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    The #1 Trick to Adding Patterns and Colors to Any Wardrobe


    I often go through phases when I’m constantly filling my wardrobe with neutrals, and then one day, I am looking for that splash of color and realize how colorless my wardrobe is! I am sure we have all had that moment or two! So this summer, I am loving all things bright, colorful, and feminine. I especially love anything with patterns and a clean cut like this dress which takes me back to the 80’s (well almost).

    This purple-and-white gingham pattern dress from ModCloth is one of my favorites because of the lovely backline and detailing with the scalloped trim on the neckline and sleeves. It is also under $100 and such a pretty color. If you aren’t used to wearing a lot of color, even investing in a piece like this checkered outfit with two tone colors might seem like a lot but it makes for a great statement outfit. You can always balance an outfit with bold pieces of jewelry or neutral accessories like white shoes and neutral toned bag  (love this one from Ted Baker)! I usually try to keep my lipstick shade more on the natural nude side but you can always opt for more color.

    I guess at the end of the day, it is always nice to add a little color to your wardrobe for the days when you need more of a statement look.

    A Few Favorites

    I have gotten lots of compliments wearing this pleated fit and flare dress. Below are some more of my favorite colorful pieces lately!

    Summer Diaries: Floral Dresses

    What better time to kick off summer than to highlight some of my favorite items for the season! Fact: Summer is my favorite season of the year, and it’s no surprise since i grew up in a tropical country, Ghana. So fast forward and here I am in sunny Texas with temperatures anywhere from 90-100 degrees this time of the year.

    But I know not all of you ladies are dealing with the crazy Texas temperatures, so dedicating this diary series to highlight some fun seasonal dresses and items for summer.

    This week I will be focusing on floral dresses, showcasing some of my favorite dresses. Today’s theme is florals, and starts with a shoot at the neighborhood park. There is something so beautiful about floral dresses (as seen here). When the weather gets warm, I often tend to lean more to simple dress shapes and favor florals as the print alone can really play up the silhouette. {Dress: MaxStudio Shoes: CharlesDavid Sunglasses: MichaelKors Purse: Fiorelli}

    Depending on the occasion or mood it is easy to play with print proportions; from small floral prints that I find to be slightly dressy to larger prints which can be flirty and fun. Shop my dress and see some of my favorite summer floral dress picks below!

    White Dresses for Summer

    There’s nothing better than an ideal white dress for summer. Every time I wear this dress – and by now I’ve worn it a couple times – I get questions and compliments. This dress is casual and looks great with sandals, flip flops, or wearing heels.

    I’m obsessed! I paired this crisp white dress with comfortable floral slingback sandals.

    So what makes a staple dress in my books?

    • Comfort: Investing in a piece of clothing that you feel your best self in. Comfort adds to confidence and confidence alludes to style.
    • Style: Classic, on-trend, and effortless.
    • Timelessness: Ask yourself if you are likely to wear this dress this time next season.
    Dress: VanityRoom  Purse: Coach Shoes: Nine West

    You can shop the post below. I have also included some other white dresses I’m loving!