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Simple Maxi Dress Style #ootd

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This simple outfit not only showcases one of my favorite summer styles (perfect for travel) but it also shows off the reason why I became a Stella & Dot stylist.  It’s simple, comfortable, chic, and features insanely versatile accessories (the necklace can be worn 5 ways and the handbag moonlights as a clutch).  There is a very high chance of me wearing this little number on my way to Costa Rica next month.

Simple Maxi Dress Style #ootd

Simple Maxi Dress Style #ootd

Simple Maxi Dress Style #ootd

{SHOP THE LOOK: Black Racerback Maxi – Norma Kamali for Walmart similar // Straw Fedora – Gap // Adelaide Hoops – Stella & Dot // Gold Sutton Statement Necklace (can be worn 5 ways!)- Stella & Dot // Adelina Cuff – Stella & Dot // Renegade Cluster Bracelet – Stella & Dot // Black Perf 2 bags in 1 – Stella & Dot // Lula flip flops – Target

Simple Maxi Dress Style #ootd

Pictures just do not do this bag justice at all since the part of this bag that really stole my heart was it’s versatility AND interior organization pockets.  See this Black Perf 2 Bags in 1 in all it’s glory starting at 3:37 of the video below.

xoxo, VRo

P.S. For more Outfit of the Day inspiration, check out my What I Wore posts.  I’m linking up with What I Wore Wednesday (go see what other stylish bloggers are wearing).

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2 Ways to Wear a Scarf #ootd

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Yesterday, after I got home from a weekend MOPS Leadership retreat, my family and I went to Taste of Ethiopia where I wore the following outfit…

Summer Scarf Outfit Idea

The scarf is one that I have lusted for since I saw it in Stella & Dot’s Fall 2014 preview a few weeks ago.  I’m glad that I don’t have to wait until fall to wear it because the colors are perfect year round.  It’s got that very trendy, Anthropologie-ish boho look with it’s mixed prints yet it’s very chic looking.  I’m in love and plan to wear it at least weekly (especially in fall and winter) because it’s so versatile.   I’ll show you more ways to wear it below.

Summer Scarf Outfit Accessories

Summer Scarf Outfit Idea

{ SHOP THE LOOK: scarf stella & dot // lipstick // tank – H&M (old) similar, similar // shorts – Sears (old) similar // wallet stella & dot // fitbit flex (looks like a bracelet) // flip flops  Target }

It wasn’t until I got home from the festival that I realized I could have also worn my scarf as a vest (I often wear my scarves like this as a swimsuit cover-up).  I love this because it looks bohemian and has the same feel as the current kimono trend.

Scarf Into a Vest Outfit


How To Tie a Scarf into Vest Tutorial

If you’re curious about how I tied my scarf in the first look…it’s at 2:07 “the necktie”

Here are a few pictures from my fun day at Taste of Ethiopia…


What are your favorite ways to wear scarves in the summer?

For more Outfit of the Day inspiration, check out my What I Wore posts. To see what other stylish bloggers are wearing, visit What I Wore Wednesday.

Say Hi to Summer Thighs #Giveaway


This post is sponsored by Coolsculpting®.  58 days from the day this post is published, I will be near a beach in Costa Rica.  It will be my first real trip out of the country (walking across the border to Mexico during Spring Break in 2001 does not count as international travel). I am excitedly…

Colorful Preppy Outfit #ootd

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I’ve been in love with preppy style for as long as I can remember but these days when I do preppy–I need it to be bold, funky, and feminine all at once. Is this necklace everything or is it EVVVERYTHING?! { SHOP THE LOOK: shirt* Target // Adelaide Hoops Stella & Dot // Fanella Statement…

Camo Skinnies #ootd

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{ SHOP THE LOOK: Long & Lean Tank Target // Green Sutton Necklace Stella & Dot // Adelaide Hoops Stella & Dot // Clover Camo Jegging – CAbi Spring 2014 similar // Chelsea Tech Wallet Stella & Dot // Sanuk ‘Ibiza Gypsy’ Flip Flops here or here } This is one of those occasions when…

BeautiFALL Me Fall 2014 CAbi Outfit Ideas #CAbiScoop

BeautiFALL Me CAbi Fall 2014 Outfit Ideas

On July 18th, I had the pleasure of attending my second CAbi Scoop event at the Colorado Convention Center.  In case you are unfamiliar, CAbi is a beautiful collection of women’s apparel created by Carol Anderson (formerly a designer for Nordstrom). Designed for real women who live real lives, the line includes an affordable mix…

Maxi Style #OOTD

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This outfit is the ultimate lazy/easy/breezy summer outfit, perfect for traveling or vacation or just wanting to feel like you’re wearing pajamas ALLLLL day long.  It does not get much easier than this…. This dress + hat + jewels formula works with all of those simple, inexpensive sundresses that are available in abundance in stores…

My First StitchFix Review – July 2014

This weekend after waiting for what felt like FOREVER (2 months + 2 days from when I signed up), I received my very first “Fix” from StitchFIx.  Now, I might be a little late to the StitchFix party but I was hesitant to try it.  See I, really really enjoy shopping for/styling myself and didn’t…

Casual Chic “Going Out” Outfit #OOTD

Here’s an outfit perfect for those occasions when you want to kick it up a notch–date night, mom’s night out, etc.  You could also swap the heels for a flat sandal (earlier in the day I wore this with my Target flip flops). {Shop the Look: Norah Jean Jacket c/o CAbi // Coy Cami (Spring…

Lace Tank + Cut-off Jorts #ootd

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Last Thursday, on one of Denver’s hottest days of summer so far, I had a meeting with some fellow MOPS leadership ladies in addition to chauffeuring my children to their summer activities.  I wanted to wear something stylish yet “easy on the fabric” ifyouknowwhatImean. Shop the Look: Target Oversized Floral Sunglasses // Stella & Dot…

Fourth of July 2014 Outfit + Makeup + Nail Ideas

4th of july outfit ideas

Time to bust out the red, white, blue, and barbeque to celebrate our great nation!  That’s right–it’s 4th of July again and I can’t help but decorate myself from head to toe.  Here are a few outfit ideas (things I plan to wear on July third and fourth), patriotic nails, and a simple beauty look…

Breakup with Your Makeup + Sweepstakes

Break Up with Your Makeup

With summertime in full swing I am enjoying fun in the sun, pool parties, vacation, and outdoor activities with my family.  Wearing makeup has taken a backseat to playing, splashing, getting sweaty, and doing everything else that I’m supposed to be doing during the glorious lazy days of summer. As I’ve grown, my beauty routine…

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May 2014 Favorites

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