Party Skirt Friday: Anthropologie Midstripe Peasant Skirt


It was one of those head-to-toe Anthropologie kind of days. And this skirt from Anthropologie is just pure perfection. It is perfect for the winter months, but can easily be transitioned into the spring/summer months because it is light weight.


I normally do “Party Frock Friday” here on the blog, but I wanted to show off a fabulous skirt that you can easily rock at a party. This skirt has some lovely beading detail to it. The beading makes is perfect for a party!



I kept this skirt cozy with a cropped sweater, metallic scarf, tights and booties. Just perfect for the cool weather.


Skirt: Midstripe Peasant Skirt Anthropologie, $228
Sweater: Pointelle Midi Pullover Anthropologie, $49.95
Scarf: Radiant Weave Scarf Anthropologie, $49.50
Necklace: House of Harlow (Nordstrom last year)
Tights: Pure + Good Opaque Tights Anthropologie, $19.50
Booties: Dolce Vita Fabian Wedges Anthropologie, $130


It was another magical background for this lovely outfit. I feel so lucky to capture these amazing days!


I hope everyone has a fabulously fantastic weekend!


Winter Wardrobe Essentials


I don’t know about you all, but winter seemed to arrive early. At least, it did in St. Louis this week. It snowed here over the weekend and has been bitterly cold outside today! I’m never happy about the chilly weather, but I am excited for chunky sweaters, beanies, boots…and hot chocolate. Yum!



Beanies are some of my favorite winter staples. I bought this one at Anthropologie a few years ago and I refer to it as my “Kevin McCallister hat”. In case you’re not familiar…it’s from Home Alone, which is the greatest Christmas movie. Ever.


Layering is also a must during winter. I live for a chunky sweater and plaid shirt combo. It’s classic. And a white sweater looks so crisp.


I’ll admit it. I still bust out my Uggs every winter. They are life savers. But last year, I invested in a pair of Hunter boots. And so far, I’m obsessed! In a perfect world, I would have them in every color.



Sweater: Barnegat Pullover Anthropologie, $98
Plaid Shirt: Pretty in Plaid Top Altar’d State, $39.95
Jeans: Pilcro Serif Legging Jeans Anthropologie, $118
Hat: Anthropologie a few years ago. Here is a similar one: Cable Knit Beanie Anthropologie, $49.50
Boots: Hunter Nordstrom, $148
Bracelet: Kate Spade Nordstrom, $78



And there you have it. The go-to winter outfit!

Happy Tuesday, you filthy animals!


OOTD: Anthropologie Snowblossom Blouse and Fallen Star Maxi Skirt


Oh, how I love the glitz and glamour of this skirt. Talk about a statement piece. I literally had people stop me on the street to compliment this skirt. A little girl also thought I was Elsa from Frozen. Perhaps the biggest compliment ever! So sweet.



As usual, I love taking these fancy pieces and making them everyday wearable. I paired the skirt with a lace top and suede booties. A lot of people told me how much they loved the skirt, but how afraid they were to wear it. My advice is to always have fun with clothes! And to have confidence. In a world full of sweat pants and leggings, you will stand out (for the better). I believe that people appreciate seeing other people dressed nicely.


Since there is s lot going on with both the skirt and top, I kept my jewelry very simple. I only wore a dainty Kate Spade necklace.


Top: Snowblossom Blouse Anthropologie, $88
Skirt: Fallen Star Maxi Skirt Anthropologie, $168
Shoes: Sam Edelman Louie Bootie Nordstrom, $129.90
Necklace: Kate Spade ‘one in a million’ initial pendant necklace Nordstrom, $43.50


Don’t be afraid to take style risks. Be you, and own it!

Happy Sunday!


OOTD: Leopard and Leather

Peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper. Leopard and leather. Some things were just made for each other.


Leopard and leather are just in perfect harmony together. Now, add a pop of orange and we are in major harmony!



These key items are perfect for the crisp fall weather. And they look rather magical together. I am obsessed with this animal print top by Topshop (available at Nordstrom). Can we just talk about how amazing it is that Nordstrom now carries Topshop?? It’s like Nordstrom understands me.



And how could I forget to mention this amazing statement necklace from Nordstrom? It seriously goes perfect with just about everything I own.


Now back to the top. I personally like it tucked into a high waisted skirt. But I can also make it casual with a pair of distressed denim and a leather bomber.



Tres chic!


Top: Topshop Animal Print Crepe Tee Nordstrom, $68
Necklace: Braided Floral Crystal Necklace Nordstrom, $42
Skirt: Vintage Urban Outfitters
Coat: Michael Kors (last year)
Tights: J. Crew, $20
Shoes: Vintage Sam Edelman



So obsessed with this fall outfit!


Party Frock Friday: eShakti Faux-Leather Applique Tulle Dress


Ah yes. The little black dress. A must have for every woman. The little black dress is perfect anytime of year, but especially during the holiday party dress season. And my friends, holiday party dress season is here! Finally!



This dress from eShakti is the perfect little black dress. For those of you who haven’t heard about, you need to head over to their website immediately. It is a fabulous online retailer that specializes in custom sized apparel. You can literally enter your exact measurements. They also have standard sizes to order (women’s size 0 to 36W). Each garment is different, so depending on what you are ordering, you can even customize the length of a dress, sleeve style and more! How amazing is that?



I spiced up my LBD by adding a vintage beaded shrug, statement necklace, and floral printed tights. The dress has a printed faux-leather applique. I like the idea of print on print. Don’t be afraid of mixing and matching.


