and I am so excited. This dress can definitely be dressed up for a date night, but for this look I decided to go with some basic slip on sandals 🙂

Primark: Red Floral OTS Dress

 (exact dress not available online, so here’s something similar!)

I’m not usually one to wear red, but when I saw this dress in Primark I instantly knew I needed it in my life. It is such an essential for summer, and the perfect cover up/beach date outfit! I will say, this dress has absolutely no shape whatsoever so if you’re not into that than this dress might not be for you. However, I did link a super similar option since Primark doesn’t have online shopping 🙁 I recently bought these heeled mules from Target and I think that they go so well with this dress!

Pacsun: Floral Dress (similar)

This dress is definitely the most casual, and also one of the comfiest. I bought it from PacSun a few months ago so I can’t find it online anymore, but I linked a super similar option! Brandy Melville also has dresses that are pretty similar as well! Honestly any babydoll dress you have/find paired with some sneakers is a really effortless, yet adorable summer outfit. Adding sneakers with a dress personally makes me feel more functionable lol. When I have heels and a dress on I don’t feel like I can conquer the world in quite the same way.

Dresses are super fun and easy outfit choices, which is why I love them so much. I hope this post inspired you to wear more dresses and ways to style them!

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The holidays have been over and done with for almost a month now, can you believe it?! Before we know it it’ll be summer, which honestly can’t come soon enough. With the holiday season coming to a close comes a lot of sales, and a lot of shopping. You guys know that I’m a sucker for both of those things. When I know a sale is going on at my favorite stores, I have to stock up on the things I’ve had my eye on for a while 😉 Recently I did some shopping at American Eagle, UrbanOG, Nordstrom Rack, and Forever 21! Here’s what I picked up 🙂 I am IN LOVE with everything I bought, so thankfully there is no buyers remorse because that’s just the worst.

As you guys know I prefer to show you guys what my purchases look like styled on me, but for this quick post I decided to just share the online pics and links with you. I hope this post gave you some fashion inspiration! I’ll see you soon with a new post!

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Hey fashionistas!

I’m going to be real with you all. I have a bit an addiction. It is severe, but it’s not life-threatening. It’s called “I-can’t-stop-buying-shoes-itis.” Don’t worry, the only thing it hurts is my bank account, but hey…when you buy three pairs of shoes for the price of one expensive pair I say it’s totally worth it.

Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite trends for the fall…over the knee boots! They’re stylish, sexy, and add a little somethin’ somethin’ to make your outfit complete! Now there are some over the knee boots that are gorgeous, but cost way too many digits for me. If you’re not into spending $300+ on boots, then you came to the right place. I’m so excited to share my top three favorite over the knee boots with you all! 🙂

I can’t rave enough about these babies! These boots are not only gorgeous, they’re sooo affordable!! Stuart Weitzman boots look almost exactly the same, and they retail at $798. Don’t get me wrong, the Stuart Weitzman boots are stunning, and I’m sure incredible quality…but this girl does not and will not ever justify spending that much on shoes. So I went on a hunt and found a dupe for the incredibly expensive boots for about $761 less! If that doesn’t tickle your fancy I don’t know what will. These exact boots are from Charlotte Russe, but unfortunately are sold out on the site 🙁 Here is a super similar and equally inexpensive pair from Urbanog! (plus this pair comes in a bunch of colors! Bonus!)

I am an avid ASOS shopper. They have some of the most affordable, cutest clothes that are always on trend and speak to my style. Last year as I was scrolling through the site, I noticed these boots. I instantly fell in love with not only the boots, but the brand as well. The brand is a European one called Daisy Street. Not only is the name super cute, but they have some of the most unique and awesome shoes! I will admit they are a tad more pricey than Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe, but nothing too crazy and definitely still in the affordable range. These boots are so soft, comfy, and they dress up any outfit with ease. Since I did buy these boots last year, sadly they are not available anymore…but I did find a super similar pair on the Daisy Street site that are actually more trendy!

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So far I’ve shown you guys boots in all the essential colors; black, gray, and now tan/brown. There is something very unique about this camel color. Not only is it super trendy right now, but it also gives your outfit a sophisticated look. There is also something special about heeled over the knee boots as well. Even though I love my flat ones, adding some height makes me feel like I’m walking the runway everywhere I go. Heeled over the knee boots add a bit more sexy and a lot more shazam to an outfit! While flat over the knee boots are perfect for everyday, adding some heel to the already fab boots takes things to a whole new level (literally and figuratively). Now before you yell at me and say “Jeez, Dana. You haven’t shown us any of the exact boots you have wtf” hear me out. Although the boots I have are sold out because they are from last year also, I did find an extremely similar pair that I honestly like better! 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! There’s a blog post coming shortly on ways to style over the knee boots! So make sure you have yours so you can create the looks 🙂 Let me know of any over the knee boots you recommend! You can never have too many boots 🙂

Stay Stylin’

Dana

 

***this post is not affiliated or in collaboration with any of the stores mentioned. all opinions are my own***

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