Parrots and Peplums on Fabulous Friday

Happy Friday friends! I’m straying from my normal Friday Favorites this week and teaming up with Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots for her Fabulous Friday Link Up. I have to tell you, I’m both excited and nervous as this is my first gig as a co-host. Jennie has such a fun blog and also a really fun sense of style, and expressing herself through that. Thanks Jennie for allowing me to post along side of you.

I’ve been on a bit of a dress hunt here of late with all the wedding events our family has coming up. During one of the most recent LOFT sales, I ordered quite a few dresses and shared them in a Loft try on session post last week. I saved this little red cutie for a solo post though and so it worked out perfectly for today and it’s currently 30% off.

I love an easy, breezy, non-confining dress and this one falls perfectly into that category. I typically don’t wear red, but this dress is so cute I couldn’t resist. I love the split neckline and ruffle hem and well, the parrots on it are just so stinkin’ fun! Strappy sandals are perfect for a dressier look, but this dress can also be dressed down a little too for a more casual occasion.

The dress itself has so much personality that accessories can be kept at a minimum. I chose to go with bigger earrings and a petite necklace. These earrings are some of my most worn next to my Nickel & Suede earrings that I just adore. {Which by the way, Nickel & Suede is having a site wide sale for 15% off this weekend to help you get ready for Mother’s Day.} These earrings from BaubleBar are currently on sale for less than half price and would look super cute with this dress too.

For a more casual look I tried it on with my favorite wedges (that are really so comfortable) and added my go to jean jacket.  This was one of the looks I was thinking about for the bridal shower last weekend, but I held it back in case I want it for one of the days the weekend of the wedding. Do you do that? Hold onto stuff for the future instead of wearing it right away?



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A Pocketful of Polka Dots, Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Meet your host for Fabulous Friday, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. ∼ Hey y’all, I’m Jennie and I am a 48 year old frugal fashionista! I am mom to two wonderful (and handsome!) sons and Glamma to one very spoiled Pitsky. After spending most of my life in black and boring clothes, I now enjoy trying new trends, am a confessed shoeaholic, believe life is too short for boring hair, and never met a polka dot I didn’t like. I am also an avid photographer, reader of Jane Austen, Paleo/Primal enthusiast, and lover of DIY. You can follow me here ∼

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My favorite look from last weeks linkup was Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine. Andrea is one of my blogging soul sisters, and we share a love for so many things including this adorable floral jumpsuit. I’ve been trying to find the perfect jumpsuit and after seeing how darling this looked on Andrea, I headed straight for Target, but alas they didn’t have my size. Stop by Andrea’s blog and say hey…tell her Lisa sent you.?

To Link Up:  Follow your host and co-host on at least one outlet and link back to this blog on your site. Make sure you link to a specific post, not just your blog. By linking up you are saying it’s ok for A Pocketful of Polka Dots to send you a short & sweet reminder e-mail. Finally, make sure you go and visit other Fabulous blogs!



  1. April 27, 2018 / 2:13 am

    Hi! Popping over from Jennie. Love the dress! Great styled both ways.
    Laurie xx

    • April 27, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Hi Laurie! Thanks so much for popping over and the compliment. It’s a fun dress. Happy weekend!!! XO

  2. Kellyann
    April 27, 2018 / 4:48 am

    Nice job co-host!!! You look fabulous in this red frock! Love it dressy and with the denim jacket. Dang, that Baublebar sale is so good right now. I had several things in my cart yesterday but didn’t buy yet! Trying hard to be good is so hard for me, lol. Love that meme and yes, it is me to a T – I hate wasting a good outfit on a regular ‘ol day!
    Happy Friday my beautiful friend!

    • April 27, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Well thank you very much!!! Just stepping out of my comfort zone a little. I know…I have stuff in BB cart too and I’m trying to hold myself back. Soooo hard!!! Happy weekend!!! XOXO

  3. Stacey Keeling
    April 27, 2018 / 4:58 am

    So cute!! I love that parrot print fabric. Do you think this dress could be belted? Free flowing looks terrible on me but I really love this one!

    • April 27, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Hi Stacey! Hmmm, that’s a good thought. I’m not sure. I think it might look funny if it was belted and it would definitely make it shorter. Sorry I’m not much help on that one. I can’t imagine free flowing looking bad on you. You look like you are the same size as me?. Just give it a try☺️(that’s what return policies are for…LOL) Happy weekend!! XO

    • April 27, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Thanks Jodie! And you can eat all the food…LOL

  4. Living on Cloud Nine
    April 27, 2018 / 5:51 am

    Adore you and yay for being the hostess with the mostesss. We match again today with red dresses and jean jackets. You look darling. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for including my floral jumpsuit. Eek it’s almost May or shall we call it May-Wed month!!! Enjoy your weekend beautiful!