Dress: Faux-Leather Applique Tulle Dress eShakti, $119.95
Beaded Shrug: Vintage
Statement Necklace: Braided Floral Crystal Necklace Nordstrom, $42
Tights: Vintage Express
Booties: Vintage Sam Edelman



I am loving this dress. There is so much more on eShakti’s website that I want! Be sure to check out their website and follow their social media Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram! Enter this promo code “studdeddahlia” for 10% OFF at eShakti (valid from 11/08/2014 – 12/08/2014)! It is a wonderful retailer for women of all shapes and sizes!


Happy Friday everyone!


Accessory Spotlight: Anthropologie Skye Necklace

If Elsa from Frozen was a real person, this would be her favorite necklace. She would never “let it go.” (Sorry, I can’t resist a corny joke!)


This necklace reminds me of little icicles. And Elsa. It is the perfect addition to any girl’s wardrobe for this winter.


Put an icy touch to your outfit with this beautiful beaded necklace from Anthropologie. Make this necklace pop against a plain top or dress. I am normally a gold person, but I just couldn’t resist the gorgeousness of this necklace.


Necklace: Skye Necklace Anthropologie, $98
Slip: Voile and Lace Trapeze SlipFree People, $88
Blazer: Vintage Nordstrom


This is going to be a staple in my winter wardrobe!

Happy Sunday!


Party Frock Friday Halloween Edition: Tracy Reese Estella Dress

Happy Halloween everyone!


It seems fitting to do a Halloween edition of Party Frock Friday. This year I decided to dress up as a Red Hat Lady. And of course, I am wearing a party dress by Tracy Reese.



I’ve wanted to dress up as a Red Hat Lady for a few years now. This year, I decided it was time. I think the Red Hat Ladies Society is fabulously hilarious. I am not sure what all the Red Hat Ladies do, but they are fantastic. I get so excited anytime I see a Red Hat Lady outing in public.


Red Hat Ladies love purple and red. So I went all out. I found some amazing “older lady” shoes and red bag from Payless. The hat, boa and gloves are from the actual Red Hat Ladies Society website. Brilliant. I found a bingo card key chain and added it on to the bag for that extra old lady touch.



Dress: Tracy Reese, Nordstrom $158
Hat: Red Hat Ladies $21.75
Boa: Red Hat Ladies $17.25
Gloves: Red Hat Ladies $7.50
Tights: Express (a few years ago)
Bag: Payless
Necklace: Anthropologie (a few years ago)
Shoes: Payless $22


I hope everyone has a fabulous Halloween!!


Kelli’s Five Mid-Fall Must Haves

Halloween is in three days and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Let’s face it, Christmas commercials are already airing. With that being said, there are five things that every girl must having going into the holiday season:

1. A Sequin Top


Free People, Sequin Low Back Top $168

Dress it up or dress it down. A sparkly top speaks for itself. A definite must have from October to January.

2. A Tulle Skirt


Mod Cloth, Turning in Tulle Skirt in Wine $49.99

This skirt is perfect. And the color is divine. You know what would look perfect with this tulle skirt? A sequin top.

3. A Personalized Necklace


Nordstrom, Personalized Script Name with Heart Necklace $128

Carrie Bradshaw would approve. The best part of having a necklace with your name? The likely hood of someone stealing it is slim. Unless of course, that person has the same name as you…

4. A Burgundy Bag


Nordstrom, Rebecca Minkoff ‘Quilted Affair’ Shoulder Bag $295

As most of you know, I love Rebecca Minkoff. Her bags are perfection. The Quilted Affair Shoulder Bag in burgundy? Yes, please! I need.

5. Pumpkin Soufflé Candle


Anthropologie, Boulangerie Jar $16

The scent of this candle is intoxicating. Need I say more?

The Holidays will be here before you know it. What are your must haves?

Happy Tuesday!


Party Frock Friday: Anthropologie Overture Tulle Sheath


Yoana Baraschi does it again, my friends. She makes a good party dress. So naturally, I snatched this one up.



The details within this dress are everything. And I am beyond obsessed with the high neckline. So chic. This is such a beautiful dress on its own. It doesn’t need a lot of jewelry and accessories. I kept it simple with stud Kate Spade earrings. I also wanted to keep the shoes cool and edgy. So of course, I chose a leather Sam Edelman bootie.



This is the perfect party dress for any occasion. It is currently the lead in the running for my New Year’s Eve dress. Key word: currently.



Dress: Yoana Baraschi, Anthropologie $298



A note on the fit of the dress: if you have a booty and/or hips, you may want to size up. I needed to. And it worked out perfectly.

Are you guys excited for party dress season??


Coat Tale: Anthropologie Leona Wrap Coat

Oh, this coat and all of it’s coziness. All that I want to do in this coat is sit around a camp fire on a beach and roast marshmallows. I’ll have to settle for a camp fire without the beach. Midwest problems.


I typically stay away from coats with hoods. For some reason, it makes me feel like a little kid in grade school. But I really like the way the hood lays flat as well as the way it looks on my head.


I’ve been eyeing this coat for a while now. Lucky for me, it was marked down to $99.95 from $198.00. Oh, and Anthropologie is currently running a promotion of 25% off of sale items. Score!



Coat: Leona Wrap Coat, Anthropologie $99.95
Jeans: Pilcro Serif Legging Jeans, Anthrpologie $118
Boots: Carmen Harness Short, The Frye Company $298

I am seriously in love with this coat and the amazing print and colors. It is beyond perfect for the crisp fall air.


Be sure to check out your local Anthropologie (or head to their website) to snatch up items on sale with the additional 25% off.

Happy shopping!