10 Reasons Why You Should Own a Red Dress


Chicwish Dress | Similar Shoes | Tory Burch Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Listen here ladies, EVERY woman should own a red dress and wear it… not just for times when you’re seeking romance. I know you’ve heard of the LBD (little black dress) for the times when you felt you have nothing to wear, but what about the LRD?

Here are 10 reasons why everyone needs a Red Dress!

  1. The red dress effect is real!

    “It’s a putative phenomenon in which people wearing red clothing, such as a red dress, are perceived to be more sexually appealing than they are when wearing other colors”

  2. The color red is associated with confidence, sexiness, and power!

    There is power in red. Nothing says girls boss like red!

  3. You can literally wear red in any season!

    There are not many colors that can do that! Wear it All. Year. Long.

4. It symbolizes love and romance.

Single? Rock it! Taken? Rock it!

5. It gets you noticed!

Whether it’s a leadership position at work or a romantic date night, you will always turn heads in red.

6. It’ s extremely versatile!

Wear red during in the day and night! Wear it to brunch with the girls in the morning, or at night for a night on the town.

7. Red is not just one shade.

There are deep reds, such as burgundy, and light shades of red, such as rose. Like they say, there is a shade of red for everyone.

7. You can really pump up the look with red lipstick!

As if you needed another reason to wear red lipstick?

8. Wearing Red changes your attitude.

When I put on red, I feel like I can conquer the world.

9. Red is luxe.

It just can’t be explained; red looks rich on its own. Cha-ching!

10. If you don’t own a red dress, you’re missing out!

Everyone needs a dose of the vivid, vivacious pulse of energy that will instantly engulf you when you put this on.

My gorgeous LRD is from Chicwish. I love the lace detailing which makes it more sweet than sexy-perfect for a fancy brunch. It’s the perfect combination of feminine and edgy. I am wearing a small.

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A Sunday Spring Staple


Chicwish Ruffle Skirt | Chicwish Crochet Top | J Crew Sandals Similar | Tory Burch Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Hi friends, I am writing you after a busy week working with Access Magazine and New Orleans Fashion Week! It’s been a heck of a week, but I’m happy to get settled back in. Before I walked the runway in the New Orleans Fashion Week Kick-off event, my brother’s girlfriend, Mackensie, joined me for a fun day walking the streets of Nola, eating and drinking up the culture. (All photos courtesy of Mac). We ate at Auction House and it was DIVINE! I was so excited to finally get to wear this outfit. It was perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll. I am a huge fan of ruffled skirts and heres why..

Adding some random symmetry to your look can make you look super stylish, and a ruffle skirt can do just that! Depending on the length, these babies can be styled quite differently in their own way. They are so easy to pull off for a flirty, feminine look. In the history of skirts, this one from Chicwish is my FAVORITE of all time. It really is the epitome of effortlessly chic. I am wearing a XS so it fits better around my waist. I paired this look with an open-toed heel for a more elegant and dressed up feel. The white crochet top is also the perfect topping for clean tasteful style. I would wear this outfit to brunch with friends, to a day at the park, a gathering, dinner… Moreover, it’s so versatile that I would even wear this to Easter Sunday! This is a must have closet staple for spring soirees.

Thank you Chicwish for keeping me Chic!!

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Jump into a Jumpsuit


 Stripe Print Sleeveless Long Jumpsuit | H&M Shoes Similar Here | Bamboo Handbag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Hey gals! Another Amazon Fashion find today! Introducing the stripe print jumpsuit! IT'S ONLY $23! P.S. This jumpsuit comes in other colors as well-blue and pink! I almost go the pink one... 

I literally do not own but one other jumpsuit, but his one is really flattering! It accentuates my waist and flares out at the legs. It's also very easy to move in. I went out for a fun night in this jumpsuit with my friends the other weekend and got SOOOO many compliments! People were coming up asking were I bought it, as I was laying down some moves on the dance floor! I won't lie to you though, it's is not the easiest to go to the bathroom in! The look is totally worth it though. 

Not sure if you can pull off a jumpsuit?

Style tips:

1. Wear a little heel if your jumpsuit has a wider leg. Jumpsuits' length can come right above your ankle. If you don't want to look super short, wear heels and elongate your legs. Simple straps are best. 

2. Vertical stripes elongate your body. Vertical lines let your eyes move easily up and down without any interruption.

3. Skin tight jumpsuits can sometimes be less flattering. Don't go all leotard on me.  I like this one because it hugs my waist, but also fits loose around my legs, kinda giving it an A-line feel.

