Embroidered Dresses + 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

July 28, 2017

TGIF everyone! Today I am sharing two fun embroidered dresses I got recently from SheIn. In case you are new around here, I shared a post about how to shop at SheIn a while back with some good tips. I’ve had good luck with the site. Funny enough after seeing the photos of the shorter dress, I decided it was too short on my 5’10” frame. Whomp, whomp. I am usually pretty good at checking the length measurement and gauging it, so I was pretty bummed because I really like the colors and embroidery. The material is a bit thicker, so don’t expect it to be a super breezy summer dress.

I love, love, love this white midi dress. The contrasting red embroidery on the white fabric with the red tassels is just fun. It feels very me and is very practical for this stage in my life. I find midi dresses very versatile as I can wear them to work or church. I did add a slip underneath this one simply because it is white and not lined. The material on this one is not as thick.

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Embroidered Dresses

Look #1 – White Midi Dress

Look #2 – Navy Mini Dress

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I’ve seen several bloggers share lists of things you may not have known about them, and I personally really enjoy it. As a reader, I often feel like I know a blogger just because I’ve followed her for a while. It’s always surprising (in a good way) to learn characteristics unique to her. In that vein, I thought I’d share my own list (in no particular order). I want to really get to know you all! I’d love it if you share something about yourself in the comments.

  1. Russ is my high school sweetheart and best friend. We met on a mission trip through church between my junior/senior year and his sophomore/junior year (Yes, I’m older. Something he never lets me forget…). We’ve been together ever since!
  2. Russ is from Alabama, and I am from Oklahoma. My family moved there when I was in 6th grade, and it is where I graduated high school. I went back to Oklahoma for school and he stayed in Alabama. We have some serious football rivalries! We dated long distance all through college and got married as soon as we graduated. My degree was a 5 year program and his was 4 which worked out perfectly. We have now been married 8 years and together for 14. Wow, we are officially OLD!
  3. Related, I studied secondary math education in college and taught high school math briefly after college. I’m a total math nerd!
  4. I now work at a local university as an Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator. I went part-time when Ivy Jean was born, and I love the balance of working some but also being home with Ivy Jean some. I also love working in education but not teaching. The best of both worlds!
  5. Before I started blogging, I ran a bakery out of my home for a brief period of time. If you cannot tell from my Instagram stories, I LOVE sweets!
  6. Don’t let the blog fool you, I am a total introvert. Being in a crowd of people I don’t know scares the living daylights out of me. Relationships are crucial to me, but I prefer smaller, more intimate settings and plenty of time at home to recharge. I think this is why things like Instagram stories and sharing don’t come incredibly naturally to me. I truly want to connect with people, but I’m not necessarily very good at it. I always feel so dumb! Can anyone relate?? If only I was funny. 😉
  7. Once a month my closest girlfriends have dinner together and intentionally go around the table and share what’s really going on in our lives. We have been doing it for about 3 years, and it is one of the most life-giving, authentic things I have ever had the pleasure of being part of.
  8. Our church is planting another church, and one of our dearest friends is the pastor. Russ and I have the privilege of being members of the launch team, and it’s been so cool to join in what is happening.
  9. I’m really close to my immediate family who all live in Oklahoma but not in Tulsa. The older I get the more I realize just what a blessing it is to truly love and enjoy my family (even though that sounds totally cliche!).
  10. I am a coffee addict! I have two cups black every morning and sometimes another cup in the afternoon… I love it iced in the afternoon in the summer.

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  • Reply Mariia S August 3, 2017 at 3:34 am

    OH MY, these dresses are just FABULOUS! xxx MS


  • Reply Blesssing Oviawe August 2, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Love your embroidered dresses, the blue one in particular.

  • Reply Merritt Beck August 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Embroidered dresses are so cute in the summer! Love the look.

    xx, Merritt

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Suzanne Smith August 1, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I love both of the dresses and the shoes! Great post!

  • Reply Melissa July 31, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Both dresses are seriously the cutest. I am a little obsessed with that white midi.. how can you not? I totally get the social media thing, I do enjoy connecting with people but I am still learning even after all these years haha
    Thanks for linking up with Weekend Wear


  • Reply Lola July 31, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Oh yes, I am also an introvert, not that I am having a hard time socializing at a formal gathering, as long as I have at least one person I know very well to accompany me; however I much prefer intimate meetings or staying at home comfy with my dearest ones.

    I love the white dress, the length is great for my taste and yes, the embroidery is simply amazing!


  • Reply Shannon Jenkins July 30, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Both of these dresses are adorable! Griffin and I are high school sweethearts too! Im also older than him by 8 months haha! We were in the same grade I just have an early birthday and he has a late one, but I still like to say Im a cougar! 😉

  • Reply Chow Down USA July 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Love learning these tidbits! So sweet that you get together with your girlfriends regularly – that’s so important!!

    Chow Down USA

  • Reply sprinklesofstyle July 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This is such a beautiful post and I love the questions you’ve answered – I love the fact that you ran a bakery out of your home. That’s something incredible and who doesn’t love sweets!!! 🙂

    Layla xx


  • Reply Publicist in Pearls July 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Love learning more about you! I cannot believe you ran a bakery out of your house! That’s amazing! Also love both of these dresses — so cute, Amy!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Reply Coco Cami July 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Great post, thanks for sharing! I loved finding out more about you and these dresses were so cute 🙂

    Camille xo


  • Reply Currently Wearing July 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Amy Ann, that was so interesting reading about you. I admire that you and your husband were high school sweethearts! It is so romantic. And I am also a coffee addict!:-))

  • Reply Siffat Haider July 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    How cute that you ran a bakery out of your home! And also so sweet that you and Russ were high school sweethearts. Loved learning a little more about you 🙂

  • Reply Nevena Krstic July 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    You look lovely in both dresses and it was really nice to read these facts about you! 🙂 xx


  • Reply Cielo Fronteras July 30, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Love love these embroidered dresses especially the navy one! =)
    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply AryaChic July 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Loving these embroidered dresses, there’s a vintage feel to them. I’m favoring the white one on you 🙂


  • Reply Threads for Thomas July 30, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I love both of these dresses on you! The embroidery is so pretty, but a bummer that the navy is too short (although it doesn’t look it in these photos). I also love reading facts about the bloggers that I follow. It’s funny because I also love to bake, and at one point thought about doing it as a profession!

  • Reply Jackie July 30, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Both dresses are so pretty. And I love the embroidered detail too. Thanks for sharing 10 things we didn’t know about you. I alway love reading them. I love that you’re a math nerd 🙂 And I can to totally relate to you being shy. Despite all the regular fashion segments I do for the tv morning show and with my blogging & instagram…I’m a shy person which can make it harder for me to open up to people. Thanks for sharing with us and I Hope you’re having a great week with your family.

    xo, Jackie

  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun July 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    You look so amazing in both dresses! Love to know you better!
    xo, Jane

  • Reply Liz H. July 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I cannot believe these are from Shein! So amazing! Aw have a lot in common. I’m a math nerd, introvert and baker/lover of sweets! It seems like introversion is a common theme in blogging 🙂


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