Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Romper: Keepsake | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Clutch: Tory Burch

One question I got the other day was, “Can I wear a romper to a wedding?” My answer, “Why yes you can, but depends on what type of wedding you are going to.” Hubs and I have SIX weddings in the next 3 months, so wedding season has officially started for us! I also have received a couple of emails about what to wear to a wedding, so I thought it would be informative to let you know when it is appropriate to wear a romper. Do note, I do not think you can wear a romper to every wedding you are invited to, but below are five tips to keep in mind!

Take note of the…

  • Couple: Is the couple laid back? Are they typically casual or always fancy? If you are headed to a couples wedding that is laid back and does not pay attention to style/clothes, you are in the clear. If the couple is typically always dressed up and loves fashion, maybe something dressier will do. It’s always better be over dressed in my opinion!
  • Venue: The type of wedding venue really does play a role in the style of a wedding. I usually do research on the wedding venue before choosing what I want to wear to a couples’ special day. If the wedding is held at a small intimate out door wedding then a romper is appropriate. If the wedding is held at Chateau Cocomar, a long gown maybe a better choice. The type of wedding venue really does make a difference!
  • Invitation: It is true when they say “a wedding invitation really does set the tone for your wedding day.” The other day I received a very different, colorful, glass invitation and immediately was excited for their wedding. I then instantly thought I needed to get an outfit that is fun, bright, and lively. I also received two traditional invitations that I know will be very formal. The fun and stylish invitation is my selection to wear this romper to that wedding!
  • Time of Day: The time of day also plays an important role in the style of wedding you are headed too. A brunch or Sunday wedding is more of a casual scene but if you are headed to a Saturday night wedding, a more formal choice maybe a better choice.
  • Material of Romper: Now I am saying a romper can be worn at some type of weddings but not every romper. I wouldn’t go with a cotton or polyester romper since that is very casual for a special occasion. Rompers are already considered to be in the casual category, so a more dressier material is best. I would go with a polyester material like this romper. Material plays a huge role!

I am obsessed with the color of this strapless romper and the ruffle details. I knew I had to have it in my closet and I sure do plan to wear it to one of the few weddings we have coming up!

Note: I was a wedding planner a couple years ago at Chateau Cocomar (where these photos were taken), so I do know wedding attire! Actually, one of my favorite parts of coordinating a wedding was being able to stare at all the wedding guests outfits.

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Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress: Misguided | Shoes: Dr Scholls (size up) | Sunnies: Charming Charlie | Denim: Similar
“They know their audiences are fickle and can quickly leave, so they treat each and every post with care”
I have been pondering on this statement all weekend. I am clearly not saving lives or running to be the next President, but I do take my little space of the internet extremely seriously and what I choose to share with you on here. I put a huge pressure on myself to try to be as transparent and honest as I can and sometimes I struggle not being “human enough.” I do not take it lightly that you spend a little part of your day, week, or month passing by to see what I am up too or wearing! That to me is a HUGE deal and that comes with a huge responsibility. I always worry about your response and I know with a blink of a second, you can easily unfollow – that scares the living crap out of me! I always get down when I see an unfollow and think, “like what did I do wrong, why didn’t they like me?”  but then I need to remind myself that I am not for everyone!
I just wanted to share and be as transparent as I can with you of my thoughts lately! I think my most important role is to only inform you of organic / genuine products that I originally would buy or use myself.
This all stems from the pressure of hitting a huge goal in my IG career, and now feeling like every move I make, I want it to be a positive light on your life. I was fearful that me sharing my beauty appointments this week may discourage some and make someone feel like they are not worthy, or they need these kind of things to look a certain way, but let me tell you, that is a lie! I myself know I am perfect in The Lords image and find my confidence in Him. Yes, I do have some insecurities, but that is nothing that has taken over my life or thoughts. These are just things that I always have wondered and wanted to try (some as small as teeth whitening or a hair cut lol). I will be sharing some appointments on the blog over the next month or so and have LOVED your responses and questions so far!
I do want to remind you that you are BEAUTIFUL in His eyes and that is all that should matter. The one who created us.
Oh and what is crazy is, I don’t think I have ever wrote or shared something like this before. EEK so many firsts!
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Lace Up & Gingham

