Friday, May 27, 2016

Patio Plaid featuring Hello Dolly

We love supporting local businesses and were thrilled when the local boutique Hello Dolly reached out to us to feature a couple of their new arrivals! The trendy boutique is known for having trunk shows and parties for gal pals to hang out and check out their latest and greatest items. What a cool and personalized experience! Lucky for those of you not in the central Illinois, they have an awesome website and you can order your favorite pieces online.

Here I'm wearing the Plaid Tassel Dress, which I think would be perfect for a summer patio party. (See the adorable off-the-shoulder top from Hello Dolly that Jodi styled earlier this week here.) I was so incredibly impressed with the quality of the dress. It's very well-made in addition to being ridiculously adorable. I just love the cut of it, how it wraps around, and the tassel detail at the bottom. As a matter of fact, last week, the today show named tassels and pom poms this summer's hottest trend, so tassel away, friends!
Nude wedges help elongate your legs, which I find especially helpful for midi dresses, so I don't look like a lil midi midget. Also, nude wedges match anything, so I'd highly recommend snagging some in something close to your skin color to make a staple in your summer wardrobe. 
Going for a retro picnic-inspired look, I styled the dress with giant daisy sunglasses, white flower earrings, and a baby pink lip color. Hot orange nails help modernize the look and make it fun and playful.
Annnnd, flower crowns are back this year. Last year we saw delicate headbands of flowers, but this year, the bigger the better. They don't have to be on the top of your head to make a statement, try it pinned back behind a baby beehive look, shown above, for a dreamy retro-ethereal summer look.
Run, don't walk, over to Hello Dolly and see for yourself what fun pieces you can snag. They have new releases every Monday, so go ahead and put that on your calendar to check them out every week!

Outfit Details: Dress: c/o Hello Dolly, Nude Wedges: Wet Seal, Sunglasses: H&M, Flower Crown: H&M, Lipcolor: Arkansassy Lips, Earrings: Francesca's

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