Citrus Queen

July 1, 2016

I think my obsession for fruit print clothing is at an all time high.

Last summer I stumbled on a cherry print dress from Modcloth and the fruit obsession has grown ever since. I initially had wanted this dress (Pull Up a Cherry in Citrus from Modcloth) but it was sold out and never seemed to be coming back. As luck would have it my favorite e-retailer, eBay sold the same dress.

I wanted this sweet citrus dress for a sweet surprise date my boyfriend planned for our anniversary.
On our way downtown we stumbled on the beautiful Kansas City I'm So in Love mural (below). I had been wanting to take pictures in front of it for the blog. It was so fitting that on our anniversary and our night out we ran into the mural, of course we had to take a picture. Ultimately, I love this dress, it's so comfy, and the print is truly the essence of my being.

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I'm also sharing these these sweet, sweet, fantasy shades I won from an instagram giveaway. I love anything vintage and SoLovesVintage let me choose something from their site. I had a hard time deciding between Givenchy earrings and this pair of sunglasses, but I couldn't let them go. Now I'm always wearing these cate eye glasses. I highly recommend SoLoves accessories section! Thanks for hosting the giveaway Kenna & Lulu!

In a Voxbox I got which feels like ages ago... I received the L’Oréal Cleansing Balm VoxBox courtesey of Influenster. If you've never heard of cleansing balms, they are the new thing in the hair world. My hair salon Paisley & Stripe has been using cleansing cream since 2014 so I've had awhile to get accustomed to them. A cleansing balm essentially cuts out shampoo & conditioner and replaces its entirety. Cleansing conditioners (balm) do magical things like detangle, tame, condition, etc. However, I've tried drugstore cleansing balms before and haven't been won over by the results to be honest with you. Maybe it's because I've been using Purely Perfect lately (reformulated to New Wash). So the good and the bad of this product. Let's go!
The good is that it cuts out shampoo and conditioner to just one bottle. It left my hair feeling good, but I was not amazed or "wowed" by the results. The packaging is sleek and definitely cute!

The bad is that this stuff SMELLS, it smells really, really strong. This product has a raging chemical smell. In addition, if you have long hair you should use 6-8 pumps of this stuff. That's a lot! Plus you should wait five minutes for this stuff to soak in your hair. Lazy water conscious girls like me don't have time for that! Unlike other drug store cleansing balms I can't do this one. It smells like straight chemicals and just freaks me out. On the other hand, I do love L'Oréal's straightening shampoo and conditioner. I'll vouch for it.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are always, always, always my own.

I hope you have a wonderful, sweet July!

Photos by my amazing and talented friend Emma York.

Wearing: dress - eBay (similar), sunglasses - SoLovesVintage, shoes - Madden Girl Brando, lipstick - Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay in Firebird (lipliner), clutch - J. Crew (Poshfind)

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49 comments

  1. great post, I love your blog!
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  2. Very cute! :D

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  3. Cute dress and love the prints!

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  4. Are you from Kansas City? I'm headed there soon for a travel getaway collaboration with VisitKC. Can't wait to learn more about your city! Love the print on you too - so adorable.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. Yes I am! That's awesome to hear! Shoot me an email when you're in town we should get coffee! Thanks lady!

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  5. this dress is so cute perfff for summer!
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  6. Super cute look! Love the pattern on that dress.

    Xx
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  7. Oh, I absolutely love this dress! So perfect for summer!
    WritingMonique

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  8. Those sunnies are amazing! I need them! Can't wait for the sun to show itself in London so I can wear pretty summer dresses again!! xx

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  9. Aww, that picture of you and your bf is adorable :) I love this dress--it's so pretty on you! Nothing wrong with having a few different fruit prints to choose from, they're always so fun!

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    1. Thanks Mme! I hardly share any pictures of him haha Thank you so much!

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  10. Such a cute dress- love the fun citrus print. And as a KC girl, you know I'm digging that wall! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. Aww this is such a perfect outfit. The dress look so adorable and the photos look super clean and beautiful x

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  12. Super cute!! I'm in love with this look babe!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  13. wow loving this dress on you! x

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  14. These photos are soo beautiful! And I love the fun printed dress and cat eye sunnies :) Bummer that the shampoo straight up smells like chemicals :/ Thanks for letting us know ;) What cleansing balms would you recommend?

    Also that last photo is soo cute!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster


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    1. Awh thanks Mili! Nate and I are occasionally cute when we aren't being lazy. Yeah its a shame it smells, def New Wash and Purely Perfect by Hairstory!

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  15. Wow! lovely pictures and your dress is so cute, you look amazing ;)

    Regards,

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    Diana

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  16. This dress is adorable! And suits you so well. I love fruit prints for summer.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  17. I love prints too. They're bold and so lovely. You look wonderful. :)

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  18. wow looking so cute!! I love your smile and dress. You look very pretty in sunglasses. I love to wear sunglasses when i buy best designer kurtis. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  19. Wow so nice!! I love your dress. You look very pretty in skirts. I love to buy frock kurtis onnline from TheFeMall.com.

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  20. Beautiful dress :) Love the sunglasses too - amazing you won them on an Instagram giveaway!

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise

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