Just Add Shoes

May 22, 2015

Can I be honest? I’ve been in a bit of a fashion funk this week. I had another post planned for today but due to a mix-up it didn’t arrive in time (It’ll be coming at you Monday so stay tuned!). I don’t like dressing for the warmer months as much as I do the cooler ones. Frankly, I’m just not feeling very cool. It seems like everyone is doing it all better than me. Anyone else ever feel that way?

This plaid drop waist dress is one of my favorites. You’ve seen it before with my OTK boots. In the late spring and summer, I turn to dresses often. Unlike in the cooler months, you don’t have as many layers to add personality to your outfit. Personally, I love to let a fun shoe to do the talking for me. I found these knock off Valentino rockstud flats for only $60 on Amazon, and they are amazing. They come in a ton of colors and are really well made. I’m even considering ordering another pair. They are a great outfit maker. I’ve had some funny reactions to them. I’m referring to them as my kick ass shoes (did I just say that on the internet?). But they do make me pretty happy, so when all else fails, just add shoes. Of course a killer pair of sunglasses doesn’t hurt either. Obsessed with my latest pair from Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program. Remember you can get your first month FREE by using this link and get all the details here.

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Plaid Dress c/o Choies // Studded Flats (I usually wear an 8.5/9 and I ordered a 9) // KREWE Sunglasses (sold out, similar) c/o Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program – get your first month FREE here

Don’t forget there is still time to enter to win these amazing leopard sandals from Sage Threads & Co. (details in Wednesday’s post)

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I’ll be back Monday with what I had planned for today, so be sure to stop by. I wanted to go ahead and share the info with you now because you aren’t going to want to miss this. LuLu*s is having a HUGE Memorial Day sale and it starts now. Here’s all the details and some of my favorites. Be sure to stop by Eat Pray Wear Love, Visions of Vogue, Love Zahra, Book of Leisure, and Upbeat Soles to see how they are styling some of these awesome sale items over the next couple of days.

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  • Reply WE May 22, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Beautiful plaid print..its very unique and unusual to find the green/orange color plaid! Loving this dress with the flared/peplum hemline! have a great weekend ahead!!

  • Reply Kimberley Pavao May 22, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Are those the Valentino flats… KILLING IT! Love this dress paired with the edgy flats… they are so comfortable aren’t they?

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • Reply Glamoury armory May 22, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Hi lovely, another great look, you look stunning and I am like you , I rather colder days!!xx

    Glamoury Armory Blog

  • Reply Charnele Michel May 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I’ve always been a fan of drop waist dress and this one is so lovely!


  • Reply Jacqueline Rendine May 22, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I love that dress! Those shoes are just perfect with this dress!



    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Reply Not My Circus May 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Doesn’t look like your in a funk to me! Love that outfit- so effortless and on point. Plus you really make me want to cut my hair. I tend to feel a little less creative during the warmer months… It’s so hot in Texas, I usually end up in a dress and sandals!


    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. It gets really hot here in OK too, so I totally feel you on the dress and sandals. I don’t want to sway you on the hair or anything, but I am a fan of the LOB! 😉

  • Reply Megan May 22, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I think I like dressing for the warmer months a lot better…easier fabric, more combinations. I love this dress! I loved it with the boots but these shoes are rocking! (No pun intended 🙂 I need to order me some knockoffs!

  • Reply Rafaela May 22, 2015 at 8:36 am

    That dress is really beautiful!!


  • Reply Traci Hart May 22, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Girl, I don’t know what you are talking about! Your looks have been fabulous ever since I found your blog!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Gina Daily May 22, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Oh my goodness, I definitely think you are being too hard on yourself, but we are all our own worst critics I suppose. You look great in this dress! I don’t think you need to worry about being “cool.” We like you because you’re YOU and all you have to do is share what you love and the right people will be drawn to you. 🙂

    Gina | On the Daily Express

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks Gina! I can always count on your support. I always appreciate knowing you are one of the people who actually reads the post not just looks at the pictures. Thanks for like me for me and being such a great blogging buddy! I am really thankful to have met you through all of this. I just have to remind myself every once in a while not to compare and be happy where I am.

  • Reply Rachel Garay May 22, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Beautiful shoes ahh and for a great price!

    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins May 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Ekkkk in love with this dress! The dropwaist is so pretty and so perfect with those flats! Have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Carla Florendo May 22, 2015 at 7:44 am

    i feel you girl, i like dressing up for the cooler seasons way better than summer. ugh. i just don’t feel cool wearing just one or two articles of clothing you know. i prefer layers. but you totally still do it better than me. this dress is fun and cool at the same time. i love it!

    xo, Carla

  • Reply Red Reticule May 22, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Such a fun and feminine dress! Love it love it!

    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

  • Reply Irene May 22, 2015 at 5:27 am

    love the dress! fits you perfectly! beautiful!

  • Reply ADA May 22, 2015 at 5:23 am

    You know I love that trumpet skirt dress in the grid pattern. Those Valentino-inspired flats are so cute with it. Great look. Welcom by later today and link up with me. Thank you. =)

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf May 22, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Great dress and the shoes definitely add a kick to it. I have a harder time dressing in the summer months because I’m off work all summer and what I wear on a daily basis isn’t necessarily blog-worthy…lol!

  • Reply Rachelle May 22, 2015 at 4:37 am

    those flats are stunning and you look so cute in that little dress.


  • Reply Floortje van Cooten May 22, 2015 at 3:04 am

    I really adore your dress! The print is great and it looks super pretty on you!



  • Reply Camilla Julie Skov Hansen May 22, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I LOVE those shoes, sweetie 🙂
    And the dress is stunning on you – the checks are cute..


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