the blush drop waist dress

helloooo march!

well... this dress is pretty old (last summer)! as a blogger i sometimes feel pressured to only post things that i can link or that are in stock. ideally, that is good business practice. but honestly, it's just not #reallife when you have a day job. in the past i have not shot outfits because an item would go out of stock etc... enter new mentality: SCREW IT! i wanna post things that i like! regardless if i can make a sale out of it or if it's not in stock i always find similar items. it's all about fun to me!

onto the outfit: this dress is a loose fitting one, so sign me up for anything loosey-goosey. it's blush, it also has pockets, but what i like most is the drop waist and the high low hem. i don't have many of these! i paired it with this grey moto jacket to give it some oomph as sometimes loose fitting dresses need a little something, whether it be a belt, jacket, statement necklace etc! this is also my fave bag from Kelly Wynne's spring collection i am swooning over! it is the perfect size and shape and the print/texture/color will go with anything and everything. 

weekend recap: holy moly, if you followed my instastories, this weekend was nuts. FRIDAY -- @kelliesbakingco had a re-opening, they put my instagrams on a cookie! how cool is that?! SATURDAY -- went to support my pilates studio @toddpilates at a wellness event. SUNDAY --had brunch @stgenevieveatx, i recommend the make your own mimosas and the english toffee french toast (fresh bananas, hazelnuts, and a NUTELLA whip cream). it was amazing. finished sunday with a blogger event at @cotone_atx a clothing and beauty bar at the domain! 

lastly, if you made it this far in reading my post you should pat yourself on the back. SXSW is creeping up pretty quickly and i cannot wait to attend some festivities, network, eat, and hang out with some friends! 

ย currently on my playlist: shape of you by Ed Sheeran (because lets be honest, this song is on repeat and it ain't going anywhere) โœŒ๏ธ

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dress | Anthropologie camellia drop waist dress (last summer) -- similar and a fraction of the price // similar but not drop waist (might need the black version!) // similar with a high neck // similar with a v-neck
jacket | Forever 21 faux leather moto jacket in grey (old) -- similar in suede and looks good on everyone! // similar // similar
shoes Stuart Weitzman nudistsong in adobe patent (comes in different widths too!) -- similar // chunky heel version
bag | Kelly Wynne mingle mingle mini in vintage pearl
sunglassesCeline tilda sunglasses in dark tortoise -- similar but more cateye (great brand, really fits well!)
earringsKendra Scott sky earrings in white pearl
necklaceetsy monogram necklace in dearest daddy initials (1.25" and 20" chain) -- similar by BaubleBar / similar in acrylic
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar 
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nailsessie gel couture in pre snow jitters 

rock the drop waist,
JD

photo credit: Brandon Hill.

the lace cami & turtleneck

hoping 2017 is off to a phenomonal start for you! 

the cami top is a wardrobe must have. why? oh, because it can be dressed up by tucking it into a skirt, can be dressed down with some skinny jeans, goes great under a blazer or long cardigan, and lastly you can wear it into fall/winter by layering it with a tissue turtleneck! i thought this would be an interesting look and was skeptical at first, but i loved how it turned out. esp the black with the blush, such a winning combo. most of the time i don't really wear v-necks because i feel like i'm always adjusting or pulling it up #annoying (or am i too conservative?!), v-necks are seriously so low these days. but i digress, this layering idea was a really good option for me due to the deep v. 

meet my latest bag addition, she's a lil wild at heart. HA! jk. well... i guess that is only funny if you knew that that's actually the name of the print. but i had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Kelly Wynne and after hearing her story of how she get got started, i had to buy one of her bags. of course, it happened to be the one she was wearing that day but how could i not? i haven't seen anything like it. it's round. it's in a cheetah and leopard print calf hair combo. yep, i clearly "needed" it. 

lastly, let's talk about grey hair. ok, mine has been growing at an exponential rate!!! oh the joys of being over thirty. i've debated dying it, but i just can't bring myself to do it. should i? urgh, ain't nobody got time for that maintenance! ps i also have #virginhair (don't faint). actually i've even thought about going over the long strands with a permanent marker... i know it's a crazy idea. but isn't a sharpie non-toxic?! i've ran this idea by a few people. but no one has volunteered to help. hrm. 

currently on my playlist: water under the bridge by Adele

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turtleneck | H&M lyocell turtleneck top in powder beige (sold out) -- similar and avail in six colors // similar
cami | H&M satin camisole with lace in black (also avail in blush) -- similar // similar and already layered // similar by CAMI NYC
denim | Hudson nico mid rise distressed skinny jeans in worlds apart (old) -- similar // similar but not distressed
shoesJimmy Choo abel patent pump in black -- similar by Ivanka Trump / similar / similar
bag | Kelly Wynne halo in wild at heart -- also avail in gold 
sunglassesCeline caty sunglasses in black -- similar
earrings | Francesca's pave cube 360 studs (can't find them online but i bought them recently in-store!)
watch c/oDaniel Wellington classic black cornwall 40mm watch (this is the NEW DW watch with a black face with ROSE GOLD details, a great statement piece for fall. use code "DOAN" for 15% off your purchase)
rings c/o | gorjana shimmer stacking ring set
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nails | CHANEL le vernis nail color in tapage (old limited edition) -- similar in gitane

rock the lace cami,
JD