Water color midi

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dress: 1. state here and here (ON MAJOR SALE)// shoes: joie (old) similar, new version // Jacket: F21 (old), similar, similar // long Necklace: James Avery, Short Necklace: chain, pendant (with hand engraved monogram #S23) //
Now that I am back from the beach I am missing that gorgeous summer sun!  It has been raining and cloudy for weeks and I am seriously contemplating purchasing a “Happy light” so that I can get my dose of vitamin D.  I’m going through withdrawals, where are you sun?  Since the weather is gloomy I decided to style this bright number for my work meeting with a BIG potential client.
I fell in love with this dress a few weeks ago, but since a.) I’m not shopping and b.) it sold out, I figured all hope was lost.  Luckily for me my birthday fell at the perfect time and I was able to get this beauty with my Dillard’s gift card!  I was so happy when I found it at the store in my size( it runs really big, so I had to size down)I didn’t even hesitate when I had  to blow the entire gift card (I will be honest I was $10.21 short so I did pay for that out of my own pocket…which might be considered cheating but I was OK with it since the bulk was paid for and it was basically tax). 
The dress is a little revealing for an office setting like mine and client meeting so I decided to throw on a blazer.  This blazer is a little masculine which I feel compliments the femininity of the dress.  I also love how it defines the shape of my body, with the dress fitting so loose I feel like my body shape is hidden, the blazer allows for a sleek curve to be seen showing that I am not a giant tube shape.  To continue with the professional feel I added my fuchsia Joie heels and my favorite pearl necklace from James Avery. 

This dress is very versatile, I wore it sans blazer down in Florida for the bachelorette party weekend alone with a jeweled sandal, I have been thinking of pairing it with a chambray button down to give a faux skirt look for when the fall temps start rolling in later in the year. One of the big things I consider when purchasing new clothes is how well they can transition into other seasons.  I hate having something I can only wear for 6-8 weeks out of the year that just seems so silly to me.  This dress will be difficult to make winter appropriate but I can easily wear it into early Fall.
Love Amelia B

PS this dress is on MAJOR SALE!!!

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