Making a splash with blue

When it comes to my personal style I typically sum it up with three adjectives during a pageant interview: simple and classy, but sexy.

I’m the type of girl who would love to wear jeans, a baseball cap, and loose fitted v-neck every single day if I could, but that’s not reality (unfortunately).  In turn, I try to find neutral pieces that can easily be dressed up for an occasion, kept classy and clean for work, or worn in a more laid back environment that are simultaneously comfortable to wear.  It can be a challenge at times and inevitably there are plenty of dresses, skirts, heels, etc. that are located in my closet that aren’t the most comfortable article of clothing I own; however,  this blue dress most definitely falls into the comfy category.

OOTD Tuesday, August 16:

  • Blue Adrienne Vittadini dress from TJ Maxx (where else would it be from?!) This sleek, sheath blue dress is super soft and hangs alongside my hips, waist, and thighs.  It doesn’t wrinkle, washes well, and can be worn for a number of occasions.  Not to mention it was only about $30! #ProfessionalMaxxinista
  • Tan summer pumps are also Adrienne Vittadini from TJ Maxx. These cutout pumps caught my eye while I was picking up some last minute items before departing for Miss Wisconsin in mid-June and I couldn’t help myself!  They’re extra cushioned and SO comfortable! Investing in neutral colored summer, fall, and winter heels that don’t simultaneously leave your feet swelled and in pain at the end of the day is a wise wardrobe choice.
  • Gold, teal, and blue twisted necklace.  If you’ve read any of my style posts, you know I love to shop but you may not know that purchasing jewelry is the very LAST thing I ever do (if I even do buy any jewelry).  In all honesty, I wear simple studs on a regular basis, my favorite Coach watch, and the same Coordinates ring on my right hand ring finger every single day.  Every now and then I change things up and add some sparkly earrings, dangles, or a statement necklace to a simple piece to spice it up a bit (like I did today). Lesson to be learned? Invest in some statement pieces that are versatile, but there’s no need to buy new jewelry every time you buy a new top or dress.  As CoCo Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, you should look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” less is always more.

IMG_4273IMG_4282So how do I snag these awesome items from TJ Maxx you ask?  I’ve had a number of people ask if they can go shopping with me and the answer to that is I always love a good shopping trip.  However, my biggest piece of advice is to provide yourself with time to look through wracks thoroughly and be open minded to trying things on even if it’s not something you would typically purchase or wear.  You never know, you might surprise yourself and love it!

Keep making splashes with fun summer fashion my friends (there’s only a month or so left until those chilly fall days commence),





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