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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!

Shopping in Chicago


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pinksweaterandfloralslilygardenjeansandfloralspinkandfloralschicagooutfitchicagooutfit2floralbeltandshoes1pinksweater1chicagooutfit1jumping1Sunglasses: Rue 21 similar, similar, similar, splurge / Sweater: White Plum similar / Belt: Old Navy / Jeans: Maurices / Flats: Sole Society

Last week, Tyson and I spent some time up north visiting my aunt and uncle.  We had the BEST time!  It was so great to just be able to relax and enjoy each other’s company.  We laughed (and ate) so much!

On Thursday, we spent the afternoon in Chicago.  It was pretty cool the whole time we were there, so I was glad I packed jeans.  I even wore a black blazer all day.  These flats from Sole Society were the perfect choice for walking around the city.  A couple months ago, they were on sale, and I had them in my online cart for a few days.  By the time I decided to buy them, my size was sold out, so when they came back in stock and went on sale again recently, I didn’t hesitate!  I also ordered these, these, and this…Oops.  They are nearly sold out again unless you wear a size 5, but I’ve linked some similar styles below.

After shopping, we enjoyed a very incredible dinner at Quartino.  If you ever find yourself in the area with a yen for Italian food, you should definitely try it out!chicagoquartino

After dinner, us girls went our own way, and the boys theirs to take in different shows.  My aunt and I had tickets to see the Blue Man Group.  It was super cool.  I don’t even know how to explain it, but they are so funny and entertaining.  No pictures were allowed during the show, but we were able to sneak this one in before it started;)bluemangroup

I have to say thanks to my aunt and uncle again for their hospitality and for absolutely spoiling us while we were there.  It was truly one of the best getaways I’ve had in a long time!

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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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Monday Remix:Polka Dot Dress


reddressredblackpolkadotsredpolkadotdressrufflesandpolkadotsfloralheelsandpolkadotsDress: White Plum (no longer available) similar here (splurge) and here, Plus / Blouse: Maurices, old similar, similar / Necklace: Gift / Purse: hand-me-down similar, similar / Heels: Charlotte Russe / Watch: Target, similar / Ring: hand-me-down

This dress is definitely one of my closet favorites.  When I bought it, I really didn’t take the time to think about all the different ways I could wear it; I just knew I love dresses, I probably “needed” one with polka dots, and it was too good of a price to pass up!

Now I know that my favorite thing about this dress is its versatility.  From pairing it with summer sandals to wintery leather boots, it’s a staple for all seasons.

Playing up the deep V-neck with a black ruffly blouse, and adding floral Heels were a new fun idea-tested and approved!  As I’m typing this, I’ve even got a couple more ideas floating around for this dress…stay tuned for details;)

Which look has been your favorite so far? (Original posts here and here)

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Charlotte Russe floral heel

Charlotte Russe

Emily & FinModCloth

Ruffle Blouse


Nordstrom Dress-Plus


Black CrossbodyJCPenney

Flower Power


greenblazerandlaceblousepolkadotsandlacegreenblazergreenblazer1blazerandfloralheelsfloralheelsBlazer: Maurices, recent similar / Blouse: White Plum, last fall / Pants: The Limited via Style Encore, new nearly exact / Heels: Charlotte Russe, new (BOGO $12.50 now thru Wednesday!)  / Bracelets: The Limited, new

A couple weeks ago I mentioned floral print heels were on my spring wish list, and as you can see by today’s outfit, I was able to mark those off:)

I love these because they have so many colors in them and will go with so much!  Plus, they really brighten up today’s black and white outfit.

I just have to mention how fond I am of this blouse.  I mean what’s not to like?  Polka dots, flowers, and lace all rolled into one easy piece!

Check out some similar options below.  Have a great Monday!

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Linked up with Erin, Laura, and Cheryl.

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:)







Necklace: Maurices, 2 years ago / Blazer & Top (similar): Maurices, last spring / Bracelet: Old Navy, last year / Pants: Sisters, last fall similar, plus / Heels: Mossimo, hand-me-downs very similar, flats / Purse: JCPenney

These are my very favorite pants.  I got them last fall and did wear them some during the winter a few times with sweaters and boots, but now that the season has changed, I’m having so much fun dressing them up for spring.

The lace top has been at the top of my list to pair with them, and when I got my spring/summer clothes out of storage and came across this floral blazer, a light bulb clicked!

Floral prints always pop back up for spring.  From dainty prints or a casual printed shoe to bright and bold sundresses or pants, it’s easy to find florals that fit your personal style.  Would you try any of these?

Forever 21 /Coldwater Creek / Kohl’s

 Kohl’s /JCPenney / Boden

Charlotte Russe / Forever 21 / yoox.com