What I'm Wearing: Color Play

150628_Kelly_0036 There's just something about summer time that makes me want to wear colorful clothing and be outside exploring Charleston. Whatever it is, I immediately reach for something with color and this dress is everything I want to wear right now. When I first saw this dress in Anthropologie a couple of weeks back I immediately tried it on and fell in love with it. But I walked away from it, just for a few days to see if I really wanted it. That's something I'm doing lately is if I really love something and can justify it, then I'll get it. I'm trying to not give in to my impulse buys anymore and instead using that saved money for an upcoming trip or something truly special. But this dress just spoke to me.

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Wearing: Dress, Necklace: Anthropologie (currently on sale!); Shoes: Kenneth Cole (similar here)

Photography: J Walker Photography 

It's lighter than it looks with a nice heavier bottom which means it's perfect for dancing in! It's so vibrant and colorful and definitely attracts some attention! I'm looking forward to P finishing the bar (only three weeks to go!) so we can have a nice date night and I can wear this stunner out more. It's definitely going to be in my summer wardrobe rotation a lot this season since I can wear it for work and play (my favorite kind of clothes!). I think the best part of this dress, and why I ultimately bought it, was how confident I feel in it. I feel like a princess wearing her most gorgeous gown and that's truly what clothes should do for everybody. To give you a kick of confidence even on days you don't have a lot to spare.

Speaking of new things on the horizon, I have big news here at Paper Meets Pearl! I've teamed up with Tabbuli here in Charleston to be their new stylist for their White Haute Nights! I'm so incredibly thrilled for this opportunity and to work with some great models and photographers that our town has to offer! If you're in town or looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night, come on by and watch our gorgeous models strut their stuff in clothing from Vestique, Parrot Surf Shop, and Salt Girl's. Trust me, you're going to want to visit every week to see what we do next!

You can find our more about White Haute Nights here  and be sure to follow me on Instagram for some behind the scenes snaps!

What do you think of this dress? I'm totally in love with it and can't wait to wear it to an upcoming event I have next week! Let me know in the comments below!