Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Layers & Lipstick Linkup - Effortless Waves & Stripes

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: Shein c/o (under $19!) / Hat: Target / Bag: Make Me Chic c/o / RX Glasses: Eye Buy Direct c/o / Bracelet: Similar here / Shoes: Seychelles (on SALE here and here) / Lips: NARS-Dragon Girl
Before I get into the meat and potatoes of the post let me say that Lauryn and I did not plan our outfits to be the same. Striped button down dresses, straw hats, nude shoes.....
What can I say great minds think alike ;)

I posted this dress on Instagram last month, and I immediately got tons of questions about it. Isn't it adorable on? PS it feels even more amazing on because it's 100% cotton, which is a MUST in Arizona. Hello, it even has pockets! Yep you need it!

Even though I haven't worn it a lot this season, stripes are by far my favorite pattern. My dear friends, I love stripes.  There is a section in my closet that is occupied with so many stripes that you would think either I was a prisoner or a mime in the past. Whether the pattern be thick, thin, horizontal, or vertical I love stripes all the same. I love that during the summer months that stripes are always a reoccurring trend. Stripes are the easiest pattern out there because they are versatile, classic, timeless, and sophisticated. 

Petite Review for Shein Striped Dress: I got the dress in an xs, and it fit pretty close to ideal. Since the back is stretchy it can fit an array of chest sizes. I got the dress taken in on the sides (about an inch) just so the dress could hug my ribcage more. 

I want to thank our two gorgeous cohosts this week Lauryn Cakes and Two Peas in a Blog. Just like Pucker Up Style, TPIAB is a sister blog. Fun fact about Lauryn is that she is a Utah blogger just like myself and Pucker Up Style. 

Featured Bloggers for the Week
Champagneista wearing maxi skirt trend / Sunkissed Way rocking the pink lip trend
Thank you for joining us at the Layers and Lipstick Link Up! We love sharing everything that is beauty and style, and want you to see how you rock the latest hair, makeup, and fashion trends by linking up with us. We absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at midnight Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week we will pick our favorite bloggers who rocked our fashion/beauty trend the most, and feature them the following week.

We would love to see you linking up with us by sharing #layersandlipstick on Instagram.

Next week our beauty theme will be the Perfect Pop of Color and the fashion theme will be Pool Coverups.

Would you like to cohost the Layers & Lipstick Link Up? Email us jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date! 



  1. You look beautiful in this dress with cut out details in the front!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    1. I know isn't it so fun with the cut out detail?

  2. So gorgeous!!! I'm in love with this silhouette!!!


    1. Thank you Laura! The tie front is what sold me ;)

  3. Reason #54356 I love Shein is this dress!! How can you beat their prices and the cuteness!? You also look so adorable in these glasses :)

    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    1. It's true you can't beat the price. Great place to buy trendy things because when it goes out of style you don't regret spending the money.

  4. So this is the first time I am coming across a Shein piece. I checked out their website, is it too good to be true?!? Super cute stuff and you look fabulous in this dress. Beautifully Candid

    1. It's such a killer place to get cute things for cheap! Make sure you read the reviews before purchasing to get a feel for how it fits. Also look at the style gallery for inspiration!

  5. I'm such a stripe addict, so of course I love this dress! The tie detail is adorable, and it's so perfect for summer!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

    1. I love the dress and romper front ties this season. Gives it that little bit of sexiness without being too much



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