Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer Medley

Topshop Orange Sleeveless Tunic Dress

The business complex that Ross offices at hosted pre-July 4th festivities yesterday evening. One thing Ross forgot to mention was that it's purpose was to celebrate the holiday. All he told me was they were having a cook out, providing entertainment for the kids and that I needed to bring a chafing dish for a portion of the food. I showed up in this outfit sans the red, white and blue and my girls in all pink. Husband fail? Perhaps it was marital miscommunication. You be the judge. Regardless, we had a great time with great company. I guess I shouldn't bust him too hard because he did in fact carve out time to take blog photos for me in between loading his truck with a barbeque pit and setting up for the event. God love his sweet and supportive heart.

Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace
Blue Embroidered Clutch
 Topshop Tunic Dress via Nordstrom // Big Buddha Embroidered Clutch // Forever 21 Sandals (option here and here) // Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace (use rayne20 for 20% off) // La Mer Leather Wrap Watch c/o (option) // Wrenn Jewelry Ring c/o // Kendra Scott Ring c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Wrenn Jewelry Bracelets c/o // Forever Mirrored Sunglasses (option here and here)

SHOP THE LOOK




I posted a snippet of this outfit on Instagram yesterday and mentioned that this medley could possibly be a new summer favorite. I randomly saw this Topshop tunic dress a few weekends ago when I was at Nordstrom. My only plan was to walk in, return something I had bought for Ross and leave. We all know that doesn't happen even though our intentions are good. Somehow we always get sucked in. Anyway, I ended up in the dressing room and before I knew it, I was at the checkout counter with not only a dress, but an embroidered clutch as well. I will say that this clutch has been on my shopping wish list for a good month, if not more. I finally broke down when it was the last one sitting all alone on a table. I have absolutely zero remorse for either purchase and plan on wearing all of this again in the near future, as in next week.

On a serious note, my mom is having major neck surgery tomorrow morning. I have been a ball of stress for weeks worrying. We all have. She is a strong and courageous woman. I know she will come out like a champ. I would be so grateful if you could stop and say a quick prayer for her, the recovery, doctors, surgeons, nurses, my dad and all involved. Please pray for calming, healing and a smooth surgery. The recovery is going to be a rough one and she will be down for quite a bit. Thank you all so very much! I will keep everyone posted.


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Shanna

74 comments:

Erica Zar said...

Wow, you are looking absolutely gorgeous!! Orange looks amazing on you and I am obsessed with how you accessorized!! A definite favorite of mine!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Rebecca said...

Sooooo cute from head to toe no wonder you consider it your ultimate Summer look! And my prayers are for your mom's speedy recovery!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Becky M said...

Love the clutch - since it was all alone you had to buy it!!

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Alice Warren said...

I cana see why you needed both the dress and clutch - they were meant to be together. Sending prayers & positive vibes for your mom for a speedy recovery.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Rachel said...

It may not be red white or blue, but you look AWESOME in orange!!
Saying a prayer for your mama :)
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Alexandra Stella said...

Beautiful clutch! All the best to your mom and wishing her a speedy recovery.

Alex - Funky Jungle

Porcelina said...

I'm sending positive thoughts across the pond for the surgery! Wishing your mother a speedy recovery afterwards too.

On another note, this bright outfit is absolutely darling! Love it x

Ashleigh said...

I love it! Your shades match your clutch. It IS so fun and summery!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

That little dress is so pretty on you and that clutch is everything :)

xo
​PinkSole​

Pretty Tiny Things said...

Gorgeous styling !

Would you like to follow each other ?

Kisses,

Emily from PTT

Susan Liberatore said...

Gorgeous Shanna! And I LOVE that clutch!

Kimberly said...

Orange is definitely your color, lady - you look gorgeous! I will say a prayer for your mom - text me if you need moral support! xoxo

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Shannon Jenkins said...

How adorable is this dress?! Loving the orange and that clutch is perfect!

<3 Shannon
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Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This combination is absolutely GORGEOUS! I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either! Sending prayers for your Mom.

Caroline said...

Keeping your mom in my thoughts - I'm sure it'll go by without a hitch. And I looooove this outfit! It may not be red, white, and blue, but nothing says 'summer party' quite like a good orange and turquoise :)

Laura B said...

