Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway

Sometimes you just gotta take the plunge and wear a dress that will push you a bit out of your comfort zone. This plunge neck dress is perfect in every way, and I was immediately drawn to its super feminine, vintage vibe.

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about wearing something so low-cut, but I actually love it! Everything else about this dress is pretty modest, so it balances out the plunge neck perfectly. I don’t feel like it’s too revealing at all (especially since I don’t have much going on up top any way).

Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

This plunge neck dress also comes in a pretty olive green, and I found a very similar Free People dress that comes in blue, black, and ivory. I honestly want them all!

What do you guys think about the plunge neck dress? Would you wear something this low-cut? Where would you wear it?

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to enter my Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway that you could win in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale public access! Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter, and GOOD LUCK!

Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

SHOP THE PLUNGE NECK DRESS LOOK:

Lira Elle Midi Dress | Prada Double Zip Leather ToteAdore Skinny Pavé Bangle c/o | Ace Picked Eclipsed Gold Vermeil Hooped Post Earrings c/o (use code ‘POLISHEDPOSY’ for 15% off) | Nude Block Heel Sandals | Photos by Afflatus Photography

$850 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway - Plunge Neck Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

Just in time for this Summer’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale,
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $850 Nordstrom Gift Card!

To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below.
The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until end-of-day 7/19 at 11:59PM EST.

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Polished Picks – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access is here for Nordstrom cardholders! Like many of you, I look forward to this sale all year. It’s the perfect time to stock up on fall items, as well as basics to wear throughout the year. Although we typically think of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as being all about fall, there are actually quite a few of “wear now” items that caught my eye.

I have rounded up a few of my favorites from the sale for this month’s Polished Picks. If you want to see/shop my full list of sale favorites, go to my main Nordstrom Anniversary Sale page. I’ll be updating that page throughout the sale as items come in and out of stock. Every time I look at Nordstrom’s site I swear I see something that I didn’t see before. Does that happen to anyone else?

Remember, if you aren’t a Nordstrom cardholder, you won’t be able to shop the sale until public access starts on July 20th. Go ahead and make your wish list now so you’ll be ready!

Polished Picks - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale featured by popular Austin fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

 

If any of you have already shopped the sale, I would love to know what you picked up! If you’re like me, you’ll probably be making several purchases over this next week. What do you think about this year’s sale? I honestly think it’s better than last year, especially the denim selection. Leave me a comment below, or come find me on Instagram!

SHOP MY NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PICKS:

WAYF Plunging Knot Front Top | 1.STATE Arnet Bootie | Kate Spade Oakwood Street Lora Pebbled Leather Hobo | Gucci 55mm Round Sunglasses | Maggy London Flocked Mini Dot Tie Neck Dress | Laura Mercier Essentials Eye & Cheek Palette | Shiraleah Ripley Scarf | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Heart Hoop Earrings | Diptyque Floral Candle and Eau de Toilette Set | Sperry Shearwater Water-Resistant Genuine Shearling Lined Boots | Mural Drape Trench

Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway

After a relaxing trip out to west Texas, I am feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week! I recently took this gorgeous floral maxi dress out for a spin, and it felt like a summer dream. This beauty is from the Gal Meets Glam Collection (which I am obsessed with), and I just can’t get over all of these pretty ruffles!

Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy

Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy          Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy

If you’re in search of the perfect outfit for an upcoming summer event, you can’t go wrong with a floral maxi dress. This one would work for so many different occasions… weddings, showers, brunches, or an outdoor summer soiree with the girls. It’s one of those dresses you won’t want to take off! This floral maxi dress has the cutest cross back detail, and it will absolutely turn heads.

Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy          Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy

Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy

Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy          Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy

Is anyone else getting SO EXCITED for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I look forward to this sale every year, and Early Access starts on July 12th (for Nordstrom cardholders)! Don’t have a Nordstrom Card? Apply here so you can shop Early Access.

I will be sharing all my favorites on the blog as soon as the sale is live. There will be a Nordstrom Sale tab on my home page with links to the best of the best sale items. Stay tuned for that, and keep scrolling to enter an $850 Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway that you could win just in time for the sale!

Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy          Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy

SHOP THE FLORAL MAXI DRESS LOOK:

Gal Meets Glam Collection Floral Maxi Dress (Isabella) | Adore Skinny Pavé Bangle c/o | Ace Picked Eclipsed Gold Vermeil Hooped Post Earrings c/o (use code ‘POLISHEDPOSY’ for 15% off) | Nude Block Heel Sandals | Photos by Afflatus Photography

 

$850 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway - Floral Maxi Dress + Nordstrom Giveaway featured by popular Austin fashion blogger The Polished Posy

Just in time for this Summer’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale,
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $850 Nordstrom Gift Card!

To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below.
The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until end-of-day 7/19 at 11:59PM EST.

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Colorblock Lace Dress – Save or Splurge

It has been SO LONG since I’ve done a “save or splurge” post, and I forgot how much I love them! This adorable colorblock lace dress from Sugarlips is a recent addition to my closet, and I just realized how similar it looks to this lace dress that’s quadruple the price (even at 60% off). I am all about getting this look for less, and I know you guys are too!

Colorblock Lace Dress

Colorblock Lace Dress

It’s so crazy how similar these dresses are, even down to the green trim on the neck!

This colorblock lace dress won me over with its gorgeous greens and pinks, and it has a bit of a vintage look and feel to it. It’s a classic style, but the colorblocking adds a little trendy twist. There’s just something about the texture of lace that sucks me in every time. I love that it allows me to incorporate a pattern into my outfit without having to opt for a bold all-over print. I think this would be super cute with a denim jacket in early fall! How would you guys style this colorblock lace dress?

Colorblock Lace Dress          Colorblock Lace Dress

Colorblock Lace Dress

Colorblock Lace Dress          Colorblock Lace Dress

Colorblock Lace Dress          Colorblock Lace Dress

I have to mention these sweet little drop earrings from Akola (last seen here)! If you haven’t heard of Akola, they are a wonderful non-profit that supports and empowers women living in poverty in both Uganda and Dallas. Akola is helping these women transform their families and communities by providing them with employment. Each piece is handcrafted by these women who are working hard to get back on their feet. Why not buy some beautiful jewelry from Akola and make a difference at the same time?

Colorblock Lace Dress

Colorblock Lace Dress          Colorblock Lace Dress

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

SAVE – Sugarlips Marilyn Lace Dress c/o (use my discount code ‘tristan15’ for 15% off) | SPLURGE – Alexis Vedette Colorblock Lace Dress | Akola OneHope Paper Drop Earrings c/o | 7 Charming Sisters ‘Stay all Day’ Bracelet c/o (Use my discount code ‘ThePolishedPosy15’ for 15% off) | Nude Block Heel Sandals | Photos by Afflatus Photography

Polished Picks – June 2018

It’s officially summer, and what better way to kick off the season than with June’s Polished Picks?! These are some of my current favorites, and it looks like I have a thing for yellow and blush pink. Speaking of current favorites, June is my favorite month because it kicks off the summer season AND it happens to be my birth month! I will be the big 3-5 on the 30th. (Eek!) I think I should buy myself all of these to soften the blow a little bit.

Polished Picks June 2018

 

SHOP JUNE’S POLISHED PICKS:

Endless Summer by Free People – Takin’ a Chance Midi Dress | Lack of Color – Pink Velour Straw Hat | Emperia – Dharma Faux Leather Wallet on a Chain | Quay Australia – See Me Smile 50mm Cat Eye Sunglasses | MAC – Oh, Sweetie Lipcolor in Coconut Macaroon | Chantecaille – Luminescent Eye Shade in Sol | Moon River – Stripe Paperbag Waist Pants | Sorrelli – Peony Crystal Hoop Earrings | Row A – Floral Maxi Dress | Topshop – Brighton Straw Belt Bag | G.H. Bass & Co. – Wynn Loafer Mule

 

Want to see my current favorites for previous months? Head over to the main Polished Picks page!

