Off the Shoulder Splurge VS Steal

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Left Top: Vince Camuto | Right Top: Forever 21 | Jeans: Articles of Society (stay true to size) | Shoes: Steve Madden  | Earrings: Kendra Scott

So I am really loving the off the shoulder trend this year and of course I am in love with this Vince Camuto darling / Forever 21 top. I thought it would be fun to review the both of them for you to decide on your own if you would like to splurge or get this top for a steal. Of course by the time I get around to review this, this serenity color is out of stock. Forever 21 has a darling white one left and Vince Camuto has the rose quartz color left. Each is soft of their own but Vince Camuto wins by far. The softness is unreal on this top and you can tell it is very well made just by the photos. If you look closely, I did have to wear a bandeau underneath the Forever 21 since it was a little see through. You can also tell the difference that the Forever 21 top has a lot more ruffles on the sleeves and an added peplum ruffle. Both the simple look or the ruffle look is cute too me. I can’t tell which is my favorite. Of course the Forever 21 is my favorite price but which one would you choose?

Hope you enjoyed this comparison post. Thanks for following along all week! Glad I got all 5 posts in for you all even with being knocked out with meds half the week. This weekend I plan to take it easy with Hubs. We have a birthday party and a wedding shower to attend which of course I have yet to order gifts for them in advance so shopping today I go!

Slumber Party With Sass

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

 

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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 | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

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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 | Shop Gray Boutique Giveaway

All our T-shirts: Shop Gray Door (c/o) | PJ Pants: J Crew  (sale) | Travel Bag: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Gold Travel Bag: Charming Charlie 

How cute are these slumber party photos we took the morning of our sleep over for the Thrive Blog Conference we attended.  You probably are thinking I am not 100% sassy and that is true lol! But I know you and me have a little sassiness in us every once in a while. I think these tees are the perfect birthday gift, given how soft they are, especially this Texas one (on sale) for a gift for that special someone moving away. These Charming Charlie traveling bags were also perfect for our getaway that held all our jewelry. You probably are thinking why do I keep taking pictures with these ladies and I wanted to explain how important finding ladies with similar interests are for you. Wether you love fitness, reading, blogging, etc finding ladies that have common interests and the same passions is so important. They will always be there to cheer you along the way and give the best advice. Shelbi from Its All Chic To Me  wrote a perfect “how to” find your tribe.

& if you already do have your group of ladies I want to remind you all that sassiness is inevitable with a group of ladies. There will be times where you all don’t agree on everything or have your own opinions but that is part of growing together!


GIVEAWAY 

We thought there is no better way to show you guys how much we appreciate you following along than to give away some pretty cute products. Instructions are below and the giveaway will end on March 7th at 7pm CT. The winner will be announced on our blogs March 9th at 7pm CT.

Whats Included?

-Charming Charlie Bag: Jewelry Organizer and Spring Dress


– Gray Door Blah Blah Blah Coffee shirt


– Burdlife earrings and necklace set

HOW TO ENTER?

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To be honest loves, this is my first giveaway, so I would love to hear your feedback! I hope you all have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping by.

* Thank you to Charming Charlie, Shop Gray Door & Burdlife 
XXDede-Raad1

Lush Light Top

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lush Light Top: Woven (comes in 7 colors)  | Converse: All Star : Jeans: Articles of Society 

Here is a simple look in honor of the simple day I will be having today. Yesterday I got my wisdom teeth pulled out and boy I did not expect to have such a rough day as I did. I won’t go into detail but today I am feeling a little tiny winy better. I promised you all a new blog post 8am Monday-Friday so that is what I am up early this morning doing trying to ignore my nauseous feelings. I wanted to talk about this lush light woven top that is perfect for spring and summer that comes in about 7 different colors. The material on it is light weight so you don’t have to worry about it getting hot. The lush deep v neck line is very in right now and could of been worn with a lace bando for a more detailed look. I paired this look with some white jeans, which are my favorite white jeans of all (under $55) and converse for on the run look.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a happy Hump day! Ill be by my phone but the computer is making me dizzy so not so much. Prayers are much appreciated! Hopefully we will finish Friday Night Lights on netflix today. Anyone else watch that show? It is so darn cute! Any new recommendations would be appreciated!

XXDede-Raad1

Off The Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Lucca Couture Shoulder Blouse

Off The Shoulder Blouse: Lucca Couture | Jeans: similar | Shoes: Steve Madden (obsessed) | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Earrings: Kendra Scott

How flirty is this off the shoulder blouse I am in love with.  I paired these Kendra Scott earrings to add a pop of a feminine springy color. Thats the best part of Kendra Scotts color earrings. Any earrings you pair them with, you are making a statement. I have been wearing these boyfriend jeans non stop because they are the comfiest thing ever. They also give a statement instead of some regular plain jane jeans. I sized way way up, I think I chose a 27 which I usually am a 25, so I pretty much need a belt when I wear them. I would recommend going true to size and don’t worry about sizing up being the comfortable look.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this look. Today I hope to wake up from my wisdom teeth surgery and to be sure to create a new blog post for tomorrow! If you don’t a new one tomorrow, you probably will know why. I also have so much catch up to play  so hopefully I will be able too.

XXDede-Raad1