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Fierce and Fabulous

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Its Fierce and fabulous Friday and nothing makes me feel more this way than a good leopard print. Or is it cheetah? Does anyone  know the differences between the two prints? I see them both used intermittently. Regardless, I’ll take them all!

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Leopard print is the new black and I have a feeling it’s going to stick around for a while. Finding this print in a full dress couldn’t have made me happier. I’m all about flashy and bold looks and this one was so wearable and fun!

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**What I Wore**                                                   *Leopard/ cheetah dress by H&M*

Thanks so much for stopping by!

”In a world full of pants, be a dress” ~ Jules

 

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Up In Arms

 

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For the love of social media, everyone looks so perfect, having the best time without a hair out of place. It can be an intimidating place to venture into. Snapping a few pics and posting seems so easy until you’re standing there, unsure of what to do. It feels like test anxiety and you’re staring at the page in front of you.

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The hardest part of taking photos is not knowing what to do with my hands and arms. Too often I realize that my arm completely disappears. Now that you see it, you can’t “unsee” it, right? Props are of little help and I don’t have enough purses or handbags! It’s either dresses or purses and dresses win every time. My standard go to is my hand in my hair or on my hip. I don’t even realize I’m doing it until I go through photo after photo. Or nailing that pose, but my face…. are my eyes closed? Did I always have man hands? Or my face is fine, smile is great and staring into the lens but that whack pose!

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There are worse things, but please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with this. I’m literally up in arms. What are your tips for the hands and arms? I would love to hear them!

Happy Hump day and thanks so much for stopping by!

*What I Wore**                                                        Pink and Black Checkered Houndstooth Dress by Top Shop (Nordstrom)

“In a world full of pants, be a dress!” ~Jules

 

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Life’s a Garden

Life’s a garden… dig it! Sometimes it takes new beginnings to see new growth and ending chapters that weren’t leading anywhere. Being amassed by nature’s beauty, I’ve been reminded that it does stop to rain eventually and a flower blooms.

Update post: I had to step away for a little bit. I needed to balance and recenter myself because I was going in the opposite direction of where I needed to be. I’m starting to realize that self realization can be a life long journey and that it’s ok to not have everything figured out. Live in the moment, smile and embrace the beauty that surrounds you.

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Thank you for your continued support.

*What I wore:

Fuschia Lace Dress by Dressbarn**

“In a world full of pants, be a dress” ~ Jules

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Weekly Roundup

Hello! It’s been a busy week so I thought I would round up some dress looks in one post. Its been cold and rainy this past week that it’s hard to believe that it’s really spring. However, after the rain, there’s always a rainbow.

I’m not one to shy away from prints/ patterns and I’ve been wearing more of them lately.One print this has caught my eye and has been popping up every where is camoflauge. Camo with a feminine twist.

I love patterns that are unusual and not your average floral, stripes, polka dots, etc. When I spotted this wrap dress with white stars, I was… starstruck.

Paying homage, Seattle, home of grunge/ alternative. Little did I know, one day, I would be living in a city that popularized some of the music I grew up to.

Florals for the Pikes Place Marker seemed only fitting, right?

Hope you liked the looks! Dress details below:

  • Rainbow sweater by Forever 21. Denim skirt Girbaud (my closet). Bright Pink Hunter Boots
  • Camo bodycon Dress by Rainbow shops
  • Starprint Dress by Target
  • Plaid duster by Mossimo and black tie front dress by H&M 
  • Red floral dress by Antrhopology

Thanks for stopping by and hope you feel inspired to wear a dress today! ~In a world full of pants, be a dress~ Jules

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Throwback Ootd

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Its Throwback Thursday and I thought it would be fun to post some pics that were forgotten along the way. Vacations are some of the best, especially if you have photos to remind of you of those memories. I’m missing Vegas and the palm trees and can’t wait until my next trip.

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Besides pink, yellow would be my next runner up in choice of favorite colors. Yellow is so cheery, sunny and uplifting! I paired the bell sleeve sweater with a polka dot maxi skirt for a fun look. Polka dots are fun, carefree and whimsical.  A lot of times, red is paired with black/ white polka dots. I do love the red combo sometimes, but more often than not, I feel as though I am trying to resemble Minnie Mouse with the polka dots.  I try and veer towards other colors such as yellows, pinks and blues for that reason. I hope you liked the look and thanks for stopping by my throwback post!

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  • * What I Wore *            
  • Chenille Mustard Yellow sweater by Rainbow shops
  •  Ruffled Hem Polka Dot skirt by Downeast basics

~In a world full of pants, be a dress~ Jules                    

 

 

 

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Stepping Out in Snake Skin

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I am a huge fan of all things animal print… leopard, cheetah, zebra and last but not least, snake skin. (Faux, of course.) I don’t have a favorite, I love them all! Animal prints are of a louder variety, be prepared to get noticed and stand out! This is an unexpected look but adds so much flair and is effortlessly chic. Animal prints speak for themselves. These prints are bolder than your typical stripes, polka dots, florals but still gorgeous in its own right.

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Unleash your inner animal instincts. Animal prints are bold, sexy and fierce. While cheetah and leopard are usually easier to find, it seems that snake skin prints are fleeting and found mostly on handbags and purses. I own my fair share of animal prints, but this has been my only and newest snake skin addition to my closet… so far. My animal print section of my closet is starting to resemble a small zoo! My favorite Tv mom is Peg Bundy, so I believe my thanks and gratitude goes to her for my early love of all things bright, bold and cheetah.

