May 2015 - Doused in Pink - wearable everyday style, beauty & DIY home decor

Summer Floral

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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Floral prints are everywhere and I'm loving that they are bigger and bolder this season. I have an over abundance of tees and made a shopping resolution January 1st. If I buy a new top, it must meet this criteria: 1. must be a top, not a tee, 2. must be able to wear for multiple occasions and 3. must be able to wear through the seasons. When I saw this floral top from the Pumps and Pushups Collection, I knew I had to have it! The cut is flattering and the muted floral print reminds me of a Renoir painting. I knew this was something that I could dress up or down now and wear under a blazer or sweater in the fall. 

Everly She's A Lady Top, J.Crew Crepe Shorts, Nine West Hylda Lace-up Sandals, Ray Ban Aviators, Stella & Dot Studs and Bracelets
Everly She's A Lady Top, J.Crew Crepe Shorts, Nine West Hylda Lace-up Sandals, Ray Ban Aviators, Stella & Dot Studs and Bracelets
Everly She's A Lady Top, J.Crew Crepe Shorts, Nine West Hylda Lace-up Sandals, Ray Ban Aviators, Stella & Dot Studs and Bracelets
Everly She's A Lady Top, J.Crew Crepe Shorts, Nine West Hylda Lace-up Sandals, Ray Ban Aviators, Stella & Dot Studs and Bracelets






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Grace from Color and Grace is our co-host this week. Grace is originally from China and now lives in the U.S. with her husband. On her blog she talks about her heritage and how living here has changed her views about herself, fashion, etc. and it is all quite interesting! Grace also blogs almost every day (she gives herself one day off!) and has a special menu on the top of her blog that tells you what to expect each day that week. If you don't already know Grace, you'll be sure to enjoy all of the thoughts she puts into each post AND the colorful outfits she shares.


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This week I choose Andrea of Living on Cloud Nine and her cool camo outfit. The chambray, wedges and white tee is such an effortless, casual look!

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An Evening Out

Black and white is always my easy go-to look for everyday (see my post here!). But for an evening out, taking it up a notch with a black silk blouse gives you an effortless and understated classic look! Pair it with a white pencil or midi skirt, some printed heels and you have an elegant look for a summer event or wedding. Here are some of my favorites: 



The peplum front and bandeau back will add a fun and elegant twist to your look.


Another unique top to consider with a cross-over back.



The cutout detail on this skirt takes your basic pencil up a notch.



Stripes are always a favorite and the structure to this skirt is perfection.


Floral's are a huge trend this spring and will add a subtle splash of color.

Speaking of understated classics, how fabulous are these?


What are you wearing to summer events and weddings?

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May Ipsy Review

It's time for my monthly review of the Ipsy Glam Bag. If you aren't familiar with Ipsy, it's is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription where you get five full or deluxe size samples of a variety of products and a cute makeup bag all for $10! You never know what you’ll get and I’ve been lucky to receive a great selection of products almost every month so far. Here's what I got in mine in May:


This month's glam bag has to be my favorite products received so far! And how adorable is this bag that came with it?

Sporty Chic and Jord Watch Review

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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Last Thursday I redirected www.dousedinpink.blogspot.com to www.dousedinpink.com and while that was successful, I managed to lose most of my comments on recent posts as well as the search function on my blog. Reading your comments is one of my favorite things about blogging! If you commented last week and I have not responded, your comment is somewhere in cyberspace and I'm still working with Disqus on getting them remigrated.


Have you heard of JORD Watches? The name JORD is Swedish for earth, soil and land. JORD designs timepieces that model modern lifestyles. Jord designers, artists and watch smiths have a deep appreciation for both natural elements and modern design and wood is the main feature of their gorgeous timepieces. When they asked me to do a product review, I immediately said yes and chose the Ely in natural green and maple. This understated and effortless watch is so unique, I received compliments on it all day long!


JORD watch, sporty chic

 JORD wood watch review

JORD offers watches for both men and women in a variety of natural and sustainably sourced wood from across the globe. Their collections feature bamboo, maple, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, zebrawood, and koa woods. With Father's Day coming up, a JORD watch would be the perfect gift!


sporty dress, varsity dress, JORD Ely watch

Watch Gift Ideas

Now for my outfit...Chicago had beautiful weather over the weekend and I was happy to have bare legs again! This sporty dress was a holiday gift that has been waiting to be worn. I love the varsity style and the best part is the side zippers! I kept this look simple and added a necklace, Converse and my JORD watch. This dress would also look great belted with sandals for summer and with boots in the fall. What do you think of the sporty dress trend?


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Delilah from Pumps & Studz is our co-host this week. Delilah is married and has a daughter. She loves anything sparkly, a great bargain and lipstick. She talks about what it is like to be middle aged and a plus size blogger and how it hasn't stopped her from showing her true style. She blogs about fashion and her blog name describes her fashion style, which ranges from pumps (classic) to trendy with a bit of an edge (studz). Be sure to stop by and visit Delilah, so you can get to know her better!

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My pick this week is Riva of Riva La Diva and her gorgeous turquoise dress. And what makes this beautiful lace dress even better is that she made it! Check out her blog for more fashion DIY's!

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Heading to the Beach

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner! I'm looking forward to not only the long weekend, but the kickoff of beach season! There is nothing better than spending a day in the sun listening to music, reading a good book or simply hanging out with family and friends. Now we just need the weather to cooperate! I've been browsing for beach essentials and here are some of my favorite picks!

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A roomy tote is a must. I love the vibrant colors of this Mara Hoffman sunrise print!

When you're done swimming, keep your wet thing separate and store your suit Rebecca Minkoff's wet bikini pouch.

Not only is this chaise lounge towel over-sized, it's reversible and folds up into it's own tote!

These headphones will keep the noise at bay so can relax in style.

I love that Birkenstocks are back. The pebbled silver is a chic update!


What are some of your beach essentials?

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