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Flo-Rida

Okay, so it didn't take too long, but I now have a new tie for favorite dress ever. Uhm, what could possibly top a touristy Florida flamingo dress?! Pretty much nothing. Flamingos happen to be my favorite bird and second favorite land animal (Sloths, people! Sloths.) I've been swooning over it for far too long so I treated myself to something nice as a sort of "light at the end of the tunnel" reward following the hectic weeks leading up to Honeybean's spring opening. It only seemed appropriate that I wear it on Saturday. Of course I went for flats since it was rainy and there's a lot of physical labor that goes into it, but I really love the Heda wedges! (Silly/irrelevant story: It was during a lull on Saturday that I realized that the rapper Flo-Rida's name is just Florida with a hyphen (doh!). That then lead me to Google all about Flo-Rida until my iPhone was dead. Flo-Rida is from Florida. Who woulda thought? ;) haha! The more you know!)
It's not all that noticeable, but remember last week when I said I accidentally dyed my hair with some mystery color? Well, I think it was Red Hot (instead of my typical Red Fire). I know, huge difference right? But the color is more of an auburn base as opposed to copper. I'm all about the orange red but I've been loving my slightly darker locks. I've been itching to go back brunette in preparation for the wedding but this is a great ease into it for a few months. 
I also wore this on Sunday (outfit repeater! Throw me in fashion prison!) when we were at my parents' house and I not so subtlety hinted that this little family needed a getaway. My mom had been talking about maybe taking a trip to the beach in the upcoming month or so and I feel like things of that nature just need some help along the way. Daily pestering perhaps? Hey, whatever works! I could go for some sunshine!

We've also been taking advantage of the insane natural light in my office lately for outfit photos. I know it's crazy busy in the background and it's going to get repetitive, but it's nice to not have to seek out a shady spot in our yard while Toby is napping! 

ASOS dress
Forever 21 cardigan
Belt from another dress
Assets by Spanx tights
Thrifted scalloped clutch
Heda wedges c/o Blowfish
Shane Co. necklace (Graduation gift from my stepdad)


Edited to add: Just realized you can't see the flamingos on my dress thanks to my clutch! Doh! Here's what the print looks like! (Borrowed from the sale site).

56 comments:

  1. super fun dress! and I'm totally trying to convince my husband to let me have an office/closet in the new place we're moving into. he's not buying it yet... still have my fingers crossed :)

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  2. Haha - It took me a while to figure out that whole Flo-Rida thing, too! I.love.that.dress!

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  3. I adore you, girl! <3 Your outfit is so, so pretty and YES TO THE SLOTH!!! Ahem. Anyway, I've been lightly hinting/nudging my mother-in-law for a Disney vacation foreva, so has Jen... No luck yet, but we try every Summer! (I've never been!)

    Also, silly but when I was little, I memorized "Florida" by saying "F-lori-da" because my big sisters name was Lori! :P

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  4. But why would you want to go back for brown for the wedding? :O You look really cool right now.

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    1. personal preference, i suppose! i keep teetering back and forth between the two. who knows what color i'll have come october! :) <3

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  5. I like the background; it's busy but not TOO busy. And I love how you're surrounded by clothes and shoes--so fitting!

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  6. That dress is definitely fantastic! I love it!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  7. That is definitely a very awesome dress! I remember when I finally realized the Flo-Rida/Florida thing too. It was like a literally lightbulb lit up over my head. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was a bit slow on the uptake!

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  8. Hahahaha I never knew that about Flo-Rida! Mind blown over here.

    Also, my mom had been thinking about taking a family trip to the beach, and I pestered her so much she booked a condo in Santa Rosa Beach, FL for May. No shame! I haven't been on a vacation in yeeears, the time has come! :)

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    1. woo hoo! heck yea! well soak up some extra sunshine for me in case we don't get to go! haha and then let's make plans to meet up for coffee or something!

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  9. I am loving the new hair color, it's a little more subtle than the old one. Also, that dress is super fantastic.
    When I read the name of your post I was unsure if you were going to be referencing the state or the rapper. I'm really glad that it was both.

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  10. How's the fit on the Asos dress? Would you say its true to size? I've been admiring so many things on their site, but I've been a little scared to take the plunge. I LOVE the flamingo dress! Looks great on you!!

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    1. not going to lie, this one fits a little more snug. it's the perfect fit technically, but it fits about 2 sizes smaller than my other Asos clothing. i have another Asos dress that's a size 6 and is perfect... this one? a 12. i'm really glad i just went with a size or two bigger than i normally do because i'd rather be safe than sorry. it sucks that so many of the dresses vary in the size department! it makes me nervous for future orders as well!

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  11. You make me laugh!!! The other day I screamed at my husband Flo-rida is like FLORIDA!!! And found out he was from the sunshine state. I love him, Flo-rida and my husband ha ha not that they are the same man alight my husband can beat box pretty dang good.

    That dress is gorgeous! I would wear it 3 times a week if I could get away with it. The light blue and the colorful pop of a flamingo looks darling on you!!!

    YAY for beach trips!!! I am counting DOWN the days till we go to our Myrtle beach time share and then Virginia Beach for my husbands work (back to back beach time = win/win)

    have a wonderful day, I am loving your hair color, you know you are going to be a knock out bride right and everything is going to come together perfectly ;-)

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    1. ah! back to back beaches?! yes please! lucky lady! hope you have a blast!