If you’re interested in trying out animal prints but not ready to wear it in a full dress, start off small. Try a skirt, a top, cardigan, scarf or shoes for an unexpected and fun pop to your outfit. Today I’m wearing a snake skin print dress by Top Shop. I knew from the moment I spotted it, that it was meant to be. Hope you enjoyed the look!

*What I Wore*                                                               *Belted Snake Skin Dress by TopShop (Nordstrom)

~In a world full of pants, be a dress~ Jules

 

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April Fools Day

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Just like that, March has passed so quickly and we are now living in the beauty of spring. After such a gorgeous and sunny weekend, it’s a bit of a downer to start the week with some overcast and rain. Pink is such a vibrant, energetic and playful color and perfect for the Monday blues.

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For my outfit of the day, I paired a white, pink and fuschia striped sweater (it’s still a bit chilly here) and a denim skirt. Since I don’t wear jeans or pants, I still love denim and incorporate it when I can. I like that I can wear denim in jackets, dresses or skirts, it’s a cute look without having to throw on a pair of jeans.

* Pink and white sweater by Forever21           * Denim pencil skirt by Halogen (Nordstrom)                                                                    * Bright Pink Hunter Boots

Thanks for stopping by!                                           “In a world full of pants, be a dress!”                  

~Jules

 

 

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Cherry Blossom Love

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One of my most favorite times of the year in Seattle, is when the air is filled with the fragrant blooms of beautiful cherry blossoms. The city traffic, buildings, and seemingly never ending rainfall, it can be hard sometimes to see beauty amongst the hustle and bustle.  It was a gorgeous sunny weekend and the trees were in line and in full bloom. The pink and white blossoms were so captivating, it felt like I was on location, shooting the most romantic movie scene.

Cherry blossoms are breath taking, delicate, romantic, soft yet beautiful in color and I wanted to wear a dress that would reflect that. For this enchanting view, I wore a blush pink lace dress from Lulu’s. Hope you enjoyed the look and thank you for stopping by!

“In a world full of pants, be a dress!” 

~Jules

 

 

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Spring is in the Air

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Hello lovelies, it’s been a little while! The cold has a way of bringing on the winter blues and the start of spring has lifted some of the darkness. Spring is such a renewal of energy for me. It’s almost as if I’ve been hibernating away all winter and now I’m awake and feel alive. The sun is out earlier, the birds are singing me a chorus every morning, new life is blooming and the sun is setting later.

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Spring represents the soft blooms, sunshine, warmth. The dead of winter is giving way to a season of softer and lighter tones and fabrics. In nature, subtle yet beautiful colors are coming into bloom. It’s time to leave the darker hues of fall and winter behind and bring some needed color back. Spring is a fun time to experiment with colors, pastels and florals.

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I’m enjoying the warmth and golden rays today in a sunny yellow floral dress from Tj Maxx. Yellow represents sunny optimism…what better way to start spring! Hope you enjoyed the look!

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~In a world full of pants, be a dress~ Jules

 

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Stuff and Fluff (Pt I)

 

 

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Seattle is getting caught up in a snow storm this weekend. I thought, what better time to do a “get to know me” post. Beyond my love for dresses and the color pink, I’ll be sharing 10 things about me, some “real stuff” and some “fun fluff.” Let’s start with the first 5, so be sure to check my upcoming post for Part II.

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1. I’m quite shy. On the exterior, you may never guess it, I can smile, make small talk and engage in conversations. On the inside, I’m rattled and having a mini social anxiety moment. I’m not one to be the center of attention although what’s on the outside doesn’t always reflect that. I like to wear bright colors and standout patterns and you would think that I have a loud, outgoing and boisterous personality. However, I’m quite the opposite. Maybe the things I am wearing on the outside is just myself projecting who I want to be internally. My love of pink and animal prints may well be a good reflection of who I really am underneath and this is my way of bringing her out.

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2. When I was younger, my dream was to be a model and a writer. I went about it the unconventional and non traditional way, but I can actually say that I’m living my dream. This may not be everyone else’s idea of being a model/ writer, but it’s mine. This is making me happy and I’m falling in love with the process. I get to wear my dresses and write about it! Always be your own star! Therefore, in my eyes, I’m  model and a writer.

3. I’m hopelessly directionally challenged. It doesn’t matter if I’ve been there a dozen times or if my GPS is on. Chances are, Ill take the street right before, miss an exit or just take a wrong turn in general. I’m not sure how it happens, but if you want to be late or lost, I’m your girl. I try, I really do.

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4. I love coffee! I’m not sure if it’s a prerequisite to love coffee if you are a Seattle-ite, given that there are Starbucks and barista stands on every corner. I started when my son was a toddler, just to keep up with all of his energy. Years later, I’m still finding excuses for my morning cup of joe. There is nothing quite like a jolt of java that gets me going into high gear.

5. I’m a vegetarian. At times, i can be a “flexitarian” but generally I choose to go meatless. It was a choice I made a few years ago and I’m genuinely happy with my lifestyle change.  Don’t get me wrong, vegetarian doesn’t always mean healthy. I can’t turn down cheese and indulge in more than my fair share of chips and candy. With meat though, I just don’t have a taste for it.

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Thanks for stopping! What are some fun facts about you? Do we share some things in common? Let me know!

***What I Wore***

  • Black A line Dress by Lulus
  • White Jacket by Aeropostale
  • Bright Pink Tall Gloss Rainboots by Hunter Boots
  • Floral leggings by Lularoe

 

In a world full of pants, be a dress~ Jules