Free as a Bird

free people spring styleSpring Break is officially over, and I’m already missing it. I drove home and also took a quick trip to Chicago, so most of my time was spent by indulging in some good retail therapy! This cute little free people tunic was one of my first purchases, and I absolutely love it. But let me tell you… this dress that I love so much put me through one of the most embarrassing moments everfree people smooth talker dresshow to wear a free people tunicWhen I was debating on whether to purchase it, I asked the sales woman if it was a tunic or dress and she informed me that it was a tunic, BUT that I was short enough to wear it as a dress. Of course I listened to her against my instincts, and as I was already out of the door to shoot the outfit, I quickly realized THIS IS NOT TO BE WORN AS A DRESS!free people floral dress rebecca minkoff mini zipfree people yellow smooth talker dressI arrived at our location and of course it was the windiest day ever, and just as Katie begins to shoot, the wind blows the tunic all the way up and a large family walked by seeing everything! You guys, it was so embarrassing haha! And this continued the entire shoot until we found this little nook. People definitely got a show I was not selling tickets to haha!tunic dress with over the knee boots for springrebecca minkoff black mini 5 zip free people tunic dressfree people tunic dress with over the knee bootsAnyways, moving forward I know that something needs to be worn underneath. I would love to say this is the first time this has happened, but I was unaware that the lace cutouts on this free people tunic hit at the wrong places and didn’t know I needed shorts LOL!free people floral dress tunic

Now, I’m thinking I’ll wear this free people tunic with my trusty crop white jeans and these stunning heels. You live and you learn, people! 🙂

Dress: Free People (comes in so many cute colors!) // Boots: DSW (under $70 – I wear these so much!) // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff 

Photos by Katie Ardner

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  1. 4.12.16

    This yellow is so pretty on you!

    Molly |

    • 4.26.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you, Molly! I usually don’t wear anything yellow, but decided to step outside my comfort zone!

  2. 4.9.16
    Rachel said:

    love that printed dress on you! pretty!

  3. 4.6.16
    Falasha said:

    You look gorgeous in that print and I love these boots for spring. Perfect when it is a bit too cool out.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin’

    • 4.6.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Falasha! I bought the boots super late in the winter season, but I’ve been trying to style them as best as I can for warmer weather… I love them so much!

  4. 4.5.16
    Julianna said:

    Loving this print and you look gorgeous as always babe!

    xx Julianna

    • 4.6.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks, Julianna! You’re the sweetest!

  5. 4.3.16
    Daisi Ari said:

    Lol at your story Lauren! So sorry you had to go through that but this tunic is so cute! Free People carries some of the best items. Also, you have the prettiest smile! I hope you enjoyed your weekend <3

    Daisi Ari ||

    • 4.6.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Wow, thank you so much Daisi! You seriously make my day!! It was so embarrassing, but now I know better for next time lol and I absolutely love their pieces! I literally wish I could buy the entire store!

  6. 4.1.16
    barristerv said:

    I love the dress basically the entire outfit. Your rock this one

  7. 3.30.16
    Valentina said:

    Oh woow… That dress fits perfect to you. Love it!

    XoXo from Berlin
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

    • 3.31.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you so much, Valentina! You’re too sweet!

  8. 3.29.16
    Rachel said:

    You look stunning! love the dress as well!

    • 3.29.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you very much, Rachel! I think it’s so fun and great for Spring!

  9. 3.29.16
    Marie said:

    Great Look ! I like the dress. It is so cute.

    • 3.31.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you, Marie! I’ve been trying to add some more color into my wardrobe, and thought this would be nice!

  10. 3.28.16
    Erica said:

    LOVE this dress!! It looks so great styled with your OTK! Glad to see you are still getting a lot of great use out of them 🙂


    • 3.29.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you, Erica… me too! I was so hesitant about them at first, but now I absolutely love them!

  11. 3.28.16

    love the print on this dress! and it’s so adorable with the over the knee boots!


    • 3.29.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you, Allie! I’m so glad I bought OTK boots, but now I can’t wait to start wearing it with sandals!

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