4. Try jumpsuits with a open back for an extra flare! It will also keep you cool in the summertime.

5. Start out with a solid color at first if your feel hesitant. Black is best! Then add a statement necklace.

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A New Way to Wear an Old Shoe

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Adidas Super Star  | Adidas Logo Top | H&m Leather SkirtMAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick | Maui Jim Sunglasses - Cheaper Dupe

Sometimes I like to go a little sporty. I have found that these Adidas superstars go with EVERYTHING- and I mean everything. The basic & original superstars come in black and white, which make it easy to pair with a variety of outfits because of the colors. I also have these in solid white, and I can say the same for them as well. I cannot think of one thing that you couldn't wear these with. I guess the reason they have stuck around this long is because of their versatility.  These are the new "old" shoe of the season. You can wear them with a tee and a skirt like me, a t-shirt dress, cut-off shorts, or boyfriend jeans. Plus, they are super comfortable.  An outfit centered around these shoes is my favorite way to be stylish and comfortable at the same time. 

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Six Reasons Why You Need a Red Dress Right Now!


J. Crew Red Cotton-linen apron dress | Gianni Bini Shoes Similar | Turquoise Necklace Similar | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Do you remember my post from a couple of days ago with the seersucker dress? I loved it so much that I went back and bought it in red.  It's on sale for 44$ and I'm so in love (linked above and below).

Fashion designer Bill Blass has been known for saying, “Whenever in doubt, wear red.” That's a quote I will live by. And I’ll admit, there really is nothing in the world like a red dress to make one feel just a little bit sexier.  Even if it's a cute red sundress like this one.

FYI, Red is ALWAYS in style. Here are a couple of reasons why you need a red dress right now!

1. Red symbolizes physical energy, passion, and desire- As I learned in my 12th grade Literature class. This must be why you instantly feel sexier when you slip into that little red number.

2. Red is timeless- There is real photographic evidence that this color NEVER goes out of style.

3. Red dresses are just down right sexy and romantic- Making it perfect for date night. 

4. When worn correctly, there is power in a red dress.

5. A red dress will help you stand out, in a good way.

6. Wearing red can make you fee more confident. It may give you a competitive edge.

Try the red dress effect and see for yourself!

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Gingham Trending for Summer 2018


ASOS Gingham Dress | Michael Kors Clutch | MAC Nude Lipstick - Velvet Teddy | Sam Edelman York Studded Sandal

Contrary to popular belief, gingham does NOT say "farm girl" anymore! Gingham is now the "it" print of Spring 2018! If you're on Instagram (which I know you are) gingham is the uniform for most fashionistas year round! I love the gingham trend because you can dress it up and make it classy for the office, or dress it down for a casual weekend look. Try a gingham skirt and a graphic tee, or gingham pants with a ruffled top. 

I took this look a little to the edgy street style side with my Sam Edelman York Studded Sandals.  My gingham dress is linked below and is from ASOS. I'm wearing a size 4. 

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Seersucker: The Official Fabric of the Southern Summer


J. Crew Seersucker Dress | Karen Walker Sunglasses | J. Crew Pearls | Gianni Bini Shoes Similar

I love how some say they associate seersucker and the seersucker suit with the Alabama Lawyer. My husband is a lawyer, sometimes works in Mobile, and I LOVE it when he wears his seersucker suit. Even when he pairs his seersucker pants it with a white button-down, I drool. If you're from the south, you must own some form of seersucker. I won't get into the the history of seersucker in the south, but it gets HOT down here!

When going to a June Wedding in 90 degree weather, it isn't easy to stay polished! This soft cotton material is exceptionally breathable and actually wrinkle-resistant.  Seersucker provides colorful, classic, and stylish options in Southern social scenes that keeps us cool. I think the blue pattern is the most classic. Overall, seersucker is the quintessential summer fabric for southerners. Its class, breathability, and feminine appearance make it the perfect ensemble for ladies of the South -so invest in some! I'm so in love with this J.crew dress that I think I'm going back to buy it in the solid red linen. It's on sale now! I wore this to church today. Just click the link below or above to buy. Stay cool my friends!

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The Frilly Midi


J.crew Pink Mules | J. Crew Midi Skirt | J. Crew Plaid Linen Top | Karen Walker Sunglasses | J.crew Necklace 

I can't lie. I copied this outfit straight off the J.Crew Factory Outfit Obsessions page. Now I know why they call it outfit obsessions. I was completely obsessed the minute I saw it.  I love how they pair each ensemble on their website. If you're not the best at mixing prints, check the website. Some of the photos on the pairing page can give you great ideas and outfit inspo. I was also able to get everything 50% off. J.Crew Factory always has GREAT sales! By the way, you can get this outfit 50%-60% off today! I wore this over Easter weekend with my family, and I've worn it to work.  It would also be perfect for an outdoor spring party. Try a bright ruffled midi skirt, paired with button down shirt, like me. The frilly midi is really the perfect summer outfit, especially when paired with a straw tote and pom pom accessories. I mixed patterns in the blue family, and added a nice pop of color with my hot pink mules. Happy Spring!

