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Fashion For New Moms: Styling A Sleeveless Dress For Any Occassion

Kelley-Crowe-Forevers-Like-a-Dream-120x120Kelley is a wife, blogger, and mom to a three year old fashionista, all too competitive six-year old, and a sweet new little lady. Her favorite vacation dress is the Audrey, but her bump looks best in the Ruby sleeveless dress! Born and raised in New England, she now calls the Carolinas home. You can learn more and join her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, Instagram, & Google+!


Now that I’m about three weeks into this whole new baby thing, surprise! I’m no longer styling the bump! Our sweet girl decided she was ready before my scheduled day and arrived on April 30th and our whole world has been turned upside down ever since! Now that she’s here, I no longer have to fit my wardrobe around my bump, but I have to fit my wardrobe around comfort and style for toting around a newborn and two toddlers.

A few weeks ago we celebrated Mother’s Day and since I was still recovering, just a week post-partum, we just went out to lunch and enjoyed some sunshine in our own backyard. It was so refreshing to get out of the house and get myself dressed in my favorite comfortable Ruby sleeveless dress! It was my first time wearing this style since being pregnant, so I was anxious to see how it would fit – – I wasn’t surprised to find it comfortable and flattering, even a week after having a baby!

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Being a new mom, being stylish isn’t always easy, but thankfully Karina Dresses makes it fun! The variety of prints are so forgiving and there’s a style for every body shape. I love how easy they are to travel with too – and versatile! So here are my tips on styling my favorite sleeveless dress, the Ruby, for any occasion!

Heading out to dinner for a date night or a more fancy occasion? Pair the dress with heels, and a pair of gorgeous stud earrings. Any print would do, but I think something with a little darker colors would be fitting for an evening event.

If you’re heading out for a day of shopping or out to lunch with the kids in tow? Axe the heels and either go with a pair of comfortable wedges, gladiator sandals, or even flip flops! The best part about these dresses is they go with any style and can be dressed up or down. I wore mine with flip flops and a pair of dangly earrings. A sleeveless dress will pair well with a great necklace too, but I prefer longer earrings on the Ruby since it’s neckline comes a little higher.

What’s your favorite Karina style and how do you like to wear yours?


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