Dressed up sundress, and mothers day

May 12, 2014

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Outfit details: Dress: Old Navy (old)//Cardigan: Old Navy (old, gift)//Heels: Bandolino (old)//Bracelet (gift)//Necklace & Earrings: unknown brand (yard sale find)//Purse: Michael Kors (gift). Photo courtesy of Hannah Smith and Annalise Wheeler(my sister- visit her new fashion blog here at http://911fashionexpert.wordpress.com).

I hope all you ladies enjoyed this past mother’s day weekend, and that you felt spoiled. I know I did, and more so because my Birthday is this coming Sunday so I got to celebrate with a lovely home décor star for the outside of my house and Plato’s closet gift card from my sister Rebekah. I got to spend some time with my sister Rebekah and my hubby at Plato’s closet spending that gift card on accessories I can’t wait to share about soon. I had lunch with the in-laws and a mini Birthday party for my twins (they turn a year old on Friday) with my family and then my sister Annalise and her friend Hannah watched the kids while my hubby and I went to a nice sit down Italian restaurant called Ragazzi’s to enjoy a free meal (I had a coupon). Like I said I felt spoiled.

Now about this dress, would you believe this is one of my sundresses, or dress I like to wear over my swimsuit. It is, but I wanted to make it more dressed up, so adding heels, nice jewelry and a cardi along with high end bag did the trick. My hubby disapproved though, telling me I overdid it and that perhaps next time adding a cowgirl hat and sandals would work better, since he didn’t see it as a “dress dress dress.” What do you think?



In lieu of mothers day I thought I would post a picture of my mom and I. Love you mom.

I was also honored to just be a mom this holiday. God is so good, and I am blessed to have my kids. Everyday is a new one, with its joys and challenges as a mom, but I thank God for His grace and forgiveness for my mistakes, but I thank Him for what I do that is right.  To my children, I love you!

I hope you enjoyed the post.

Rachel xo
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  • Becky @ bybmg May 13, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I bet you’ll have fun shopping with the Plato’s gift card!

    • garaytreasures May 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Haha I only have like .23 on it left. I bought some cute accessories.

  • myrosecoloredshades May 13, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Love the bright color of the dress and cute cardigan! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day with your mom and your adorable son.

  • Rachel G May 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I definitely think your outfit works! I’ve still yet to ever go to a Plato’s Closet but I’ve always heard good things!

  • Maria May 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I really like how you styled your dress! It all looks so well together!

    • garaytreasures May 17, 2014 at 2:36 am

      Thank you Maria 🙂 I am glad I choose it to style this way.

  • Jess May 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Hi there. I like your dress, as well as the cute cardigan with it. Aren’t sundresses the best in this warm weather?
    Please stop by

    • garaytreasures May 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      🙂 yes ma’am ! Enjoyed your blog post today. Following

  • Jill B May 13, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I’m so excited it’s sundress weather finally! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’ve had fun reading yours today,

    • garaytreasures May 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you Jill 🙂 and for coming by.

  • Whitney 'Nic' James May 13, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Such a pretty dress, Rachel. I’m glad you were able to enjoy your Mother’s Day. LOVE the new blog design too. XO!


    • garaytreasures May 13, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you Whitney! I hope to do more to the blog too.

  • jagstyleblog May 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I love this outfit! I think it’s my favorite one of yours 🙂 I’m going to have to copy it 🙂 Glad you had a great Mother’s Day. Happy early birthday!

    • garaytreasures May 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you Katherine, I feel special 🙂

  • Jacqueline May 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Such a cute sundress!

  • Amber May 14, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Sounds like you had such a lovely weekend!! I am really digging the outfit!! Maybe your husband is just used to seeing you style it casual and it’s hard for him to envision it any other way. I think it’s awesome to get creative in your wardrobe!! I’m excited to see the goodies you scored at Plato’s soon too =) And the pic of you and your mom is just adorable!!

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    • garaytreasures May 14, 2014 at 1:48 am

      Thank you Amber, perhaps you are right about my hubby.

  • Jackie May 14, 2014 at 1:55 am

    It sounds like you had a great Mother’s Day weekend. You and your mom are so cute!

    I love the dress on you as well. The pastel stripes look really nice with the cardigan!

    xo Jackie
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    • garaytreasures May 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      🙂 thank you Jackie, it was wonderful.

  • htitus May 14, 2014 at 2:03 am

    That is a pretty idea of dressing up your swim suite cover up! Looking great!

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    • garaytreasures May 14, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you Haley and for visiting again. Sometimes you just have to improvise 😉

  • kuyeek lutz May 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I adore the colo of you dress! It looks gorgeous on you.


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    • garaytreasures May 14, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you and thanks for visiting. Now to check out your blog.

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen) May 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Beautiful colours. I love outfits that don’t involve black! I like the way you give thanks to God for blessing you with your children. I don;t often read that. I;m from Stylish Tuesday. I;, now following you on bloglovin. I will leave my link in case you would like to follow back.

    • garaytreasures May 17, 2014 at 2:34 am

      Thank you Lorna for coming by, and for your compliment. I am now following!

  • bittyandbunny May 15, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Oh, happy mother’s day! Yours sounds like it was a particularly special one 🙂 I really love how you fancied up your casual dress. The color combination looks so pretty!

    p.s. – I LOVE all of the comments you leave on my blog, but I’m not sure if you realize that you’re set up as a “no reply” blogger, so I can never respond to all of the lovely things you write. If you’re interested, you can fix it really easily. Here’s a good tutorial: <a href="http://www.venustrappedinmars.com/2013/06/google-ultimate-no-reply-blogger.html&quot;

    • garaytreasures May 18, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Hello Kym, thank you for your sweet comment. I changed my no-reply blogger to reply blogger. Thank you for your tutorial! Rachel xo

  • bittyandbunny May 15, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Sorry, I kind of fudged that link in the last comment and don’t see that I can edit. it Let’s try it again: http://www.venustrappedinmars.com/2013/06/google-ultimate-no-reply-blogger.html

  • Ginny May 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Such a pretty dress on you, you look beautiful!

    • garaytreasures May 17, 2014 at 2:33 am

      Aw thanks Ginny it means a lot!

  • Samantha May 18, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I don’t think you overdid it at all! This dress is really cute, and I think it looks great dressed up like this – I can also see it being cute with the boots too. It seems like a really versatile piece to me. Happy (very) belated Mother’s Day : )


  • ADA May 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Rachel I am finally all caught up on older posts that I missed. You totally dressed up that casual dress with the cute coal stripes. The cardigan and peep-toe pumps were great with this. Love the dainty jewelry too and I am glad you were spoiled.

    <3 Ada.

  • Missy May 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    You’re too cute! Happy belated birthday to you too! I know what you mean by spoiled and I often like to tease my husband that the whole month of May is basically about me, so he should have something fun planned to celebrate every weekend, lol. It’s all in good fun. I’m glad you linked up today! I hope you come and share every weekend!

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