Friday, May 15, 2015

Simple Sundress






DRESS: Topshop | BAG: Chloe (smaller, less expensive version here) | WEDGES: Jessica Simpson (love these, too!) | HAT: BP | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Kendra Scott | RING: Kendra Scott | MONOGRAM: Love Always (3xl, 16") 

I'm a sucker for a good sundress... growing up in Arkansas, the summers are super hot so I love dresses that are cute, yet loose & comfy! The edges of this one are frayed which is a fun detail, and of course I love the pockets (so basic, right.)

Okay, on a different note... We I have been updating out living room furniture lately. Okay, not really updating but finally getting around to decorating. First off, John loathes any sort of decor.. he thinks our living room just needs a big ugly, yet cozy couch and a big television. (I couldn't disagree more!) So anyway, now that Fitz is no longer a wild, un-trained pup, I decided to order a nice, new rug & couch (both of which John hate) about 2 weeks ago. The same week that I got them in, some construction people (okay I don't know what I'm talking about here) had to dig a massive hole in our backyard for something ??? and then left our backyard a hot mess, with a mud pile essentially. Well, it's part of our morning routine for Fitz to spend a good chunk of time running back and forth across the backyard talking? to the dogs on each side (its just a lot of barking). Anyway, so far this week Fitz has come in 2x w/his paws covered in thick mud and guess what - I can't get it out of the rug!! I'm kind of nervous about potentially damaging the rug if I start experimenting w/Pinterest recommendations, but Resolve doesn't work. If you all have any great tricks I'd love to hear them. -xoxo, your friend Emily who let's her dog run the house!


42 comments:

  1. love the picutres! so beautiful and summery
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  2. Oh dear it sounds like very bad timing that they had to dig a whole in the back! Maybe you should just take it to a carpet cleaner? Or someone who knows how to deal with it, especially if you are scared of damaging it. Loving your dress here! And those wedges are just so perfect :)

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  3. Maviyi sevmeme neden oldu ya elbise. :)

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  4. Beautiful sundress, love the hat, necklace and wedges!
    The pictures on your last post look amazing!!!
    Seems like you and your friend had a great time on your trip.

    www.auxcapricesdeflore.blogspot.com

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  5. That dress is SO cute on you! Love it! Also, for your stains, try AJAX (it is like a dish soap, wont ruin fabric) I got some pink icing out of my white couch with it! Have a great weekend!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  6. The sundress is so cute, you look so pretty in it! Gorgeous bag too, the shade of green is lovely!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  7. First of all, love the dress. Secondly, I feel you on muddy paws! I finally realized that I should only buy rugs that I can vacuum and pop in the washing machine. Sadly it limits the styling I can do, but at least the house is clean!

    Alyssa
    Glitter and Grey

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  8. This dress is adorable!! Gorgeous as always, Emily! :)

    xo, Katy
    http://www.thestyleisland.com

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  9. love the green and blue! and i hear ya sister! my dogs come in with muddy paws on the daily! the one reco from pinterest that has worked for me is the cleaner made with hydrogen peroxide, water, and blue dawn dish soap! but it has to be blue!! good luck!

    heres the link --> http://tidymom.net/2014/miracle-cleaner/

    xoxo, Preeti
    www.ninesto5.com

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  10. What is the rug made of ? We have a Bissell pet stain remover machine that has saved us. I personally like the Woolite stain remover that comes in a can ( not spray), foams up - it removes everything - works great on grout too , lol

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  11. Try Folex. Works good for me. Some grocery stores have it, Target probably does. I know I have bought it at Lowe's too. Good luck!

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  12. Love the dress! So pretty.
    xoxo,
    Ananda
    www.superfashionable.com

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  13. We have carpet (GAG!) in our bedrooms and hallway. I loathe carpet probably as much as John loathes décor. A steam / carpet cleaner was the best 200 dollars I ever spent. It will seriously be your best friend. It's gotten everything out from mud to upset tummy accidents. I live in Dallas and with all this rain my Great Dane and Labs track in mud daily. I've found it works really well on my tile too. I'm probably not suppose to use it on tile? But it works.

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  14. First, I LOVE the dress! Second, OH NO! That totally sucks about your rug! I have no suggestions for you except to pray! lol. I hope you're able to find a way to get the stain out. Good luck!

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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  15. Love love this sundress!! Being pregnant, dresses are turning into my go-to!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  16. Love the simplicity of this outfit. You look amazing.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  17. really pretty dress!

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  18. Super cute and fun outfit! Love the bright colour of your bag!

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  19. You crack me up!! First of all - this dress and those wedges are darling on you!! So sorry about your rug...I wish I knew the best solution! I'd be interested to hear what other people suggest too!! Good luck!! Xo

    ig: @stylemelauren
    www.stylemelauren.com

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  20. Love this, super pretty! :)
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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  21. Hi Emily!
    I love rugs and have the same problem from time to time. If the stains are pretty intense, maybe soaking with resokve for a few hours and then cleaning with the rug doctor machine (I think that is what they are called) that You can rent at supermarkets would work. This would be for when you have a few though. Try calling where you got the rugs from to see if they can send you a little sample piece where you can try cleaning products and pinterest ideas!

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  22. LOVE this sundress Emily! It's the perfect sky blue colour!

    Xo
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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  23. While I have never used it, I have heard that White Wine Vinegar is the cure all for everything in the stain department. From your tile floors to carpets, I have friends that swear by it. Hope this helps! I have a puppy who also loves mud :)
    http://greenopedia.com/remove-stains-naturally/

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  24. Your dress is so cute! I love it with the bright bag too.

    -Jessica
    www.wearitforless.com

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  25. Um, yes. Sundresses are what I live in all summer long!

    C's Collection
    http://chelseascollection.com

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  26. Love the color of your bag!
    Victoria | GlamFizz
    or follow on Instagram

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  27. I really want this weather ! :( Good pics!

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    www.julia-modrzejewska.blogspot.com

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  28. Look at what the rug is made of? That will determine what solvents will be best. And if you're really worried about ruining it, a professional should be able to take care of it for you.

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  29. Rooms to Go makes a miracle potion that can get just about anything out of carpet/clothes. I got mine when I purchased a couch from them, but you might try there!

    www.artfullivingblog.com

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  30. You are so stinking adorable, you looked absolutely perfect in Cabo! I want to visit now!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  31. Okay, this is primitive but works! I have 2 zuchons and they track in mud, bugs and sometimes poop. If the rug is not too big for you to handle, drag it outside and throw it over something like a fence, table or chair. Blast it with a waterhose on full power and scrub as you go. Cleaners will only get the surface dirt and you need to get to what is ground in. Do both sides. Let it airdry overnight. This always works for me.

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  32. Gorgeous dress, love its "simpleness", you look great! This is the perfect everyday summer dress!

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

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  33. My husband is the same as John! I guess it's a guy thing. ;) I love decorating and can't wait to see pics of what you've been up to. :)
    Tina from www.tinaschic.com

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  34. What a pretty dress! Perfect for summer.

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

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  35. This light blue sundress is to die for! I am obsessed with that hat as well! So perfect for summer!
    Ivette,
    Glamour State Of Mind

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  36. You look just beautiful! Love your wedges!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  37. Great look! The dress is beautiful!

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