Today's Everyday Fashion: Red Rose Dress

Red rose dress - Chi Chi London
Red rose dress - Chi Chi London
Inspiration: Diego Zucko via Harper's Bazaar

Inspiration: Diego Zucko via Harper's Bazaar


I've been contemplating this dress for months and finally took the plunge! I can vouch for this brand because I have several Chi Chi London dresses already, but I must've gotten a lemon because the zipper broke as I was putting it on. I was able to snap a quick picture in it, but it's not wearable until I exchange. I'm also super tired behind those sunglasses - I am convinced anyone can look glam with some cat-eyes and red lip gloss! I ordered several more dresses I'll be sharing this week as I try them on and decide which ones to keep for upcoming events (mostly weddings and work events). Do you give this red rose dress a thumbs up or a thumbs down? 

Dress: ModCloth c/o, $129 (used an old store credit)
Shoes: Charlotte Russe, $11 (similardesigner version)
Sunglasses: Express, $18 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Shoes, sunglasses, and earrings are 1 year ago. Dress is new.

Floral dresses on a budget

Macy's  /  Amazon  /  ASOS  /  Amazon
Lord & Taylor  /  Shoptiques  /  Nordstrom  /  ASOS
ASOS  /  Amazon  /  Nordstrom  /  ASOS

Today's Everyday Fashion: That 70's Girl

Wool hat, floral crop top, high waist flares
Floral crop top, fringe purse
Floral crop top and high waist flares

I'm loving flare jeans for fall fashion, but while the weather is still warm, I'm also brainstorming ways to wear them for summer! The great thing about high waist flares is that they pair perfectly with crop tops. I haven't had jeans with a high enough waist to wear with this old floral top until now. The end result is so very 70's! 

Top: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: Levi's c/o Kohl's, $40
Shoes: H&M, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: JCPenney c/o $36
Hat: boutique c/o, $30 (similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (same)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Ring: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Purse, sunglasses and top are 1 year ago. Shoes are a few months ago. Jeans are recent.

ps. I found this t-shirt for the half the price the day after I posted an outfit with it. (Doh!) Wanted to let you know because it's only $15-22 on Amazon, versus $38 at Express. Way better deal!

High waist flares on a budget

Before and After at Salon Cielo

Salon Cielo in Orlando, FL
Salon Cielo in Orlando, FL

Last week I headed to Salon Cielo’s grand opening event by the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, FL! There were sweet treats, fresh DJ beats, and some blogger friends who joined in the fun. My favorite part was getting pampered by Georgie, the salon manager, pictured above. I was super impressed with his chair-side manner and savvy blow-drying skills. I hammed it up a little for the “before and after pictures” but the difference in my hair turned out to be dramatic enough itself! Before my wash and blow dry, my naturally wavy hair was not playing nice with the humidity, despite straightening it that morning. Georgie made all those waves go away and my hair felt so pretty and smooth afterwards. I would be happy having Salon Cielo blow out my hair everyday! (A girl can dream, right?)

It was a fabulous event, and it was great customer service all-around. Salon Cielo has several locations in VA and FL, go check it out and find a salon near you!

The Salon Cielo in this post is located at Millenia Plaza:
4692 Millenia Plaza Way in Orlando, FL (407-370-0770)

Salon Cielo in Orlando, FL

With fellow bloggers Laila, Meghan and Whitney!

Salon Cielo in Orlando, FL

Today’s post is brought to you by Salon Cielo. All opinions, images and editorial decisions are solely my own.