Crushing on Ruffle Galore

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

  1. Minnie Top
  2. Bobeau
  3. Cupcake & Cashmere 
  4. Monaco
  5. Sanctuary
  6. A by Amanda
  7. Shein
  8. English Factory 
  9. Shoshanna

Hey hey y’all! I hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend! I want to keep this post short & sweet because I want to really focus on yesterdays post. I know many of y’all were super busy running around celebrating the Land of the Free but I loved yesterdays post about helping style black during summer time. I highly recommend checking out the cute dress that was featured. As for today, I wanted to just throw out some adorable ruffle items I have had my eye on for buttercup crush!

Happy Tuesday y’all! Today starts VBS for our church and I am so excited. I remember VBS use to be my favorite summer activity growing up. I love being on the other side of VBS and planting seeds into little childrens lives letting them know that Jesus loves them. No greater joy y’all! If you aren’t doing much this summer, I recommend getting involved in VBS around your area.

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Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Black Dress In the Summer

Dress: Dress Up c/o | Bag: Henri Bendel (releases tomorrow – come back for a post) | Shoes: Similar | Earrings: Etsy | Bracelet: Burde Life

Lately, I have been loving the color black in the summer (not usually like me), but I do think there is a certain way black should by styled during these bright hot days. Black is always a safe bet, but during summer I have a few tips to keep your black wardrobe aligned with the season.

  1. Material: I believe material is key since it can be the “make it or break it” to sweating up a storm. This rayon material is perfect for hot days to keep you cooler. Luckily, black also doesn’t show when you are sweating, but you shouldn’t have a problem with that in the right material.
  2. Trend: If you have been following along, off the shoulder has been one of my favorites this summer. No one has said they have fat shoulders, EVER,  so shoulders should be shared with the world! It also screams summer and makes the perfect summer dress.
  3. Pop of Color: I am a huge sucker for mixing black with neon colors, especially during summer to keep it festive. I found these agate pink earrings and immediately fell in love. Something about neon pink with black is pretty much my favorite thing around. The pop of pink with my lip color, bracelets, and earrings make the perfect bright combo.
  4. Heels: I think the key to keeping your black wardrobe “summer-like” is to stick with summer heels. Whether that is tan flip flops, some wedges, or high heels, I love choosing my summer go-to’s.

So basically, I really am obsessing over this perfect black dress that I may have worn three times last week (shh). It’s the perfect material, perfect off the shoulder trend, and the pockets are also a bonus. This dress was a steal from Shop Dress Up ++ I also ordered this striped navy dress that I am sure I will share on the blog soon. You can use code: freedom25 for 25% off your entire order until the end of 7/4.

What are y’all up to today? Yesterday after church we drove into New Braunfels for some tubing fun with 12 of our friends. I can’t describe how much I love tubing. A time to just float under the sun with some good drinks and good company. It makes my heart so happy. I HIGHLY recommend tubing if you ever come visit Texas. Today we plan on all barbecuing and getting some sun before we head back to Houston. I am so sad this holiday weekend has come to an end. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year in my book.

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Swinging Into July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress: Lush | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Similar | Necklace: Etsy

Happy first of July y’all! July makes me happy and sad all at the same time. It’s a reminder that we are about half way through summer break and thats sad to me. It’s also a chance to continue to check off my summer bucket lists and make new ones. This weekend we are knocking off a couple my bucket list items and hopefully organizing/cleaning out our closet. It’s kinda sad when organizing your closet is on your bucket list but thats called #adulting – ha! This stripe swing dress will be an item I will NOT be throwing out during my closet clean out since it’s the perfect throw on,  under $40 and comes in three different colors. I love the tank detail on this darling for those extra hot summer days oh and the lace up back is perfection. This dainty pineapple necklace is also the perfect summer accessory.

I thought it would be fun to list a few of my summer bucket lists below:

  • Tube (this weekend)
  • BBQ (this weekend)
  • Pop fireworks (this weekend)
  • Hang in Galveston (this weekend)
  • Go to a real blue water beach
  • Get VERY tan
  • Back into shape
  • Winery Night
  • Two stepping
  • Pool night
  • Travel to a different country
  • Go to coffee with 3 new people
  • Have a lake day

Is that a good enough bucket list? Let me know if I am missing anything! We never did these growing up so its fun to do them now. I also would love to hear your list for the summer! I hope you all stay safe this weekend and I can’t wait to see what you all are up to via snapchat (dederaad) && IG.

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