Carefree Summer Style – Off the Shoulder Ruffles

Summer mode is in full effect and I’m excited to have some time off from research while I move/transition to my new research position – but I’m looking forward to relaxing, heading to the beach, doing a few day trips, hikes, being out in nature, and taking some time off from social media. I’ve been way too glued to my phone and facebook/instagram/twitter lately, so it will do me some good to unplug. I am excited to wear a ton of summer-y clothes I’ve had in my closet for too long and not gotten a chance to wear!

A trend I’ve been too shy to try on is the off the shoulder ruffle look. As a girl having a larger top, I always thought a dress like that would kinda drown me out and just be unflattering, and I always thought a flowy dress would make me look boxy and big. This really pretty “Flounce” Off the Shoulder Belted Red dress I tried from Sammy Dress was just the opposite – and I loved it. It came with a little belt too but I decided I liked the look of it just flowing! It just screams summertime and carefree!  The floral pattern is also really pretty and I’m loving floral prints for this summer! I paired the dress with some chunky heels I’ve blogged before that I got from a thrift store, and it just completed the look! This dress is also really affordable, and it was on sale – so I really loved everything about it. I also wore it out for drinks near the beach, so it was the perfect summer dress. Casual, not too dressy, and perfect summer vibes. I left my hair down and tousled, did a simple makeup with a tinted dark lip. I didn’t put a necklace on but if I did I would do a simple, thin gold chain with a small charm. I normally would style with statement necklace, but with the ruffles and the style, I wouldn’t want to overpower the details of the dress!

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Dress: Off the Shoulder Ruffle from SammyDress | Shoes: Thrift store

Have you ever tried on a trend that you didn’t think would look good and be pleasantly surprised? Have you tried the off the shoulder ruffle trend? how did it look on you?

Did you take any time off between transitioning from school to job/job to job? What did you do to recharge and relax?

Let me know in the comments below!

xo

Andrea

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7 Comments

  1. Adi
    August 14, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Such a stunning dress! You style it beautifully!
    Adi xx
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  2. August 15, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Cute! I didn’t think I would like the off-the-shoulder trend at first but now I love it!

    Simply Lovebirds

  3. August 19, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I am so glad to see you here, dear Andrea, and as your blog name says, you know well what I am going through, with the phd. I am going crazy, to tell you the truth, but I guess it’s normal 🙂 So finally it’s Saturday and I could visit you, to see how beautiful you look! I love red, I love floral prints and this dress is amazing! So good that you will go on some trips soon, you deserve that! Many hugs!
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