The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Dress I Wore to Hubs Graduation

Dress: Purple Boutique (c/o) | Shoes: Steve Madden (missing straps) | Watch: MVMT | Lip Color: Colour Pop 

Dying over this gingham dress from the Purple Door Boutique.  Oh my I got so giddy when I received this in the mail and knew exactly where I would wear this dress too, hubs graduation! If you have been following along, he graduated on Friday with his masters from University of Houston (go coogs) and I took this babe out for a spin. I got plenty of compliments but the best part is the big bow in the back. I foresee taking this darling piece out for many summer festivities. If you saw yesterday, gingham has been on my trend list for this season so I think that is another reason I love it so much. I am wearing an xs for sizing reference.

Happy hump day babes! Thanks for stopping by. I just want to take a second to really thank each and every one of you all for coming by everyday for outfit inspiration, fashion knowledge and where to shop. I am so thankful to do what I absolutely LOVE. I am a true believer in the saying “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. Oh how I feel that way 🙂

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Crushing on Gingham

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

  1. Capulet
  2. Capulet
  3. Lovers + Friends
  4. I Heart Ronson
  5. Kendal + Kylie (sale)
  6. Topshop
  7. Solid + Striped
  8. Madewell (sale)

Welcome to #buttercupcrush Tuesday. If you have been following along on my Instagram, you may have noticed I wore gingham twice over the weekend. Tis’ the season of gingham and I am oh so excited about it! I am rounding up some darling dresses, swimsuits, rompers, off the shoulder gingham. I love doing #buttercupcrushes because you necessarily don’t need to purchase these items but start to keep an eye out when you are shopping and in your own wardrobe! This shift gingham is on sale and I would probably rock it everyday this summer if I owned it.

Can you all believe we hit the middle of May?! Sumer time is ticking and I am mind blown that we are not only in the middle of May but have hit the middle of 2016. Holly bajeebers it really has flown by. & tomorrow I am hosting an event that I am so excited for! If you missed yesterdays post, I am hosting an Elaine Turner event at Market Square from 6-8. I would love to see you there!

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Yellow Tie Front

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress: Leith | Heels: Nine West

In love with this color and the tie front detail it has going on. Everyone else is probably loving it as much as I can since you can only find a few sizes left in the buttercup color. Luckily, all sizes are left in white and it is still as darling for you white lovers (like my self). I bet the white would get better use out of it anyways white being THE color that is hot for summer time right now. I am loving the tie front detail that I foresee a huge trend! I think I am going to do a #buttercupcrush on tie fronts next because I can’t get over them. The only thing is I only can seem to find black and white tie fronts so I can see why this yellow color got sold out so fast.

Any who, happy Monday and thanks for stopping by! Oh I also wanted to invite you Houston/Woodlands lovelies to an event I am hosting this Wednesday, May 18 from 6-8 PM. I will be at the Market Street, Elaine Turner store, and would LOVE to see you there for some light bites, drinks, and some shopping of course! You can get more details about the event here. Address here -> 9595 Six Pines Drive  |  The Woodlands, Texas 77380 – YAY!

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Ellis Island Award Gown

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown

Dress: Rent The Runway | Clutch: Tory | Shoes: Nine West

When I say obsessed with this dress, I really mean it. I also was obsessed with the Manhattan skyline taken from the Ellis Island. I ordered this dress for my father in laws, Medal of Honor award, in New York last week (Dr. Raad is a genius, we all were so proud of him for this)! It probably was one of the fanciest events I have ever been too so what better reason to call up Rent the Runway for such a special occasion. I came across this dress and the color, along with the Taylor Swift like details, really caught my eye. Rent The Runway is an online rental retailer – the name explains itself.  I was able to order two sizes of the dress to make sure at least one size would fit. The dresses shipped to my house a couple of days before the event and they made the return process easy as peasy. I think the pictures of this dress really does it justice. Everything from the slit, the color, the halter neck and straps, uhhh dreamy. I would wear this dress again and again if I owned it. Then again whom am I kidding, I don’t think I have ever re-worn a ballgown yet (why Rent The Runway is genius for these types of occasions). I did look everywhere to purchase this dress but it’s sold out in stores. I even had my sister in law who attended the event to order hers from them too! The night ended with a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty for a firework show. It was magical and the dress played a very important part!

This week was SUCH a world wind with LTK not working, so many things to do on my to do list, events, Teds sports banquet, and today MY MAN graduates with his Masters. Boy am I so so proud of him! He literally does it all – leading our household, coaching football, speaking some Sundays, leading our church, being my photographer, and finishing his masters. Just the short list of amazingness he is. We got married when I was still in college and my last semester of college is when he started his masters. We officially have never been married with out one of us being in school until TODAY. Today is the day we become a normal married couple with weeknights to our self. Who wants to double date it because we CAN now! Keep an eye out for our New York trip round up of favs, next week.

Yipeee enjoy your weekend loves

PS. Here is a $20 code off I found on their website for you!

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