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Master the Monochromatic


Banana Republic Skirt | Banana Republic Top | J.Crew Heels | Tory Burch Flemming Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

There’s something markedly sophisticated about a monochromatic outfit. Maybe that’s why many fashionistas look amazing in all-black outfits.  Don't be hesitant to attempt these looks.  Depending on the colors, monochromatic looks can feel super elegant and high-end. Monochromatic outfits flow nicely. They can even save you a lot of time when picking out an outfit- just match colors. One key factor to wearing one color well is to match everything together with precision like my Banana Republic combo. You can do this with ease when you buy both pieces from the same brand.

For this collaboration, I choose to go with this golden beige pencil skirt and a classic fit utility shirt. I love everything about this asymmetric ruffle hem skirt(on sale now)! The bottom of the skirt is certainly busy, so I paired it with not so busy pumps. The way it moves when I walk is to die for. My button-down shirt fits bigger than I would like, but I tied it up and it looks great! I like tying blouses with skirts because it shows a better shape around your midsection, and it adds that little something extra that your outfit may need.
Thank you Banana Republic for this amazing look! 

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The Red Dress Effect


J. Crew Red Flounce PonteDress | Leopard Pumps Similar here & hereKaren Walker Sunglasses | J. Crew Factory Pearl Necklace Similar here & here | Gucci Watch | J.Crew Earrings Similar | Michael Kors Clutch  

When I Googled the words "Why Wear Red?", this is what I found.  

"Red dress effect. The red dress effect is a putative phenomenon in which people wearing red clothing, such as a red dress, are perceived to be more sexually appealing than they are when wearing other colours."

Wow, so why don't we wear red more often? Not just for sexiness. This red dress makes me feel powerful, confident, fearless, and pretty sassy. I feel like I can take on whatever the worlds throws at me.  

A little red dress is a classic wardrobe item that can be appropriate for a variety of occasions. You don't have to be Jessica Rabbit when wearing red; just be aware of length, cut, and fit. I wore this dress to a professional event, and felt great in it! J. Crew factory has the best fit! This one fit like a glove (not too tight), and was the appropriate length! Plus, it comes in black and is on sale now!

If you want to wear a red dress, there are many options. Red comes in a variety of shades, so choose one that works for you.  As Audrey Hepburn once said, "There's a shade of red for everyone."  Pair the dress with accessories and makeup that go well with red. I am wearing Smashbox Ombre Red Lipstick, which I'm obsessed with, and I paired this dress with classic J. Crew pearls.

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Denim and Leather Together Forever


H&M Leather Skirt | BCBG Open-toe Booties Similar | J.Crew Denim Shirt | Ray-Ban Sunglasses | Michael Kors Cross Body Bag

I know that I harp a lot about denim, but that's because it's so universal! It can be comfy and chic at the same time. We all wear denim because it's just, well, ... easy! Denim shirts or pants go with literally EVERYTHING! We all have them in our closets, so let them be worn!

Leather has really made a come back in the past couple of years and now is almost as safe as wearing denim. My most favorite denim combination is denim and leather, and it's so easy to replicate.  It’s a fashionable and trendy combination that will always look effortlessly chic. You can just throw this look,  and look extremely put together. How do you wear denim and leather together?

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The Polka Dot Mix


J. Crew Factory skirt- Similar here, here, and here | J.Crew Factory Leopard Flats | Tory Burch Bag Similar | Dolce Gabbana Sunglasses J. Crew Factory Denim Shirt

Polka Dots are one of the most versatile patterns to wear! I love this pleated one from J.Crew Factory. I didn't want to over complicate my look so I paired my polka dot skirt with a denim blouse and tied it up to extenuate the waist line.  I also love to play with prints and mix these dots with my leopard flats- fun, yet chic. 

Scale is key when mixing polka dots and prints. Once you have your larger, bolder print, be sure to pair it with a smaller, less dominate print. Two prints of equal scale will give your ensemble an overwhelming appearance and could be unpleasing to the eye. My polka dot print is pretty tiny, so they compliment my bold shoes.

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Weekend Loading....

Forever 21 Mesh Dress | Adidas Tennis Shoes | Francesca's Collections Sunglasses

 I LOVE an easy dress that you can match with a pair of sneakers for a relaxed but chic look. This mesh dress is from Forever 21, and these Adidas tennis go with everything. The Adidas Superstars are becoming everyone's shoe closet staple. Superstars go perfect with many different outfits because they are simple and basic in color, which is easy to style.

