Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Red Dress Collab & The Burnout Floral Velvet Kimono

Day to Night Stiletto Earrings

Hello. In honor of American Heart Month, Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood wanted to host yet another collab featuring, you guessed it - red dresses!  In many cases heart disease is preventable by living a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and exercise is proven to be beneficial in a numerous amount of ways. This begs the question, why not do just that? For me, I get busy with life and convenience often wins over healthy food prep or carving out extra time for exercise. However, it truly helps to have reminders such as these to bring me back to reality. The reality is that my health needs to be a priority.
One way I'm looking into better health is by simply drinking more water. Now, that's what I was going for at the beginning of the year and then I stumbled onto research about alkaline water. What is all the hype about a supercharged water??

Over the last week, I've begun a simple, but possibly life-changing journey with merely 2 products: mineral sachets that I drop into my water and focus supplements that tell my brain what to do with all those fabulous minerals. It may sound crazy. At least it did to me, but I'm intrigued enough to share my findings in an upcoming blog post. Until then, let's get back to the Red Dress Collab!


As mentioned earlier, several bloggers are joining together to style their favorite red dress. Don't they look fabulous?? I love all the different takes on the red dress. When I agreed to join up with this collaboration, I knew I only had one weather appropriate dress to choose from and it was given to me! That makes it easy, right?

I love the bell sleeves on this dress and the lace trim even more. What I don't love is how it clings in all the wrong places...is there a good place for fabric to cling? I don't know. Anyway, I solve the cling problem by layering and how I layer is determined by my mood.

First up is the kimono layer with stilettos to keep a dressy vibe going...


DaringDressed to Thrill
Bring on the Boho:


With one small shoe change, the whole vibe is changed. Hello booties, hello boho. What I love about these ankle boots, other than their boho vibe, is the way they dip down at the front of the ankle. One of the dangers of ankle boots is a cut off, short-legged look. I think this particular style helps elongate the leg, making them more versatile with dresses.

Here's a perfect example of when ankle boots shorten the look of your legs:




Now I cannot continue without pausing a moment to take in the luxurious details of this burnout floral velvet kimono. Yes, velvet meets sheer elegance, while the floral print and pom pom trim add further interest and FUN. I scored this kimono AND the boots at the semi-annual Altar'd state sale I mentioned in the previous post. Both items were around $12 each. Thank you Altar'd State. Thank you.


I layered the shorter hematite necklace Daring, with the longer, adjustable height chain, Dressed To Thrill.


A Little Less Boho, A Little More Edge



A leather jacket and a rose gold clutch. The  rose gold and metallic clutch is from Altar'd State. They are sold out but Target has lots of options. Check out this one here.

Outfit Breakdown:
Dress: Altar'd State (Hand Me Down!)/Stilettos: WHBM Warehouse sale/Kimono: Altar'd State Clearance (Current OptionNorstrom Option)/Boots: Altar'd State Clearance/Clutch: Altar'd State Clearance (Target Option)/Leather Jacket: Michael Kors (Macy's)/Necklace: Premier Designs (Daring)/Longer Necklace: Premier Designs (Dressed to Thrill)/Earrings: Premier (Stilettos)
Linking up with Spread the KindnessThe Blended BlogNot Dressed As LambClassy Yet TrendyStart the Week StylishI Do DeClaireThe Thursday ModaFabulous FridayFashion Should Be FunWeekend Wear Link UpFancy FridayShelbee On The EdgeStyle WiseThursday Fashion Files

So, in light of our amazing, blood pumping hearts, what's one small change toward better health you can you make today? Last year we had to cancel our produce delivery subscription, but it just now occurred to me that I don't purchase as many greens as I used. So today, I'm buying more greens. Greens = alkalinity!

Much love, 

Chrissy
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22 comments

  1. So in love!! Girl, you did this dress proud, you found so many different pieces to compliment it and I adore every.single.one! I really like the black booties with it and lets talk about that rich, velvet kimono of gorgeousness!! I am also very intrigued to hear about how the sachets and supplements and how they make you feel. I hope fantastic because you look phenomenal, just radiating beauty and grace!

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    1. Aww, thank you sweet Andrea! You truly are the best. I wondered about the kimono because the kimono sleeves are shorter than the dress...anyway, you know how it is, once it's out there you go with it! Can't wait to get finish my post on the sachets. It's harder for me to write about science and facts - haha. I like simple fashion. Ha! As if any writing is all that easy!!

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  2. You are stunning! I'm going to admit I didn't think the pic with your hair back was you - holy cow! I love the dress on you and that kimono is beautiful! Stunning lady in red, now go drink some water, lol!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend! And I have to laugh...I went and drank some water after reading your comment. haha! See. I listen! Now if we could swap clothes from time to time. How fun would that be? I'd definitely try out that dorothy dress! ;)

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  3. First of all those minerals intrigued me so please tell me more! Secondly, you look extra fabulous in your gorgeous, gifted cranberry-red dress which I love. The little crochet white hem is totally your style too and girl I don't see the dress clinging at the wrong places. I am also happily surprised that you showcased 3 fabulous way to style a little red dress. My favorite is with the moto jacket and I myself too wore my red dress from today's post with my black moto jacket though I didn't take pics with it. =(


    P.S. Expect an e-mail from me tonight, sweet friend. Exciting stuff!!

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    1. I hopped over and checked out your outfit from yesterday with the moto jacket and loved it! I guess I should have put the moto jacket pics at the top of my post...it's the favorite of most! Or I guess you could say I saved the best for last? Truthfully, I left my hat at home that was supposed to complete the kimono outfit. Man! Ah well, what can one do. You have to go with it, right?? LOVED your email and will be in touch soon!! Thankful for you!

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  4. Loooove the red dress! Looks awesome paired with the leather jacket

    michellespaige.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle! Why does it take a collab to get me to pull certain items out of my closet and wear them??

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  5. Ok, you just look AMAZING in red and I love the lace ruffle at the bottom! The last look is my absolute fave!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you Carrie. Why don't I have more red?? And why do I need a collab to get the dressier items out of my closet and use them? Again, that you for taking the time to encourage! Have blessed day!

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  6. Pretty red dress! I really like how you layered it with the fabulous kimono. You are reminding me I have a similar one I haven't posted on the blog yet. Great ways to mix it up!

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    1. Thank you Jennie. And I can't wait to see how you style your kimono...your style is fun, delightfully unexpected and effortless looking!

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  7. Love how you layered this dress different ways! The layers add such different vibes to the outfit! You look great!

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    1. Thank you Laura! I can just admit the honest truth - I'm so indecisive! haha! Have a great weekend!!

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  8. I love that you showed this dress so many ways, Chrissy!!!
    Every way is absolutely perfect!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie. You're such a great encourager!! :)

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  9. That dress is gorgeous! I love the way you styled it with the kimono and boots too. Beautiful!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank you Suzy! It's so fun to hear how different people's taste are. It was close to split down the middle on the leather vs. kimono on this outfit. :)

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  10. Chrissy, this is perfection in every way! You know how I love red, and velvet, and kimonos, and boho, and lace. I would wear this dress every single way you have styled it any day of the week! You and me, my friend, we are so in tune when it comes to style choices (and senses of humor, too, I think)! You look amazing! Another fabulous collaboration with so many amazing ladies!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Aww, thanks Shelbee. And who knows how much of a style influence you are having on me. I think when I put outfits together you're in my subconscious. lol Thank you for the kind and encouraging words!

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  11. Beautiful dress, I love the lace hem detail!! Gorgeous look Chrissy!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you beautiful Elise!! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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