Vegan Leather Quilt It Dress

Vegan Leather Quilt It Dress

You guys, there’s just something about quilted leather that’s just so posh. Maybe it’s the association with iconic Chanel that just makes it an instant classic. This piece from indie clothing boutique, Always Mint Apparel,  has a contemporary take on quilted leather in this dress with criss-cross detail and sheer insets. Did I mention the fact that it’s also vegan leather? Meaning you get the look without the price tag and ethical concern. The store reminds me a lot of NastyGal and Motel Rocks, but at much more affordable prices. Plus, they’ve got a charity tie-in where a portion of each sale goes to help victims of abuse and human trafficking. So at only $41 for this killer frock, how can I say no?!

Vegan Leather Quilt It Dress
by Always Mint Apparel
$41.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Always Mint Apparel

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Always Mint Apparel. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Pin-up Darling Soiree Crochet Dress Top

Pin-up Darling Soiree Crochet Dress Top

Have you ever seen a lace pattern so lovely? Somewhere between the retro days of classic pin-up starlets and the present, you find this sheer party frock by Pin-up Darling. Founded in 2011, Pin-up Darling is an indie clothing brand inspired by the charming ’40s and ’50s style era, yet still has a wearable vibe that fits with today. I’m pretty much in love with everything they carry, but this dress really caught my eye as one of the most unique designs from the brand. Since it is a crochet style, you will need to wear a slip underneath, but that’s where you can get creative with it. Layer it with a black slip for an elegant look, or a nude slip for a flirty boho look; either way you can reinvent it with accessories fit for each occasion. So many soirees, so little time!

p.s. it seems to be the perfect tunic length, so depending on your height, you could wear this as either a dress or top!

Soiree Crochet Dress Top
by Pin-up Darling
$42.95

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Pin-up Darling

gidi Vintage Print Dress

gidi Vintage Print Dress

Summer is in full effect, so it’s time to crack out the bright and colorful dresses. I’ve been sashaying my way into more edgy pieces this year, stepping outside my basic solids and stripes. This gorgeous shift dress by  Taneasha Puntry’s label, gidi, is the perfect focal piece that’s all things summer. But before I get into telling you about why this dress is awesome, let me give you the scoop on the designer and label. Chicago Fashion Incubator Alumni Taneasha Puntry designed her label to compliment a woman’s natural curves, while still being chic and classy. She strives for a tailored look, inspired by Coco Chanel and Napa Valley; meaning every piece is great for both day and evening wear. What I love most about this dress is the blend of both classic and vintage: you have a classic shift dress silhouette with a bold, vintage colored print. Pair with nude heels and a jewel-toned clutch and you’ve got a stunning outfit. This is an indie designer on the cusp, based out of Chicago, that all our readers in the windy city and beyond should know about. You can find the entire gidi collection online which you can buy direct, but it is also currently exclusive to Strut boutique in Geneva, IL.

Vintage Print Dress
by gidi
$125.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: gidi

Miranda Kerr’s “Joyce Dartry” Park Print Dress by Erdem

Miranda Kerr's "Joyce Dartry" Park Print Dress by Erdem

We don’t feature celeb looks on OMG all that often, but we just can’t get over how darling Miranda Kerr is in this prim sheath dress. This floral dress by Erdem is fit for both bridal showers on the veranda, brunches in the garden, and maybe even tea with the Queen. The intricate summery floral print has a mixture of black, blue, pink, and white that will beautifully compliment both silver and gold jewelry or accessories. While I don’t have the body of a VS Angel or runway model, I do think many body types can pull off fitted or tailored variations of the sheath dress, especially since the print is so busy. Obviously perfect for the day, but also fun for nigh whent edged up with bold accessories.

“Joyce Dartry” Park Print
by Erdem
$995.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Idol Eyes

Aquamarine “Division” Dress

Aquamarine Division Dress

We’ve found another indie designer label on the cusp we want to tell you about, and that’s Anna Gordon Sacred Fashion. Anna Gordon is a model and fashion designer with an eye for vibrant geometric fashion. She uses innovative an dye-sublimation printing process, complete with special ink infused with crushed quartz crystal. That’s right… quartz crystal. These high fashion masterpieces are not only glam, but eco-friendly as they are made from sustainable produced and manufactured fabrics. Just take one gaze at the gorgeous aquamarine sheath dress pictured above and you’ll be entranced by the ornate geometric print. Say it with us now… OMG buy me THIS!

Aquamarine “Division” Dress
by Anna Gordon Sacred Fashion
$448.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Anna Gordon Sacred Fashion

ASOS Lipsy Lace and Sequin Dress

ASOS Lipsy Lace and Sequin Dress

Here’s a hot little sleeveless number for you. This Lipsy dress combines lace and sequins in a gorgeous mini coral frock perfect for those warm spring and summer nights. It has a slim fit, a low scooping back, and a nice layer of lace that covers some cleavage. Paired with nude pumps, an updo, and chandelier earrings and you’ve got an instantly fabulous going out look!

Lace and Sequin Dress
in Coral
by Lipsy
$76.36

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: ASOS

Romantic Ruffles Dress

Romantic Ruffles Dress

A fantastic way to wear a dress but not show too much skin is choosing something with a high-low hem. This dress from Pink Rust Boutique is a prime example! The cascading ruffles and high-low cut of the skirt  give it the right amount of flirt and movement. It shows just the right amount of bare leg and leg behind a sheer veil of fabric. The braided empire waistline and braided sash also give this dress a Grecian vibe and a nice, refined touch. I also love that it’s a one shoulder style, perfect for showing off a sunkissed glowy collarbone and décolleté. Let us not forget the gorgeous navy color that isn’t your typical spring color, but is at the heart of all things nautical. Can’t you just imagine wearing this on a yacht somewhere? I can, dipped in gold accessories, wearing a floppy hat, with a glass of white wine in hand. I absolutely adore this piece and think it’ll work for so many occasions all spring and summer long. Be sure to follow Pink Rust Boutique on Facebook for giveaways and new adorable additions to their online store!

Romantic Ruffles Dress
by Pink Rust Boutique
$48.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Pink Rust Boutique