Okay… getting this out of the way immediately… LulaRoe has created YET ANOTHER PIECE I AM IN LOVE WITH. I PROMISE y’all… LulaRoe has NO CLUE who I am. I am not a consultant. I do not work for LulaRoe. I just love their clothes. PINKY PROMISE SWEAR. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I WISH they knew who I was and I WISH I somehow got paid for loving them so much, but alas, I am just a mere #fangirl like so many of you.
LulaRoe recently released a new style to their line – the CARLY DRESS! The Carly dress has a hi-lo hemline and is a very “boxy” swing, style dress. I. Am. In. Love.
No lie. I want the Carly dress in every color, in every print… you name it. I am obsessed. The neckline is stretchy enough that I can pull the neckline down to breastfeed in!! This is HUGE because it means I can wear it anytime and still be able to easily nurse Amos!
I honestly also love it because it’s such a simple dress that can be accessorized so easily! I love accessories like bags, necklaces, shoes, jewelry, etc… so the Carly dress is great for being able to easily mix and match with stuff like that!
Common question – SIZING? How does the Carly dress wear? It runs BIG! I am wearing a large and honestly, I think I am going to size down to a medium or small in the future. Most common thing I have heard is – size down in the Carly like you do the Irma tunic. I normally wear a small in the Irma tunic, so I’m thinking a small Carly dress would be better for me.
I thought it would be helpful to show a few ways (five, to be exact) to style the Carly dress!
DUH. But seriously… I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS DRESS and it is so comfortable and I love it. I want to wear it every day of my life. I realize that would be unrealistic, but I’m serious. This dress is the BEST basic dress to accessorize with.
Necklace: 31 Bits via The Flourish Market
Since the LulaRoe Carly is, by nature, a very “flowy” and swingy dress, belting it helps to give it structure and shape. A skinny belt, a thick belt, a patterned belt, a plain belt… doesn’t matter! Belting helps to bring the whole thing together and make it almost feel like you’re wearing a skirt and top! Add in a statement necklace and you are DEALING!
Necklace: Noonday Collection
You guys know how much I love my denim vest. I wear this thing ALL THE TIME and it is one of the best pieces I have added to my wardrobe over the years. The LulaRoe Carly is the perfect dress for adding a layering piece like a vest overtop! It gives it more structure and also adds interest!
Throw in a printed, fun bag and you are really jazzing up a simple outfit.
Dress: LulaRoe Carly Dress| Shoes: The Root Collective (Use this link for 10% off) | Necklace: Noonday Collection | Earrings: Love 41 c/o | Denim Vest: Similar | Bag: Nena & Co | Bracelet: 31 Bits via Stitch Fix | Belt: Old
I LOVE adding ruanas, scarves, or kimonos on outfits because they add layers and interest without necessarily adding HEAT… if you know what I mean. I live in North Carolina and while I love layers, it is WAY TOO HOT for thick layers. I loveeee this ruana from Threads for Thought / The Flourish Market because it’s lightweight, but SO beautiful and makes me feel like I’m wearing a totally different outfit!
Dress: LulaRoe Carly Dress| Shoes: The Root Collective (Use this link for 10% off) | Necklace: Noonday Collection | Earrings: Love 41 c/o | Ruana: The Flourish Market / Threads for Thought (use code “stillbeingmolly” for free shipping) | Bracelet: 31 Bits via Stitch Fix
Something that REALLY helps to switch up an outfit is to think outside the box and BELT your scarf / ruana / kimono. I have been a long-time fan of belting scarves and I love that you can accessorize, while also adding interest and structure to an outfit!
What about you? What’s your favorite way to wear the LulaRoe Carly dress? How do you like to style it? Have you tried it on yet?
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