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I'm Back! + Lululemon Giveaway










Dress: Forever 21(old), similar here, here, and here
Sandals: Loft (on sale now for extra 60% off!)
Sunglasses: Le Specs (less than $70)
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So sorry for the lack of posting!! So many things were going on that I had to prioritize my commitments. The couple weeks leading up to our wedding was hectic. Not only did we have a lot of wedding details to finalize but work for the both of us got crazy a.k.a putting in a lot of extra hours. Then of course we had issues with our sump pump which is another story and nightmare to deal with.  After work we had meetings with wedding vendors or getting caught up with emails that it ended up too late to do any blogging :(. Finally, Tre and I decided we should try to enjoy every minute of the wedding planning and the wedding and put certain things aside. I must say my wedding was the best day and night of my life. Seriously, our vendors knocked it out of the park! Everything exceeded our expectations (aside from the downpouring rain). I posted a sneak peek photo here. I can't wait to see the rest of our wedding photos! Everything about our wedding was totally worth the time and effort and I wish I can re-live it! Now that I am getting back into the swing of things, expect more from this blog! To celebrate my return, below is a chance to win a $500 gift card to Lululemon!

Now, on to this outfit. Here is something I wore for the Fourth. This was an old dress I completely forgot I owned (HA!). With the beautiful summer weather, I thought the vibrant colors and prints were appropriate for the occasion. We kept the day super casual and laid back. We did some shopping and walking around the city and later that evening we decided to head to the harbor to watch some fireworks along the lakefront. I made some guacamole and pasta salad for us to munch during our little picnic. Overall, it was a great evening! What did you guys do this holiday?



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68 comments:

  1. When I first looked at this dress I kept thinking, "Something about this looks so familiar…" and then when you said it was an old F21 dress it dawned on me, I used to have one like it! It was purple but had the same great detailing on the hem. This dress looks beautiful on you! *why didn't I keep miiiine??*
    xoxo, Lindsey Dish
    thebeltedpear.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha!! I almost gave mine away too! So glad I held onto it!

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  2. I cannot wait to see more of your wedding! Congrats MRS. :) Welcome back. I am glad to hear you had a great day and were able to enjoy the time leading up to it despite what sounds like some craziness. Love this look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  3. You look beautiful in this dress. Best wishes on your upcoming wedding!

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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    1. Thank you Rachel! My wedding just happened a week ago!

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  4. you are so pretty!

    http://differentcands.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hi love! I hope you had a great weekend! You look absolutely beautiful today, as always! You always put such nice outfits together!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! You are too sweet!

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  6. Such a cute dress, perfect for this summer time vibe
    Agnes x

    http://blvckbee.com

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    1. Thanks Agnes! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Welcome back, beautiful newlywed! You did the right thing by just letting go of certain things and really savoring every moment of your wedding planning and time together. Love this dress on you!

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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    1. Thanks Ivete :) I was a little nervous at first especially with the blog, but you are so right and it was totally worth it!

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  8. Love the dress! It's so cute and summery :)

    http://www.fineclic.blogspot.com

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  9. So glad to see you're back! But sorry to hear things were so hectic! Hopefully all of the tough stuff is behind you. I have been having a hard time managing with items at the office as well. There just do not seem to be enough hours in the day, right?! Love this dress on you though! And the reflective glasses are just too cute! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. So glad to be back!! Sometimes I feel like time can be our enemy! Thanks so much Anna!

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  10. Congratulations on the wedding! I can't wait to see more photos...the sneak peak one is gorgeous! Also love the dress...it's such a perfect summer look!

    http://ourruins.com

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    1. Thanks Valerie!! I can't wait to share more!

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  12. Aww, you look gorgeous!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!!


    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  13. Welcome back and congratulations! How cute is this dress with these sunglasses?! You look fabulous! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  14. It's so great to see you back - congrats again, girly!!!

    From what I saw from your sneak peak, you were a gorgeous bride, of course. I can't wait to see more shots when you're able to share <3


    Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Thanks so much Jackie!! I know, I seriously can't wait until we get the rest and able to share!

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  15. Happy to see you back and to hear that your wedding was fantastic! Congrats! Love this style by the way, cute sunglasses.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  16. This dress is beyond perfect! I love it!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  17. What an amazing giveaway!! I entered and I'm crossing my fingers to win!! :)

    Sarah
    www.thekissingboothblog.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Thanks for entering and good luck :)

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  18. Nice look :)

    *XoXo
    - www.helenaprimeira.blogspot.pt
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  19. Congrats on the wedding, Rach!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  20. Cute dress!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  21. What a stunning dress! You look lovely.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  22. You look beautiful darling! I think I have a similar dress that I bought years ago in London - you inspired me to dig it out!
    Kisses,
    Anna
    www.workingchix.com

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  23. I adore this dress, perfect for summer!
    xo, jill
    www.BornFancy.com

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  24. This is such a pretty dress!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  25. love this dress, very fresh
    I posted a new OUTFIT, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    <<< fashion blogger Pamela Soluri >>>
    I wish you an happy day
    kiss

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    1. Thanks girl! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Love the dress <3

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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  27. Love that dress! The color is gorgeous and I love the floral detailing! Such an amazing giveaway.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  28. Welcome back girl! So happy that everything turned out as wonderful as you hoped! Love this color on you!

    Wishes & Reality

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  29. love those sandals and those sunnies are my fav!

    xoxo

    http://midoriline.com/blog/

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  30. love those sandals and those sunnies are my fav!

    xoxo

    http://midoriline.com/blog/

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  31. I love your outfit, it looks great with so much color :) yet also your last outfit was very classy in all white. Great blog!

    Natalia
    www.lindifique.com

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  32. I really like this dress!! You look great!! Amazing giveaway!!

    Danielle

    http://www.blushblossom.com

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