3 Easy Ways To Wear A Slip Dress

This post is sponsored by , a collective boutique in .

My favorite collective boutique in St. Louis got a wardrobe staple I’ve been wanting for a while–the slip dress! Slip dresses have been having an extended moment. No surprise, though. They go with everything and bring some serious style versatility to your closet. So, when I saw this modern red style in Kindred, I had to have it. Today, I’m sharing 3 easy ways I’ve been wearing my dress.

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What I’m wearing:

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How to wear a slip dress

1. Pile on the layers

Layering with a slip dress is a perfect way to make it ready for all kinds of weather situations. I’m wearing a short-sleeve white tee under my dress. When it’s colder, I could easily wear a long-sleeve tee instead.

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2. Tie your jacket around your waist

Tis the season to let the shoulders out. But, you might regret that when you step inside a freezing, air-conditioned space. Tying a jacket around the waist is both stylish and functional because you’d have a layer to toss on when cold.

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3. Drape your jacket

The drape needs no further explanation. Draping a jacket makes every outfit infinitely cooler.

To add more summer flavor to the slip dress, I’ve been wearing my straw fedora and .

If you’re shopping for your perfect slip dress, swing by the Kindred store in West County Center. I was thrilled to find this bright number for only $38 there. See more of my favorite Kindred finds here.

Have an amazing and stylish weekend!

The Best Utility Jumpsuits To Update Your 2019 Style

Hands down. Utility jumpsuits are having a major moment this year. Been thinking about getting one? I’ve got you covered. I’m styling a lightweight, perfect-for-summer style in today’s posts. I’m also rounding up the best options at every price point at the end of this post.

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My  is another fabulous find from Red Dress (see my other jumpsuit find here), a new-to-me retailer. I knew it could be special because of the clean silhouette and the linen/cotton blend. I was so right. It looks and feels quite luxe in person. Using the site’s size chart, I determined I needed a medium, and it fits perfectly.

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The jumpsuit has a drawstring waist, which looks amazing worn as is. But, I decided to jazz mine up a bit by belting it with my  (see the belt also worn here, here, here, here, and here).

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Peep my sandals? I’ve been debating getting a pair of the must-have platform sandals of the season. I grabbed this pair, which retails for on $32, and I’ve been wearing them with everything. If you’re not quite sure you’re committed to the style but want to try it, this pair might be a good starter pair for you as well. The , which retails for $69.95, is the one you’ve probably seen all over the gram.

Location: Barnett on Washington, St. Louis

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4 Cool Styling Tips For Your Matching Outfits

It’s no secret. I love a matching outfit. You saw me style my current favorite  two-piece set 4 different ways (see that post here). Well, I’ve since purchased another one. I deemed this new set a valuable addition because the color/print as well as the wide leg trousers add something fresh to my wardrobe. Follow along for 4 styling tips I rely on to make sure my matching outfits don’t overwhelm me.

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What I’m Wearing:

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1. Pay special attention to fit.

This particular matching outfit is from Pretty Little Thing (get $30 off your first order of $80 or more with ). I’ve consistently been a size 2 on top and size 4 on the bottom. In this matching outfit, though, I needed a 6 on the bottom. Also, the pants were initially way too long on me, so I altered them. Improving the overall fit, improved the overall look.

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2. Adjust the sleeves to suit the style situation

Simply choosing to roll up the sleeves on a blouse changes the vibe. Cuffing can make an outfit more casual and even more hip. So, roll ’em up when the situation calls for it.

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3. Break up the print on your set by knotting the top

Feeling overwhelmed by a print-on-print set? You have many options for breaking up the print. One of my favorites is knotting the top to allow a peek at the midriff. It’s subtly sexy and lets people see that your outfit isn’t a jumpsuit and actually comprises two separate pieces.

