Trend Look w/Aimee Kestenberg

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Aimee Kestenberg Bag

Top: Topshop | Shorts: Similar | Shoes: Similar | Bag: Aimee Kestenberg | Sunglasses: Quay

Lets first talk about this bag. Sadly the exact color is sold out already but it comes in a fun coral and denim color. I am not going to lie, this leather color is what caught my eye so luckily they still have this color left in a few styles here and here. I love how this purse matches with my sandals, which I got that tip from my father in law, believe it or not. He loves matching his shoes with his belt and Ted and I have slowly picked up on that tip. Isn’t that so cute?! This bag is made very very well and I have not stopped carrying it since I received it in the mail. It has traveled with me to Philly and Guatemala and I plan to take it on many other adventures. Aimee Kestenberg is also offering 20% off for Dress Up Buttercup readers (code:DRESSMEUP20).

 Now onto the trend of off the shoulder and white this spring. This top nails both trends that I have been raving about all season and is the perfect price point, under $50. I paired them with chambray shorts because I honestly think they are the perfect material during this hot season in Houston. They are light weight and the color gives a neutral look.

Well, happy Friday loves! We made it through the week. It was the busiest one of all for me but I wouldn’t want it any other way. This weekend is another non stop weekend of festivities which I am super excited for. Thanks for following along and hope you have a great weekend.

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Stripe Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Stripe + Off The Shoulder Dress

Dress: Everly | Purse: Street Level | Shoes: Sam Edelman  | Sunglasses: Miu Miu (subscription sunglasses)

I won’t lie to you by saying this dress does swallow. Especially my 5’3 short self! I love the trend of off the shoulder including the vertical stripes. It is a little bit longer than what I typically would like for it to be.  So in conclusion, go down a size. This dress was so popular it just was released by Nordstrom and sold out already. Luckily I found it here at Modcloth and they have all sizes left! Same price and designer so I would snatch this exact one while you can!

Onto the sunnies, I came across a website called Ditto that allows you to rotate designer pair sunnies. Think netflix but with sunglasses, an endless eyewear experience. It truly is the most genius concept ever because I hate investing in some good sunnies then typically I would get sick of them only a short while after. Shop Ditto allows you do to choose designer sunnies and will mail you a pair whenever you are up for switching out. Luckily they are giving Dress Up Buttercup readers to try out the process for one month FREE. Just use code: DRESSUPBUTTERCUP at check out and you can try out this concept to see if it is for you (I say yes)! I also think these sunnies are pretty different and I typically would NEVER invest/try this style but Shop Ditto allowed that and it was pretty fun. I kind of don’t want to give them up! Lol

Happy Thursday (yay one more day closer)!

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Dress For Mothers Day

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

 Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | A dress that screams Mothers Day

Dress: Way-In | Shoes: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Similar

I can’t tell you why, but I wanted to keep this dress for a post closer to Mother’s day to share with you. Once I laid eyes on this darling dress I thought, “Mother would be proud of me if I wore that”. It reminds me so much of her with the soft delicate colors and the bold floral print.  She also use to dress my sister and I up in dresses like this very similar growing up. I blame/applaud her for my extra girly style. Don’t forget to order your special mum in your life a gift (gift guide here) as well as your own mothers day dress for this year! This dress is also the perfect price point and can be worn to numerous occasions.

I just want to thank you all for stopping by. Like really it means the world and I would not pour my heart and soul with out you alls support. You checking back everyday really does make the numerous hours spent on Dress Up Buttercup worth it. So thank you and let me know if you have any feedback for this site. Happy HUMP DAYY! I am ready for 2 events tonight. Follow along on snapchat (dederaad).

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Mothers Day Finds

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Mothers Day Finds

Tray

Watch

Tory Burch

Alex & Ani Bracelet

Valentino Lotion

Awesome Pillow

YSL Lipstick

Customized Bar Necklace

Black Candle

Kendra Scott Earrings

Pjs

I have rounded up some Mothers day goodies for some special mommies in your life. I always love giving Mothers day gifts because there is no expectation of what to get. I rounded up some random gift ideas for your mother/mother in laws! What better way to shower your love with the women who birthed you, or your hubs, with a comfy pj set or a ysl lipstickThis “I love you mom” is the perfect bracelet for that accessory loving mom. You’ll get her hooked on Alex & Ani once giving her one of these (stacking these bracelets are so cute). Or gift her with the new spring line with Kendra Scott, I can so see my mom loving these. If your mom is not much of a gift receiver, try an activity (my love language) like painting with a twist, top golf, a yoga class, winery, etc.

Can you believe that May is almost here? We are almost half way done with 2016 and I am mind blown about that! Don’t forget to order your Mothers day gift sometime this week so it can arrive before May 6th!

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