Dress (Kohls); Sweater (Banana Republic Outlet); Tights (Target); Shoes (Naturalizer);
Necklace (Consignment Shop); Sunglasses (Charming Charlie)
Nicole Lai Photography

I love a good pencil skirt or fun belt to cinch in a dress... but sometimes I just want to be comfortable.  I removed the belt that came with this dress and to add definition I added this cropped sweater. All day long it felt like I was walking around in my pajamas - and it was awesome.  In other news, apparently Rex is getting too comfortable... got word from the vet the other day that he is about a pound overweight (which is significant when you are all of 8 pounds total.  So it's a strict regime of exercise and diet for this pooch (I hope Rex's grandparents are reading this... that means no people food!).  Given his sad eyes in this picture, I think someone is sensitive about his weight ;)


Daniella said...

I love your dress sweetie!!! The print and relaxed shape and fit is gorgeous! The colours are also gorgeous. You look great :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

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Ashley said...

Awww...Rex!!! What a cutie (and I'll give you some treats little Rexie poo) :-)

I agree...sometimes (well most often) I just like to be cozy. I like how you added shape with the sweater. Great idea.

Fashion Ganache said...

Lovely outfit! You have such a cuteee dog!
Fashion Ganache.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Marvellous dress x

Sunny said...

The colours of the dress are gorgeous :) x

Arielle said...

I love this dress! The pattern is beautiful!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Awww...no puppy likes to be put on a diet...but they do live longer when they are leaner.

Love the colours in the dress.


Annie said...

The cropped sweater is so cute with that dress! And Rex looks cute as ever, even if he may be a little overweight :)

The Other Side of Gray

Lauren said...

I could not agree more. I typically live in pencil skirts, but some days I just need a flowy top or dress!

Fizz and Frosting

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

great printed dress! and kisses to rex!

XO Meghan

Cbiji Collection said...

Great outfit! Cute dog!!


Ashleigh said...

Poor Rex! I hope he doesn't feel TOO deprived. You look wonderful. I want to walk around in my pajamas! Or at l;east feel like it :)

Rachelle said...

What a great print on your dress, you look so pretty.


Denisa said...

Very nice dress and your dog is sooo cute. Have a great day.


Alyssa Gapske said...

You look so put together, and more importantly, comfortable. Great outfit!


Irene's Closet said...

i love this look!

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Have a nice day!

TheTinyHeart said...

Aww poor Rex! Last year we had to put Oliver on a diet too. We replaced biscuits for baby carrots and made sure to measure out his food.

The Tiny Heart

Kim Alston said...

Heather that dress looks awesome on you! It would look great belted or unbelted. HaHa A Doggy Diet! Sounds like Rex had a great time at grandparents house :D

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the print of that dress! So fun!!
And awww, poor puppy, haha. It's funny how 1 pound matters so much for a small dog, but for us 1 pound is nothing

Alissa said...

Aw, poor Rex!

That dress is super cute. I often take the belt on a dress off because it doesn't seem to quite work. I think you made a great choice with the sweater.

Anonymous said...

That dress is adorable! I love the colors. Rex does look a bit chunkier... but I still think he's cute! And who doesn't love chubby pups!

Anonymous said...

I love this dress! The print on it is gorgeous and I love your dog, so adorable!!


Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

Aww the pup is so cute, I am having trouble concentrating on the outfit, lol! That dress is adorable - sometimes I forget how cute Kohl's can be.

xo Jackie

Bethie The Boo said...

I totally get this, sometimes you do just need to dress for comfort! I like the dress without the belt and I think the sweater does help add definition.

Poor Rex! He's still cute as can be even if he is a little overweight!

weheartbeautyblog said...

What a great dress! You look great Heather!

xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

Happiness at Mid Life said...

Pretty dress! I agree, some days you just want to to be comfortable but still not look like you are wearing your pajamas. You look fab!


Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Aw, your pup is such a cutie! & good luck with the grandparents & no people food ;-)

always, koru kate

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

cute dress! it's such a unique print.

Rachel Lynne said...

I LOVE the print of the dress! So pretty! Oh poor Rex! LOL. I'm pretty sure Emma is now overweight too. She just looks a little chubby, but anytime I say that to her she gets upset. I guess it is my fault for not walking her during the winter. I just can't ;) I assumed fetch for 2 hours a night was good enough :-p

And yes... it seems the grandparents like to feed our furry friends lots of people food. She does not need a pound of pot roast on top of her meal ;)

Rachel said...

Such pretty photos! You can find the best things at Kohls if you go at the right time!

Helene said...

i wish that my dog was over weight. well not that but he is so skinny )he's a doberman) and you look fab per usual!

Agnes Mayer said...

Love this dress. Simple yet elegant. Looks great on you Heather.



The Golden Girls said...

Really cute look! Love the sweater! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Lovely dress and beautiful print. You look stunning honey <3

Alyssa said...

The print on this dress is so pretty! You look great :)

Natalia A said...

Love dresses like this, too. It's like wearing a cocoon :) and the mustard and purple print is gorgeous! x

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Love the colors in your dress and outfit! I agree, sometimes you just want to be comfy!

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

That dress is amazing and your dog is beyond cute. I can't handle it!! xo, Julie

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Gorgeous dress! And poor Rex... he's so cute!! :)

awhite said...

I love a cute outfit that doubles as cozy! Best of both worlds. :)

How cute is Rex?! I have two completely spoiled rat terriers, who are only further spoiled by their grandparents, too! My dad literally has them eating out of the palm of his hand- oy! I feel your puppy pain. :)


silvergirl said...

