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Red, White and Stripes

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Happy 4th of July! Just a quick post today, as I am spending time with family and loved ones, and hope you are too! Summer, barbecues and fireworks are such a fun part of celebrating Independence Day.

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In true American fashion, I had to show my patriotic side in classic red, white and blue. My way….in a dress. I hope you liked my take on this holiday tradition and have an memorable weekend!

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  • What I Wore
  • Blue/ white Striped Dress by Banana Republic
  • Shoes by Madden Girl

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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A Splash of Pink

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Brrrrr… it’s cold and snowy, it’s most definately winter. I like a little snow here and there but I’m really hopeful for an early spring!  A splash of color is a fun way to break away from the bleak winter days. Pink is my favorite color. Pink can have a calming effect and can help ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Sometimes, a bright pink can be a little challenging to pair or even a little intimidating. I’m not one to shy away from brights, especially pink. Let the vibrant color speak for itself by combining it with a shade that’s toned down. By pairing with a neutral shade, it’s much more wearable.

Can we take a minute and talk about Hunter boots? The rain boot, the ever popular Wellington’s that even the royals and everyone else under the sun that’s been sporting them. I’m in love with mine and even with the endless colors and styles, I still gravitated towards the bright pink pair. No regrets in getting a bold hue at all, I’ve worn these on repeat at least a dozen times now. Living in Seattle, rain boots are a must have. Yes, it’s true, it’s always raining in Seattle. It rains over 150 days out of the year and you can bet I’ll be wearing them a lot! Do you own a pair of hunter rain boots? Which color is your favorite?

***What I Wore***

  • Sweater Dress by Revolve
  • Bright Pink Original Tall Gloss Rain Boots by Hunter Boots

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

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A floral affair

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Whats better than actually receiving flowers? For me personally, I prefer my flowers on a dress. Floral prints never wilt, wither or die.  They look alive and fresh all the time. I think flowers are a true representation of romance, love or starting a new. With Valentines Day right around the corner, this is a great time to include some flowers on a dress in your closet. Or anytime, really.

 

Floral dresses make me feel graceful, flirty and forever a romantic dreamer. It’s great for dates. Dinner? Eiffel Tower? Picnic? A moonlight stroll? Check, check and check… floral dresses for the win!

 

For today’s look, I’m wearing a black pink floral dress with billowy ruffle sleeves. I’m really loving the black lace detail, subtle  Victorian, but a gorgeous standout.  Hope you add a little sparkle and floral to your day!

 

***What I Wore***

  • Floral Dress by Nine West (Macys)

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

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Not A Dress Snob

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Something I get asked frequently is “Where do you get all your dresses from?” I’m asked as if I’m about to disclose my favorite shop and I have one main supplier. Friends, I’ll let you in on my secret…..I buy my dresses everywhere and anywhere. I have dresses from Walmart, Target, mall stores, department stores, from friends, boutiques, flea markets, discount stores,online and more. I don’t have a favorite store and have been pleasantly surprised by some of the dresses and skirts I’ve aquired from some of these places. I don’t discriminate and that is how I built my dress wardrobe. I’m not a dress snob, I just love dresses regardless of where I’ve bought them from. There are some dresses that I have had in my collection for years and still wear today because of how timeless and classic they are, even with today’s fast fashion and modern trends.

I tend to shop more traditionally, I prefer brick and mortar stores over online shopping. With so many different styles, lengths and dress options out there, not everything looks like it does on the model, from your monitor. Just as if you were browsing in store, you should definately try on before you buy. Sometimes a dress could look gorgeous on the hanger and left little to be desired after trying it on.

For today’s look, I’m wearing a neutral beige dress with pockets. For the love of pockets, I get so excited about that small detail. To keep warm and keeping it in season with a plaid scarf. The scarf was actually my one and only purchase from Black Friday 2018. I’ve been wearing with a lot this past winter.  Do you have a favorite go to store that doesn’t let you down or do you shop around like I do? Let me know in the comments!

***What I Wore***

  • Beige dress with pockets by Ann Taylor
  • Plaid scarf by Old Navy

 

In a world full of pants be a dress ~ Jules

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Not So Basic LBD

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For the the love of the LBD. The “little black dress.” We all have at least one in our closet that we bring out and it’s just right for most any occasion. Black dresses are a classic and should be a staple piece in our wardrobes. It just goes with a lot and it’s chic in its own way.

I have a bittersweet love for the color black. Some time ago, I attended a beauty school. The school uniform was black… all black. In theory, black is a neutral shade, a blank canvas. Wearing black as a stylist/ artist helps ensure that there are no other colors competing with your client’s coloring or tone. In essence, your client becomes the true focal point, the star of the show.  Wearing black has a way of making you look polished and trendy. Unfortunately, I’ve had my fill of all black and wear the shade sparingly now.

When I do wear black, I like to add some color, texture or prints. These details can really take your LBD up a notch. This is also a good way to play with bolder colors that you wouldn’t typically wear. If you have a bright scarf or jacket that you rarely wear becauae it’s hard to pull off, throw it on top of a black dress. It’s a new look and not your basic LBD anymore.

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***What I Wore***

  • Black zipper dress by Andrew Marc (Nordstrom)
  • Pink Faux Fur bear by Betsey Johnson (Macy’s)

In a world full of pants, be a dress! Thanks for stopping by…..

Jules

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Bows With Fringe Benefits

There’s that accessory rule/ guideline, which states, that before you leave the house, remove one piece of jewelry. I’ve never abided to that rule, the more the better, is what I live by. I’m an over-accessorizer. In keeping true to my 2019 word of the year, I choose to “sparkle” inside and out!

I think it’s darling when a dress or skirt come embellished with details, It’s like another accessory I’ll gladly stack to my overly accessorized self. Whether it’s bows, fringe, tassels or ruffles, it’s the details that really bring your outfit to life.

For my outfit of the day, I paired a cream bow tie blouse with a checkered fringed dress. I love bows, either in my hair or on my dresses, it’s a graceful and feminine look.

***What I Wore***

  • Sheath Dress by Laundry by Shelly Segal
  • Bow tie blouse by H&M

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

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Sparkle

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Happy New Years!! I’m bursting with energy today and feel incredibly optimistic for 2019. This is going to be one of my best years yet, I can feel it. Hope your goals, resolutions and dreams be in your favor this year.

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I’ve picked my word of the year. I’ve decided to Sparkle. I want to sparkle, shine and dazzle and let the person I’m meant to be come out. Today and for 2019, as I strive to be the best possible version of myself and all aspects of my life, Im going to sparkle every step of the way.

New Years Eve was so much fun and I wanted my dress to reflect that. I’ve been obsessed with bell bottom sleeves lately and I’ve been wearing them in my past couple of posts. Bell bottom sleeves can really add aome flair to an otherwise plain colored shirt. I’m always thrilled when I’m able to find this style. In Vegas, it’s still gets cold, so I’m glad I packed my blush pink, faux fur coat. I felt so glam, and if this is what J. Lo or Khloé Kardashian feel like, then I’m all in! Hope you liked the look and here’s to an amazing 2019!

 

***What I Wore***

  • Silver/ Black Dress by Who What Wear (Target)
  • Blush Faux Fur Coat by Love Tree