Pretty in Pink (and Chambray)

Some days, all you need are a few basics. Chambray shirt? Check. A-line skirt? Check. Wedges and belt? Check, check. These are all versital items that can be worn together or worn with other things. It’s all about how you put them together. 

First, let’s talk about the classic chambray shirt. Don’t you just love the fact that about 5 years ago, most people wouldn’t be caught dead in a chambray shirt (aka denim shirt). When worn with jeans, it was considered the “red neck tuxedo”. Cut to today. People wear denim on denim everyday. And they look so chic. Nowadays, the chambray shirt comes in various shades, colors and washes. And jeans also now come in different shades, colors, washes, patterns, etc. so it is truly an endless combination. 

But who doesn’t love a chambray shirt tucked into an adorable fit and flare skirt? It’s a great everyday look that is easy to wear and looks effortless. And Im pretty in love with this bright pink skirt from Nordstrom. This skirt is truly easy and breezy. 

Shirt: Old Navy, $24.94

Skirt: Halogen Eyelet Pleat Front Skirt Nordstrom, $79

Belt: Anthropologie, last year

Wedges: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $119.95

Happy Friday to everyone!


Floral Frock: Maggy London Floral Print Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Flowers are blooming all around! On trees and on dresses. This dress by Maggy London has spring written all over it. Purple tones of flowers, midi length, and the double straps–this is the most perfect spring dress. I know what you’re thinking: “Kelli thinks that every floral dress is the most perfect spring dress.” What can I say? I’m a sucker for a floral dress. 

I love how ultra feminine this dress is. What girl doesn’t love twirling around in dress? I am truly lucky that I am a girl. There is just nothing better! As girls, we get to play dress up everyday of our lives. 

Cute dress aside, I must talk about the amazing locations that I stumble upon for my blog shoots. There are so many interesting places around St. Louis. And right next to St. Louis is Alton, Illinois. Alton is known as one of the most haunted towns. Yikes! But it is seriously so pretty and interesting. There is something different and unique with every turn you make. 

There are so many ways to wear this dress. Today, I paired it with my favorite new pair of wedge booties. I wanted to keep it simple and let the dress shine. It was a tad chilly, so I threw a cream blazer over the dress. This dress can be worn with a cute pair of white peep-toe pumps or can be casual with a fitted chambray shirt over it. 

Dress: Maggy London Nordstrom, $148

Blazer: Kensie Evereve, $69.99

Wedges: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $119

Happy Spring!!


Tuesday Shoeday: Dolce Vita Sumner Peep Toe Wedge Bootie

If there was ever the most perfect spring/summer shoe, it would be this wedge bootie by Dolce Vita. It was truly love at first sight the moment I saw these booties at Nordstrom. Everything about this pair of shoes is perfection, from the peep toe, to the wedge, to the interwoven straps. 

The Sumner Peep Toe Wedge Booties look good with practically everything. Dresses? Yep. Skirts? Obviously. Jeans? Of course. As stated before, it is literally the perfect shoe. 

Shoes: DV Dolce Vita ‘Sumner’ Peep Toe Wedge Bootie Nordstrom, $119.95

Jeans: AG Nordstrom, $178

These come in black. I think I need them. Actually, I know I need them. 

Happy Tuesday!


White Out: Altar’d State Boho Dress

Head-to-toe white is a huge trend for spring. And I am all for it. As most of you know, white is a go-to color of mine. It always looks clean, crisp, and classic. Now, throw in a white boho dress and I am on cloud 9. 

Now let’s talk about the boho look. Some call it a trend, others call it a lifestyle. I believe it’s much more than a trend. It is definitely here to stay for a long time. And truthfully, has it ever gone away? Each decade has a new twist on the look. But boho is always there. 

The crown of flowers began making its way back into our lives a few years ago. Little by little, we started seeing the statement headpiece more and more. And I love it. In fact, I can’t get enought of it. Now with “festival” style on trend, the crown of flowers are here for another year. 

Now let’s talk about this outfit. I walked into a store called Altar’d State a few weeks ago, saw this, and fell in love. It is actually a maxi dress slip with a top over it. Brilliant. You can easily wear this top with jeans or cut off’s this summer and you can also throw a cute chambray top over this maxi. These pieces are extremely versital. 

