Fashion Friday- Cold Shoulder Lavender Dress

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Fashion Friday- Cold Shoulder Lavender Dress

Hi guys!

Before we get into today’s post I have a little blog business.  I guest post on the Healthy Helper Blog this week!  The post is about 5 Ways to Have a Stress Free Summer, which I know many of us need to hear.  After you read this, make sure to head over there and give Kaila a little Running in a Skirt love.   Second, make sure to enter the Vega giveaway with my Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles post.  This new protein is a clean, vegan one so it’s a great option for many of us, plus the popsicle recipe is kind of aweeeeeeee-some.

Back to Fashion Friday now!

I was at the Biltmore House the other day for dinner and had a chance to dress up a little.  I’ve mentioned before that Asheville is a pretty casual place, so it’s hard to find places to dress up a little.  I decided to pull out this lavender off the shoulder dress I picked up at our Dillard’s clearance center.

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I thought with off the shoulder being a big trend for summer 2016, this dress was perfect.  Plus I love the way the color compliments my eyes.

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I paired it with some of my Mom’s gemstone and gold jewelry.  I always used to wear white gold, but I’m really enjoying wearing more yellow gold lately.  So many of her pieces were yellow gold, so I’m glad it’s coming back around in style.  I also have no problem mixing the two as you can see with my bracelets.

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I’ve got a feeling this dress is going to be one of my new favs.  It’s so easy to wear and feels very hip! <— if you say hip does that automatically make you not hip??  Don’t answer that! πŸ™‚

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I hope you all have a beautiful weekend doing things you love.  I’ll be heading the the Outer Banks to spend some time with the Hubs family at a beach house.  I’ve lived in North Carolina almost 13 years and never seen it, so I’m excited.  If I see wild horses on a beach I just might cry. πŸ™‚

Make sure to follow along on Instagram while I’m there.

Shop the Look

Dress: Dillard’s Clearance Center, other off the shoulder dresses I like HERE, HERE and HERE.<– crushing on this denim one from Express 

Shoes: Micheal Kors, similar HERE and HERE <— budget friendly option

Necklace: Mom’s πŸ™‚  similar HERE.

Purse: Calvin Klein, similar HERE

So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for some confessions that have been on my mind.  It’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time.

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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

Do you wear white gold and yellow gold together?

What are you doing this weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:59-04:00 June 24th, 2016|Fashion, Spring, Summer, Trends|42 Comments


  1. Emily August 23, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Love the color of the dress! Very cute summer style. Also, love the rest of your blog, keep up the amazing posts πŸ™‚

  2. ruth July 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful dress! I love the cold shoulder look!

  3. Farrah June 27, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    That’s such a cute dress! :D! I love the necklace you paired it with too! :]

  4. heather @Lunging Through Life June 27, 2016 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh I LOVE this dress!! You look stunning. It’s simple but yet so elegant. Perfect for summer nights!

  5. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 27, 2016 at 2:06 am - Reply

    I love the color of this dress! It’s perfect for spring!

  6. Gladys June 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Wow! Beautiful dress and that color is seriously so pretty.

  7. Edye June 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    That dress looks amazing on you, Julie! Hope you’re having a great weekend xo

    Edye |

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Hi Edye! Thank you so much! Hope you are having a great holiday!

  8. Tamara DeWire June 25, 2016 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Absolutely love this dress! Gorgeous color and love the cold shoulder style.

  9. [email protected] June 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Beautiful dress! I hope you have a fun time at the Outer Banks!!

  10. Mary Beth Jackson June 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I love this dress on you! I have a few fun pieces like that. Toughest part for me is the strapless bra thing but I still love the look! Have a great weekend!

  11. Annmarie June 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    How pretty is this?! Lavender is one of my favorite colors- looks amazing on you!

  12. Julie Bonner June 24, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

    What a beautiful dress!! That color is perfect for you.

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Hi Julie! Thank you so much. Have a great weekend!

  13. Ada June 24, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

    That dress is gorgeous and so on trend right now. Wish we had a Dillard’s here. And you are right the dress compliments your eyes. I love it paired with the cognac shoes. =) And oooh I want a mosqouito-free Summer so I am looking forward to that post, Julie. =)

    I love your blog and style and would love for you to join my linkup on Thursdays and share your amazing style with my readers and all the fabulous fashionistas. Thank you and have a fantastic weekend!

    <3 Ada.

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Hi Ada, Thanks so much for inviting me to the linkup. I’m traveling next week, but try to remind me for the next week!

  14. Amy June 24, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous dress!

  15. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition June 24, 2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

    That’s a really pretty dress! And a great color on you!

    I hope you see wild horses! πŸ™‚ Have fun!

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! It’s a lot of fun to wear too.

  16. Wayne Burgess June 24, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Let us know if you cry over the horses!

  17. Nicole @ Fitful Focus June 24, 2016 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I am slightly obsessed with that dress! I love that it still has straps to keep it up. Ok… shopping time…

  18. Jo-Lynne Shane June 24, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

    That dress is SO cute on you!

  19. I love the comfy cut and off the shoulder style of that dress. I don’t think we have Dillard’s here. I need some cute new dresses!

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

      We have this clearance center which is part nightmare, part dream. You have to DIG for stuff on racks and it’s a pain… but if you find something good it’s a dream. I got this name brand dress for like $20.
      You have to be in the mood to do it though.

  20. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 24, 2016 at 6:58 am - Reply

    I think this might be one of my favorite outfits of yours–simple, chic and elegant, colorful yet soft, but then with punches of drama. LOVE it. Have a great trip to OBX!

  21. [email protected] June 24, 2016 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Cute dress. I like the color too. I never would wear white gold and yellow gold together. But yours look good.

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Lacey! I used to not do it, but now I love the way it looks.

  22. Blane Sherer June 24, 2016 at 5:11 am - Reply

    That’s a great look for you ( smile ).
    I’m going to my folks on Sunday to celebrate
    Father’s Day. My daughters and my grandson
    were in Hawaii last week. My daughters told
    me before they left for Hawaii that they were
    postponing Father’s Day for a week ( smile ).
    They had a great time in Hawaii and they had
    no major travel problems.
    I hope you enjoy your Outer Banks family weekend !

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

      I’m so glad they enjoyed Hawaii! It’s a magical place! Have a great week.

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