The Button Front Dress

Hello everyone!

With summer seemingly here to stay with highs in the 90s, I’ve found myself ditching my go-to denim in favor of this season’s super popular button down dress!

The bit of detail from the buttons seem to make the dresses feel just a bit more polished and special.

Here’s a round up of a few of my current favorites. Which one do you like best? Drop a link to others that you love in the comments!

This one from Derek Lam is a favorite  with a super flattering neck line, tie waist, and asymmetrical ruffle hem!

Dress | Shoes (similar) | Sunglasses

I sadly shelved dresses for almost a year because nursing an infant/pumping isn’t exactly easy in most dresses…

Now that my youngest is a year old (WOW! That was fast!) and not nursing much, I’ve been rekindling my love for dresses.

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Mom Life Monday

Hello Everyone!

Today’s topic is something a little different, but I felt inspired to share.

Let me know if you enjoy this type of post and I’ll incorporate more of this kind of thing.

Don’t worry – we will be back to style in the next post!

Mondays seemed like a good day to take a moment to talk about “Mom Life” as I reflect on the weekend and head into a new week.

This weekend was particularly emotional for me… I have seen countless videos and articles on facebook on “Mom Guilt” that I have mixed feelings about.

Let me start by saying that I am NOT one to feel guilty for being a working mom.

I am incredibly proud of the fact that I am setting a good example for my girls by balancing a job that fulfills my need to create, drive business, and provide for my family with quality family time.

Except something was different last week. May was a month full of travel… more than usual.

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Workwear Edit Vol. 1

Happy Wednesday everyone!

As it nears time for me to return to my full time day job after baby #2, I have been adding some more workwear items to my wardrobe.

I don’t know about you, but adding a new activity specific outfit helps me feel excited about said activity.

For example – when I need a little workout motivation, I pick up some fun leggings or a new sports bra. Maybe it’s the residual effect of first day of school shopping?

I decided to start featuring more of my favorite business professional/business casual outfits for all my boss babes out there!

I hope you enjoy – let me know what other types of looks you would like to see featured… maybe Casual Fridays?

This outfit is a go-to office look for me: non-distressed jeans, silk top, & blazer.

[ Blazer | Blouse (same brand, similar)  | Jeans | Shoes (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses | Necklace ]


Thanks for reading & I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

XO, Dorea


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Featured blazer was generously provided free of charge by Tobi to be styled by me.

Lipstick Print and a Scalloped Hem

Happy Sunday!

A year or two ago when YSL came out with a whole line of lipstick print items, I found myself seriously considering a beautiful button up blouse and pumps.

I ended up limiting myself to the wallet (which remains one of my favorites to this day) but have kept my eye out for a nice lipstick print blouse since then.

When I saw this top at Banana Republic recently, I knew it was coming home! I love the mixed print featuring delicate lipsticks over light blue pinstripes.

What prints or patterns are you most drawn to? I’d love if you would share some of your favorites with me in the comments!


This cute sheath dress from Tobi has lovely feminine detailing with the scalloped hem, but the V-neck was a bit too deep for me.

Sadly, I am not one of those fortunate souls who can go braless with necklines like this.

I even tried taping the girls up with Gaffer’s tape à la Kim Kardashian (google it! haha), but since I am still nursing that was a less than desirable solution!

Layering this top underneath made for a practical solution and instantly adorable pairing.

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Pretty Vulgar Tutorial & Brand Review | Teal & Green Halo Eyeshadow

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m doing a talk through tutorial of this teal and green halo eye with mini reviews of several items from the new Pretty Vulgar makeup brand at Sephora.

Let me know if you like this kind of video or if you prefer to keep tutorials and reviews completely separate!

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Overall, I thought the brand was very cute and a pretty solid first launch!

There are some things that could be improved – most notably the blendability of the cheek products and ease of application/longevity of the mascara.

 I enjoyed testing these items out and was very pleased with the eyeshadow and lip products.

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