embroidered details

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as much as i am ready for all things fall, it has still been pretty hot out so i thought i would share one more summer outfit with you! this embroidered top from Stitch Fix
has been on repeat ever since i got it in my last box. i generally go for neutral colors in my closet but i love the pop of color in this top. there were a few similar tops and dresses i had pinned on my stitch fix inspiration board on Pinterest and am so happy my sytlist saw those and sent me this top! i had meant to post this look weeks ago but i had a little mishap and i wasn’t sure if i would be able to even show it at all! here’s the story:

so my sweet husband did the laundry for me and accidentally shrunk this shirt. like it looked like a preschooler could have worn it. it was so short! i was super sad because i had just gotten it and hadn’t seen anything similar in local stores. i looked at the tag and it said the shirt was made of 100% rayon. anything made of rayon is notorious for shrinking and i really should have known better before i just threw it in the basket. i decided to search google for any hope of ‘unshrinking’ my new top and guess what? i was able to make it good as new!

my secret formula:

mix 1 tablespoon of hair conditioner into 4 cups of warm water. soak garment for 10 minutes. wring it out, lay flat and gently stretch in every way. stretch the garment a few more times as it dries.

i was so relieved that it worked and that the little laundry mistake didn’t completely ruin my new shirt. if you ever find yourself if that situation make sure you give this trick a try. i am so glad i did!

XO Lo

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summer floral + giveaway

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 when i saw this dress on display at Lot 2029 i knew i had to try it on. floral is my favorite to wear in the summer and i especially love it on black backgrounds like this! i am not super tall {i’m 5’7″} but i really struggle to find dresses that are an appropriate length even when this dress is belted it hits just above the knee which is perfect! also you really can’t beat the price. only $23! what do you think? do you love this dress as much as i do?

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i’ve partnered with Lot 2029 and the rest of my girl gang on Instagram for an amazing giveaway! have you entered yet? you know you want the coffee scrub. i know i do! follow me on Instagram @thoseprettypieces and follow the directions for your chance to win. you have until Thursday the 27th to enter! good luck!

XO Lo

off the shoulder top with tassels

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everybody knows i have been loving the off the shoulder trend so it is no surprise that i picked up this top from Lot 2029! this has got to be one of my favorite purchases this summer. i mean it has tassels! there are still a few available at Lot 2029 in Bismarck. for size reference, the elastic was pretty tight so i sized up to a large so it would fit better on my shoulders! the way i styled it here would be perfect for date night but you could pair it with white or black shorts and sandals to make it more casual!

Lot 2029 is having a Final Clearance Sale on their website! most items are under $20 and they even have jewelry on sale for $1! things are going quick so make sure to visit their website! here are some of my favorite picks:

MN tee {also have a SD tee}| romper | coffee mug | onesie

XO Lo

 

onyx + pearl boutique

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A new boutique opened yesterday in downtown Fargo and i am so excited to give you a sneak peak! Onyx + Pearl is a sister store to Lot 2029 and mint + basil {a kitchen and home shop} and is equally amazing. I was told that this store was going to be more high end and sophisticated so i went into the store assuming the price tag would reflect that. however, i was pleasantly surprised to see the variety of items they had for under $50! this top caught my eye instantly! stripes + off the shoulder + ruffles. i think it was made for me! of all the boutiques i’ve come across, Onyx + Pearl definitely carries my style of clothing. i was also really impressed with their jewelry section. they had the most beautiful and dainty earrings and necklaces but also had fun statement pieces {do you see those tassel necklaces?!}!

trust me, you’re going to want to check this place out!

XO Lo

sunshine on a cloudy day

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earlier this week i announced that i am now part of the Lot 2029 Girl Gang! that means that i get to show you all the fancy things that i find at their store! i am so thrilled to be a brand ambassador for this great boutique. go check them out in bismarck, fargo, sioux falls and online at lot2029.com

we have had some cloudy, windy and stormy days so i thought i would share this colorful floral top that i picked up from Lot 2029 in Bismarck. this top is amazing! the fabric is light and airy and perfect for summer nights. I love that i can tie it in the front. it is definitely more than your average button up shirt! my sneakers are also a Lot 2029 find and are only $16! they are a steal of a deal and are a fun addition to any outfit.  I hope you like this look! can’t wait to continue sharing my Lot 2029 finds!

XO Lo

head to toe stitch fix + sweepstakes

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I am so excited to share this outfit because my top, shorts and sandals are all from Stitch Fix! I think this outfit is adorable. it is casual but still has some fun pieces to keep it interesting. my top is actually a bodysuit! i was really glad that my stylist sent me a bodysuit. it is something i had been wanting to try but hadn’t yet. surprisingly, i really liked it! It is so comfortable and no fuss. i know they seem kind of strange, but you should definitely try one! i paired it with these high waisted shorts that have the perfect amount of distressing. did you know Stitch Fix had shoes?! i loved the tassels on these sandals! this is such a great outfit for summer. what do you think?

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Stitch Fix is giving away $7000! one lucky winner will receive $2000 in Stitch Fix credit and 50 people will receive $100! how amazing is that?! Want to know how to enter? All you have to do is schedule a Fix to arrive before the 4th of July and you will be automatically entered. Click here to get schedule your Fix!

XO Lo

*this post contains affiliate links and i may be compensated. thank you for supporting the retailers that support those pretty pieces*

ruffle cold shoulder blouse

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where do i even begin? this ruffle cold shoulder blouse that i received in my last fix is total swoon worthy! it is such a statement piece and i am so thankful my stylist decided to include it! as you can tell from this post, i am loving anything with ruffles right now.  Stitch Fix always sends me items that i cannot find anywhere else. living in a small town, it seems like everyone gets all of their clothes from the same few stores and because of that we all have the same wardrobe. with Stitch Fix I am able to have a wardrobe that is all my own!

did y’all have a good weekend? i got to see my sister this weekend after almost a year of her living all the way in Alaska! it was so fun to catch up with her and do some shopping. she really values my opinion when it comes to clothes so it is really fun to shop with her and help her pick out some new things.

XO Lo