Floral High Low Dress

What should you do when you can’t decide between a mini dress or a maxi dress? Wear both! This floral high low dress is absolute perfection with its feminine ruffles and bright, happy colors.

Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

I just love this floral high low dress because it can be super sexy without going overboard. They show off a little leg, but they’re still long enough to make you feel covered up. I think my favorite thing about this floral high low dress is the faux wrap front. I also love the fabric because it’s so lightweight and doesn’t easily wrinkle.

Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

If you’re as obsessed with this floral high low dress as I am, you’ll also love this pink and blue dress that’s currently 40% off! This dress has more of a sleeve AND is under $50. There are seriously so many cute ones out right now, but my favorite might be this blue and white floral dress by Tommy Hilfiger. Isn’t the print just dreamy? I want this in a wallpaper!

Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

I have been wearing my Adore jewelry nonstop recently. This pavé bangle bracelet has the prettiest blue stones, and these pavé earrings are a gorgeous lilac shade. The soft, subtle colors make it so easy to mix and match them with lots of different outfits. The quality is absolutely amazing for the price!

Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy          Floral High Low Dress featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, The Polished Posy

What do you think about this style? Love it or hate it? Where would you wear this floral high low dress and how would YOU style it? Leave me a comment below, or come chat with me on Instagram!

 

SHOP THE FLORAL HIGH LOW DRESS LOOK:

Speechless Floral Dress | Madewell Juno Circle Crossbody Bag (just sold out, similar option here) | Nude Block Heel Sandals | Adore Pavé Cushion French Wire Earrings c/o | Adore Skinny Pavé Bangle c/o | Everly Rings (Priscilla, Haven, Sienna) c/o Use code POLISHEDPOSY for 15% off | Photos by Afflatus Photography

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason

It’s been nearly a month since Garrett and I were in London for the Royal Wedding, but my royal fever is still going strong! We had so much fun celebrating at Fortnum & Mason’s Royal Wedding party in their Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

If you’re not familiar with Fortnum & Mason, it’s an upscale department store in London that has been around for hundreds of years. The Queen grew up shopping there with her family. On her Diamond Jubilee, she opened the tea salon on the top floor. As soon as I heard they were having a Royal Wedding party, I knew I had to go. It really was the next best thing to being at the actual wedding!

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

The city was decked out in Union Jack bunting everywhere we looked. There was so much excitement in the air, and it definitely felt like we were part of something special!

On the morning of the wedding, I threw on my fascinator and we headed over to Fortnum & Mason. It seemed like everyone around us was heading to a Royal Wedding party of their own. Many had already taken a train out to Windsor to get as close to the action as possible.

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

As the Royal Wedding coverage started, we sipped on Wedding Breakfast tea (which was first created back in 2011 to mark Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton). We then had some finger sandwiches, proper British scones (with clotted cream and jam), and a bit of bubbly!

The room was filled with ladies decked out in fascinators, along with a few gentlemen who were no doubt THRILLED to be there. Yes, I am one of the ladies that dragged her husband out to the girliest Royal Wedding party in London. I think he enjoyed it more than he will ever admit.

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

The Royal Wedding was SO beautiful and romantic. As it came to an end, we all enjoyed miniature wedding cakes (lemon elderflower — just like Prince Harry and Meghan’s actual wedding cake). Fortnum & Mason sure knows how to throw a Royal Wedding party! It definitely felt like a once in a lifetime experience, but who knows, maybe I’ll be back for Prince George’s wedding!

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

I wore this Gal Meets Glam dress to the Royal Wedding party, and I am pretty much obsessed! The floral jacquard is so gorgeous, and it went perfectly with my blush fascinator. My favorite part is the bow detail on the neckline (and of course the pockets). It really is the perfect dress, and I am dying to wear it again!

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy          Royal Wedding Party at Fortnum & Mason by popular Dallas lifestyle blogger, The Polished Posy

 

SHOP THE ROYAL WEDDING PARTY LOOK:

Gal Meets Glam Collection Evelyn Dress | Nude Block Heel Sandals | Zac Posen Soiree Crossbody (last seen here) | Vijiv Fascinator Hat | Photos by Afflatus Photography

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