Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: MDW Dress. Save or Splurge? and a LINKUP
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MDW Dress. Save or Splurge? and a LINKUP

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Dress:  Cavender's // Lace Up Flats:  Stuart Weitzman (ok, I must admit the shoes were a definite splurge!  I've linked up the save and splurge pieces below.)

When I uploaded these pictures onto my computer the first thing I thought of when I saw them was the song lady in red.  This is such a fun bright pop of red.  Red symbolizes so many different things like passion, love, happiness, anger, rage, etc.  That’s why I like the color red.  It has so many different meanings and it can be interpreted differently by each human being, not even just by culture.  Lately I’ve been on a red kick because most of the décor in my kitchen is red, and that color has made it’s way into the bedroom, dining room, and living room.  They aren’t big pops of red, but definitely hints of red.  That color just makes the apartment feel cozy and warm.

Ok, how do I always do this and get off topic?!  Anywho, I love the style of this dress because it’s off the shoulder, but not really.  It’s more of a shoulder cut out.  The one thing I will say about this particular dress is make sure to either have a slip at home, or wear shorts underneath.  It’s kind of see through.  This would be a perfect dress for Memorial Day Weekend if you don’t have to sit on a blanket and watch fireworks.  That would just be annoying to get up and down in a dress, especially if you have kids or a dog. 

This specific dress is from Cavender’s.  It's not on sale but it is currently $36!  Now usually most of the time when I mention Cavender’s here on the blog I’m usually talking about cowgirl boots.  Recently I went on a bit of a Cavender’s haul to be able to show y’all, it’s not just western wear and cowgirl boots.  There are so many cute things to offer!  Of course you can wear this dress with boots, but for this outfit I wanted to show everyone how to wear it with lace up flats.  These flats have been my go to this season.  I love anything lace up, and I’m so glad it’s a trend.  Don’t forget to link up with me below!!  Also, I wanted to show a save or splurge with this dress and the flats.  Now just to let everyone know, I definitely splurged on these shoes (thank goodness for gift cards) but it's only because I was given gift cards.  However, at the bottom of this post I've linked both versions of save an splurge!

Moving on to the top 3 clicked bloggers from last week's link up!

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  1. You look fabulous is red! Such an adorable dress. I love the criss cross pieces on the shoulder cut out, too. It adds so much depth and interest over a simple cut out. And I am a huge fan of lace up shoes, too! In all of my years, my 2 huge shoe splurges have been on a pair of Stuart Weitzman boots and a pair of custom made cowgirl boots! So yay to gift cards for a shoe splurge!


  2. Love this outfit! And those shoes are amazing, a great pit of shoes is always worth the splurge. Hope you enjoy your MDW!

  3. Love this color on you and those cutouts are so chic! Thanks so much for the link up!

  4. The LRD is so lovely with the laceups!

    Come take a look at another outfit I am wearing for my latest collab with Los Angeles based brand TOBI – I’m sure you’ll love it again!


  5. Very cute look! I love it with the black flats especially!


  6. The shoulder cutout is a nice detail. I like the criss cross straps over it.

  7. Fun and flirty dress, and I love how colors interpret different things. Thanks for hosting!
    Rachel xo

  8. LOVE the red dress!! It's so cute with the detail on the shoulders

    Simply Shaunacey

  9. Cute dress and love it with the lace up shoes!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  10. Thank you for offering these link-ups and featuring me this week. I'm truly honored to be on your blog and love seeing your outfits.
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

  11. I love your dress and your shoes! You are so right that red means different things to people.

  12. Was glad to find your blog - it's lovely.
    I am also a new blogger so would you like to
    follow each other? I am now following you
    and this is my blog:
    It is nice to meet you and have a great holiday! Mimi

  13. Hey beautiful lady in red!! You look stunning in this dress and so fierce! Would love for you to stop by my Friday linkup and share your style and stories!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  14. Ohhh how much I love this little red dress - in my favorite color and favorite trend of this season. I agree that red conveys so many feelings. Love the bohemian overall look and I love that you are doing a themed week all week. I am also doing a themed week and styling Spring Bohemian looks each day. You should stop by. You would love some of the pieces. ;-)

  15. Girl, you look gorgeous!! Red is totally your color! Love this dress and how you styled it!

    xx, Elise

  16. Thanks for featuring me today! And I love love love that dress on you. I really like how it combines the lace-up trend w/ the cold shoulder. So unique!


  17. Hi Monica
    Love love this dress on you. Red is my favorite or at least one of my favorite colors. Makes such a statement! I also love the off the shoulder. You picked the perfect shoes with it too. would you beleive I dont own lace ups? I could use a pair! Lovely
    jess xx

  18. Loved your dress! So stunning. Both, you and the dress.


  19. Gorgeous! I love that dress; the shoulder detail is beautiful. Your lace up shoes are so cute, too. Thank you for hosting the link-up.



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