You look amazing! I adore that clutch! It's the cutest thing ever! And I hope your mom's surgery goes well! I will be keeping her in my prayers!

J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all said...

I love your dress and clutch! I wouldn't have any remorse if they were my purchases either. I will keep you r mother and family in my thoughts and prayers today :) Thank you for hosting this link up!

LV said...

I will definitely say a prayer for your mom. You look great orange and I have always loved the way orange looks with a nude shoe. Very cute colorful look.

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Angela said...

Love the color of the dress, so summery! The shoes are the perfect complement to the bright orange! Looks great!
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Jenn @ WLB said...

I love the way the bright orange and blue mix together! and that clutch is perfecttttt!

Erica McLeod said...

I have had that sort of "marital miscommunication" happen more times than I can count! You just have to roll with it, right? But your outfit is a can't-miss, even if it isn't red, white, and blue.
Best wishes for a quick surgery and easy recovery for your Mom. I am sure that it is a stressful morning for you.
Erica
www.thedecorina.com

April Parrish said...

Love the orange dress and clutch!
Prayers for your mama during her surgery and for all of you during this time.
Have a blessed day! :-)

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

So, I pretty much want to wear this entire outfit, you look beautiful. I'll be thinking of you, your mom, and your family as she prepares for surgery.

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

THE CLUTCH! YES! I LOVE IT!!!!! And prayers for your sweet mom and for you.

Inge Jane said...

Oh my I absolutely love this dress and that bold clutch looks perfect with it. Hope all goes well with your mom's surgery.

Katie @ Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life said...

I love everything about this outfit! The color of the dress...those shoes...THAT CLUTCH!! I really need to invest in that necklace!! Everyone's doing it! lol
Prayers for your Mom and family!!

Kayla MKOY said...

Those shoes!! That bag!!! The orange dress! YOU! Its all perfection. Seriously adorable, and perfect for this time of year.

Also, I'll be sending out lots of prayers for your mom!! Love ya!

Johanna said...

This outfit is phenomenal down to the shoes. I love the color and that you paired neutrals with it. And what a hilarious story.

I hope your mom is A-OK. Sending virtual hugs!

Alissa said...

So I totally LOVE orange on you! I have always been indifferent about orange but damn lady you are kiling it!

Pink and Green Mom said...

Praying for all involved in your mom's surgery-especially your mom!

TheTinyHeart said...

Orange looks amazing on you! Guys don't usually pay attention to details concerning outfits, at least my hubby doesn't :) I hope your mom's surgery goes well and she has a speedy recovery!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Paige Flamm said...

I am absolutely loving this look! That clutch and dress go together perfectly!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Paige Flamm said...

I am absolutely loving this look! That clutch and dress go together perfectly!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Sarah Tucker said...

Praying for your momma, sweet friend! And I adore this clutch so much!! I also feel like Chris would have forgot to mention the red, white, and blue thing, too!

Adri Lately said...

Can we just talk about how amazing all these colors are? I'm sure it's a little funny now that you showed up in anything but red, white, and blue, but you looked perfect!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

i have similar sunglasses and i think they glam up my outfit every time i wear them!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Thinking of you & your family today! Hope everything goes smoothly & your momma has a quick recovery!

You look gorgeous lady...loving the color combo!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Berty Morales said...

Shanna, you look amazing as usual, and what a great look. I am in love with that clutch. Gorge!

Tracy Walpole said...

good thoughts for your Mom Shanna! <3

Anna Belle said...

You look *good* in orange, which is not a universally flattering color, and I love it, especially the combination with the blue! All best to your mom - I'll keep your family in my thoughts this week :)

Megan Ballard said...

Keeping your mom and your family in my thoughts. I hope everything goes well. Xo ~ The Fashionista Momma

Ritcha Rao said...

Such a lovely dress! I love your sunnies and bag! Gal, you are a natural beauty! <3

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Whitney James said...

You look so pretty and I LOVE that clutch. :-)

P.S. Praying that things go well for your Mom!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

tara langdale said...

very cute!! i love the mirrored sunnies and clutch! they add the perfect pops of color, not that orange isn't making a statement on its own!

xoxo,
Tara Belle
www.NorthernLights-SouthernBelles.com

Helene in Between said...

