TWIRL FACTOR, WUW & FASHION FILES LINK-UP


Remember a couple weeks ago when I told you I was going to a wedding, well the dress from White House Black Market was a huge hit! The twirl factor was spot on and I felt like Mr. Nine and I cleaned up pretty good. Welcome to our weekly Fashion Link-UP and a What's Up Wednesday with ShaySheaffer and Mel.


Trying to get a pic of the twirl

There is just something about black-and-white that is so classy and timeless. The shoes were also WHBM and while I was worried about the heel being so skinny, they ended up being extremely comfortable. 



I have loved the flower choker with a little bit of Gothic vibe that I got from eBay for my polkadot dress in Vegas that I just had to get an all black one to go with this dress. I kept the earrings simple, also from White House Black Market but added a little bling with the dress the clutch.



Me and my BFF, Tami Lynn


Now, time for some What's Up in the Nine neck of the woods

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:  4 Ingredient Apricot Chicken, Pasta Salad, Pulled Pork Potatoes....
                            4 Ingredient Apricot Chicken Recipe HERE


Pulled Pork Potatoes Recipe HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Playing in the Sand..precious little sand playing faces. they would bury one another, put a bucket over the buried head and scare people as they walked by.


3. WHAT I’M LOVING: My Peach and Lavender iris's are in full bloom!!

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Mr. Nine and I had our Anniversary Monday so we made an impromptu overnight to CHICAGO!!
5. WHAT I’M DREADING: Nada. 
6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Plans for my "Hers" Master closet...on the hunt for this leopard carpet.



7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: The house Dig and excavation is set for June 12th!!                          
8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Now that most shoes have had season finales, starting the summer line-up with America's Got Talent and catching up on DVR records of The Americans, The Leftovers, and Prison Break Resurrection and trying to finish up 13 Reason's Why

Reading: Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: lots of Ed Sheeran, current an old-school country, 80's Rock and Pop, Brett Young, Tim and Faith

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Chambray

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Hopefully some rooftop dining alfresco...

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: So much; a brunch wedding, grad open houses for friends, IU orientation (as one college kid is transferring), beach days with mom, my sweet hubby's birthday and so much more sweet summer fun!
13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: A Blue Jay had made out deck home, so cute!
BONUS:  WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT? Easily, Our beach town in Nothrthern Michigan that I never divulge the name of, lol and a close second: The Cayman Islands.
Lake Michigan

7 Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

I seriously cannot believe it is the last Wednesday in May already in the last week of The Blended Blog  Fashion Files and marvelous re-creates. Get over there and see that goodness.

Now Link-Up Friends. So we can see what you are stylin' 

xoxo



56 comments:

  1. Stunning Andrea! A perfect fit and good for showing off that glorious tan! xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  2. Hello Barbie! I swear you are the Barbie Doll that came to life, especially in that stunning dress. What a vision!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. Oh my gosh Kellyann! You totally hit the nail on the head!!! Is she not to die for in this dress. AND THAT TAN! You hit it out of the park Andrea! G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S

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  3. That dress is PERFECT for a summer wedding! It's fun but formal and gorgeous. I am CRACKING UP at the pictures from the beach! Such a boy thing to do!

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  4. So love that dress!!!!!
    Jaymie

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  5. That dress was made for you! You look stunning! Yay for closet planning! Your hers master closet is going to be amazing with leopard carpet!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. Girl, that dress is gorg!!! I love classic black and white and with a little flair, so fun!! How exciting that your house progress is moving along! And look at those adorable pics of your boys!! Have a great day!!

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  7. So many fun things to look forward to! You look gorgeous in that dress and those shoes are perfect! Have a lovely short week, Andrea!

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  8. That's a beautiful dress and perfect on you :) I have a dress & a top with a similar pattern, love them.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  9. Hope you all had a fun anniversary! We made the pork version of your Asian tacos again last night- so darn good! I hope you track down that carpet- I love it!

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  10. You look so chic in this gorgeous dress! So SO perfect for a wedding! I LOVE White House Black Market--they just have such beautiful dresses! Happy Wednesday!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  11. This dress is heaven on you Andrea!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  12. Girl, did you steal the show at the wedding? You are just too cute!!

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  13. Such a pretty dress! It looks fantastic with the heels. Looking absolutely fabulous!

    Sounds like you have lots of summer fun to look forward to!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  14. i LOVE that dress. It is perfect for a wedding. You look absolutely amazing in it. What a fun summer you have planned and a busy but super fun month ahead. Have a wonderful day!

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  15. This dress is absolutely stunning, and was totally made for you! Huge bonus points for the fun twirl factor <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. Twirl, and twirl and twirl! How fun is that dress. You rocked that and I bet Mr. Nine can't keep his eyes off you. ;) Btw, do you live in IL?? An overnight to Chicago? I'm just being nosey because me in-laws live in IL. Anyway, I need to start planning some summer menus. What's wrong with me? It's the constant rain in GA. I blame it on the rain.