The white superstars are especially stylish when paired with either dark leggings or black jeans, that are skinnier at the ankles. The black pants with the white kicks gives a real contrast that places the attention on the shoes!

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Keep calm and… OH MY GOD IT’S PINK!

Pink Pom Dress |Royal Blue Tassel Earrings|  Espadrilles similar | Kate Spade Bag Similar | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Keep calm and… OH MY GOD IT’S PINK! I am so in love with this new Pink Pom Dress right here in the Armoire! It’s is absolutely perfect for a Cinco De Mayo Party, beach dinner date, or shopping on the promenade. Dress it up with a pair of nice espadrilles or dress is down with flat sandals.  The vibrancy of this pink dress will be sure to catch the eye of anyone.  Not to mention it has POMS. Poms are really in this fashion season, and it’s one trend that we are not afraid of trying! It’s safe to say we are a little obsessed. Try it for yourself. You will love the way you look in this dress.

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The Anytime, Anywhere Blouse!


Style We White Blouse | Boyfriend Jeans Similar | J. Crew Factory Heels | LV Neverfull | Karen Walker Sunglasses

A white blouse is that basic piece that every woman owns, right? Could you wear one every day? It could get kind of repetitive using the same staple day after day, but it doesn't have to be.  You might actually find that you've totally been underestimating your LWT. Oh you like that huh, LWT? (Little White Tee).  Magazines have said it, a white tee, or blouse, is THE ultimate women’s staple. I love this white blouse from StyleWe! I paired it with my ripped boyfriend jeans for a more relaxed look. It has the perfect length cut in the front to hit your jean waist line exactly, so you don’t have to bother with the tuck. It also has a sheer tail that really flows when you walk. The cap sleeves are also perfect for those dressier days when you don’t want to expose your shoulders. I have the exact blouse linked. Jeans are similar.

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Black Lace Pretty Face


StyleWe Black Lace Dress | Target Strappy Heels  | Tory Burch Purse | Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses

The little black dress is really a wonder piece! No matter the season, a chic LBD can be worn for multiple occasions. Black is one of the most classic frocks, providing a blank canvas for the addition of statement accessories and adornments. I love this dress from StyleWe because you can wear it for so many different occasions! From a date night on the bay to a play down town, dress it up or dress it down. I paired my StyleWe dress with these red strappy heels from Target-simple and chic!

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Make It Back Home


Make it Back Home Dress: The Mint Julep Boutique |
 Rainbow Beaded Necklace: Shop the Armoire | Tassel Earrings: Shop the Armoire | Kate Spade Pink Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

It’s not every day that you find a dress that is as versatile as this one.  This “Make it Back Home Dress” from The Mint Julep Boutique is incredibly comfortable, and I love the way it flows as I walk. You can dress this blue number up with voluminous statement jewelry, wedges, and a bright bag like me, or keep it simple with flat sandals and natural makeup. This easy breezy fabric is indescribable. It’s bouncy, playful, and relaxed at the same time. The is the perfect piece for your Easter Weekend! If you sign up for The Mint Julep e-mails, you will receive $10 on your first order! Who doesn't love a good deal like that?

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Boho Denim

Boohoo Denim Dress | Sandals: Morrell's Armoire | Necklace: Morrell's Armoire | Hat: Morrell's Armoire
Denim has really revolutionized the fashion industry. I can't imagine what my closet would be without my staple denim jackets, dresses, and of course jeans!  Today I am repping Boohoo in this denim Jessie Open Shoulder Dress. I have literally lived in this dress since I received it a week ago. I love that 90's inspired style is coming back, and this babydoll look encompasses that completely. You could also add a little more street style and edge  by pairing this dress with Adidas tennis shoes, and maybe a leather jacket.  This dress is a clean classic and can even be rocked by adding black shades, and a nice handbag. 
I also want to give you all a little update on the online store. I know there are currently no new products in my store; however, I do have new inventory.  I am in the process of having a new site built, which is currently under construction.  We should be live in about two weeks. You can shop my Instagram feed and Facebook feed by sending me a direct message or comment with style and size,  and I'll send you a PayPal invoice.  So far, we have sold lots of jewelry, and a handbag! Thanks for all your support! I hope you will stop by and check us out in two weeks, until then I'll see you on insta.
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V-day Vibes.

Red roses anyone? I'm more of a pink rose gal, but this dress is to die for! Red is always classic. I was feeling much at home this past weekend when Candice and I were reunited for a blog shoot. When we get together magic happens!We were getting intense Dolce and Gabbana Vibes with the black and red floral contrasts, and the 3D flowers;  the perfect dress for Valentine's Day! This dress is now one of my new favorites. It's from Dezzal.com, and under $100!  I have many similar dresses linked up for you below. I hope you all have a Wonderful Valentine's Day!
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