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 Oh to Be a Muse May 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve certainly felt the way you’ve felt in the first paragraph. But girl, this drop waist dress is amazing on you! Totally loving it.

  • Reply A Peachy Sonder May 28, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I love that dress and the bag! Such a great outfit and you look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply jess May 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I need a pair of those shoes, will have to check out, yea! A pair of flats. I love a pretty drop waist dress and this is one one you!!

    I think we all get into a funk!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesaday!

    jess xx


  • Reply Tarah-Lynn May 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I absolutely positively love drop-waisted dresses! You look amazing and I think you’re doing awesome! Never compare negatively…God bless! 🙂

  • Reply Merritt Beck May 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I LOVE THIS DRESS. The print. The bottom ruffle. So cute!

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Alex B. May 26, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Hah! Glad I am not the only one feeling a little in a rut/in a funk this week. Loved the dress already the first time you’ve worn it. And I actually love dressing for summer haha. Easy, breezy, carefree and warm. Dislike having to add layer over layer and STILL being cold.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Reply Brooke May 26, 2015 at 10:29 am

    SWOONING over this dress, you look gorgeous in it too! And those studded flats are actually just as adorable as the Valentino… I am obsessed 🙂

  • Reply Jeanie May 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I love this dress. It is just darling with the studded flats (which are awesome, BTW) Have a wonderful week!




  • Reply Dawn Lucy May 26, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Let me tell you in all honesty, Amy Ann … no one does it better than you! You are one of my TOP TOP TOP bloggers to follow! We all feel that way sometimes, but you’re killing it in every post!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!


    Dawn Lucy


    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much! You totally made my day. Isn’t this blogging community the best?! I don’t feel like that everyday for sure, but it’s really nice of you to encourage me. 🙂

  • Reply Jaime Costilow May 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I feel your pain about the fashion rut. I love spring and summer and typically enjoy dressing for warmer weather, but I’ve been less than inspired lately. If I can throw on a tshirt and a pair of jeans, I’m good. Anything else is definitely a major undertaking. However, I think this drop waist dress looks amazing on you! You paired it with the perfect shoes, too. I’ll definitely have to check out those rockstud-esque flats. I’ve been wanting a pair of rockstuds but haven’t wanted to shell out the money. Ha!

    XO, Jaime

  • Reply Kerrie Mitchell Burke May 26, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Oh my goodness. Amy, I love this post for so many reasons. 1. This look is gorgeous 2. Those are the best rockstud cheapies I’ve come across and I’m dying to check them out. 3. I’m so inspired by and grateful for your honesty. Girl, I love that I totally admire you but actually feel like I can relate to you at the same time. Believe me when I say I’m not criticizing but so many fabulous bloggers out there make you feel kinda bad about yourself. Whether we realize it’s a “highlight reel” or not those bloggers who only ever focus on the most perfect parts of life can start to make you feel like you or yours is less than. I guess the problem lies with us girls who let ourselves feel that way but still… It’s really refreshing to come across a gal as beautiful, stylish and real as you are.


    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold May 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Wow, thank you so much! I cannot tell you how much this comment means to me! I never know what to share because I know people come here for fashion, but I also never want to be fake. Life isn’t all roses for anyone. We all struggle with how we look and comparison at times, not to mention the normal everyday life stuff. Thanks so much for being so supportive and for reading! Hope you are having a great week! 🙂

  • Reply TickleyourVanity May 25, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Such an amazing dress to wear almost in any season! Love how you paired it with those cute flats! 🙂

  • Reply Liz @ Downtown Demure May 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Oh, hey! I also featured a drop waist dress in my latest post. You look absolutely fab in yours! Love the flats!

  • Reply Jill May 25, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Those flats are amazing! What a great find! Love your plaid dress! Such a fabulous look!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Glamoury armory May 25, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Hi lovley, I just wanted to wish you a great week.xx
    Cant wait for your next post.

    Glamoury Armory Blog

  • Reply Joanna May 25, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Those flats are the cutest and look so expensive! Great find! Love the dress too. You look fabulous as always, Amy Ann! xx


  • Reply Lyka Chiang May 25, 2015 at 4:21 am

    I love every piece of this outfit, and you look gorgeous as always! 🙂

    Lyka // The Human Walkie Talkie

  • Reply May Cho May 25, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Aw, I feel like that most of the time haha I love the dress; it’s so adorable!

    May x • http://themayden.blogspot.com

  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun May 25, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Such a lovely dress~and those Valentino inspired flats are amazing!

    xo, Jane

  • Reply Abby May 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I love the dress! The ruffled hem is so pretty!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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