There is just something about a good cold shoulder that makes you feel absolutely fabulous. Maybe it is just the touch of skin showing or maybe it is illusion of a lot of skin while still remaining sexy and mysterious. Whatever it is, it does absolute wonders for an outfit.
While visiting my sweet sister-in-law in Kentucky this past summer, we spent one day checking out all of the local boutiques. One boutique in particular, Heart Strings, had so many amazing pieces. That is where I happened to stumble upon this dress. Immediately upon seeing it I knew that I needed to bring it home with me. I was really drawn to its simplicity. It is such a great neutral color and I knew that whether I wore it alone or paired it with bottoms, it was going to make a statement.
This style of dress is great because it is flattering on most body types. It doesn’t really hug the body so you don’t have to worry about any extra fluff being accentuated. Y’all know I have some “Mom Fluff” and while I am not ashamed, it is nice when it is not out on display for everyone to see!
For this look, I decided to wear it alone with a pair of classic black ankle booties. They really helped to show off the dress and didn’t take any of the focus off of the fun shoulder detail. I kept my accessories simple with just a choker and a fun clutch. I have had this clutch for years and always forget that it is in my closet. The style and colors really allows it to be a neutral in my closet but the pop of pink woven throughout really adds something extra.
Try making a point to check out local boutiques, especially when traveling. You never know what you are going to find and you can probably bet that no one back home will have the same thing! I love shopping local because I know that my money is helping to put food on tables and send little girls to dance class. I encourage you all to shop local whenever possible. It is always great to keep money in the community!
Photography Credit: Andrea Kinnear Photography
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