Eliza J

Blue Gingham Dress

Classy Blue Gingham Dress

Casual Blue Gingham Dress

Blue Gingham Dress with Pink Bag

Blue Gingham Dress Twirling

Short Sleeve Blue Gingham Dress

Dress: Eliza J (similar here) | Shoes: Aerosoles | Purse: Christina’s Fine Clothing (similar here) | Watch: Kate Spade

How To Style A Blue Gingham Dress

Now THIS, this is my kind of weather. High 70’s low 80’s. I think this is the kind of weather that all other 49 states think about when they talk about California sunshine. Now if only it could stay like this for a while without going back up again. Since I am honestly loving this weather, I thought it would be a great idea to showcase this dress today. Because everyone needs to know how to style a blue gingham dress. I bought it at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago. I definitely didn’t mind paying $36 for it either. I love snagging great deals. That is why Nordstrom Rack is one of my favorite places to shop.

I am an advocate for buying things that are of a high quality. That being said, I am also an advocate for buying things on sale. So when those two worlds collide, they almost always do so at Nordstrom Rack. If you haven’t shopped there before, I highly recommend it. This Eliza J dress is by far one of my favorites. I love that is has sleeves. I am not a huge fan of my arms so I tend to try to find ways to high them as much as possible. So when I tried this dress on and it fit, it was love.

I added these comfortable sandals in again, yes i’m aware i’ve worn them in the last three posts. They are just too comfortable to not showcase. I have to hand it to Aerosoles, they sure have stepped up their shoe game in the last few years. I used to hate buying their shoes because they didn’t really embody my personality, but now, they are hip, young and pretty darn cute! Don’t forget to grab a purse that offsets the color of the dress. Of course hot pink did the trick!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and enjoy this cooler weather! God bless!

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Floral In Fall Eliza J Dress

Big Buddha Blue Bag

White Aerosoles Sandals

Thinking about Floral

Large Blue Computer Bag

Sunshine in Fall

| Dress: Eliza J | Shoes: Aerosoles | Bag: c/o Big Buddha (similar here) | Watch: Kate Spade |

Floral in Fall

Although I know it is officially Fall, it still feels like Summer in California. We are talking 100 degrees this week. So over it. So until I have to wear a sweater, I am going to continue wearing floral and Summer dresses. For those of you on the East Coast, you can laugh and I won’t judge. I found this dress at NordstromRack a few days ago and just had to buy it. It was on sale, we are talking like super cheap, so that was all the motivation I needed to buy it. I paired it with a purse that Big Buddha sent me a few months back and my new favorite sandals. I’ve already worn it to work and can’t believe how comfortable it is.

But this post isn’t just about the dress or the outfit. This post is about the smile on my face. I can honestly say I am happier than I have been the last few months and feel this overwhelming peace about my life right now. It wasn’t easy to get here and surely was not quick, but i’m here and that is all that matters. Life will always throw you curveballs and unexpected situations, but how you handle them is equally as important as why they are happening. A lot of lessons have been learned this Summer and I know I will look back and laugh at all the madness.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! God bless!

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// Dress: Eliza J via Nordstrom (it’s even on sale!!) // Clutch: My Sister (similar here) // Shoes: Steve Madden //

From the moment I found this Eliza J dress at Nordstrom I knew this was going to be a special post. I had no idea what I would write or what photos I would choose but I knew that a dress this beautiful HAD to be special. I put a lot of time and thought into what content would match the beauty of this dress and I finally came to a decision. The only thing that would match the beauty of this pink dress would be my grandmother, Gwen. I have talked about her on the blog before but there is just something about this dress that reminds me of her.

When I was a kid she would tell me about how when her and my grandpa got married, they had no money so she didn’t have funds to have a big wedding. No funds meant no bridal party and barely any decorations. She would tell me about the time they got married and even though they barely had a penny to their name, they were in love and happier than ever. She would tell me that had, they had the money she would have loved to have a wedding with accents of pale pink. From that moment on I knew when it came time for me to get married I would have the color pink heavily involved in my wedding.

Now clearly i’m not getting married and have no plans to do so in the near future. However when I saw this dress it reminded me so much of my grandma because of her love for pink. I went to Nordstrom with the intention of finding a dress for some pretty important work meetings and came out with a dress that not only makes me feel beautiful but reminds me of my wonderful grandma. I found these pale pink shoes and knew they were the ones. It took some convincing for my mom to agree seeing as how they are ridiculously high and I have a bad knee, but eventually she agreed.

This dress embodies everything my grandma was about. It’s classy, conservative, feminine and pink, all the things that remind me of her. I am so blessed to have had the time I did with her. I’m thankful for little reminders like this dress that remind me of the woman I want to be, classy, conservative, feminine and obsessed with all things pink! Luckily whenever I need encouragement I can always turn to my mom. She is so much like my grandmother. She inspires me to be a woman of God and a woman who knows what she wants and will work her butt off to get it.

This might just be a dress to you, but to me it is a dress that reminds me of a woman who helped shape me to the lady I am today. For that, I am forever grateful.

Have a blessed day! Hug someone a little tighter today. God bless!

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