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For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know that we just had our Kansas City Fashion Week this past weekend!  It’s always so much fun to participate in local events and to help support local shops and designers.  Last Thursday, was the kickoff party at Standard Style.  There was fabulous fashion, drinks, shopping and lots of mingling.  I decided to wear this AtJollys dress that I had picked out earlier last week at a trunk show event (actually my friend Erin of Pretty, Polished Perfect was the one who convinced me to try it on and I immediately fell in love).  Sometimes you gotta have a friend to shop with to push you out of your comfort zone a bit.  I’m a polka dot lover and I just love the little cut out and artsy details to this gorgeous and fun dress.  It didn’t originally come with a belt, but I decided to add one to break up the look a bit, had nude jewelry and clutch and pops of pink in my lips and heels!














I had a lot of fun playing around with manual mode on my camera and having these girls (Meg and Erin) take pics for me!  We’ve actually been meeting up a lot, taking pictures for each other, and helping each other learn how to use manual mode on our cameras!  It’s about time to learn manual mode after having my camera for nearly 4 years… HA.And someone offered to take a picture for us too!  I love this one of us!

Outfit Details:

Dress c/o AtJollys
Shoes: ShoeMint
Clutch: YSL
Earrings: J.Crew

22 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Happiness at Mid Life
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

    Great pics and I love this dress on you! I have not ventured to manual mode yet on my DSLR :)


  2. Gift Princess
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 12:32 am

    Love the dress! Good job


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  4. jillian
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    LOVE this dress!! the details are so pretty. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  5. Sharon
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    What a fun dress! I love how you styled it with the pink heels!

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  6. Dancing Branflake
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    Gasp! Jaw dropping! Frame that first pic!!

  7. Lauren
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 9:45 am

    This dress is SO ADORABLE! I love that you went with pink heels!

  8. chau
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 9:46 am

    can you please do a post on how to set up on manual mode for camera? whatever tips that we can learn from you thanks

  9. Closet Fashionista
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    I love that dress, it is so much fun! :D

  10. Courtney
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    That’s such a magical dress – and I love, love, love the colour of the heels and lipstick that you paired it with!

  11. Emma
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 11:41 am

  12. nancy @ adore to adorn
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    such a great dress! You look lovely!!
    Great shots!

  13. Sofia
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

    Love the pop of color you added.



  14. Ruby Girl
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    lovely dress! xoxo

  15. Krysten
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

    That dress is STUNNING on you!

  16. bianca
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

    wow such a great dress! it’s so c ute


  17. Jacqueline
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

    What a pretty dress on you! You look gorgeous!

  18. Amy
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    Sounds like so much fun! You look STUNNING in this dress!

    xo Amy

  19. Niki
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    I love how elegant your dress is. It just sends classy vibes out into the world! <3


  20. Because Shanna Said So
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

    What a fun time!! I wish I was more involved in the one we have in Austin. Your dress is GORGEOUS!!!!!

  21. Lyddiegal
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

    I’m glad your friend persuaded you to get that dress, as it is not only completely unique and gorgeous, it looks amazing on you!

  22. Josephine Choo
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    love polka dots dress!! so elegant and stunning look on you..girl,you rocks!!

    xo josephine

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