I’ve done quite a few posts on LuLaRoe lately. Although I do (often) wear clothes that aren’t LuLaRoe, they’re not as fun to write about. Plus, my LuLaRoe posts are weirdly popular, and I like to give the people what they want. Since I’ve covered the Irma, Julia (twice), Randy, Cassie, and LuLaRoe for summer, it’s time to cover something new. As I recently hosted an online pop-up, I got the chance to try an Amelia Dress. This is a “dressier” dress than the other LuLaRoe dresses I own, and it was perfect for Easter.
So, although I love Justin to death, he takes terrible photos. As one of my friends said, “every time Justin takes a picture, it looks like his first time using a camera.” Yikes. That means that whenever I want to do a style post, I have to bug someone— usually my mom— to help me out. Because my mom has been busy
doing most of the work for helping with Critter’s first birthday party, I didn’t want to bother her. That means I experimented with flat lays for this post! I had a lot of unnecessary help for them, so they could be better, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on flat lays vs portraits for style posts.
I was pretty late to the game when it came to Amelia. I don’t do that many things that require me to dress up, so I didn’t see the need for when. When I got the chance to try one as a pop-up reward and Easter was just around the corner, I threw caution to the wind and snagged a pretty minty blue one.
I didn’t automatically know what to pair it with. For family photos, I wore it as is. It’s beautiful that way, especially with the details in the fabric. Still, it didn’t feel perfect. It just needed something. But what?
Mint and peach were my wedding colors. We wound up adding in some pink because peach wasn’t a popular color that season, but ever since, pairing mint-y greens and blues with pinks and peaches has been a favorite combo for me. When I stumbled across a peach skinny belt that I had scored at a thrift store ages ago for only 75 cents, I knew it would look perfect with my dress.
I knew I wanted some flats to go with it, so I visited Plato’s Closet, a consignment store in Chattanooga. There was a pair of brown flats in my size with a gold zipper detail, and I loved them. I wasn’t sure if they’d work, but I bought them anyway. As I was trying to push Justin towards the register, I noticed a rack of jewelry. A peach statement necklace caught my eye. Serendipitously, the gold chain on it was a perfect match for the zipper detailing on the flats. Plus, it was only $5!
This dress would’ve also been fun with peach flats or some strappy sandals, but my shoe size is hard to find. I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect strappy sandals (10 1/2 wide) to go with it, but so far no luck.
Justin wore his pink shirt from our wedding, along with some PacSun pants he picked up at Plato’s Closet. We may not have matched perfectly, but we’re a pretty cute couple….if I do say so myself.
I hope to find the perfect sandals to wear with this for my anniversary, which is coming up in June. Until then, I’ll keep using these flats! I’m looking forward to finding more ways to Style my Amelia. I’m seeing a lot of inspiration from Easter photos in the LuLaRoe groups I’m in!
What did you wear for Easter? What’s your favorite way to Style an Amelia?