I must mention my new favorite shoe purchase. Dolce Vita knows how to make a good shoe. And this one…oh my gosh. I’m obsessed. But more about them in a future post. Hang tight!

Dress: Striking in White Maxi Dress Altar’d State, $79.95

Top: Altar’d State Sweet Escape Top Altar’d State, $59.95

Shoes: DV Dolce Vita ‘Sumner’ Peep Toe Wedge Bootie Nordstrom, $119.95

Belt: Vintage

Crown of Flowers: Francesca’s (a few years ago). Shop similar Here, $14

Happy Wednesday to everyone!


Floral Frock: Eliza J Belted Print Faille Fit & Flare Dress

Pinks, greens and creams. Yes please! Eliza J hit it out of the park with this dress. Most of you know my love for floral and dresses. A floral dress? Heaven! It’s always a go-to of mine in the spring and summer.

Thank goodness I invested in the blush pink Michael Kors bag. It is going along perfectly with my wardrobe this season. It’s a fabulous staple bag in my life. Long story short, a blush handbag is a must for every girl’s collection. 

I wore this dress to a friend’s wedding shower this past weekend. For the shower, I wore my dark brown Kate Spade booties. Then after an impromptu shopping trip to Nordstrom, I picked up a pair of light colored Frye booties. I just couldn’t resist. It was triple points at Nordstrom after all. I couldn’t decide which booties I liked better with the dress. When in doubt, try both!

Dress: Eliza J Nordstrom, $138

Belt: Anthropologie (last year)

Bag: Michael Kors Nordstrom, $358

Dark booties: Kate Spade (last season)

Light booties: Frye Reina Bootie Nordstrom, $257

Floral dresses: I love you!


OOTD: Spring Florals and Distressed Denim

Spring is here! This week it got up to 80 degrees here in St. Louis. And it was glorious. So what’s more appropriate than wearing a floral button down? The answer: nothing. 

I love mixing soft and hard items together. In this case, the top is ultra feminine and soft. While the distressed jeans have a hard edge. I love the floral print of this top. And how cute is the tie in the front? This could read “country.” But it actually reads “chic.”

And what’s outfit is complete without a fabulous bag? A Rebecca Minkoff bag does the trick. I topped it off with some vintage Chanel shades. 

Top: Ro & De Tie Front Blouse Nordstrom, $78

Jeans: Joes Jeans Evereve, $179

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag Nordstrom, $295

Necklace: Nordstrom, $128

Booties: Dolce Vita, Anthropologie (last year)

Happy Spring, y’all!


OOTD: LC Lauren Conrad Cinderella Collection

Happy Sunday to all! First, let me apologize on my lack of posts lately. I was under the weather with the flu. But, I am back and in my tulle skirts, of course. And today, I’m talking about the adorable Cinderella collection by LC Lauren Conrad. 

I was beyond thrilled when I found out that Lauren Conrad was creating a special collection featuring Cinderella. Because honestly, who doesn’t want to be a Disney princess? Even in my 20’s, I still love fairytales. This collection is just lovely. Whimsical dresses and skirts paired with adorable graphic tee’s and sweaters make up this collection. 

I was immediately drawn to this particular tulle skirt. As most of you know, I love (and own many) tulle skirts. The print and colors in this skirt are devine. Now for a top to go with this skirt. I loved the sweater with the glass slipper from this collection. But, I couldn’t resist this cute “bibbidi, bobbidi, boo” graphic tee. It meshed so perfectly. 

A statement necklace seemed appropriate for this collection. I kept the earrings simple with Kate Spade studs. And, can you believe it, I busted out my favorite Sam Edelman sandals! Spring has sprung my friends. I’m so thrilled!

Top: Disney’s Cinderella a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad Foil Graphic Tee Kohls, $30.80

Skirt: Disney’s Cinderella a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad Tulle Skirt Kohls, $44.80

Sandals: Sam Edelman (a few years ago). Shop similar from Nordstrom, $109

Earrings: Kate Spade Nordstrom, $38

Necklace: Nordstrom last season 

I’m seeing the new Cinderella movie tonight. It looks amazing.  Now go see the movie and shop this cute collection from Kohls. 


