Friday, June 7, 2013

The Ties That Bind

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c/o Wallis Dress (exact) // Forever 21 Top (option) (option) // Old Navy Flats (option) (option) // Target Clutch (option) (option) // Kendra Scott Earrings (exact) // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option) (option) // Lip Color Maybelline Fuchsia Flash 

It's Friday!!! Hallelujah! I'll tell you, the first week of no school just about put me into crazy mode. Trying to stay on top of blogging and my commitments while keeping my girls occupied has been quite the task. How many more days until school starts? Kidding...sort of.

Anyway, as you may or may not know I was awarded the ultimate privilege to be the 2013 Wallis U.S. Blogger Ambassador. Part of this amazing experience is getting to style different pieces from their brand, like this polka dot maxi dress.


Every month Wallis will be featuring a 'this month we'll be wearing' campaign where they pick the top 10 must have products for that month to help you with adding to your wardrobe. 

Wallis knows we are busy ladies and short on time so they want to make it easier for all of us. They have taken the initiative to pick out versatile items that you can dress up or down and wear on numerous occasions. 

And this maxi dress is one of them. I chose to layer a simple white oxford over this dress and also knot the bottom of it so that my flats wouldn't be hidden under the length. Knotting pieces such as tops, maxi dresses or skirts is a fun way to add a twist and create a fresh look to items that you already own.

What ties have you binded lately? This seems to have become quite the trend; one that can help extend all of our wardrobes. It's kind of fun, right?

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Speaking of ties that bind, I have a few ladies that I have bonded with and wanted to share with your their blogs and shop. This is a new feature I will be doing for my sponsors in lieu of the monthly group giveaways. They are definitely worth the click and I bet you make three new friends.

Rachel with Life Unsweetened is a true jewel. Her blog is such a great mix of fashion, beauty, lifeisms and her personal life. She is one of my daily reads. Rachel is one of those bloggers who truly writes and posts to help her readers gain knowledge about a subject matter. She is a copywriter by day, so this lady has a way with words. I promise, her blog provides fun topics we can all relate to as women...she surely 'sweetens' my blog life. Make sure to check her out.
 Castellammare Designs Etsy Shop....oh my goodness. Their jewelry designs are so simple, romantic and classic. Looking for a gift for yourself or a friend? You have to visit their shop. Right now they have a Gatsby Collection that is killer and of course right in time for the movie phenomenon. And we all know it's wedding season? Are you in a wedding or planning your own? Castellmmare Designs has a entire section of wedding appropriate pieces that will send you into full swoon mode.

Okay, Maira-Isabel from Agape Love stole my heart from the get go. Why? No, not because she is naturally radiant, but because she is a wife, mom to three GORGEOUS children and strong in her faith. We have so much in common, right? I want to be her new BFF. She chats about fashion, her weight loss journey and photography, plus a hundred other things. This girl is the total blogging package. She is one of those rare finds that can relate to every single woman on the planet. Add her to your daily reads now.



Go make some new friends, do a little shopping and have some fun over the weekend. I'll see your pretty faces on Monday. I am off for a weekend getaway with Mr. Ross sans my "Mini Me" and "Sparkle Monkey".



Shanna

44 comments:

Brooklyn McKenna said...

LOVING your outfit. It is so simple yet so classy. Fabulous.

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Black and white is such a classic color combo, and I love the hints of pink you added! So cute to knot the bottom of the dress too. Have a wonderful weekend, Shanna!

Cat Flynn said...

Love it, the maxi dress is beautiful

Cat x

dropsoffashionthread.blogspot.com

Susan Jeffries said...

Thanks for the introduction to the new blogs. I am loving Agape Love!! The maxi is so cute and I love the knot idea! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Are you still pinching yourself about the fact that you are a clothing Ambassador? Because you totally should be! TOO COOL! You look great in the maxi, and I love the way you styled it with the oxford and the pops of pink! And....you've got me thinking about Kendra Scott.......

