Monday, May 6, 2013

Cinco de Coral

{ What I Wore: J.Crew dress & belt // BaubleBar necklace // Ma Petite Shoes, won via giveaway from A Piece of Toast // Nars "Heat Wave" lipstick}
{ Get the Look }
dress {almost exact from J.Crew factory} + belt + shoes {exact} + necklace + lipstick
As a summer camp counselor (psst... I was the cool one!), we had a nightly tradition called "POWs & WOWs", where the campers & I shared what was awesome & not so great about the day before...
I feel like this weekend was a perfect example of POWs & WOWs:

POWs: in a word, RAIN
- Rain, Rain, more rain!
- That no good, very bad rainstorm postponed our engagement pictures for another week
- Oh & the day turned out to be the most beautiful we have had in a week, even though the meteorologist was calling for 60%+ chance of thunderstorms... blast!
- Let's just not even talk about my pasty white legs in these pictures... come on SUNSHINE!
WOWs: new friends, new dresses, new drinks
My blogger buddy turned real life friend Jessica, of Dahlia Lynn Lane Blog, is giving up shopping for 6 months (!!!!)
Not only am I excited to follow along with her journey as she re-thinks what shopping means to her, but I was over-joyed to attend her clean-out-the-closet sale this past weekend (her fabulous fashion sensibility paired with new friends & drinks.... I'm so there!)
{scored this cute Q-tip holder too!)

When I spotted this J.Crew dress (with pockets!!!) I knew it was meant to be mine!
Paired with the heels that i won from a APOT giveaway last Fall & haven't gotten to sport yet & my favorite BaubleBar necklace - this was outfit made for drinking margaritas in!

Oh, another WOW, Bud Light Lime-a-ritas (yum!)

What are your POWs & WOWs from this weekend?

P.S. I'm linking up with Style Elixir for her weekly Style Session here.


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  2. So pretty! I love that last photo of you. My POW was definitely the frat party near our house that kept me up most of the night until we had to make a noise complaint (does that make me old?!) and my WOW was thrifting an awesome vintage dress!

    Sending some sunshine your way :)

  3. That dress is just so pretty and those jewels, amazing!

  4. i love that necklace!! and the dress belted!! 6 months? that is crazy!!

  5. Gorgeous look hun , wow she is not shopping for six months that's gonna be quite something.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

  6. I tried giving up shopping around christmastime and it was hard! It will be cool to follow along and see how it goes for the 6 months! I love the coral and I am obsessed with those shoes!

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! In love with that dress and the addition of the mint necklace. You look amazing!

  8. Love the blue/green in the shoes to compliment the coral in the dress. What lovely embroidery and the white balls (not sure the fashion term ;) ) at the hemline are so fun. Not much POW this weekend. Nice weather so we spent all day outside on Sat (WOW!).

  9. LOVE that dress, especially with the belt. I like a good girly/manly combo. I definitely had a POW on Saturday night...but it's a long story. Just know that you're not alone in having some let-downs!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  10. Adorable and I love that statement necklace!


  11. What a pretty summer dress! Sorry your e-pics got delayed but I'm sure you'll have a beautiful day when you reschedule!

    The Tiny Heart

  12. super pretty dress on you. gorgeous look!

    kelsey, Ladies in Navy

  13. This dress is so pretty! Love how you belted it. xo, Julie

  14. OMG I loooove those shoes!! So glad you finally got to pull them out :)

  15. Love the dress and heels! Sorry your engagement photos didn't pan out :( My bf and I were supposed to get some pictures together this past weekend so his friend could update his photography portfolio, but it was also rainy weather! But hey, at least you got to enjoy Cinco!

  16. I am kicking myself for not getting the J.Crew Factory one during the 50% sale....it's adorable!! I love how you belted it and added the pops of turquoise. So sorry about your pictures!! :( I know you were excited to get them done.

  17. That dress is beautiful! I can totally see it being styled in different ways - seems like such a versatile piece! xo

  18. That darn weather forecast, they're never right! LOVE this dress on you though. And super cute necklace!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  19. I love the dress, and those shoes are so interesting, I like the pairing! And giving up shopping for 6 months?! WOW!! I have trouble staying within a budget each month, let alone giving up shopping all together!


  20. LADY this look is darling on you! Love the bright baubles + super fun shoes with the dress, great pairing! And yay for all of those WOWs-- those are the things to focus on :)
    xx, Emily

  21. I love how you pulled in the green and blue with the coral! So pretty! :)


    with a Kick

  22. Cute outfit Jessica. I really like the sandals. The Emerald, Cobalt and Cognac colors look good together. :-)

  23. Those shoes are amazing! Love the dress too.

  24. Ooohh...a clean out her closet sale...I wish I could've been there. And I totally agree, POW to all this rain.

    Wow to your outfit, though (as usual!)


  25. This is such a fun, festive look. Love the necklaces and the sandals. You look great!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  26. You are so cute it is rediculous!! So fun to see you last Friday!

  27. Ooh I'm so interested to see you wearing Heat Wave by Nars - I really want to try it but it's few and far between here the stores which stock it Nars and I'm a little apprehensive to order online without trying it... what's it like?! drying, colourfast? any advice appreciated!

    p.s. thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post.x

  28. Love love love this outfit! The dress is so pretty, and I would have never thought to pair it with green but I LOVE the combination.

    I love the Lime-a-ritas, but we made the mistake of buying the strawberry ones last time (the straw-ber-ita or something?) and they're gross and we have a whole case of them in the fridge. Stick with the lime!

  29. This is my first Nars lipstick, so I don't know if they are all the same, but I LOVE this one. I am lipstick apprehensive in the first place because I always stress out that I either have it all over my face or it has flaked off & no one is telling me (!!!). But this formula stays put & doesn't flake. It is a matte lipstick which I think helps with its staying power. The color seems to be generally flattering as I have seen it on women of many varied skin tones & it complemented them all!

  30. Stunning shoes! Perfect for summer! Love them!


  31. absolutely love this outfit from head to toe!

  32. I LOVE the styling here!!!!! and i need to try some lime-a-ritas stat!
    brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  33. I love that you added another necklace with your Baublebar one! I have the Baublebar one in pink, and I never thought to do that. I also love a dress with pockets! My POW was that it DID rain at the KY Derby, and I looked like a drowned rat. My WOW was spending the Derby with all my best girlfriends!


  34. That necklace and shoes! Making such a fun statement!

  35. wow how does anyone give up shopping for six months? doubt i could ever do that :) happy cinco de mayo/coral ;) !

  36. This dress looks so much better on you then on pictures of J.Crew website. Loving the colorblocked sandals - I have a similar pair that I haven't styled yet. Coming up with ideas and this sure helps!

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  37. What a great WOW weekend! I love this dress...I think I need this dress.


  38. thanks so much jessica - I will def give it a go.x

  39. Hi jessica!!
    You look gorgeous!
    Love your beautiful dress :)

  40. I adore your shoes!!! I'm looking for a fun, summerry colorful pair - I love the cobalt and kelly green mix. PS = BL Lime-a-ritas are aaaaaamazing.

  41. You look SO fantastic! Love that dress... the necklace & shoes are such a striking combo!! And really, is there anything better than pockets!! ;)

  42. I'm so glad I found you! I repinned one of your blog photos once and could never find your blog again. I saw this on the link up and Loved the look of this dress with that dreamy necklace. What a statement! it's like the perfect feminine dreamy outfit for a garden party or something, You certainly have an eye :) you're adorable!

  43. I love the color coordination on your necklace and your shoes. Sooo pretty!


  44. cute look! Love the necklace + shoes.



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