The print on this dress is amazing!
Sometimes beltless is just the way to go

judith said...

Muy bonito el vestido!

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

I love that you added a cropped cardigan...its a perfect sub for a belt. And poor Rex. Our boy has to be on weight management food but I still give him too many treats. But I swear when we joke in front of him about his extra weight, he seems to skip breakfast or dinner that next day. It's like he knows... :)

Classy with a Kick

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love this dress! I think I like it better without a belt because of the print. It's really cool and look great the way it is.


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Carolines Day said...

My favorite spring outfit - billowy dresses!

nunzia sofia said...

i like a lot your dresss.. very very good out fit dear. you are so pretty. and congratulation for your blog. will be very big pleausre for me if you would like to fallow each other in our blog and social site like bloglovin and facebook. many kissessss

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love the print of your dress! And awww...poor Rex! It's tough to be on a diet :-)
Jeans and a Teacup

Kate said...

you look so nice and I love your cute little cardigan, perfect neutral topper for your printed dress!
xx Kate

The Style Department

Sherin said...

That dress is the prettiest! I love the print.

Renae at simple sequins said...

I love how you posed for this photos. You are so lucky to have pros take your shoots! Cute doggie.

Diana Marks said...

the dress looks comfy! love the cardigan you added to it. poor Rex - I guess diet and exercise is definitely not his dream day schedule )

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newpetite said...

Such a pretty dress and Im glad you took off the belt. Im tired of seeing everyone belting everything :)

Roxy Sun said...

Gorgeous look! xoxo


Anonymous said...

Love the dress, and really like it without a belt! Comfort and looking good is a big bonus. Good luck to Rex.
x Kirsty

Sam said...

Hi dear, how are you? You always uncover the most beautifully printed dresses, adore this one, really great colours. All the best to Little Rex!

Katie said...

i love the print on your dress!

Sunny & Star said...

I absolutely love your dress. The pattern and colors are so pretty. You look beautiful.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This dress is so pretty, I LOVE the print!

Sparkles and Shoes

Elle Sees said...

so pretty! and i love a pooch pic!!

LyddieGal said...

Sometimes you just need to embrace the slouch. That is such a great print too!

Sorry to hear about rex's diet, I'm sure he's not too happy!
Chic on the Cheap

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the print! You look so comfy and chic! Rex is so adorable!


Elana said...

This dress is so cute and the most unique print. And comfy to boot? You've got yourself a winner!

Festive Girls said...

I know what you mean about comfort. I am all about it most of the time. The nice thing is that your outfit is super cute and doesn't look just like a something comfortable. The purple and yellow colors are so pretty together!

Allyssa said...

I love the colors in your dress! Gorgeous! Gotta love feeling comfy, but looking put together. It's a win-win :)

Style-Delights said...

I love the brush strokes prints! You look beautiful in earthy tones! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Style Delights Blog

Always Maylee said...

You look so pretty in this dress, I love the print!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Anonymous said...

Love the colors in that dress!

Midwest Muse said...

This is a great look on you!

Sunny & Star said...

Love the graphic design on the dress. The puppy is so cute! I can't believe he is only 8 pounds! My cats are 15 pounds each! He is half of one of my cats!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Sofia Donatelli said...

Beautiful dress. Looks great on you!



DC in STYLE said...

Ohhh look in his eyes! Rex is a real heart breaker, his grandparents probably just can't resist this expression and give him extra treats ;)

Cinz said...

You look great, loveee your hair in this post!!! Awww...Rex is just sooo adorable and yes, he does look a tad bit sad in that pic,lol


Anonymous said...

You've got a gorgeous smile!!! Love, KYRA


Celia Aranda said...

You look very glamurous!
love the blog <3


Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

The pattern on your dress is gorgeous, love it!


Akinyi Ragwar said...

Lovely, this is such a nice dress!

xoxo Akinyi


Sakuranko said...

Oh really cute sweater and pupy.



Sakuranko said...

Oh really cute sweater and pupy.



BelatedBloomer said...

That's a pretty abstract print on your dress! Really eye-catching!

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Ginny said...

What a fun print on the dress! 6inches of snow???? Urg. We had sleet today but luckily it didn't stick. As for a doggy diet, people food is killer! We switched our beagle to Science diet and now she gets Carlos for treats instead of doggy treats, that helps with calories too

Veronika Smirnykh said...

Great outfit, really love that dress! You have an amazing blog!



Mica said...

Aww Rex is so cute! Really like the print on your dress :)

Away From Blue

Mia said...

You look amazing! And Rex is the sweetest thing on earth! :D

olga said...

Love your dress. You look stunning. Very beautiful look!
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Madame HaseHase said...

dearie! thanks so much for the comment! cool blog you have here! would really like to stay in touch! maybe mutual follow on bloglovin? let me know and i'll follow back asap! love & cheers, tones. <3


Lyosha said...

very cute dress! have a great weekend!

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popcosmo said...

Love that sweater! I've been looking for a short-sleeved sweater to wear over my long sleeved tops! Wish I had the outlet near me :) Great dress and it looks very cute unbelted!

Corinne said...

I love the colours! Purple and yellow look great together.

Hi hi hi rex =) What a cutie!

Corinne x

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I adore your amazing sense of style Heather, very chic and relaxed. I also like your simple approach to fashion.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Gaby de Modacapital said...

Love your besutiful dress! <3

Midwest Muse said...

Love the print of your dress.

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Easy breezy yet sexy is how to best describe this look....yes sometimes its always best to let go of those belts!!!


M+K said...

so cute! we absolutely love your style, hun


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