Hello from the Midwest! While these photos were obviously taken back at home in California (I've yet to brave the snow in anything other than pants and a heavy coat here), I am indeed back in Illinois. Yes, that sound of someone slipping on ice you hear is coming from me. That said, I'm happy to be back. Work is a giant mess a little hectic right now, but I enjoy being busy. Plus, my class schedule is pretty light this semester so I'm happy.

These photos are part one of a three-part installment sponsored by August Wrinkle, an adorable online boutique. Over the next couple weeks, I'll be styling three different pieces three different ways and I couldn't be more excited. I fell in love with the pieces (not to mention the prices) on August Wrinkle and this dress was one of the first ones that caught my eye. I'm crazy about the color and I love just about anything with scallops. I also thought the metal detail was a cool tough and something a little different for me. 

For this look, I decided to go a little edgy, well edgy for me at least. I love the idea of having an all black foundation for an outfit with one standout pice. I will say that for someone who is lazy like me, the dress does wrinkle easily (I ironed it a couple days before wearing it), but that's never been something that bothers me too much. I'm willing to ignore that tiny detail on a dress this cool.

Look out for my two other sponsored posts coming up and, in the meantime, make sure to check out August Wrinkle! I found too many things that I want and I know all of you will as well.

Side note: these pictures look so great because my talented sister-in-law, Elyse, took them while I was home. I'm thinking of starting up a collection so I can hire her as my personal photographer.

Dress: c/o August Wrinkle
Blazer: Buffalo Exchange
Boots: Target
Necklaces: Jewelmint

While I received this dress for free, all opinions stated in this post are entirely my own. I was not asked to write any of the things said here and I am completely honest in everything I write.


  1. I love this color on you and those boots are perfect. Also your hair has been looking beautiful lately.

    And as for the comment about being cold, I wear a coat, gloves, fleece tights, and a scarf on campus. I'm sure you know all about extreme campus layering. I definitely don't own a pair of pants.

  2. This dress is gorgeous and I love how you accessorized it. The color is definitely a favorite of mine. I can't even imagine what it would be like going from California weather to Ohio weather, but I can assure you it only hit 45 degrees here today. I swear you're not missing much! I really look forward to our summer meetup ;)



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  3. Oh man, is this dress ever perfect! Scallops always make my heart melt a bit :-) That color is so pretty on you as well!

    I'm so not a pants or coat gal myself...I've been all about sweaters over dresses and two pairs of tights if I need :-) xoxo

  4. Such a cute dress! The green looks so great on you :)

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  5. I love this dress! Its a gorgeous color and the scallops are too cute!! Your sil takes pretty pictures! you look so adorable. I need to check out this boutique!

  6. Your dress is so unique! I'm totally bookmarking the boutique for when I start my online shopping - great photos too! Your sister-in-law did a great job :)

  7. Oh my goodness, that dress looks amazing on you, it is so flattering. Plus, I am in love with the color. I need to check this shop out. Have a great start to your semester!


  8. I would just like to come right out and say that I love this outfit in every single way possible. The emerald green color looks incredible on you and I love the scallop detailing as well. Can't wait to see the other two looks! :)

  9. I love that dress! What a wonderful color on you and the details are fantastic. And I know, my pictures turn out so much better when I have a photographer to take them for me! These shots look great :)

  10. Oh, this dress! Not only is the color so gorgeous but I love the scalloped hemline. (And its got beading along the hem, so cool!) This color looks really amazing on you, it's stunning against your hair. (Your little pendants are so pretty as well, they don't compete with the dress at all and add the perfect little something.) Brrr, I hope you're doing okay getting use to the cold again!)

  11. Wow, that is one pretty dress! Love the scallops and cool metal details.
    Haha, and way to rock it in an edgy style. I like this kind of look a lot :)

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  12. The detail on your dress is lovely! I'm all about that dark foresty green right now too!

  13. This is so ridiculously pretty!


  14. The dress is really pretty, and you're the right, the color is beautiful. I think it looks great on you, and you did a really good job styling it.

  15. that color is amazing on you!!!! and the scallops are so adorable! :D

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  16. Love the color of the dress, you look like Peter Pan <3 Now I'm following you. I really love your style and smile :D


  17. You look gorgeous! Love this dress soo much, & what great details with the jewelry! What a great outfit!!

    <3 Megan

  18. Such a cool deal! August Wrinkle, if you're out there, pick me too! Haha. This dress is gorgeous though! I love the color and detailing and I'd say you styled it perfectly. And man am I with you on missing that CA weather, although I've heard it's been pretty cold there too lately! What is happening?!

    perfectly priya

  19. This is such a cute dress, I love the color on you! Can't wait to see more from this company!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  20. love the scalloped edges, it's different and the colour is so gorgeous :D

  21. SO pretty on you! The green colors is amazing! And I am totally in love your your sis in laws photo skills - I understand why you would want her around all the time. She's taken some of your other photos too right?

  22. Gorgeous Emerald Green color (and isn't that the color of the year or something?)

  23. Love, love, love!!!
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  24. you look GORGEOUS in that dress! emerald green (& mustard) are def your colors, so pretty! love teh scallops & good call goign w/ black for the rest, i always forget that but usually love how put together it looks.