Ok you are always wearing clothes that I want/would actually wear. gimme!

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Too funny! Totally sounds like something that would transpire in our home :) Good thing you could use a brown paper sack and still look AMAZING! I need that clutch and that watch in my life stat! Thanks for hosting!

V @ X-tremely V said...

Love that dress! Orange is perfect for summer! And those shoes are awesome :)

Sarah said...

Prayers for your mama!!

Amber Rathvon said...

I love this orange dress on you, Shanna! It's such a great color this summer. =)

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I hope you have a great long weekend!

Amber

Lindsay Rutland said...

Orange looks amazing on you and compliments your beautiful blonde hair! So bold!

xo Lindsay
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Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Sending happy thoughts to your mom and your family!! xoxo

Gwen said...

Sending good thoughts to your mom and her surgical team! Hope all goes well.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Stunning dress, I love the extra pop of colour from the clutch.

Rachel Lynne said...

You look absolutely gorgeous darling! Love this!

Darcy said...

You look so cute! Who cares if you didn't match the theme?! ;). Also I am going to consider us twins today since we are both rockin' orange. Prayers for your mama!
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Nicole Layne said...

When you look that good, it doesn't matter if you match the theme! Orange looks great on you and I love that clutch!

Nicole
Nicole to the Nines

Nikki said...

Perfect summer look! Orange is a great color on you. And I love the clutch!
Also, I'll be keeping your mom and your family in my thoughts. Hope she recovers quickly!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Brianne Bracco said...

Well, it's definitely my Summer favorite on you!! I'm so obsessed with the dress and clutch colors together!

Amy said...

That clutch is the cutest ever!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

Setarra said...

Your orange dress and contrasting accessories are perfect for summer! Will keep your mother in my thoughts! Sending positive energy your way and wishing for a speedy recovery on her part!

Kishina Heaggans said...

Oh, my gaaah!! I am so crushing over this whole outfit right now!! I mean the color, the bag, shoes...everything. *swoons*

E Mamakli said...

Shanna this dress is SO flattering on you both shape and color!! I've seen that clutch at Nordstrom before and loved it at that time. Seeing it on you it's even more beautiful. Super cool pattern and textures. The two colors (dress&clutch) go amazing together. <3
Your family and your mom will be in my thoughts and I wish her a successful surgery and a fast recovery. I can imagine your worry and lots of hugs and kisses to you too lovely lady! XOXO, Elif
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Charlotte Noordsy said...

Love your orange dress! So summery! And that clutch is so cute with it, the colors are fab

xo, Charlotte
thelittleorangedress.blogspot.com

Madeline Mihaly said...

I wouldn't feel any remorse with these pieces either! both are very versatile, especially the clutch & I'm sure you'll create wonderful outfits with them :)

Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

Charnele Michel said...

Orange is your color girl! This dress looks fab on you. What an easy summer style

Ladies in Navy said...

absolutely gorgeous dress shana!
ladies in navy

Kacie Ellis said...

Men are the worst at that sort of thing! Earlier this year, we had a fundraiser to go to for my husbands co-workers wife who is battling cancer for the 4th time and apparently you were supposed to wear teal but Cody didn't tell me that so I showed up in bright red. I was not very happy with him. lol. At least the make up for it in other ways :)

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OccasionallyAJ said...

LOL, poor Ross. Guys never think of those details. I know I'm a day late, so I hope your mother's surgery went well!

-AJ

Miss Hot Couture said...

Love the sandals Shanna!

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Lindsay Truax said...

Cute dress! Love that color on you!

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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I hope your mom's surgery went well!! She sin my thoughts and prayers! And miscommunication or not, I'm sure you were the most adorbs one at the cookout! I love everything about this outfit! Happy 4th!

ediot said...

what a beautiful dress.
love it
x

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute dress, and that colorful clutch is beautiful! Hope your mother's surgery went well and that she has a speedy recovery!

Janna Renee said...

I can totally see that happening to us, because Will would never think to tell me to wear a certain theme or color. At least you looked amazing!

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