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4. Create a plunging neckline

I love sets with button-up blouses. That little details offers all kinds of styling opportunities. One of those is the chance to create a plunging neckline. Perhaps you want to show off your layered necklaces or just show a little skin, leaving a few buttons undone is a neat styling trick.

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Location: Dunaway Books, South Grand, St. Louis

How To Create A Faux Jumpsuit With Separates

I’ve been enjoying all the benefits of two piece outfits lately (see evidence here). I love how pulled together co-ords look. I’m also a huge fan of their versatility. As someone who loves to make a statement in a jumpsuit, I also appreciate that matching sets can create the look of a jumpsuit (the faux jumpsuit) without all the fuss of a jumpsuit.

To demonstrate, I’m pairing some white shorts with a top in the same color. Faux jumpsuit magic ensues.

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What I’m wearing:

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This was an outfit I wore on Memorial Day Weekend. What better way to celebrate the unofficial start to summer than in all white?

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Saw my post on fabulous, affordable shorts yesterday? This pair was featured in that round-up. These high-waist, paper bag style shorts are only $34.99. The construction and cotton/linen blend fabric make them look super expensive.

I knew immediately that I wanted the shorts and that I would wear them with a fitted top (tucked in). The top options were plentiful, from tube tops to off-the-shoulder tops. This criss cross neck top (now on sale) was a winner, though, because its color was a near perfect match for the shorts. And, the result? I get the look of a romper without the fuss of a romper.

6 Shopping Experiences Unique To West County Center

Over the past 8 months, I’ve enjoyed becoming more familiar with West County Center because of my partnership with Kindred. There are quite a few malls in the St. Louis and surrounding areas. But, on my frequent trips to West County, I’ve noted some important shopping experiences that you can actually only have if you shop this mall. I’m sharing those with you today.

6 Shopping Experiences Unique To West County Center
1. You can #ShopLocal in the convenience of a mall space

I know, when you think about a mall, you envision the usual big-box stores. What’s special about West County Center is it offers a pretty cool opportunity to shop and support several locally-owned boutiques all in one location.

Of course, I share often about Kindred (see all my favorite Kindred finds here), a collective of 7 local boutiques.

Yesterday,  I was introduced to The Colette Collection, another locally-owned boutique offering an eclectic mix of clothing for all ages.

2. Shop the only Lolli & Pops in Missouri

Sweet tooth? Lolli & Pops, a premium purveyor of sweets, carries a selection of candies that’s sure to satisfy. From French macarons to gummy bears, Lolli & Pops boasts that they have the best confections from across the world.

Can you tell I’m a dark chocolate lover?

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3. Get the best introduction to Lush Cosmetics

There are 2 Lush Cosmetics in St. Louis. But, until you experience the West County Center store and get baptized into the #LushLife by the manager there, you have not had a Lush experience. Seriously, the expertise of the entire staff at this location makes this the best way to explore the offerings at Lush.

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4. Experience the H&M ST. Louis-Flagship store

The first time I walked into the newly renovated H&M St. Louis-Flagship store, I had to do a double take. It felt like I was walking into H&M in Times Square. The store is huge, which means you get the widest selection of H&M merchandise at this location. It’s the only H&M I shop in the Lou.

5. Dabble in Do-It-Yourself-Treats

Last November, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, Build-A-Bear opened its flagship bakeshop. Similar to the workshops, the bakeshop encourages guests to get creative, but this time, with the decoration of cupcakes. And, all of the cupcakes are supplied by a local baker.

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6. End with a post-shopping happy hour at an upscale yet affordable restaurant

West County Center offers a good variety of dining options. One of those is Bravo! Cucina Italiana. Let’s just say, I’ve never had a cocktail there that I didn’t love. Salud!

If you haven’t visited West County Center (get more information ) in a minute, much has changed. So, it’s time to plan your next visit. If you’re visiting the St. Louis area, a stop at West County is a must. A unique experience is guaranteed!

Thanks so much to the West County Center marketing team for inviting me to experience the center the best way possible. All opinions are my own.