Helena Oops said...

So beautiful outfit!
Nice shoots!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Such a cute summer look! I love your sunglasses and earrings!

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Lauren said...

I'm loving this look, Shanna! I haven't tied a maxi skirt or dress before, but I think I might just have to give it a try! :)

Fizz and Frosting

Always Maylee said...

What a pretty maxi dress and obvi I love the polka dots! Love all the ties, so cute. Have a great weekend my friend!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Great dress! How is it that you make me want everything you wear?! Have a wonderful weekend with your hubby!! XO

Danavee said...

I forget that whole knotting trick. Love it!!!!

Katie said...

you have the best wardrobe! :) love the maxi knotted!!!

Christina Heflin said...

I love tying a shirt over a maxi dress right now, it's so effortless and put together.

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Ladies in Navy said...

you look gorgeous! love the dress
kw ladies in navy

Annie said...

That maxi dress is SO stinkin' cute! And I can't imagine staying on top of blogging while keeping 2 girls entertained...good luck Shanna :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Rachel Lynne said...

What an adorable polka dot maxi! Love the touch of pink too :)

Helene said...

i adore how you styled this! so cute!

TheTinyHeart said...

The polka dot maxi is so cute! I may try knotting a maxi I just got while I'm waiting to get it hemmed. Happy Friday!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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probablyrachel.com said...

I love this look! I'm a big fan of black and white. When I was trying to find a great maxi for the summer, I fell in love with a similar polka dot one but couldn't make the length work and ended up with a great floral one instead.

I followed the Wallis link to check out the dress and noticed that the items I checked out don't come smaller than a size 4. This 0-2 lady can't wear any of their cute stuff :(

Niki Caron said...

I love that you knotted the maxi at the bottom! Adorbs!

Rachel said...
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Kayla Gilbert said...

So cute Shanna! I tie my maxi's up too! : )
Happy Weekend!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Susan Liberatore said...

Gorgeous! Love the dress.

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I like the bigger polka dots on the top and bottom. So cute!! And I am loving the first week of no school ;) It's been so quiet for me lately and so nice hahaha

Style-Delights said...

Love ur maxi!! Most maxi dresses are barely ankle length for me, so I can't tie them up:-( I do it with my tees though:-) You are looking lovely as ever! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Jen Vroi said...

Love this outfit so much! I need a new maxi dress now.

Natasha xoxo said...

Love this dress Shanna! You look great. Happy Friday :)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog

Alissa Kelly said...

looove the dress with a pop of pink!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

love that dress and how you tied a button down over it! soo cute!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Megan Maddison said...

Love the dress and the black and white with pops of pink!

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Ashleigh said...

I knew you'd be the perfect Wallis ambassador! This dress is exactly what i look for in summer!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Agnes Mayer said...

Pretty maxi dress. Love how it's ombre.

Stop by and enter my sephora giveaway and link up to my weekly tres-chic fashion thursday link up.

Agi:)

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Jeans and a Teacup said...

I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST MAXI DRESS TODAY! haha... I'm excited to try all the tying and knotting and layering! :-) You look great!
~Jessica

Franziska said...

I have wanted a maxi dress/skirt for years but because my genes made me a giant (or at least what it feels like when I'm looking for a maxi dress), I have yet to find one. I"m sure if I ever do I still won't be cool enough to tie it, but either way, color me jelly.

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Allison said...

So smart of you to knot up the bottom of your maxi. Great idea!!

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

perfectly on-pointe styling yet again pretty lady! I am so looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous Wallis pieces you get to show us!
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jackie jade said...

tying a knot on a maxi is such a smart idea - love it!
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Life's a shoe said...

i really love your outfit! I love the black and white prints mixed with that pink pop of color!

Tallia said...

You look so gorgeous! I like the polka dots-its a very chic outfit

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Stesha said...

I love this dress on you, the knot at the bottom is perfect! Hope you had a great weekend my friend!

xxS

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Loving the skirt

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