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Every girl needs a little red dress.

It’s an unwritten rule in my mind and one that I think should be etched in fashion stone. I honestly believe red is a universally flattering color no matter what your skin tone or hair color may be. Sure there are softer¬†hues of the bold color that could be used for certain ladies and a more vivid punch for others, but regardless; we all need at least one red dress. It’s likely we all have a plethora of LBDs in our closets but I bet most of us don’t have a red one. Lets change that! ūüôā Ok, no idea why I am advocating for something so basic but when I get my mind set on something I just run with it. Major nerd. Not sorry!

Off the Shoulder + Flirty length = Date Night Perfection.

Can you believe July is nearly over?! Where the heck has Summer gone?! While I’m getting a bit eager for crisper weather so I can bring out cozy knits and boyfriend jeans, I’m holding on to the hot + humid evenings as long as possible. I love being able to wear flirty frocks, off the shoulder pieces and lightweight materials. Something about minimal thought going into my outfit is always a good thing in my book. Plus Kyle always seems to compliment what I’m wearing more often when it involves short-lengths and bare shoulders. Boys! ūüėČ I first noticed this super inexpensive¬†OTS mini on the ASOS website a few months back but I was completely sold on it when #GirlBoss Ruthie Ridley¬†rocked it in a blog post¬†a while back. The dress comes in a handful of colors and I debated between the red, yellow and coral for nearly two weeks before finally pulling the trigger on the color that immediately caught my eye.¬†I couldn’t be happier with my decision! I feel like a pretty {adult-version} of a princess in this.

For a Saturday Night date night, I paired the mini with lace-up sandals, a statement pendant and one of my favorite mini bags. The look was cool and casual and did a great job of hiding my sweat. The heat index was right around 115* at 8pm so the billowy cut was perfect for creating at least a tiny breeze to help cool me off.¬†I’m super excited to wear this as a top as well and pair it with my favorite skinny jeans and wedges for a completely different look. How would YOU style this!? Always up for hearing ways to maximize the cost-per-wear on everything I buy! ūüôā

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Dress / Sandals / Mini Bag {color is Biscuit} / Necklace / Sunglasses

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Friday calls for an Instagram Roundup! Anyone else feel like this week went by super slowly?! UGHHH. I’m SO GLAD we’re on the homestretch. Only a few more hours and I’m off to southeastern South Dakota for a wedding this evening–can’t wait! Still debating on my outfit. Shocking!¬†The¬†wedding is outside and it’s supposed to be […]

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{image credit: Shops @ North Bridge} Anyone sick of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts?! Another Thursday is upon us and instead of the usual Food, Fitness & Fashion roundup, I decided to focus today’s #ThursdayThree on the #NSale because it’s that good.¬†If you are sick of seeing these posts, you’re going to hate me…if not, stick […]

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{No judging the love handles, thick thighs & lack of makeup mmmk!?} Shop my look here: Sports Bra / Leggings (on sale!) / Nikes Keeping the girls in place can be a real struggle. Am I right, ladies!? Whether you’re blessed in the chest or {like me} have hardly anything up to top speak of, […]

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Olive this dress! ūüėČ Yeah, that was cheesy I know. But I do! I really LOVE this olive dress.¬†Slip dress are so ‘in’ right now and this one is no exception. The simple fact that it comes in comes in 7 solid colors, a few patterned options and is under $60 makes it the perfect […]

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I’ve created a monster. Ok, so no, Kyle is NO WHERE NEAR AS CRAZY AS ME. Buttttttt with that being said, it’s nearly impossible to be married to me and not have¬†my love of certain brands rub off. Kyle is not a label-whore in any sense, however he is incredibly picky when it comes to […]

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It’s HERE! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now LIVE for all Nordstrom Card Holders. I’ve been counting down the days hours until access was granted and I have barely been able to peel my eyes away from the screen to get this post put together. Today I’m coming at you with the TOP 10 items […]

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Does anyone else LOVE Summer but despise humidity?! If you’re lucky enough to live in a region with little to no humidity, you should feel #blessed by all accounts. You should also know that I secretly envy you daily from roughly¬†June 10 – September 15, give or a few days on either side. There are […]

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There is no secret; stripes are always a yes for me. My closet is packed full of neutrals {grey, black, white} but the next most seen color/pattern is absolutely stripes. From dresses to tanks to swimwear, I have hardly met a set of stripes that I didn’t love and need. I’m a sucker for simple, […]

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Combine a high-low hem with an off-the-shoulder cut and I’m sold. When SheIn reached out a few weeks ago about collaborating, I was SO thrilled. Their selection is literally insane and the price-points on everything in their inventory are crazy good. I mean, these pieces fit anyone and everyone’s budget. How amazing is that?! It’s […]

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