Spring 2015: On Trend with Head-to-Toe White

It’s no secret that I love wearing white. From dresses, to lacey tops, to scarves, white is my go-to color. It always looks so crisp and clean. And of course, my beloved Nordstrom is right on trend with white. Here are some of my favorite white pieces from Nordstrom:


What do you guys think of the head-to-toe white trend for this spring? I already can’t get enough of it!


Let’s Celebrate: Anthropologie Pina Lace Dress

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Today marks the one year anniversary of Studded Dahlia. This blog has come so far in one year. And I want to continue to grow the blog more and more. I’ve enjoyed blogging so much this past year, and am so grateful for all of my awesome followers. I appreciate you all so much!

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So in true Studded Dahlia style, let’s talk about my outfit of the day. What better way to celebrate my bloggiversary than to wear a pineapple dress with teal tights. It seemed appropriate to celebrate in a dress from my favorite store, Anthropologie.

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Speaking of Anthropologie, the tights and belt are both from Anthro as well. This dress is so springy (which I love) but is still sooo cold outside. Tights were necessary for this dress. And springy-colored tights seemed perfect.

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And what would a dress and tights be without boots? Frye boots, to be exact. I live for Frye boots. You guys, they have a lifetime guarantee. Lifetime! Worth it, trust me.

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Life I said before…it is cold in St. Louis right now. I mean, really cold. Sheesh. And I am parading around in a sundress like a crazy girl. But it is all for the love of my blog. So halfway through the shoot, I had to put on my coat. And I actually liked how the pastel pink coat went with the white dress and pastel teal tights. A little wacky, but cohesive (in my opinion).

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Dress: Piña Lace Dress Anthropologie, $188 Belt: Anthropologie, last year
Tights: Anthropologie, $9.95
Coat: Anthropologie, last season
Boots: Carmen Harness Short Frye, $298

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Thank you all again for following me on my blogging journey. I hope you continue to enjoy my blog! Now let’s celebrate!


Oscar’s 2015 Red Carpet

The Oscar’s are finally here. I am interested in other things besides style, you guys. And movies are a huge interest of mine. I see a movie at the theater once a week. Great films are recognized every year. But others go under the radar. And I won’t go into snubs right now. Because tonight, I’m talking about the red carpet fashion. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed tonight. Normally I’d do a best and worst dressed list. But I want to focus on the best dressed. The only red carpet I ever watch is E! (What up G and Kelly?!) Enjoy!


Emma Stone in Elie Saab

My girl always comes through. She truly never disappoints me. Her style has evolved so much over the years. And she was on point this entire awards season. She takes the cake.


Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo Couture

Oh, Gwyneth. This dress is pure perfection. One shoulder? Check. Massive rose on the shoulder? Check. Pale pink? Check. Some may think that this dress is too 80’s. And to them I say, “girls just wanna have fun, bitches.” Work it girl.


Jessica Chastain

Va va voom. You’re on your way, Jess. You’ll get an Oscar one day. Just promise us that you will accept your award in a stunning gown like this one.


Rita Ora in Marchesa

Marchesa is one of my favorite designers to see on any red carpet. And Rita Ora looks like Hollywood Royalty. Truthfully, I can’t even tell you what she’s famous for. Music? Movies? I have no idea. But she looks beyond chic tonight.


Lady Gaga in Azzedine Alaïa

This is an Alaïa. (Clueless, hello). This is what Gaga wears to the Oscars.


Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Bravo, Reese. She looks gorgeous head-to-toe.


Ansel Elgort in Prada

First of all, I want to just pretend that this guy isn’t 6 years younger than me. At 20 years old, Ansel has so much poise and is so handsome. Swoon.


Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

Rosamund, are you sure you just gave birth? Because you look flawless. Finally, Rosamund showed up in a stunner tonight. And we all want to thank her for that.


Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab Couture

Seriously. Does this woman age? Need I say more?

My list goes on and on. This was a fabulous Oscar’s red carpet. Thank you to all of the lovely celebs. Maybe I’ll get an invite to next year’s show.