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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tropical Breeze



Since this is my last post in the T.J. Maxx series of Spring Trends, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone a little.  When we were asked to focus on prints, I originally found a cute pair of polka dot pants that were totally "me", but also a little safe & predictable.  Then I came across this mirrored-print tropical sheath and, though it is definitely a bold choice, it's totally modern + on-trend for the season.  And when I saw that it was a designer label I love for nearly 50% off what I would have paid at a department store, I knew I couldn't pass it up!  

It's usually really difficult for me to find a flawless fit when it comes to sheath dresses (thanks to my pear-shape), but this one hugs in all the right places without being too clingy...and the length is just perfect.  I'm already dreaming up other ways to style this beauty - adding a structured blazer for a more sophisticated spin or wearing it as a skirt with a white tee knotted at the waist, metallic flat sandals + panama hat for a day-appropriate look.







Thank you so much to T.J. Maxx for this incredible partnership opportunity - I've loved every minute of these challenges and have had so much fun sharing my MaxxStyle Scout finds with all of you!



Our MaxxStyle Scouts are making the latest trends their own, and sharing tips for ways to express yourself through fashion. You never know what you'll find at TJ's - the possibilities to express your personal style are endless.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by T.J. Maxx via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are my own & not indicative of the opinions or positions of T.J. Maxx.

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

That dress looks AMAZING on you. And what is this pear shape you speak of?!?! NOT true!

XOXO, Jenn
the stylish housewife

Natali said...

In love with the print of your dress!

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Teri said...

So who made your dress?!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous dress!! Love all of the colours that are in it!!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Alice Warren said...

What beautiful colors & print on this dress. This dress fits you perfectly!

Alice
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Patricia loves fashion said...

You look beautiful in this dress, the print is perfect :)

Melissa Myers said...

This look is gorgeous! Great job!

Anna D Kart said...

Stunning dress! What designer is it from?

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Alyson said...

i am so, so in love with how this dress came out. clearly the text did not do it justice! LOVE it all.

Tiffany M* said...

This dress is absolutely stunning and looks gorgeous on you! Now I want a dress like it so I can wear a cute little white tshirt over top like you said. Might have to hunt for this at my local TJMaxx. Gorgeous photos- that tree is amazing!
Miss you!
beijos,
Tiffany
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Marina said...

I'm loving the shoes and gold cuff...you look gorgeous as always!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

That floral dress looks amazing on you...and I'm dying for those heels!

xoxo
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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

That floral dress looks amazing on you...and I'm dying for those heels!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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ceislin.com said...

I love that dress! I actually picked it up but they didn't have my size! It looks fab on you!

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Sunday Dreaming said...

That dress and those shoes together are perfection. The color and print of that dress is fantastic! Are those shoes from TJ Maxx, as well?

Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

Gorgeous pictures Kimberly! The colors in that dress are so beautiful. You look fab!

xo Jackie
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Jessica Camerata said...

WHAT an amazing dress. Great find!!

xo Jessica
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Ashleigh said...

I love it! It's good to step out of your zone. I can easily imagine wearing that to a summer wedding or out with my best friends. I love the shoes you chose too! I can't believe you think you're a pear shape. Lady, you are MODEL shaped.
-ash
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Christina Heflin said...

That dress is gorgeous and the shoes are perfect with it!

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Kim Almonroeder said...

Gorgeous pictures Kimberly! I must find those shoes at my local TJ Maxx! Wish me luck!

Kim

Ladies in Navy said...

adore your pretty dress!
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Lady of Style said...

Gorgeous dress and photos!
I'd call your shape a perfectly slim hourglass figure.

Annette
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

This dress is so pretty and looks great on you. Good for you for picking something out of the safe comfort zone.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Kristina said...

Love your shoes!! What a beautiful location for pictures!

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Sofia Donatelli said...

What a great opportunity and beautiful look on you.

XO,
Sofia

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Rachel said...

Such a gorgeous dress!

Shannon Willardson said...

Love everything about this dress! The length and the colors though are so great!

Shannon
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Kayla Gilbert said...

I absolutely LOVE this dress! It look SOO gorgeous on you! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

This look is so stunning! From the shoes, to the dress, to the outfit location! Everything is perfect! I love how the coral on the bottom of the dress continues on to the shoes!
xx
Inna
Footprints in the City

Rachel Lynne said...

LOVE this dress and these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! You look beautiful and that tree! So pretty! Can't wait for the trees to look that nice here in Minnesota. We had some snow flurries yesterday though, so we shall see ;)

Amy said...

kimberly, that dress is lovely!
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ann wood said...

Such beautiful photos, just perfect for your dress! You look lovely and your shoes compliment your dress beautifully.

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Hannah said...

Love this dress! I love how you always dress up & coming but appropriate. You never try to wear things that are too small for you or too revealing. Very commendable!

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Chelsea Davis said...

WOW the dress and the background you took your photos in are beautiful! great heels that compliment the dress.

XO Chelsea http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

Style-Delights said...

This is such a gorgeous dress and love the way it fits! Loved the idea of it as a skirt with tee and fedora!! You'd look amazing in that style too! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

LyddieGal said...

that dress was clearly a must have - i love the bold print and the fit does look perfect on you!

Britt Whit said...

so tropical and delicious! you look great hun!

love from San Francisco,

Britt+Whit

Simply Sabrina said...

I love that dress, it's so sophisticated!

Simply Sabrina  x.

Chelsea said...

The setting of these photos is stunning and I'm loving your gorgeous sandals. Great find!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

TaraMixandMatch said...

The print of that dress is gorgeous...such a great find!

Emma Finlayson said...

Stunning dress and I love how you have styled them- the shoes are awesome!

xo Emma
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Jessica I Food Wine Fashion said...

Not to take away from the dress, but those pictures and that tree is AMAZING! So, so beautiful. And of course you are too :)

xxoo - jessica
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lesliescloset.ca said...

This dress is super cute and looks AMAZING on you. The only thing I haven't loved about the TJ maxx collaboration (and it's with all the bloggers) is that you can't share the names of the designers. It just seems a bit disingenuous, even though I know it's likely a condition set by TJ Maxx. I'm in Canada, so I don't have TJ Maxx near me.

Jaclyn De Bonis said...

That dress looks so great on you! Normally, I wouldn't wear something so bold, but I LOVE it!

xoxo,
Jaclyn
Written in Fashion

Visceral Maze said...

Love the color of the dress. I love tjmaxx. it is my fav store especially for basics and shoes.

Lu Ross said...

You look gorgeous! Love this dress! Love the colors and print! Perfect for spring! Your blog is awesome! I love finding good deals at Tj Maxx and Marshalls.

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....... said...

I looove that dress got a similar one from tjmaxx this Spring and I have been wearing it loads. they are pretty much the first store I visit when I want to shop as I always find loads of awesome stuff there! thanks for sharing a gorgeous look! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

angela inkpen said...

I love the shoes !!!! I want it :)

angela inkpen said...

I love the shoes !!!! I want it :)

angela inkpen said...

I loveeee the shoees !! I want it :)

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