Oh my…has it been a busy few weeks in the AudreyBella household.

  • The Boy is out for the summer.
  • We had our first backyard BBQ/Pool party.
  • Husband started a war with some Red Hornets. I had to get involved and it wasn’t pretty. 
  • I don’t have a green thumb at all. I think I killed my Bougainvilleas. 
  • But my Knockout Roses are blooming! 
  • The last of my outdoor furniture arrived!
  • I cleaned my office!!!
  • I re-organized my closet, again. 
  • I made an AWESOME margarita that included champagne! Yummy yummy!
  • We saw Hangover 2. I thought it was funny, as did The Boy. 
  • Received the most wonderful compliment from Husband’s friend about The Boy – “He’s the most adult 15 year old I’ve ever met.”

And I needed a little break from blogging (not that I do it daily, but you know how it goes).

Anyway, it’s my birthday month and I have been receiving lots of “birthday” coupons. Of course, my most prized one was Anthropologie, which didn’t last a whole two days into June! More on that later. I decided to make this “The Month of Dressing Pretty”. For the summer I always do the standard shorts, tees and flip-flops. I have so many pretty things that are not worn and I decided I wasn’t going to wait around for a special occasion or work to wear them. This whole birthday month will be a special occasion. You should be seeing me in lots of skirts and dresses that are rarely worn, some even NWT. I’m going to attempt to commit to dressing pretty 4 days a week.

June 1

Dress: J Crew Mirabel in White, 6
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: Corso Como Espadrilles

June 2

Blouse: Tucker for Target, S
Shoes: Old Navy Wedges (last summer)

I’m working on my Anthropologie post so you should see that later this evening or tomorrow morning.

Have a great day!

This is such a cute dress. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white dress for a while now. I purchased the Carly Ruffle Dress last year in white but have never worn it. I guess I really couldn’t get past the layered ruffles. But this dress, well, it’s definitely going to be worn.

The receipt says it’s the Channing Embroidered Bib Dress. The style number is also different, 51534 vs 42781 for the Mirabel Dress and 42968 for the Siesta Dress. They are all the same style and cut – empire waist, shirred A-line skirt, cap-like sleeves. The Mirabel Dress comes in Muslin Poppy and Faded Black Sand and is $148.

The Siesta Dress color is White Indigo and is like a lightweight seersucker. I’ve tried this one on before but I guess I failed to post the pic. The Siesta has neon yellow embroidered at the sleeves. I tried this on in a 6 and the fit was good. I still had a little room in the waist and the shoulders nor bust weren’t snug. Because of this I would say it fits TTS. It is $138.

Tried on with a neon yellow belt.
I saw the Mirabel over the weekend online. I ordered the black because I couldn’t get over the style and embroidered design. I was just walking by the dresses in-store today when I saw this white one. I knew it had to be the same dress, just a different colorway so I tried it on to make sure the size 6 I ordered was the right size. I chatted up the online PS to get measurements but forgot to write them down to give to you. This dress fits the same as the Siesta so it is TTS. I added the Jade green belt for a little color. Love it! (This is $148 as well.)

Now I can’t wait until my black dress gets here. And, um, yeah…anyone want a White Ruffled Carly Dress, Size 6, $65 shipped?