What I Wore + Another White Ruffle Dress

Hello Friends!  I am here today not only to share my week of outfits, but also to share the cutest white ruffle dress and white cold shoulder dress!  So let’s get to what I wore—

So let’s lead off with some handmade goodness!  I made this Rachel Dress from See Kate Sew, and instead of long bell sleeves, I wanted a short sleeved version of the dress.  I have been wanting a short sleeved seersucker dress, and it’s hard to tell, but this beautiful seersucker is red, white, and blue striped.  Perfect for the fourth!

Seersucker Short Sleeved Rachel Dress- Made by Me!
Red Tassel Necklace- Gift
Striped Tommy Hilfiger Wedges- TJ Maxx

This top and these shorts have gotten a lot of action this summer because they are such great pieces and easy to wear!  Doesn’t hurt that I made them both to fit me exactly. 🙂  That’s one of the greatest things about making your own clothes.  I don’t easily find store-bought shorts that fit me well, but I sure can make them!

Floral Off the Shoulder Top- Made by Me!
Denim Tulip Shorts– Made by Me!
Striped Tommy Hilfiger Wedges- TJ Maxx
Sunglasses- WalMart

I got this dress last year, and it is still one of my faves.  I can’t resist pretty embroidery!

White Short Sleeved Shift Dress with Blue Embroidery- TJ Maxx
Nude Peep Toe Booties- Old Navy

Y’all.  This ROMPER (yes, I said romper) may be my new favorite thing ever.  I went out looking for a dress the other day, but this is what I came home with.  It’s comfortable (OMG SO COMFORTABLE), cool to wear with flat sandals or heels, and it’s something a little different!!  It also comes in olive green (which I was THISCLOSE to getting instead), but I loved the plum.  I also got a lace bandeau to wear with it since it’s pretty low cut in the front and the sides, and we don’t need anything appearing where it’s not supposed to!  I’m already planning to wear this in the car on our trip away this weekend (with flats) because it really is that soft and comfy.  I wore this out on mine and Scott’s dinner date last Saturday night, and got several compliments!

Plum Romper- Trendz Shirts Company
Ivory Lace Bandeau – Trendz Shirts Company
Beaded Tassel Necklace- Crawford Collections
Mother Pendant Necklace- Etsy
Nude Peep Toe Booties- Old Navy

All these adorable pom poms deserve their own post!  I had been wanting some pom-pom sandals for so long, and when I saw these at Peachy Keen in Monroe and needed them.  Didn’t hurt that they were only $20! And the earrings were a must-have too.

White Sleeveless Dress- Old Navy
Pom Pom and Tassel Earrings- Peachy Keen
Pom Pom Sandals- Peachy Keen 

I have a running list of things I want to sew for myself, and “off the shoulder black and white gingham dress” has been on that list for ages.  I finally found some fabric and whipped one up the other night.  And no surprise, I love it!  I wore it with lace up sandals the other day, but think it would be just as cute with flip flops!

Black and White Gingham Off the Shoulder Dress- Made by Me!
Tan Lace Up Block Heeled Sandals- Old Navy
Pendant Necklace- Gift
Sunglasses- WalMart

I made this dress last year with the Washi Dress pattern, one of my all-time faves.  Perfect to throw on during the summer before you get a chance to take a shower and need to take the kids to Vacation Bible School (not that I would know :)).

Striped Washi Dress- Made by Me!
Red Tassel Neckalce- Gift
Metallic Strappy Sandals- WalMart

I have had this orange striped maxi dress for years and years and years, and I still wear it every single summer.  I’m pretty sure I have a picture out there somewhere of me wearing it whil pregnant with Bennett!  But it’s such a losse, comfy, forgiving tiered dress, and I still just love it.  Another good dress to throw on to make dressing easy in the morning.

Orange Striped Maxi Dress- Old Navy

As always, I will be linking up with Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy.  Pop over and check out all the great outfit ideas and closet inspiration!


I have a thing for pom-poms.  And white dresses.  Which is why this one is so amazing!!!  Though, seriously, how cute is this white ruffle dress with multi-colored poms?  Wearing it with my pom pom sandals may be overkill, but some nude wedges would be perfect with it!

I also love this white cold shoulder dress in the popular midi length.  I love the crochet detail and love the semi-boho, semi-ladylike vibe.  There are just TOO MANY CUTE DRESSES out this season and I love sharing my favorites!

And don’t forget about the awesome Zaful 3rd Anniversary Blog Giveaway!  Who doesn’t love a giveaway?!  Check out the blog and the giveaway details here.  And tag my name- amanda@goatandlulu- after participating in the giveaway event, because Zaful will be choosing a couple of winners after the event and giving out huge rewards!  Thanks!


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