Monday, May 1, 2017

Floral dress and leather earrings

The last time I wore this floral dress, I paired it with nude suede sandals, but today I wanted to wear it with some metallic heels and my new gunmetal leather earrings. The beauty about a good metallic is that it goes with literally anything. This dress is such a bright statement so I like to keep the shoes neutral. Metallics are a good option for a neutral. Plus, I feel like the metallic shine factor instantly kicks the outfit up a dressy notch or two.

Express Floral Print Ruffle Faux Wrap Cami Dress
Outfit details--- Sunnies: Quay "High Key" | Earrings: Nickel and Suede in large Gunmetal (c/o) | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Cami" (other colors here) | Bag: Express (under $10 striped clutch here, option)  | Dress: Express | Shoes: Kate Spade "Licorice" (budget options here, here) ---

The floral faux-wrap cami dress

I picked up this dress a couple of weeks ago as I was scouring Express' site to check out their new arrivals. I definitely lack in my dress and my skirt department, so I always tend to search those sections first. I loved the print of this dress, the shape, the fit, the flirty ruffle, and the mini length that I knew wouldn't be super mini on me. I am 5'-2" with a 27" waist and am wearing a small for reference.

Floral dress and stripe clutch and metallic heels outfit

Nickel and Suede large leather earrings in Gunmetal

Nickel and Suede earrings

I think it was about 2014 or so when I scored by first pair of Nickel and Suede earrings. You want to see an old school post with me wearing them? Yes? Check it out here. I'm not sure how I first stumbled upon Kilee from One Little Momma, but I instantly fell in love with her earring shop, Nickel and Suede, and I swear her hair makes me want to chop all my hair off. I mean it is SO GOOD. I had the privilege of meeting her in real life last week at the rewardStyle conference (and yes, her hair is even better in person!!) and she was kind enough to gift a few of us some earrings! She asked me what size I wanted, and Audrey said, "Uh, LARGE! Do you see all that hair?" She read my mind! Since my other pair are smaller, I definitely wanted to go big with this pair. I immediately gravitated to the large gunmetal. I've already worn them about a half a dozen times since Dallas. They're so lightweight, I forget I'm wearing them!

Express floral cami dress

Kate Spade Licorice Pumps

I knew I wanted to wear a blue-ish bag with this, and since I just wore my favorite turquoise one in Friday's outfit, I decided to dust off this oldie but goodie. Plus, you guys know I can't ever resist a good print mix!!!

Express floral sundress

Look how happy I am in this photo! You can't even tell that it had been raining for about 72 hours and this was one of only 3 dry hours on Saturday! I feel like talking about the weather is so trite, but it's hard to ignore the ridiculous amount of water coming from the sky at the moment. Luckily, we still got a lot done this weekend even though I would have loved nothing more than to cuddle up in my chair all day! 

I'm headed to Jersey today for another overnight photo shoot for work! Nothing like starting off the week sleep deprived! Ha! Wish me luck!

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  1. Beautiful dress! Thank you for hosting xx

  2. That little dress is so pretty on you, you look adorable and hope your trip goes smoothly.


  3. Love this dress!! I've got 3 pairs of Nickel&Suede earrings, love them!!

  4. I adore this flirty dress and those metallic accessories are lovely. Thanks for the link up Carylee!


  5. I have been searching for a red floral dress! This one is amazing! And it looks fab with the metallics and that adorable clutch!


  6. You look absolutely stunning!! I adore that red dress!

    Xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  7. You look adorable in this dress!!!! Your legs are killer!!! Love it!!

    Brittany :)

  8. I decided I need more dresses in my life---this one is gorgeous on you!

  9. What a great summer dress - so whimsical and feminine! Thank you for hosting.


  10. Oh man, I am amazed that you get through those overnight photo shoots! good luck! Love this pretty dress! So funny that you feel trite talking about the weather. The thing is...it really plays a big role in what I'm wearing so I can't really get away from it either!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  11. I love that pretty wrap dress! It's such a classic piece!

  12. Love that dress! Looks great on you with your earrings and heels!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. You look stunning in your red dress! I love how you paired metallic heels with it. https://modestbudgetbelle80.blogspot.com

  14. I JUST ordered this dress! And I absolutely love your huge smile in the last pic!


  15. Such a beautiful outfit! Love the metallic heels with it and the striped clutch is such a fun accessory to go with the floral print. Thank you for hosting :).

    Trendy & Tidy

  16. This dress looks fabulous on you, Caryl, and the metallic shoes are so much fun!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  17. I love the style of this dress, a little longer for me, but it looks super on you. thanks for the link up. x Jacqui

  18. So in love with this dress on you and those earrings are fab'n

    cute & little

  19. Carylee, what brand of strapless bra do you wear under this dress? I bought this dress and it looks great, but didn't like the bra straps showing. Thanks.

    1. I wore a VS Body by Victoria multi-way bra without the straps!