Cold Shoulder Dress

I can not believe it is the first day of August. I know for some of you summer is drawing to a quick end with the start of school. I’ve mentioned before we’ll be attending a wedding in October so with the Nordstrom sale I decided it was the perfect time to order some dresses and see if any of them fit the bill. I ordered two in this gorgeous blue color. This one I returned immediately because the fit was awful for me. It ran really large and I looked like I was wearing a sac. 

This one however is gor-geous! I love the color, the style, the fit. It’s just a beautiful dress

I knew I wanted to pair it with a necklace and cute clutch. What better way to accessorize than add a little sparkle and some fun animal print.

A nude heel is the perfect shoe to elongate your legs and not take away from the dress itself.

Mine are from Target and they are great for occasional wear, but if I was going to wear them for an extended period of time I’d order these. I have them in hot pink and dark turquoise and they are really comfortable.

Katie loved this dress and told me so many times how much she liked it. So here’s the kicker. I know I’d only wear it to the wedding and then it would be left to hang in my closet. Sadly we don’t have any place to go that I would wear it again. I guess I’ll be taking it back and continuing my search. If we had a Christmas party that was dressier, a cruise or even a high school reunion or something like that I’d want to keep it. I’d order it in the regular length though. This one is just a little short for my almost 50 year old legs. (For size reference I’m wearing a 4P)

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  1. August 1, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    That blue dress is stunning on you! It's so flattering and I love the color!

    • August 1, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you Laura! I loved it and felt great in it…just wish I had more uses for it 🙁 Happy Tuesday!

  2. August 1, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    That dress is stunning on you. I'd keep it! The necklace is gorgeous too! Have a terrific Tuesday!

    • August 1, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Aw, thanks so much Tanya!!! Happy Tuesday to you too! (that's a lot of "T's")

    • August 1, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Thanks Tara!!! Me too? Hope you're feeling well this week❤️

  3. August 1, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Absolutely lovely! I wish I had a special occasion coming up so I could buy this whole outfit! And you're right about sparkle and animal print…always the right touches!

    • August 1, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks Kristin! I wish I had more opportunities to wear this dress too. California is very casual. I'll be adding sparkle and leopard as often as I can though.?

  4. August 1, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    WOWZERS! You look so stunning in that dress! That blue is amazing and hello accessory perfection! So so pretty!

    • August 1, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Aw, shucks!!! You know who else would look dynamite in this little number? YOU! XO

  5. August 1, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Nooooooooooooo!!!!! DO NOT RETURN IT!!! This dress is so stunning on you, girl you need to find some other times to wear it. Can't you wear it in Hawaii? It's just so dang perfect on you. I wish I needed a dress because I'd order it in a heartbeat. The accessories are perfect too, your legs look a mile long and so shapely. All that working out is showing my friend. Just like all my lemonade freezer pie eating is showing but I digress; keep the dress!!!!

    • August 7, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      I wish we could just share it. Winner, winner! I thought about the Hawaii trip, but a friend that owns a timeshare there says it's super casual everywhere. It's also pretty thick material. I think I'd melt into a puddle. Thanks for being such an awesome cheerleader!!! XOXO

  6. August 1, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I am in absolute LOVE with this dress and the way it looks on you. I even think the length is flattering. Maybe you could wear it again at a fancy restaurant on your Hawaii trip? 😉

    • August 2, 2017 / 3:42 am

      Thanks sweet friend! You know us…we don't do fancy. A friend of mine who owns a timeshare in HI said it's super casual. I figured I look out of place, plus it's really thick material. I might melt into a puddle…you know how I do???

  7. August 1, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Lisa….. That color of blue is gorgeous on you ! Perfection to say the least ! You are stunning 🙂

    • August 2, 2017 / 3:40 am

      Tammy, You are so sweet. Thank you so much!

  8. August 1, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    You are way to hard on yourself! You are rocking that dress. I think it sounds like you need to plan a cruise, dressy Christmas party, and an amazing night out with your hubby! Wear that thing everywhere! It's perfection 🙂

    • August 2, 2017 / 3:38 am

      Oh Nicole, You are such a sweet heart! Thank you!!!

  9. August 2, 2017 / 12:16 am

    This dress is SO cute. I seriously just pinned it AND that adorable clutch, because I want both! Sadly, I don't have anywhere to wear the dress… but, the color and design of it is just gorgeous! That clutch looks so versatile, so I will still consider it. 🙂


    • August 2, 2017 / 2:25 am

      I hear ya' Carrie! I want so badly to keep it, but no matter how hard I try I just can't rationalize it…especially with all the Nordstrom sale stuff I've purchased?. I've looked at that clutch forever. I think I'm really going to enjoy it. Happy Tuesday!

  10. August 2, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Love this dress! It looks great on you and the color is perfect too! Thanks for joining in on the Style File Link Up today!!


    • August 2, 2017 / 2:26 am

      Thanks for hosting Karen and thanks for the sweet words!

  11. August 2, 2017 / 1:26 am

    Yep, this is definitely the perfect shade of blue on you! Love it styled with the animal print- that's unexpected and fun!

    • August 2, 2017 / 2:27 am

      Thanks Allie! Kent always loves when I wear this color…which for some strange reason is not very often?. Hope you had a great day!

  12. August 2, 2017 / 1:47 am

    You look beautiful in that cobalt blue! And I think it's perfect for a wedding!

  13. August 2, 2017 / 2:28 am

    Thanks girlie! It's so gorgeous, I just hate to leave it hanging in the closet with no where to go?

    • August 2, 2017 / 3:36 am

      Thanks Jill! It would look beautiful on you too!

  14. August 2, 2017 / 4:47 am

    You really need to reconsider keeping this cobalt dress because it is stunning on you and the combination of cold shoulders and bell sleeves is unique. Love how you styled it!

    Welcome by Thursday and linkup with me beautiful lady! <3 Ada.

    • August 2, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      You're so sweet, Ada! I do love it. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    • August 2, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you Jessica!!! You're so sweet! Happy Wednesday!

  15. August 3, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    That dress is gorgeous, especially the way you've styled it. It's meant to be!

    • August 3, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Oh thank you so much! It is lovely, but I'd feel just awful leaving it hanging in the closet with no where to go?

  16. August 7, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Thank you for joining in on Turning Heads Tuesday. I post my linkup weekly and would be happy for you to join in each week. LOVE your cobalt dress, such a pretty color and I love the sleeves and cut out at the shoulders. Lovely accessorizing too! great leopard clutch.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • August 8, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you Jess and thanks for hosting a great link up!!! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    • August 7, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      It really is a gorgeous dress! Thanks for the sweet compliments and stopping by and commenting! Happy Monday!

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