Tuesday, August 20, 2013

All Tied Up

 Dress: Forever 21(sold out, but similar maxi option HERE)
Necklaces: 'Layered Spike Necklace' - Forever 21 
'Stacked Chevron Necklace' - Forever 21 (sold out - similar option HERE)
Shoes: 'Nickiee Sandals' - Steve Madden 
Sunnies: 'Cool Cat Sunglasses' - Urban Outfitters (sold out - similar HERE)







Simplistic summer dresses are my all time favorite. There is nothing better than being able to easily throw on a light little dress when the temperatures outside are scorching.
When I picked this one up from Forever 21, I knew it would be one of my summer staples. Not only is it the perfect little grey t-shirt dress, but it has a fantastic knotted cut out in the middle, adding just a touch of edge. This dress has served as my go to throw on for running errands or heading to the pool.
Feeling the edgy vibe, I added studded sandals, layered necklaces and some cat eyed sunnies and topped it all off with my newest obsession, my 'Natural Stone Minty Fresh Bracelet Stack' from t+j Designs. Seriously, these bracelets are SO cute. I've been wearing them with anything and everything, and love mixing them in with other bracelets, especially because they add a much needed pop of color. Now, I'm definitely eyeing the 'Natural Stone Watermelon Bracelet Stack' ... actually can I just have them ALL? They would definitely make for the cutest arm party EVER.


22 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! Tiny girl ;) love the shoes!!

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  2. Oh, really a great dress :)
    Looks perfect for the summer and I like the necklace you wear it with :)

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  3. Love the dress, the shoes, everything! ♥

    xx
    Ivs

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  4. just love the dress :)



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  5. I literally gasped when I saw those sandals. OMG I WANT!! *_*
    Haha, love this simple yet edgy dress. You're right, its perfect. The cut-out, knotted middle steps up the basic shape fantastically. And you wear it so well! You've got the Cali-cool girl style down :)
    And yes, I am so excited/nervous for this upcoming year! Its going to be BUSY. But I'm hoping to stay on top of blogging throughout it.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  6. I love that dress on you! And the simple accessories go perfectly with it.

    Have a great day!
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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  7. Looooove that look! Each piece looks perfect with each other!

    Jan Loves

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  8. cool dress and love the sunglasses!

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  9. Your hair is to die for! So cute. Love the dress too :)
    Maybe we could guest post/collab sometime? :)

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  10. Beautiful dress! I love it ♥

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  11. So cute and casual! I personally love the knot detail in the center of the stomach

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  12. it's funny how i adore simple summer dresses so much but for some reason i don't have any in my closet, haha. taking a mental note to shop for a few later because you remind me. But this dress is so cute and cool at the same time. i love the knot and cut out part! by the way, how do you edit your photos? they have really nice warm tones.

    xo, Carla
    www.CarlaViolet.com

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  13. Ashley, you look seriously amazing. I love this dress and how you paired it with the studded sandals. Perfection.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  14. Hey,
    great pics and an amazing dress! :)
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  15. i love your dress !
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  16. your dress is so simple but i absolutely love it! you've paired it with some lovely accessories too

    xo Sarah
    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  17. What an awesome summer dress! Simple but the knotted detail and the cutouts at the waist sure make it special!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  18. AASSHHHHLLLEEYYYYYYYYYY!

    You you you are a beautiful lady. You are always so refined and put together, hot damn! Even when you're just bein' all casual and laid-back. You're one cool cat, I hope you know that! <3 All your little accessories here are just so fun and so you... those studded sandals are simply rad, your chevron necklace is ever so dainty and neat, and I love how your tiny ring matches your necklace! YEAH! YOU BET I NOTICED THE TINY RING.

    You are so good with details!

    Also, your hair your hair your hair. It's so curly and preetttyy! Aaaaahk, it always looks so nice. If I knew you in real life I'd constantly be asking for you to stay still while I drew it. For real. It has that perfect, spiral-y bounce to it. Hair model much? ;)

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  19. OMG what a pretty Bracelets n dress. You really rocks.
    Arm Bracelets

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  20. Your dress looks amazing! Really great!

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  21. This dress! It's the perfect mix of casual and edgy. I really like how it's knotted! On a summer day, I never want to wear an outfit that has a lot of parts to it and this dress just seems perfect for a laid-back day. And I LOVE how you accessorize. I have so much trouble trying to figure out if a bracelet or cuff goes with my outfit but you are such a pro at it :)

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