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Dior Inspired Toile de Jouy-Dress, H&M Dress, Toile Print dress, Mommy Blogger, Fashion Blogger
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This Dior-Inspired Print from H&M is Seriously SO GOOD!

Everyday Outfits, Fashion

Dior Inspired Toile de Jouy-Dress, H&M Dress, Toile Print dress, Mommy Blogger, Fashion Blogger{H&M ‘Toile de Jouy’ Dress & Straw Crossbody Bag, SCALA Straw Hat, PRADA Sunglasses, BAUBLEBAR Earrings, TABITHA SIMMONS Espadrilles}

As soon as I saw this dress hanging on the rack at H&M I just knew I had to have it. Earlier this spring I had the good fortune of perusing Dior’s pop-up shop in the meatpacking district where a similar toile print was featured heavily in the collection. I’m a gal who loves a good designer look for less, so you can only imagine how I excited I was to get my hands on this pretty little frock. I love how the print is bold, yet subtle. But what I really can’t get over is how light and airy it feels. I can already tell it’ll be my go-to piece for those hot and sticky summer days on the horizon.

I recently wore this outfit to an early dinner with the family and paired it with a simple straw hat and matching bag – both enduring summer staples – and one of my favorite pairs of espadrilles that I scooped up for a song last summer on the clearance rack.

About the Fit:
This dress is true-to-size and has a bit of elastic in the waist to give it a decent amount of stretch. The straps are also adjustable, so I’d say it’s hard to go wrong with this one. The just below-the-knee length might be a little tricky for shorter gals (for reference, I’m 5’7″), but nothing a cute pair of heels (and perhaps even a trip to the tailor) can’t fix. What impressed me most is how the buttons don’t gape at the top even with my massive (to me, at least) nursing boobs. There’s even a hidden snap just above the waist for an extra bit of coverage.

Straw Purse, H&M Straw Crossbody

Dior Inspired Toile de Jouy-Dress, H&M Dress, Toile Print dress, Mommy Blogger, Fashion Blogger
Dior Inspired Toile de Jouy-Dress, H&M Dress, Toile Print dress, Mommy Blogger, Fashion Blogger

Tabitha Simmons Espadrilles

Preppy Varsity Sweater Dress
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Varisty Squad

Everyday Outfits, Fashion, My Style

Realistic Faux fur Jacket from Amazon{AMAZON Faux Fur Jacket, ZARA Varsity Sweater Dress, VINTAGE Beret, SAINT LAURENT Scarf, J. CREW Crossbody Bag, MICHAEL KORS Ankle Boots}

Hey Peeps!

Spring has sprung, and I’ve finally come out of hibernation. Unfortunately, the temps are still in the 40s in my neck of the woods. So I’m staying cozy in one of my favorite sweater dresses, plus a little faux fur on top. I’ve always loved the preppy look of varsity sweaters (also known as tennis or cricket sweaters), and have collected a few different iterations over the years. 

Preppy Varsity Sweater Dress
Realistic Faux fur Jacket from Amazon

Preppy Varsity Sweater Dress

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Cozy for the Holidays {Featuring Vera Bradley}

Lifestyle, Product Reviews

Vera Bradley Holiday Sale 2018{c/o VERA BRADLEY Hooded Robe, Printed Slippers, and Throw Blanket in Bordeaux Blooms}

The holidays are always my favorite time of year, and even more so now that I have my son Christian to celebrate with. Christmas in New York City is always pretty magical, and while I love things like ice skating in Central Park and viewing the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center, what I’m really looking forward to is spending cozy evenings at home, snuggled up on the couch with my little one.

This Vera Bradley robe is probably one of the softest things I’ve ever put on my body, and the hood makes it extra homey. Christian kept reaching up to stroke the fleece whenever I held him. We have hardwood floors throughout our apartment, so the floors tend to get chilly. I’m always on the lookout for cozy slippers, and these keep my feet nice and toasty (especially when I’m sneaking into the kitchen for a late-night hot cocoa). Seeing his tiny face light up when we put up the tree was the best feeling in the world and would melt even the toughest Scrooge’s heart. And of course, I couldn’t resist the matching throw blanket, that’s so soft, warm, and perfect to bundle up under during cheesy Christmas movie binges on Netflix.

As soon as I saw the Bordeaux Blooms print, I knew it would be perfect for the holidays.  Vera Bradley has tons of iconic prints, and as some who’s always been a sucker for matchy-matchy ensembles, I absolutely LOVE that they have so many products available in each pattern. You can even shop-by-print on their site.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for a lucky lady in your life, you really can’t go wrong with Vera Bradley. They’re a classic brand that never goes out of style. I’m especially enamored with their travel duffels and backpacks which are perfect for weekend getaways.

Happy shopping! 

Vera Bradley Holiday Sale 2018
Vera Bradley Holiday Sale 2018

Full Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with InSTYLE and Vera Bradley. Although I have been compensated, rest assured that every product and recommendation has been fully vetted by me, and all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for your trust and for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible.

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