Ruffles + Thoughts on Shein

 Pants: Mimi | Top: Shein | Purse: Henri Bendel  | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Shoes: Sam Edelman (So comfy)

It’s no secret that the color blue and the trend ruffles, have been on my mind lately. I wore this combo to a middle school fundraiser dinner and I actually was matching Ted. As you can imagine, he wasn’t too thrilled that we walked side by side as twins. I begged and begged for him to do a blog post with me matching, but the man prefers to be behind the lens. I thought it was the cutest and got a kick out of it, but he wasn’t amused haha! You probably are confused why we would attend a middle school event since we don’t have kids yet. Well, Ted actually has been a private school Football and Basketball coach at Veritas Christian Academy in Bellaire since he was in High School (10 years ago). His mom was actually the principal at the school and helped start it. Ted LOVES to coach and it is life long dream of his to just coach one day, and my heart flutters every time I watch him  out their coaching those kids. I mean I actually shed tears at games of how proud I am of the man I married, and I know a big part of who he is comes from coaching those boys. I remember attending his games when I was in high school and thinking how cool it was that my boyfriend was the coach haha! Some of the boys that he coached during our dating years actually came to our wedding.

Ok, I need to stop being so mushy about my husband and share about the outfit, lol! I ordered this top from Shein and I was surprisingly impressed with it. I do need to share my thoughts on Shein real quick since I have had tons of questions about them (rightfully so). So Shein is a China based company which can take a while, sometimes months, to ship your products. The prices are UNBEATABLE and sometimes you get what you pay for. I like to think of it as a gamble but I honestly haven’t had a single problem with them yet! Before ordering, I recommend reading reviews, readings blog posts, etc., on sizing of the pieces and if they are worth it. I would NEVER share a piece that I don’t believe fits right,  is of high quality, or don’t like #promise. To be honest, some of my favorite pieces in my closet is from Shein and this top is one of them. You can find some really cute on trend pieces for a great price!

This also would make a really cute work wear outfit! I loved how I kept warm with a head to toe outfit but still very stylish.

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Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Wearing My Top Backwards

Top: Topshop | Shorts: Zara (similar or here) | Purse: Henri Bendel | Shoes: Zara (sale) or similar | Lipstick: gloMinerals | Earrings: Gorjana | Watch: Larsson and Jennings | Bracelet: The Styled Collection

Sometimes, if the tag tells you to wear the top one way, and you like it the other way, switch it! There are no rules in the game of what you wear on yourself. What matters is how you feel in it! If you see how the model is wearing it online, here, you can tell there is no ruching detail. I actually loved the ruched look and preferred the slits in the puff sleeves to be shown on the front. I defiantly could wear it both ways, I wore it the correct way here for the Super Bowl! Point is, wear that top, skirt, dress, etc anyway you want loves! I even had a couple ladies stop to tell me they loved my top yesterday and I of course had to spill the beans of my little backwards secret lol!

Also I wanted to hit on a trend alert, obviously off the shoulder and white are in and here to stay this season, but have you all been noticing bows on the toes? I think “bows on the toes” is kinda the cutest phrase ever lol! Any ways these have been pretty big around here and so have mules / glides. I actually was cleaning out the shoe portion of my closest 4 months ago and stared at my bow flat Steve Maddens (that I have had hoarded since 10th grade) wondering if they will ever come back. Well, they are back and I am so excited for it! I love when shoes can make a statement and these babes are big on my list. These are from Zara and actually are on sale, but pre warning, they did give me tiny blisters.

Well Happy Friday! Any exciting plans? I actually am running around non stop this weekend, but what is new. We have bible study, an event, and a sleep over at Chateau Cocomar tonight – tomorrow I have a blogger conference and a gala – & Sunday we have church, a lunch meeting, and photos! Did I mention it also is moving weekend? I don’t think we will have time to move in so I am thinking next weekend sounds more realistic.

Okkie enjoy!

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Baby Shower at Hotel Granduca

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Baby Shower Outfit
Duster: Shein | Denim: Articles of Society | Tank: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Bracelet: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Bauble Bar

Is it baby season in anyone else’s life, or just me?! I am so excited for this new season of life where all my friends are starting to have little ones. My sister in law is preggo, 4 girls in our church are expecting babies, and my sweet blogger friend Ashley is also expecting! I was so excited for the opportunity to shower Ashley, from Simplicity and Coffee, for her sweet baby girl arriving this Spring! I teamed up with Roselyn and Sara to throw off this adorable high tea shower and it was a blast. We were so fortunate to come across Hotel Granduca to throw the most perfect High Tea! I was drooling all over that china. With us blogger ladies having such a busy schedule, it was so nice to have the hotel take care of everything! They chose everything from the menu, food, decor, etc. All we had to do was show up with our fancy outfits (mine pictured above) and enjoy! I know it can be stressful planning a shower, I am helping with 2 right now, and this one was by far the easiest!

Now, what to wear to a baby shower? I typically like to stick with the theme. Since I knew Ashley was having a baby Girl, I went with a light pink duster to match the ambiance of the hotel and the high tea environment. To be honest, I have never owned a duster until this season (I styled one here) and they make such a fun statement! Does anyone else dress for the gender of the baby or am I alone in this too?! lol

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White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top Outfit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | White Top OutfitTop: A Dip of Darling  | Denim: Topshop (sale) similar | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Shoes: Marc Fisher – similar (dupes) | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: The Styled Collection  | Sunnies: Ditto (rent one month free with dressupbuttercup)

First, you can never go wrong with a white top! This quarter sleeve top has such a great personality, I knew I had to have it. I was running late to a meeting for creatives yesterday, Tuesday’s Together with Rising Tide, and I just threw on this mix and went right out the door. I have been waiting for the perfect chance to share these earrings and a white top, denim, and wedges will give you just that opportunity! In a couple of days, March will be here, aka spring and I am so ecstatic I can hardly wait. These shoes probably will be on repeat since they are so comfortable. They have been shared over and over but until I can find comfier wedges, these will stay! I also am sharing the dupes for half the price, here.

I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather, wherever you are! I seriously plan on sitting outside today and working. Mother always tells me that Vitamin D is important and “I need some sun” with sunscreen of course. It’s funny because every time she sees me without make up, she says I am lacking Vitamin D and I need to go sit out in the sun. What the lady doesn’t know is I am actually just lacking bronzer! Anyway, happy hump day!

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