// Buttercup

Buttercup
I just got this amazing (!!!) dress from ModCloth in the mail and seriously, I haven't taken it off since. Few things feel quite as nice as when a dress fits like a glove (and is even more beautiful in person!) This dress is one of those rare finds! It's a sturdy fabric, a great length, and the cutest print. I think I hit the jackpot with it! I also really love the little lace trim around the collar and waist. I skipped my usual styling with a belt because I couldn't dare cover it up. I paired it with my new mustard cardi from August Wrinkle thinking it might be a bit too dark, but I honestly love the match up. Think adding the yellow flats are a bit too much? Eh, go big or go home. Lately I've been gravitating to one overwhelming hue per outfit so I guess it's just normal for me haha. 
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Buttercup
Hot pink is the color I can't seem to get enough of lately. Nails, lips, and accessories, too. I'm more of a pale pink/blush girl, but something about the bold color has me in a tizzy. Lately I've been mixing Make Up For Ever's "Candy Pink (N34)" and "Pink" from Forever 21 (so descriptive, right?! ha) for the perfect lip color. The Forever 21 lipstick is surprisingly smooth and very moisturizing. The MUFE has better coverage and is worth every penny (well, it's only $19). Together they really really work. (My nails are Julep's "Avery") - I couldn't help but throw on my Juicy Couture charm bracelet once I found it in my jewelry box. Mike bought the bracelet for me (and my first charm!) when we first started dating, and I quickly added several of my favorite  charms. I've seriously worn it about 3 times total, but I do love it. I know JC charm bracelets are often looked at as juvenile, but it's still special. Anyone else out there got one? (If so, what charms?!) - My hair has been a mess this week. From rolling around on it for 48+ hours while being sick, to being "foofy" from washing it, and then not holding curl as well as it normally does, I was about ready to just pull it out. I havent used hairspray on my hair in 6+ months or so, but I was tempted to take a whole can to it today. I really should just go get it trimmed already. 
Buttercup
Buttercup
Today I'm hoping to get some yardwork done, along with some design work, too. Mike and I planted our strawberry plants, basil, red peppers, and watermelon in our raised beds last night and now our front flowerbeds need tending. I'm eager to get it all ready so I can get some lillies and hostas from my parents' house. I can't even being to explain how good it feels to have our home looking like it is. We still have a long way to go, but if you were to compare our home now to the one we first walked into mid-December you'd be floored. I wish I had taken better "before" photos of it but my cruddy iPhone ones will have to do. Once we get a little bit of landscaping done, I'll share more photos of our progress! We didn't take any before photos of the outside of the house, but I think a little explaining will do just fine. Hope you're having a great Wednesday! I'll be back tomorrow with another edition of Things I Love Thursday! xo

Target neon pink strand necklace
Vintage clip-on earring worn as brooch
Vintage straw clutch

PS; Emerging Thoughts is offering all of you rad guys and gals 20% until midnight tomorrow night! Just use the code "KAELAH" -- If you need some suggestions on things to snag, here are a few of my favorites: this floral crown, and this one, too. -- TEMPORARY CAT TATTOOS!!! -- and the prettiest yellow dress there ever was!

22 comments:

  1. I really like the yellow in this outfit. Lovely!

    Katie x
    And Katie / Beauty & Lifestyle

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  2. That dress looks fabulous on you!

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  3. Ah what a cute dress! You look so lovely in it! The colours are gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

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  4. Dresses like these make me almost wish I didn't sew - I look at it and think, "Oh yeah, I could make that" and then I realize that I will NEVER EVER find that same fabric, which is the best part! BOO!!

    That is my white whine for today. Btw, you look beautiful - those are totally ~your colors~

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  5. Such a pretty outfit! I love the dress and the cardigan so much (and I don't think the shoes are too much at all)! I've really been into hot pink lately, too. I just bought some hot pink nail polish & a hot pink ipad case. Whenever my hair starts acting up, I like to get a deep conditioning treatment at the salon. It makes my hair feel like butter and it holds the curl better. I don't like to use hairspray on my hair either so I definitely understand the hair drama. Glad you are feeling better!

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  6. SO. FREAKING. CUTE. Pretty sure I need to get this dress once I'm back to work after this semester. I love that the trim around the waist and colar look like pearls!

    http://www.whyyesdeer.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm crazy about charm bracelets...I've always bought vintage ones already made up, but I hope to have one someday that's charm-by-charm. This dress is super pretty with the yellow cardigan and the pink lipstick and nails. Thanks for the tips on those brands, I'm always standing in front of one makeup counter or another going "now which pink did I want?". Answer: THAT PINK.

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  8. i'd never want to take that dress off, either. you look fit for an enchanted tea party!

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  9. Oh wow, that dress is gorgeous! And I think it's perfect with the cardigan. It's so springy!! And I love the pink accents for spring, too. So lovely :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  10. Eek, this dress is incredible!

    Becky
    xx

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  11. Pretty lady. I love this dress on you. Have you still got it on now, since you said you couldn't take it off?
    +Victoria+

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  12. That dress is SO gorgeous! I adore the colors, and it fits you like a dream! And I think your bracelet is cute. Hehe. I love charm bracelets.

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  13. The shoes are definitely not too much yellow, they tie in perfectly! Gorgeous dress, and fabulous ensemble :)

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  14. Adore your dress!
    teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

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  15. Very lovely!! I think you look nice with yellow

    xo
    Ruzu

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  16. Love this dress! So perfect for Spring and I adore the colors! :)

    www.squidgymoments.ie xxx

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  17. That dress is super cute. Love your style and wish I had more guts to wear skirts and dresses more often. Can't wait to see more of the landscaping photos! I'm dying to get our yard in order but we're still not out of danger of the last frost (seriously we had snow Monday) but I did get some stuff started indoors.

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  18. Love the dress and the colours. It is very pretty and the pattern looks great on you. The entire outfit screams confidence.

    https://www.charlyn87.blogspot.co.uk

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    loooove this dress and sweater. you are the epitome of spring sunshine in these photos! what a great lip colour too. i wish summer in canada would hurry up!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  20. You look beautiful! I really love the colors in this outfit, and I'm so jealous that your weather is warm enough to go without tights :)

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