    • April 27, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Awww, you’re so welcome! You look so cute in EVERYTHING! Can’t wait to pop over and see you in your red dress!!! Happy weekend sweet friend!! XOXO

  5. jess
    April 27, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Yea for hosting Lisa! I LOVE this dress on you! It seems you need more red in your closet, as it is a fabulous color on you! ( one of my favs too!) Love the parrot print! I saw a dress with a peacock print i am considering.. dresses are just so easy and comfy in the warmer months. Looks great with both sandals too!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

    • April 27, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Ooooo, a peacock dress sound totally fun! I love flowy dresses and not being confined. HA! Have the best weekend!! XO

  6. Mummabstylish Mummabstylish
    April 27, 2018 / 10:04 am

    Glad your co-hosting well done. I adore the dress and those sandals I keep seeing and absolutely love them to pieces. Thanks for sharing on my #chicnadstylish #linkup today, hope to see you here next week Hun. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:15 am

      Thanks Jacqui! Thanks for hosting a great linkup too. Hope you had a marvelous weekend!! XO

  7. April 27, 2018 / 10:11 am

    This is the cutest dress! I just love the bright color and fun parrots. It looks great with the larger earrings and of course I am a huge fan of it with the denim jacket and wedges. Yes, I do sometimes hang onto things and think I will save this to wear later and then it inevitably winds up not being worn at all, or not nearly enough!! Thanks so much for joining me as co-host this week, Lisa!!! 🙂

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:15 am

      Thanks Jennie and thanks again for having me as co-host. What a great experience. You are such an inspiration to me. Now I’ve just got to wear the dress for real and not just for photos. LOL. Good thing I’ve got several events coming up! Happy Monday! XO

  8. April 27, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Well, Sweet Friend! You did an AWESOME job at your first co-host gig! So proud of you! And you look beautiful in red! I love that dress, and yes, I do save things that I buy for a later date, but not all the time. I hope you have a fun and fabulous weekend!

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:14 am

      You’re so sweet to me. Thanks! We need to wear these things instead of saving them. Can you believe I still haven’t worn that dress for real???? What the heck??? Happy Monday!! XOXO

  9. Laura
    April 27, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    That dress is super cute! I love the parrot print! And it’s a great length too!

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Thanks Laura! YES, you are so right. The length is perfect! That alone makes it a keeper. Happy Monday! XO

  10. April 28, 2018 / 1:13 am

    Oh you pretty bird, how beautiful you are in this dress. Love it. Especially with those nudes in the first few pics. Gorgeous! Love the street backdrop too.
    Happy weekend my friend, x.

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:11 am

      You’re so clever Ms. Mary! Thanks friend. Have a wonderful week! XO

  11. Clairejustineo
    April 27, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    Your dress is beautiful. Love the parrots 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Blog Hop #Weekendbloghop

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:12 am

      Thank you Claire! A little on the wilder side for me…lol. Have a great week and thanks for hosting a great linkup! XO

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Thanks Tanya!!! I sure love the ease of dresses. Hope you had a great one yourself! XO

  12. Holly Breton
    April 28, 2018 / 7:36 am

    You look gorgeous as always Lisa! Great color on you!

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Thanks so much Holly!!! Have a great week! XOXO

  13. April 28, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Look at you, lady in red!! Such a cute dress! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Lisa! xoxo

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Aw shucks sweet girl. You’ll make me blush? Hope you had a wonderful weekend yourself. XO

  14. Chrissy Rowden
    April 28, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    I love this red dress on you. One wouldn’t know that you don’t often wear red, as it looks fabulous. I like the shoes you paired it with too! And the lady you featured – durn adorable! Fabulous job hosting for Fabulous Friday! 🙂

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:10 am

      You’re so sweet Chrissy! Thanks. Andrea is a doll!!! Have a great week! XO

  15. April 30, 2018 / 5:11 am

    What a beautiful little red dress! I really like the peplum hem, and it’s such a fun print! I like it with the denim jacket 🙂

    Hope you have had a wonderful weekend! We had a fun time at a kite festival on Sunday! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Thanks Mica! A kite festival sounds fun. There’s a park near our house where people frequently fly kites on the weekend. So fun to watch! Happy Monday! XO

  16. Gina Daily
    April 30, 2018 / 5:14 am

    This little red dress looks so great on you! The cut and color are so flattering. Blogging has actually made me start wearing new things right away + more often, whereas I used to “save” them for the right time. But now that means it will probably be sold out before I can post it and that just frustrates people, so I try to make everyday life the “right” time!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • April 30, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Thanks so much Gina! I’ve got to get better about that. I do the same thing and wait too long…why do I do that? Loving getting to know you through our blogs. XO

  17. May 1, 2018 / 3:00 am

    what a fabulous and joyful print Im inspired to look for something similar here in the Uk
    Thank you for Hosting
    Ashley xx

    • May 3, 2018 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you Daisy! Good luck! I hope you can find something you love❤️ XOXO

  18. Bethany @ CuteCapsuleLife
    May 3, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    Love the dress – so simple, yet so elegant! I especially like it paired with the denim jacket.

    Bethany | | Friday Simply Share Linkup

    • May 4, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks so much Bethany! Have a great weekend!!! XOXO

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