Dressing Up Linen Pants

 

Champagne & Polka Dots - Jord wooden watch

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Wooden Watch c/o Jord – Enter here to win a $75 JORD Gift Card!

Scallop tank (old, similar) // Linen Pants under $25! (similar, similar) // Bourbon & Boweties Bangle

 Clutch via Paisley Boutique (similar, similar) // Straw Brim Hat via Paisley Boutique (similar, similar)

 Cognac Leather Sandal // Stone Necklace via Blush Boutique

I have a secret for you! Linen pants are the trick to getting away with wearing pajamas all day. I am all about comfort and these linen pants from Old Navy have been on repeat every saturday the past few weeks. Super comfy and very cute. I dress mine up with a stark white silk tank and plenty of jewels. I will be traveling to New Zealand and Moorea next month on a 15 hour flight, and you can guarantee I will have these pants packed!

 

My favorite accessory is this new wooden watch from Jord. I have seen these around town in many boutiques and on other local bloggers and have been curious about the brand for the past year. I am a die hard fan now that I have been wearing this watch for the past couple weeks. I love how light and comfortable this watch is compared to my other heavy and oversized styles. The honey & champagne color of the natural zebrawood is stunning and goes with nearly everything in my summer wardrobe. I can’t tell you how many times I have been stopped and asked where I got this watch! The checkout line at the grocery store, shopping at Nordstrom, and down in the florida keys on vacation…  already that’s more than any other accessory I have ever worn.

 

If the size of the face is not to your liking, they have plenty to choose from in the womens styles. I personally love the oversized look, but this style has also caught my eye. Also, JORD is offering a chance to win a $75 giftcard for a new wooden watch! ENTER HERE, and every entry is guaranteed a e-gift card for $20 off their own JORD watch! Everyone wins!

 

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Takin’ a Dip #PutOnASwimsuit

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When you get an email about applying to be in a swimsuit blogger campaign, you really take a little second to think. Do I want my “not so perfect” body plastered on the internet in a swimsuit? Well, not really. But then, there’s the great photographer, makeup artist, hair team and swim suits by the one and only Lori Coulter… and BAM! I’m in.

Champagne & Polka Dots - Lori Coulter Swim

Champagne & Polka Dots - Lori Coulter Swim

This dream team made me feel like a total babe for the day. Talk about the ultimate pampering! It was full of poolside fun with cocktails, a pegasus, and plenty of great conversation with other local St. Louis bloggers. The best part was I had no self-conscious moments in my “itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, champagne polka dot bikini!” I hope I made you sing that yellow polka dots bikini song from the yogurt commercials 🙂

 

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Champagne & Polka Dots - Lori Coulter Swim

Lori Coulter is a dream for swimsuit designs. She is most known for her custom swimsuits. My mother has had over three suits from her in years past and when I told momsie about my email from Lori Coulter, she had nothing but positive reviews and excitement for getting my very first suit from the local designer.

 

The retro-inspired champagne and polka dots swimsuit I am wearing was love at first sight. For obvious reasons! Lori Coulter picked it out personally when she found out the name of my blog and the print made me just giddy with happiness.

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Champagne & Polka Dots - Lori Coulter Swim

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Lori’s swimsuit campaign is inspiring with the hashtag #putonaswimsuit. Her message hopes to evoke confidence in every woman regardless of size and insecurities. Sure, I wish I had a six pack and maybe some ta-ta’s, but when you find the right swimsuit that fits great and can help you in areas that need a little confidence booster… all is right in the world. You can get your shop on with code champagneandpolkadots2016 for 20% off your order until July 31st. Enjoy!

 

Special thanks to the hair ladies at Dominic Michael Salon, Brea Politte for the fresh makeup look, The Cheshire for hosting and Elizabeth Wiseman for the incredible photography! And of course Lori Coulter for the incredible day and swimsuit! 

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Shop Major Discounts at Your Favorite St. Louis Boutiques!

Champagne & Polka Dots - Blush BoutiqueThere’s many things I love about St. Louis, but at the top has to be the many unique boutiques that are sprinkled across the city. Having a successful local store is incredibly difficult especially when you are miles from big box retailers and three large shopping centers. Blush Boutique in Kirkwood is one of those gems that has been able to differentiate themselves for more than a decade!

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Blush has recently expanded their store and moved just a couple doors down from their original location, now on Argonne. When shopping in Blush you can expect bohemian vibes full of lots of color and plenty of personality. I was delighted to see a wide selection of beautiful clothing and jewels and also so many great gift options that are perfect for those that can be difficult to buy for.

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Champagne & Polka Dots - Blush Boutique

Next weekend, you can shop Blush Boutique and many other popular boutiques in St. Louis at Alive Magazine’s discounted shopping event, Cash + Carry! At this event, over twenty local stores will be showcasing their exclusive deals, Friday and Saturday July 22nd and 23rd. Get a sneak peek of   some of the discounted items at Blush Boutique that you could see at this event.

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I am having some shopping remorse for not taking this entire outfit home with me. I think I may just need to stop back in the store to pick it up. I mean how perfect is this hat!? Also, these shorts are from their sale section that will be apart of the Cash + Carry event!
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I love the cold shoulder details of this top from their sale. This was an easy pick for my shopping bag! 

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This casual look is what I had in mind for an upcoming country concert. I think I may be substituting the shorts for some denim cut offs, but this top is easy breezy perfection and will look perfect with some cowboy boots. Champagne & Polka Dots - Blush BoutiqueAnother beautiful pice from their sale. I really hope this one is apart of Cash + Carry, but wouldn’t be surprised if it was gone before then!Champagne & Polka Dots - Blush Boutique Champagne & Polka Dots - Blush Boutique

Want to attend this fun and highly anticipated event? Purchase tickets to the 2016 Cash + Carry Event here: Cash + Carry Tickets.

Time:  Friday, July 22nd 6-9 PM – Early Access!  //  Saturday, July 23rd 10 AM – 2 PM

Location:  Majorette  //  7150 Manchester Ave.  //  St. Louis, MO 63143

Special thanks to Alive Influencer Network for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

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