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  12. very cute! i love how vintage it looks!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous!
    I love that you don't match your cardigans perfectly.
    So cute!

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  14. Love the look, it screams summer! Sloths are pretty awesome too. I wonder if a sloth dress exists?

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  15. LOVE the dress. Now going to spend an hour looking at Flo-rida's wikipedia page....

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    1. this is EXACTLY what happened to me... haha it's like a wormhole!

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  16. Such a rad dress! I wish I had a dress with flamingos on it. I love your hair colour, I've had black hair for a long time. I often wish could go red similar to yours but don't know if I could stand the long process of striping the black out. You'll look amazing for your wedding day I'm sure, red or brown hair.

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  17. How do you get your hair to look so perfect all the time?! Do you use that curling wand or whatever?! Im so jealous!
    And beautiful dress!
    I was just in Florida and it was the best!
    -Jessica

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    1. well thanks! i actually curled my hair on friday afternoon, and this was my hair on monday, after working and sleeping on it for 3 nights! i think i get lucky there. (then it's a tangled mess but you win some and you lose some!) it really is all in the wand, i think! i don't do anything special to it :)

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  18. Gorgeous, I adore that dress! xo

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  19. That's the cutest dress! You look great!

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  20. That dress is just gorgeous and your hair is such a lovely colour! I went back to brunette for my wedding! x

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  21. Uhm, I just did the same thing to my hairs. I was actually loving your color and thought "I think I want to go red!" (Thanks for the inspiration!) Having worked at Sally's years ago, I knew what to get. Hi-Color! Woo. 'Cept I forgot all about bases and also grabbed Red Hot, with the violet base instead of one with an orange base. Yikes. My ends that were grown out from being red over a year ago turned puuuuurple! Ah well, I'm adjusting. I'll fix it eventually. :)

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  22. Best dress ever! Also I'm so glad I'm not alone with the Flo-rida thing, my friends all made fun of my big moment of realisation, haha!
    Faye x
    dinosaurcircus.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I actually want to peer inside the closet behind you and fondle all the textiles >:)

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  24. love the dress and you and your closet. the lighting in your new house is amazeballs! how great to be able to take pictures at home!

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  25. LOVE IT!!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  26. that dress is really perfect"! and I would wear it with those beautiful pink dotted sandals that I see right behind your right elbow :)

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  27. In order to prevent another outfit repeater you're welcome to send this one my way! ;)


    http://louise-amabilis.blogspot.com/

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  28. Haha! I was just thinking about this dress the other day! I remembered you mentioning it on Twitter and was super curious to see how you styled it.

    This dress is so cute on you. I just love when people wear clothes that fit their personality - no matter how crazy it may look on other people. My cousin just finished making me a dress with a Route 66 print on it and I am in love! So much fun for a classic car lover like me - just like that dress is great for a flamingo lover. ;D

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  29. I love this dress so much! I wish they had it on ASOS Curve T_T
    But you look lovely in it.^^

    http://lolitafatshion.blogspot.com/

    -Crystal

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  30. I love the dress! And your hair!

    And don't worry about the Flo-Rida thing. I only realized last year that Will I. Am is William. Clever.

    -Shannon

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  31. Gorgeous dress, I just adore the colours xoxo

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  32. Wow! That dress is AMAZING. And you look adorable, as always

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  33. I admire your outfit repeating! You look super cute.

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  34. omggg I absolutely LOVE everything and anything with a flamingo on it! so cute :D

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  35. I love your new hair color! I had a similar color for a while (slightly darker than your under layer) and it was really fun. I'm hoping I can get to the beach this summer, too!

    (Side note- I LOVE your office)

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  36. omg! i just wiki-ed flo rida for no reason, too, last week. i was confused why he named an album "mail on sunday."

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  37. gorgeous dress! and can i just add that my eyes went straight to the pink polka dot shoes behind you? it's adorable! :)

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  38. i love the dress you looks great.

    xoxo

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  39. ha! i love a random google fest, you end up knowing waaay too much about something. love your hair this color and your amazing closet!

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  40. I am in LOVE with this dress! Its beautiful!

    http://bigisalsobeautiful.blogspot.com/

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  41. I absolutely love seeing your outfit posts (and every other post to be honest!) And finally! I can actually buy this dress as it's available on the UK version of ASOS <3 Oh how happy I am!

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  42. You look absolutely darling, I love border-print fabrics and animal prints so this dress is a win-win in my eyes! :) x

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  43. Hands down cutest dress out!

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  44. Hands down cutest dress out!

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  45. Hey Girl, i found your blog and i like it :)
    You have a very beautiful style. So cute and specially.
    I really love it.

    i will follow you :)
    Lovley greets from germany, berlin

    xoxo
    Chococat

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  46. My hubby and I had a private wedding so we didn't have to deal with a lot of the wedding stuff. My dress was from sears and alex's outfit was from The Buckle. We had a wedding party a couple months later: a pig roast. We paid for everything ourselves and loved it. No honeymoon for us unfortunately but one day we will. I wouldn't have it any other way. I loved our special moments.

    There's photos on my blog if you'd like to have a look.

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  47. lovely flamingo dress! Can see why it is your favorite!! The hair suits you so well, girl. Definitely looks amazing and when you want to go back to your brunette look, this is a good way. Looks very sophisticated!!Nice!

    Anja
    A Heart and Soul Story Blog

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  48. Love your style!!! And all the amazing shoes in the background.. and your hair! =)

    Aishling
    http://lestage2012.blogspot.fr/

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