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Lace Ups & Gingham

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Lace Ups & Gingham

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Lace Ups & Gingham

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Lace Ups & Gingham

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Lace Ups & Gingham

Shoes: Steve Madden | Dress: Goodnight Macaroon | Earrings: Lisi Lerch | Lip: gloMinerals  | Clutch: Tory Burch |

I have had my eye on some lace up shoes for who knows how long now. I popped into DSW the other day and was so surprised by their selection of sandals and how much I have been missing out on! Obviously for some reason, March has been the highlight of shoes for the history of Dress Up Buttercup and I don’t know what has gotten into me! I never was really into #tuesdayshoesday until recently I have now been understanding. As soon as I took these home, I knew exactly what to pair them with this gingham dress. I was planning on wearing this dress to a baby shower last Saturday but I didn’t end up wearing it for 1 reason – it was too short. I ordered a small and since I was helping host the shower, I knew this dress wouldn’t be practical. If I were to raise my arms, you would be able to see my shorts. Other than that, it is such a unique dress and I LOVE the quality and concept. I would recommend just going up a size and you probably will be fine!

How did everyones weekend go? Lately, the time has been flashing before my eyes. I still have so many goals to accomplish by the end of March that I should get to them! Any goals that need to be checked off?

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Dress Up Shop

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Outfit 2// Skirt| Top | Shoes |

I shared my Easter dress with you all last week on IG stories and I LOVED how excited you all were about it, just as I was! This baby blue has been my absolute color crush and I thought it would be perfect for spring. Typically my Easter dresses are full of patterns and prints but I am so excited for a plain pretty blue color this year. I think this dress has enough character in itself with its pleats (that makes me want to twirl all day long), criss cross open back, and a slight metallic shimmer. I think Easter is the best opportunity to introduce this darling to all my family and church friends! Oh and these blue shoes are the perfect touch to create a monochrome the look!

For the second look, I obviously had my mind on pleats and didn’t realize it until it all came in the mail. I would definitely size down twice in the skirt! I usually am a small and even the xsmall was a little loose! This top is a silky goodness and I just love the grey color on it. Both together are my favorite!

The best part is I found both looks at Kohl’s and they are apart of the LC Lauren Conrad new Dress Up Shop line. Who else grew up watching Lauren on TV? I feel like I personally know her and am so proud when I wear her line – in reality, she has no idea who I am! Lol! Anyways, head to your nearest Kohl’s to find this dress and this skirt or you can find them all online!

Happy Friday darlings.

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LIKEtoKNOW.it App

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Top: Similar | Pants: Onzie |

First, I kinda am mortified that in these pictures, my duvet cover is not on! Forgive me, I didn’t realize how many moving parts go into moving and that one slipped! We obviously are on a hunt for a bed set as well so if you have any recommendations you have been eyeing, let a girl know!

I wanted to share the new LIKEtoKNOW.it tool to easily shop all outfits when on Dress Up Buttercup Instagram, Instagram Stories, or Snapchat. This tool came out a couple weeks ago but I wanted to test it out and really see what it was about before explaining it and cover all questions. I am going to break it down in the simplest way possible.

  1. Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app in your app store.
  2. Head to Instagram and either screenshot or “like” a photo that you want outfit details
  3. Open the app and once you click on the photo it will list all the outfit details! Click on the bag, shoes, etc that you are interested in and it will take you directly where you can shop it!

Few notes: Instagram will always be stoppable via screenshot or like. For snapchat & IG stories I will always note on the image before or the image itself that it is stoppable and I set it up. It also does not work on Facebook but I always am sure to leave direct links on my Facebook posts so that makes it easy to click and shop.

I will include my screen shots below on how to you use it. It is such a genius tool and I am so excited for it! All your screenshots or likes will be in a folder in the app so you can head to the app at any time. It’s also a great place to go to for inspiration when you are searching in your closet of what to wear! It just makes it way easier to shop and I love it. Let me know if you have any questions or problems with it and I would be happy to help! This doesnt mean you can’t message me anymore, I also am always here for questions about sizing, fit, or just a direct link in general!


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