Monthly Archives: April 2021
Happy Friday!! Sometimes I feel like finding cute short sleeve dresses can be hard. Spring and summer dresses are easy to find in sleeveless, spaghetti strap, cap sleeve, ruffle sleeve, but a short sleeve you may have to look a little harder. When I find a cute one, I know I have to give it a try. This short sleeve floral print dress was a win for me. I love that it’s a floral print for Spring with fun feminine spring details, but I like the darker version of the floral print to mix it up from the usual spring color palette. The earth tone colors in the print make it perfect to pair with brown or black shoes and accessories.
I have busy busy weekend over here! It’s starting with a fun ladies only slumber party to catch up with some of my gal pals and ending with our first wedding event. I found the cutest shoes to wear to my first shower, and I love that they will look great with jeans too. I hope you have a fabulous first weekend of May!
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I love a flowy black mini dress for the summer season! You can dress it up for a brunch with a gals, take it on a beach vacation to double as a swimsuit coverup, and wear it around the house. The added ruffle details on the front and sleeves help add dimension and texture to this dress. It’s open in the back, so I pair it with a lace bandeau.
My black striped espadrille wedges are one of my favorite shoes to pair with black in the spring and summer. I picked these up last spring, but I didn’t have too many chances to wear them. I’m excited to pull them back out this season and pair them with all of my summer dresses! I linked this year’s version for you which has slightly different front, but still the same funs striped design.
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A couple weekends ago, I headed out with a few of my bridesmaids to start the big dress search for them. This denim and white combo was the perfect early spring outfit. It was comfy but still chic. Denim and white is such a great combo for the spring season. When you mix in shorts, you can also transition this color combo into summer.
This denim cropped top has so many great details. It’s v-neck which is perfect for pairing with a layered necklace. The v-neck also helps provide balance to the flowy and boxy design of this top. I like the small ruffle detail and lining across the top to give just a little statement factor. The sleeves are long, but I easily pushed them up to 3/4 length when I was a little warm.
One thing I love about these shorter tops is how perfect they are for pairing with shorts. A little petite gal trick of mine is to opt for shorter tops with my shorts. It lets more of the short show which can make you appear taller. It keeps all the proportions of your outfit in check which can help lead to that legs for days look. I added in a simple kitten sandal to make this effect even stronger.
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Denim overalls are such a great item to have in your closet for a super casual day. A fitted tank top paired with sneakers are flip flops is perfect for a day at home, running errands, or trip to a baseball game. A tank and sandals with these overalls is my go to look for a hot summer day and a work from home staple. For the spring season, I had to dress my denim overalls up a bit.
An off the shoulder top is an easy and fun way to give your overalls a different look. A fun layered ruffle top is perfect for the Spring season. Since overalls have no shape, I opt for tops that are fitted at the waist line. This allows the top to create a defined waist line for you. You still get fun volume with the ruffles on top without losing your overall shape.
A block heel or wedge sandal is another great way to turn your casual overalls into a dressy casual look. The height of the shoe and neutral color also helps keep the loose fit of the overalls from overwhelming my petite frame and balance out the volume from the ruffles. Toss on a great pair of earrings and some stone bangles to complete a brunch ready Spring outfit.
If you are nervous about pairing a volume ruffle top with your overalls, a fitted body suit like this one would be a great option. Add in a pair of block heel sandals and colorful jewelry for another easy and chic Spring look.
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