Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: A Twist on a Throwback
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A Twist on a Throwback

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Dress:  Valentino // Belt:  Burberry Prorsum (old) // Shoes:  Gucci // Clutch:  Ralph Lauren // Bangle and Rings:  Rocksbox you can read about their program here // Sunglasses:  Gucci

Today’s Trend Spin is statement pieces.  I am definitely ALL about statement pieces!  I feel as though they give a little extra somethin’ to your outfit.  Today I chose to take a dress that I’ve worn once before on the blog (a year ago) and style it a little differently.  Since the dress is extremely busy in itself already I wanted to put on some bold pieces without taking away from the beauty of this dress.  I decided to go with a green and gold theme.  The green is still bold but since this has a floral pattern with lots of bright colors it won’t be completely overpowering.  I belt outfits I want to say at least 75% of the time.  I’m bottom heavy with a smaller waist so it looks more flattering when I take a piece and put a belt on.  This is also why peplum just doesn’t work for me.  I love the style and have tried many different peplum pieces and all have been disappointing. 

Jewelry and your clutch.  These are just as equally important as what shoes you are going to wear.  If you take a look at this post I’m actually giving away the necklace (you have until this Friday!) in this picture for my Blogiversary that passed last week.  I chose this piece because even though it’s a statement, it gives just the right amount of glam that it doesn’t look like I’m trying too hard.  The clutch may be a very neutral tone, BUT don't let it fool you!  It's HUGE!  How can you not make a statement with a big clutch?

Moving on to the shoes.  These particular ones were given to me on my birthday from my wonderful parents.  They are my first pair of Gucci shoes and I love them.  They are classic yet trendy with the patent leather.  They have a round toe so you know they will be in style for a while.  I feel like they are the modern twist on a Mary Jane meets Pump.  I decided to wear these to tone down the rest of the outfit and offer a little bit of contrast.  I’m a huge fan of light colored clothing with dark accessories.  I’m not too sure as to why, but lately I’ve been obsessed with it.

Oh, and before I forget, if you want to see how I styled this last year just look below.  I didn’t belt it (which I should have, I think today’s version is way better) and I wore a gray sandal with a huge bag.  Which by the way I love love love that bag!  Oh, and my hair was red and long.  I’m kind of missing the color and length, but I needed a change, and I need to get this whole blonde and short hair thing out of my system before I can stick with one style.  I would love to have pink, but unfortunately when you work in the corporate world, they aren’t as lenient with that haha.


Dress:  Valentino // Shoes:  Rachel Comey // Bag:  Gucci (Sold Out) // Sunglasses:  Gucci 

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7 comments

  1. Cute! I like it both belted and not! One seems a little more casual and one seems a little bit more dressed up!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  2. You look amazing in this dress, I love the pea green belt with it, and your hair!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  3. What a fun, colorful spring dress!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  4. I have to agree, the dress itself is beautiful, but when you add the belt, it makes it all come together! Love it!
    Melissa

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  5. This dress is beautiful!! I love the green touches you added.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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