Ruffled up

pink she inside dressHappy Hump Day, everyone! Jumping right into things, I have to admit that when this off the shoulder dress first arrived, I never thought it would see the light of day on my body… let alone this blog! I initially thought it was too small and extremely unflattering upon trying it on, but after a lot of convincing from my mom that it was great, decided I would give it a go.

Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than admitting when your parents are right!she inside off the shoulder dress pink off the shoulder dressI’ve seen this off the shoulder dress on so many people, but I ordered mine in July and let it sit in the bag for weeks. I wish I had worn it out sooner, but decided that I’ll be wearing it for as long as the weather will allow me! And according to my weather app, that’s going to be for a long while. #90degreespink ruffled drussI was a bit leery of the off the shoulder trend, but after testing it out, have bought several similar pieces since. In fact, amidst a late-night weakness of online shopping the other night, I ordered this off the shoulder dress in cream (on sale for $25!), which will be perfect for fall… especially paired with heeled, brown booties!off the shoulderI think what I love most about the silhouette of this dress is the fact that your arms aren’t completely bare, and are slightly covered with the flattering ruffles. On top of that, it comes in this super pretty pink color, which although appears really bright in the pictures – is actually (and thankfully) a bit toned down in person. I guess I’ve really been into pink dresses this the shoulder dressIt does come in black, which I LOVE, because we all know black is one of my favorite colors! I think it’s also worth mentioning that this dress is under $18. Get on it 🙂

Off the shoulder dress: SheInside // Heels: Dolce Vita // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (on major sale!!)


Photos by Katie Ardner

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  1. 9.6.15
    Kelly said:

    You have a wonderful mother, building you up like that and telling you THE TRUTH. You look incredible! That color also totally suits you.. You should always wear it. As usual, shoes be ON POINT 😉


    • 9.7.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Hahah thanks a lot, Kelly! You’re the bomb and buying more pink ASAP! And you know how much I love shoes! 😉

  2. 9.6.15
    Barristerv said:

    Absolutely adore that dress. Color is awesome on you. You have a very eclectic fashion sense. Where did you find it. I must have it

    • 9.6.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you! I actually got in from She Inside, and it’s less than $20!

  3. 9.3.15

    You look absolutely radiant. I really like the combination of a bright pink with cool silver. :]

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    • 9.4.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you! That’s such a lovely compliment! And me too, I think I’ll have to pair them together more frequently!

  4. 9.2.15
    Julianna said:

    This color looks amazing on you. This is such a fun and feminine look! Sending you much love gorgeous!

    xx Julianna

    • 9.2.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you, you’re too sweet!! I’ll definitely have to wear this color more often! 😉

  5. 9.2.15
    Susie said:

    Good thing you listened to your mom, you look great! That color is so flattering on you!


    • 9.2.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Susie! I’m glad you like it 🙂

  6. 9.2.15
    Larisa said:

    Love the color on you! Lately I’ve been too nervous to show my shoulders with anything strapless, but this off the shoulder look just inspired me. Too cute!

    xx Larisa @

    • 9.2.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Larisa! And you have no idea just how much I relate… I usually HATE showing my shoulders, but we should just embrace and wear whatever we want! 🙂

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