Dress: ‘Aztec Heavenly Maxi‘ c/o Retro Darling

Wedges: Target (last season) – DV by Dolce Vita makes this identical version HERE

Belt: American Eagle

Bracelet: Target

Ring: Old Navy

 Okay, okay, I know…another Pocahontas reference. Yeah, I’m sort of obsessed, but the second I saw this ‘Aztec Heavenly Maxi’ from Retro Clothing, the soft, sweet chords of ‘Colors of the Wind’ began to play in my mind, and I immediately envisioned myself as my favorite Disney princess. Love at first sight? You better believe it.
When I received this dress, my expectations were blown away, as this dress far surpasses the pictures. It is SO much better in person. From the gorgeous, bright, neon colors to the slit up either side, this is one of those dresses that just makes you feel pretty. It’s the perfect summer piece as it is light, airy and sheer.   This is the dress to wear to picnics and parties and any summer outing. Hey, I would even just wear it around the house…thats how perfect it is.
Although it came with a fun belt, I paired it with a sturdier braided belt for a more dressed down feel. Wedges and a few simple accessories made this the perfect outfit for a day at the lake.

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Colors Of The Wind by Judy Kuhn on Grooveshark

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 Dress: Forever 21 – Find HERE

Jean Jacket: Abercrombie – SO old

Boots: Delia’s – Want THESE Steve Madden “Troopa’s”

Necklace: Forever 21 – Find HERE

Bracelet: Target

Every girl needs a few comfy dresses in her wardrobe. They are the perfect pieces for days when you don’t feel like thinking about what you are wearing, but you want to look cute. They are easy to accessorize and can be made into a million different outfits by simply changing up shoes, jackets, and jewelry.
This recent Forever 21 purchase of mine is one of my favorites. I love that it is super comfortable, has a flattering fit, and a high-low hemline which allows me to spend time outside without the worry of the wind blowing up my skirt (you all know what I’m talking about!). I paired it with my favorite combat boots, a jean jacket, and a pretty necklace for a night out with friends. We actually ended up bowling, which had I known, I probably would have worn something else, but this dress was easy enough to move around in (and looked super fantastic with bowling shoes).

As for my hair, I love rocking a top knot. It’s not always super flattering, but it’s a quick fix for when I’m in a hurry and is perfect for keeping my hair out of my face. I actually end up wearing it like this to work often, which has caused for some very fantastic comments from students. One of my favorites? “You look like a Disney Princess!” Probably not…but I’ll take it!
The best comparison yet, happened in a second grade classroom, while I was teaching a lesson on sea life and oil spills.

Me: “So, when oil spills happen in the ocean, it makes sea creatures very sick. Whales and dolphins often die because the oil gets in their blow holes so they cannot breathe.”

Student: “HEY!”

Me: “Yes?!” (Waiting for an insightful comment about this dire situation).

Student: “Your hot cross bun looks like a blow hole today!!!!!!!!!!” (Ridiculously excited by this observation/comparison).

Me:”……………….” 

Rest of class: “Yeah!!!” “It DOES!!!” “Sometimes my cousin wears her hair in two hot cross buns like that!!”

Me: “Well…thank you! That’s a great comparison! Now moving on…”

(All the while trying desperately not to explode with laughter).

Yes. Thats right. My bun, or my “hot cross bun” was compared to a blow hole. Your pretty jealous, aren’t you?

I’ve got yellow dresses on the brain.

Have you ever become obsessed with something after seeing numerous options and gorgeous photos on Pinterest?

You know what I’m talking about…PINTEREST PROBLEMS.

Guys. I have become seriously obsessed with yellow dresses since spotting a few especially delectable numbers (such as the few shown below) on Pinterest.

Now, every where I look, I see yellow dresses lurking, begging me to purchase them and wear them every day of summer. 

Here are some of the gorgeous sunshiny options I’ve spotted from around the world wide web

Simple Gal Dress

http://www.necessaryclothing.com

$33

This simple and flattering option is cheap and would be so easy to dress up or down. 

Summer Mark Dress

http://www.necessaryclothing.com

$30

Love the layered look. The back is pretty cute too! 

Glamorous Neon Skater Dress with Open Back

http://asos.com

$55

That back though (sighhhh!). Perfect with a summer tan.

Oh My Love Textured Skater Dress with Cut Out Detail

http://asos.com

$60

Super bright and fantastic cut outs??? Yes please! 

Sonic Garden Dress

http://nastygal.com

$58

A pretty floral pattern and yellow makes for love at first sight.

Closer Apart Maxi Dress

http://nastygal.com

$68

Maxi’s are perfect summer wear. The cutouts give it a little edge that would make it the perfect transition from day to night wear!

Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip

http://freepeople.com

$88

A little spendy, but I have a few of these and let me tell you, you will never want to take it off. One of the best purchases I have made…now only if I owned the yellow…

Fit and Flare Floral Lace Dress

http://forever21.com

$20

This sunny little number has rave reviews online and for that price it’s the perfect thrifty option to fill your craving!

Options 1 and 5 are what I’m leaning towards. 

What one do you wish was in your closet this summer?? 

 Dress: ‘Soft and Denim’ Dress – Tobi (get 50% off first purchase when you sign up HERE)

Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita ‘Java’ – HERE

Bracelet: Gifted

Ring: Old Navy

Turban: Rayna Jaye 

 This headband turban.

Seriously. In love. 

The lovely Marsa, from The DayLee Journal, who I adore more than words can say, rocks these amazing Rayna Jaye turbans all the time. Because she looks so adorable and because I had been wanting one forever, I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase one. I’ll admit, I was a little nervous at first. I’m not big on wearing things on my head and have just recently begun wearing hats. However, when I received this little gem all cares went out the window, as it is just too dang cute. Too cute, guys. 

And now I never want to take it off…

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