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Swing Dress Trend

SwingDress001 Swing dress + textured vest= outfit perfection. The swing dress is known for its free flowing form so pairing it with a structured vest helps create shape while maintaing movement in the dress. You also pull of a very stylish look while staying casual. This look is for you.
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Happy be-lated birthday to me! This past Thanksgiving was my 28th birthday and it was a GREAT day! I spent it with my sweet in laws who spoiled me with cake and champagne (my fav and a must on my b-day) and lots of thoughtful gifts. Ya’ll did not have to- thanks!! I often feel like my birthday is overshadowed by the Thanksgiving holiday but this year they made me feel extra special.

I knew I wanted to be comfortable and of course, look cute, for my b-day so I wore my new swing dress from Anthro. Best part was of course, that it wasn’t fitted in the waist! Normally, I’m all about defining the waistline.. but the swing dress trend is on full swing and I had to join the band wagon. You have to find just the right fit for your body proportions- and in the case of this particular dress, I purchased a 0 Petite. Here are some other swing dresses that I love and think will work for most figures!

Mod Cloth plaid swing dress

Nordstrom Free People embroidered swing dress

ASOS swing dress w/lace detail

x.o. Josie

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Falling in Love with Anthropologie

PlaidinAnthro_1271 All of you already know it.. I wear tons of Antho! Well guys I LOVE the Anthro esthetic! I’m half part bohemian-chic, half Jackie O. And somewhere in between is my personal style. Obviously, this dress speaks to the former and I am in love…

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Alex took me out to celebrate my 28th birthday yesterday despite the gloom gloomy weather! Actually, we both love an overcast misty day so we carried on with our plans (or should I say his, because he planned our day!). He took me out to an AMAZING brunch at Pikes Fish House in Leesburg, VA and it just may have been the best we both had ever had. Next stop was an impromptu blog shoot (gotta fit those in anywhere we can) and then we explored an antique store. After antiquing we visited Stone Tower Winery and it was there that I knew all my plans for when I turn the big 30. Yes girls- I know it’s two years away but I’ll be sending invites for a weekend winery tour and festive sleepover parties!! What could be better right? I’m so grateful for a loving husband that still takes the time to plan out a special day for me.. I usually like to make all the plans, but it is so nice to kick back and just enjoy the day. Life has been busier than ever lately since I was promoted to full time at my day job! Wahoo!

Let’s talk about the real excitement at hand though, this DRESS! It is the quintessential Fall/Winter dress perfect for causal and dressier occasions alike! I wore this on black friday to work and got so many compliments on it! It’s one of those dresses that spans many ages and body types. I ordered my short self an xs petite if you’re curious about sizing. On black friday I belted it, but truthfully I forgot to throw on a belt yesterday but hey, it still looks great! All orders from Antho. ship free today using code “xtragood” and my favorite Gap booties (that I have in two colors) are 40% off with code “bestcyber.”

You guys can all follow along on our shenanigans yesterday on my snapchat! Username: josieincolor

Enough rambling, I just haven’t been able to blog as often and I really miss this little space of mine! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday…

x.o. Josie