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!

Kelli

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!

Kelli

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. 

Kelli

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:



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

Kelli

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!

Kelli

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lady Gaga in Azzedine Alaïa

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

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Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Kelli

OOTD: Chambray + Florals + Pink = Spring Wishes

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Spring? Is that you? Sadly, not yet. At least, not yet in St. Louis. But I continue to keep positive thoughts that we will soon have warmer days filled with sunshine. So in the mean time, I’m dressing the part. Well, as long as there is no snow.

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My most recent obsession is my new blush pink bag by Michael Kors. It is the most perfect shade of pink. It’s not an in-your-face pink. It’s more subtle, and almost a “neutral” pink. I envisioned pairing the bag with a floral skirt or dress. And then, it happened. I found the most perfect floral skirt from Nordstrom to wear with this bag.

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“But what top will I pair this skirt and bag with?,” I asked myself. A chambray shirt, of course! I also added a cute little touch with frilly socks from Anthropologie. And booties, of course.

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Shirt: Anthropologie (a few years ago). Shop this similar one from Anthropologie, $88
Skirt: Nordstrom, $38
Bag: Selma Saffiano Leather Medium Satchel Michael Kors, $298
Belt: Vintage
Socks: Anthropologie, last season
Booties: Kate Spade Nordstrom

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Are you all as ready for spring as I am? What do you guys think of the blush trend? I’m hooked!

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Happy Thursday!

Kelli

Tuesday Shoe Day: Espadrilles

After a recent trip to Nordstrom, it is clear that The Shoe of the upcoming Spring season is the espadrille. They come in all shapes and sizes. Wedge, flat, opened toe, closed toe, solid, patterned, beaded–you name it. So I decided to cruise Nordstrom’s website to find my favorite espadrilles.

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I have a favorite out of this group. Can you guess which ones are my favorite?

Happy Tuesday!

Kelli

A Few Shades of Grey (& Black)

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Rise and shine my lovelies! The event every stay-at-home mom has been waiting for is here: Fifty Shades of Grey is opening this weekend. Ok, maybe pretty much every girl is excited for it. Maybe because they read the book, or just want a good laugh (admit it, it looks kind of funny). Either way, girls (and guys) will be flocking to theaters to see what all of the commotion is about. So in honor of the film release, I put together a little outfit with some shades of grey and, well, black.

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My skirt collection is increasing more and more. I’m in love with full, a-line skirts. They are easy to throw on and go with practically everything. This one is from Nordstrom and has a really cool texture to it. And bonus: it just went on sale!

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Seeing as we’re talking about grey (the color) lets talk about the top and clutch. Well, they’re grey. But seriously, the top is a great little cropped long sleeve tee from Abercrombie. And I’m obsessed with it. I should have bought every color it came in. It is just perfect with high-waisted skirts. It’s also perfect for my new favorite statement necklace (which happens to have a few shades of grey too). And we can’t forget about the beaded clutch. It is an amazing dark shade of grey with beading. I’m a sucker for anything beaded.

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Top: Abercrombie & Fitch, $20
Skirt: ASTR Nordstrom, $46.80
Tights: J. Crew
Booties: Sam Edelman from Nordstrom a few years ago
Clutch: Jeweled Mosaic Pouch Anthropologie, $59.95
Necklace: Nordstrom, $40.80

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Are you seeing Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend? Going with girlfriends? A boyfriend? By yourself? Either way, I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Kelli

Let’s Get Crafty: Valentine’s Day Cards

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Believe it or not, I have other interests besides what I wear (I know, shocking!). And every year for Valentine’s Day, I always make my own Valentine’s to mail out to my friends and family. I usually stumble upon an amazing card making kit at stores like Michael’s and even Anthropologie. But this year, I decided to make my own from scratch…mainly because I couldn’t find any cute kits. But I actually loved how my cards turned out this year! Let’s go over some supplies first:

1. Cards and envelopes

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You can find various cards and envelopes at stores like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Target. The colored cards (reds, pinks, purples, etc.) at Michael’s are a little expensive, in my opinion. So this year I found a set of 8 pink blank cards with envelopes at Hobby Lobby. I purchased two packs, for a total of 16. Yeah, I can do math too you guys!

2. Heart and square lever punch and card stock

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These punch outs are awesome and super easy to use. I bought a heart shaped and a square shaped punch out by Recollections from Michael’s. They have various shapes and sizes so you can be very creative. Card stock is also a must (obviously). For my Valentine’s this year, I stuck with pink and red card stock and different pink and red patterned card stock.

Heart lever punch: Michael’s, $9.99-$13.99. The square was not online, but you can find it in stores easily.

3. Valentine stickers and embellishments

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Recollections made some adorable Valentine embellishments this year that I had to snatch up. I bought all of these from Michael’s.

4. Stamps and ink pad

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Stamps are a dime a dozen at Michael’s. You can find pretty much anything you’re looking for. I personally enjoy stamping the inside of the card and the mailing envelope.

5: Glue dots

Now it’s time to create! And glue dots are the most amazing thing in card making/scrapbooking. They are easy to use and involve zero dry time. My go-to glue dots are available at Michael’s for $4.99.

Get creative! Mix and match patterns, shapes and stickers. Have fun with it. Your friends and family will be so thrilled when they receive their special Valentine in the mail.

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Now, go spread some love!

Kelli