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  17. Your closet is sounding like it's going to be great! You've got to blog about the entire process! Love love love that dress! You look beautiful as always!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  18. You look so gorgeous in that dress!

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  19. This dress looks amazing on you! Totally made for you... it would be perfect for a wedding! Happy Wednesday!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  20. WOW that dress looks amazing on you!! You look gorgeous (as always). I'm so excited that you are planning a closet just for you. I cannot wait to see it, I'm sure it would be Ah-Mazing!!

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  21. You look absolutely stunning! The choker is the perfect accessory for this dress!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  22. You looked GORGEOUS for that wedding! And you know I share your love for Lake Michigan!

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  23. SMASHING!! You look simply smashing in that gorgeous dress! Between you and Sarah, I need to start shopping at WHBM!

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  24. Andrea, you are stunning in that dress! Perfect perfect choice!

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  25. What a beautiful dress on a gorgeous gal! Love it!
    You guys have so much to look forward too, how fun. And happy belated anniversary to you and Mr. Nine!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  26. Wow!!! You are absolutely drop dead gorgeous in that dress. It's perfect! And can I just come live in your closet when it's done :)?

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  27. That dress is perfection on you. I just love WHBM, they have the best stuff to wear to weddings. Happy anniversary! Fun to get a last minute trip to Chicago, I love Chicago, let's meet there!

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  28. That poor bride! You stole the show in that number, girlfriend! YAY for summer and the new house beginning! I am so excited for you!

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  29. Love that dress on you! So perfect for the wedding. Black and white is just always a good idea. I love old school country too. So many fun things in this post.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  30. Black & white IS so timeless & classic.
    But this one has that modern look & those shoulders of yours. GO GIRL! You look amazing in it!

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  31. You look absolutely stunning in that black and white dress! It's perfect to wear as a wedding guest :)

    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  32. Well don't you look darling! That dress is perfect on you! Also that leopard carpet is pretty much amazing!

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  33. Such a stunning dress! The print is so fab and you look amazing!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  34. Omg, my friend, you are the hottest momma I have ever seen.

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  35. Gorgeous dress on an even more gorgeous lady! It looks like it fits you perfectly and has such a fun twirl factor...hope you took some twirls on the dance floor at the wedding with Mr. Nine. Such fun accesories you chose with the white and black bracelets. No wonder you + the dress were a hit!

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  36. Such a "sassy lassie" in your black and white dress with that precious choker and great heels. Yes, just perfect! I have more black and white in my closet than the law allows but it's such a favorite of mine. Happy summer sweet gal!

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  37. LOVE that entire ensemble!!! Are you wearing the dress you bought here to the brunch wedding? I CANNOT wait to see pics of it on you!!!!!

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  38. My beautiful twirler Girl!! I mean, seriously!! What else can I say??

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  39. OMG that DRESS is DIVINE on you!!! And the choker couldn't be more perfect. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! It's like my dream wedding outfit too.
    And I'm SO excited for your excavation, Andrea. We're still at the architects design phase but on another note, we're putting in a swimming pool in the house we live in now. All set up to start in a few weeks. A pool for summer YAY!!! I can't wait :D
    Huge hugs
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  40. I love that dress! You look amazing. We're watching AGT too! (My husband and I celebrated 16 years of marriage this weekend).

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  41. You look sooo adorable! I love your hair! You should do a tutorial on how to do that fun bun! I love the bangs, too! And the dress! All of it. I will be following your blog for sure!
    xxoo
    Mary

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  42. Holy wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Andrea! :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  43. You look beautiful in that dress! I can see why it got so many compliments. I love your throwback pics of the boys in the sand. Mine just did this over the weekend (minus the head bucket, but I love that!) and I know I am going to love our pics even more one day. Beautifully Candid

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  44. You look absolutely stunning, Andrea! That dress is a 10!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  45. Lov ethe dress, you styled it so cute! Oh lake Michigan, I loved it when I visited last summer. Keep that hidden secret, keeps it less crowded!

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  46. Such a gorgeous dress, so so so beautiful!

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  47. That dress is gorgeous on you!!! WHBM has been a favorite of mine for years for work clothes and special occasion things like weddings and showers. Always classic and timeless there. That leopard carpet!!! I DIE!!!! I want a closet room with that carpet and a chandelier and all the pretty things!

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  48. That is dress is so gorgeous and you look spectacular!

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  49. That dress is sooo pretty. I may have to hit up White House, Black Market for a dress for the wedding I am attending in August!

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  50. This dress is stunning, you look beautiful x

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  51. Yay for twirl factor! I love a dress that twirls well! And I love how classic a black & white dress is! :)

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  52. You look stunning in this black and white dress. Perfect for dancing, date night or an afternoon wedding. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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  53. Love the dress...it has a very 50's vibe... You need to go places where you can wear it again...too cute to stay in the closet.

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  54. Wow, woman! You look positively Gorgeous! This was definitely spot on for the wedding. Thanks for linking up, Andrea.

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