Category Archives: Dressed Up



xoticmaximaxidress1chambraybackmaxiwhiteplummaxidresschambraybackchambrayexoticmaxiembroideredchambrayredskirtmaxichambraybackmaxidressexoticmaxidressDress: White Plum love this, this, and this short version (1st pic below) / Wedge Heels: Guess via DSW similar, want these!  / Purse, old similar, drawstring bucket, crossbodyclutch / Bracelets: all gifts

According to the free online Merrian-Webster Dicionary to enchant means “to attract and hold the attention of (someone) by being interesting, pretty, etc.; to put a magic spell on (someone or something).”  That is exactly how I feel about this dress!

There is so much to it to be attracted to, starting with the chambray bodice with delicate embroidery surrounded by lace.  The chambray back in itself is such an interesting and flattering detail.

Follow that by the red skirt that flows down into a colorful stand-out design around the hem.  So beautiful!  The best part is I got it for less than $20 with an awesome discount code from White Plum!

 It’s hard to believe today is the last day of July, and fall will be here before we know it, but the great thing about maxi dresses is that they transition so easily with the season by simply adding a jean jacket and replacing sandals with ankle boots.

Browse the gallery below for more of my top enchanting maxi picks.  Have a great weekend!

Garden Party



floralskirtgardengreengardenskirtflowersneonandfloralswhiteplumfloralskirtSweater: Old Navy, old similar / Tanktop: JCP nearly exact here / Skirt: White Plum / Heels: Charlotte Russe, love these, these, and these / Earrings: Francesca’s / Sunglasses: JCP / Watch: Target, similar and similar, cool!

I do believe this might be the prettiest skirt I’ve ever owned.  A work of art really.  I ordered this Electric Garden Party Skirt from White Plum a couple weeks ago and was beyond pleased when I took it out of the package.  The quality of the material and vibrancy of the colors were even so much better in person than the way it appeared online.

The fit is also perfection with the defined waist and knee length flare.  This skirt will definitely be a summer staple, and the array of colors makes for a multitude of opportunities to mix it up.

I feature a lot of items purchased from White Plum because I have fallen in love with their colorful and unique selections (they’ve even reposted a couple of my Instagram pics!).  If you want to check them out, now is the perfect time!  From now thru July 4, spend $40+ and get 50% off your entire order with code AMERICANBEAUTY, plus shipping is always free with any $50 purchase.

Or browse more of my favorite floral options below.  Have a beautiful Monday!

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Blush & Bows


blushandnavyblushbowshoesblushnavystatementnecklacenavystripesbowshoesNecklace: Rue 21, last year / Blazer: Maurices, this spring similar , similar / Top: Old Navy, 2 years ago / Skirt: Sisters (local boutique) 1+ year ago very similar, love this floral version, maxi / Heels: Old similar, flats (so cute!)

Super feminine and girly outfits are right at the top of my list of favorite things to wear, and nothing says girly like blushing pink, bows, and shiny baubles!

What’s your favorite thing to wear when you feel like getting fancied up?

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Linked up with Laura – Walking In Memphis In High Heels / Erin – The Fashion Canvas  / Natalie – NataliaStyle

Sunday Best


sundaybest2lacedressandblazerbluelaceandfloralblazer1bluelacedressbluelacefloral-blazersundaybestEarrings & Necklace: White Plum (free gift w/purchase), last summer similarsplurge / Blazer: Maurices, last summer similar, similarsimilar/ Dress: Sisters (local boutique), +1 year ago / Clutch: Maurices, last winter similar / Heels: Guess via DSW, last summer similar, similar, similar

Alas, another Monday is upon us, but I do hope you enjoyed the beautiful Easter weekend.  I always look forward to bringing out my Sunday best for Easter celebration.  Most years I shop for a new dress, but since we started attending a new church when we moved, I decided to wear the same dress as last year (first seen here, and then again here).

  The blue and nude color combination and the beautiful lace overlay make this one of my absolute favorite dresses, so I certainly had no problem wearing it again.  Adding the floral blazer and statement necklace were new ideas that made me feel like I was wearing it for the first time!

If you looked back at my past styles, which one is your favorite?

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P.S. Did anyone notice I got photobombed in one of the pictures above?? Silly doggy:)

Monday Remix: Leopard & Lace








Sunglasses: Walmart, recent similar, similar / Dress: Sisters (local boutique), last fall / Belt: Old Navy, last winter similar, similar / Bracelet: Maurices, this spring similar / Watch: Rue 21, this spring similar, similar / Wristlet: Maurices, this spring / Heels: JCP, 2 years ago similar, similar, similar, wedge heel!

I debuted this lace dress here after I wore it on Easter Sunday.  As I noted in aforementioned post, a lace dress is a perfect piece to have in your closet and worth spending a little extra on as it can be worn for so many special occasions: holidays, graduations, weddings, etc.

I can officially check graduation off my list, and while the beige belt and wedges were lovely accessories the first time around, this time I decided to give the dress a little more personality with leopard print and a pop of pink.

I’m even already thinking ahead to next time, and I’d love to try it with a red belt and heels.  There’s only one problem…I have neither of those items, so if you see any good deals or have anything I could borrow, let me know;)

How would you accessorize to make the dress more “you”?

If it’s a different color you’re interested in, I’ve found some beautiful options from black to white and everything in between.  Click through and tell me which is your favorite.  I’m loving the kelly green!