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 Carylee May 22, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I would never in a million years know you were in a funk because all of your outfits have been extra stunning to me lately! This is no exception! Love this dress so much, and the studded flats are perfect with it! Carylee | more pieces of me

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much Carylee! I’m glad to know it hasn’t felt like it to other people. I think it’s just eary to compare ourselves.

  • Reply Zelle Brown May 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I just love this dress. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Southern Style

  • Reply Style And Paws May 22, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    That is one beautiful/edgy dress and I love your posing:)

  • Reply Christie Geiger May 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Gorgeous dress, Amy Ann! You look great in the drop waist style! Wow, great shoe find! I love the Valentino’s, but the brand is too high-end for my wallet. This is great that now everyone can wear the style!

    Have a great MDW!

    The Closet by Christie


  • Reply Amy Bui May 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Love the shoes. Goes so well with your plaid dress =)


  • Reply Amy Bui May 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Love the shoes. Goes so well with your plaid dress =0


  • Reply Kacie Ellis May 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I have been feeling the same way about getting dressed…I’d much rather dress for fall and winter. I have been hating pretty much everything I put on lately. lol. But honestly, you have been killing it with your outfits lately! I have been loving every single thing you post! Your sneakers post the other day was the bomb.com!


    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you Kacie! I guess we must all be our own worst critics because I think you have been killing it lately! I always love everything you post.

  • Reply Adri Cisneros May 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I would not guess that those are knock-offs! Such an amazing find!
    xo Adri http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

  • Reply Diane Rivero May 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Such a cute dress and what a steal! I also have a pair of knock-off Valentino’s from Amazon, haha. I should pull them out of the closet. 🙂


  • Reply Denise Kokinis May 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Love love this dress! It is still one of my favorite pieces of yours! I really adore the pattern and how great it looks on you! The flats are just gorgeous and I am seriously considering them. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Also, please stop being so hard on yourself! I love your blog and love stopping by. Your style is so real, wearable, and affordable. We all have those moments with blogging where we compare. You have no need to! So many other blogs seem to be in it for the money in my mind and never reuse items. Keep on, girl! You are rocking it (no pun intended with those shoes)!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 24, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks Denise! I appreciate your kind comments and always love when you stop by. I love blogging because of people like you! I think sometimes I just have to remind myself to be happy where I am and not compare. I think it’s also important to admit I struggle with it sometimes because I sure don’t have it all together, and I don’t want to present that face all the time. Have a great weekend! Thanks again for the encouragement!

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds May 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I am with you on a style funk! It has been too cold for spring/summer clothes – and I like dressing for colder more than spring, too. Your look is perfect – and those flats are so similar to the Valentino ones! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Rach May 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Look at those legs! I love this dress on you!


  • Reply Trou Vang May 22, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I love your summer looks! And love the check print on that dress. 🙂

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

  • Reply Amber | All the Cute May 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

    You do indeed look fab!! I That outfit is great on you… and I love your selection of finds at the end! Have a fab weekend and happy Friday pretty lady!

    All the Cute
    Recent Post: Feather Earrings & Neon Coral

  • Reply beautygirl24 May 22, 2015 at 10:45 am

    What?! Not feeling cool? But you’re the epitome of cool! Out of all the blogs I read, yours is the most fashion forward. I feel ya though. I’m not feeling very fashionable lately either! The weather is in between stages and it’s been pretty chilly where I live so maybe that’s why. Don’t stress! You always look fab!

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Ha, thank you so much Noelle! You made my day. You are so genuine and kind. I’m so thankful to have “met” you through blogging. Sometimes it’s just hard not to compare and wish I had this or that, ya know? It’s good for me to remember to be happy where I am and thankful for people like you!

  • Reply melaniekay May 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

    That dress is still my favorite and I love the shoes with it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  • Reply for seven seasons May 22, 2015 at 10:22 am

    This dress is one of my favourites too! I love the print and dropped waistline. Those shoes add such a cool, edgy touch.


  • Reply Grace Liang May 22, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I have a lot of dresses too and I probably will start to wear them soon. I agree with you that it is hard to do the layering during the hot days. So I try to hold off wearing dresses as late as I can because I love layering too. 😉 Very cute dress and your style is always a straight A for me! 🙂



  • Reply Natali May 22, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Everything is just fantastic about this outfit! I like this dress very much, it’s def. a piece that I’d wear too!


  • Reply She Said He Said - Fashion May 22, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I am seriously in love with this dress! KILLING IT! Happy weekend.

    Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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