Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Trend Spin Linkup Week 7 - Prints & Patterns

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Trend Spin Linkup Week 7 - Prints & Patterns

Trina Turk Dress via Ella // Eli Tahari Clutch via Marshalls (save, 25% off with GAPSPREE) // BCBGeneration Heels via Marshalls (splurge) // Stella & Dot Necklace // Michael Kors Watch (save) // Stella & Dot White Bangle // Poshlocket Spike Bracelet c/o (save 15% with EXTRA15)

Sorry for the fuzziness of the photos, but it was raining.  Luckily it let up long enough to get a few photos.  I don't know what it is about this week, but it seems most all of my posts will be random and long-winded (warning.)  = )  I bought the dress I'm wearing a couple years ago from one of my favorite Memphis boutiques, Ella.  If you're in the area, you should definitely check them out, and everything in their store will be on sale this Wednesday and Thursday.  I originally bought this to wear to my friend's birthday party downtown, but I have worn it to weddings or as a bathing suit coverup.  It is one of those dresses that is just so easy to throw on.  With the humidity this summer, it has been such an easy piece to wear, and I've decided I need more silk summer dresses this year.  And did you notice my amazing new shoes?!  I bought them from Marshalls yesterday.  BCBGeneration...on clearance...for $21!!  They have a nice thick heel and are really comfortable!  And what do you think about this gorgeous Stella & Dot necklace?  One of my good friends, Jennifer, sells Stella & Dot, and I will be having my first trunk show on August 8.  If anyone is interested, you can shop the trunk show here.  Anyone who purchases from this trunk show link now through August 8 and likes Jennifer on Facebook or Instagram will be entered in a drawing for a Stella & Dot item worth $30 of your choice.   
You probably recognize the picture above from the linkup 2 weeks ago.  I got an email last week from one of my blogger friends Hannah from Simply Serendipity with this picture.  She does digital illustrations and just opened her Etsy shop this week, so make sure you check that out if you're interested in purchasing one for yourself.  Also, she is doing a giveaway on her blog right now for a custom digital illustration of your choice, and you can enter here.  
Thank you so much for stopping by the Trend Spin Linkup with The Fashion Canvas and myself! Today's trend is prints and patterns. Show us how you wear it - a purse, dress or an entire outfit. It doesn't matter what clothing item it is or where it's from; we'd love to see it. Here are our top 2 stars and/or stripes looks from last week.

Featured Bloggers in Stars & Stripes
Next Tuesday's trend will be bows, so please come linkup!

Non-Boggers: All non-bloggers will be able to submit photos to We will then select one photo each to be our featured reader of the week on the day of the linkup!
Bloggers: All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 12:00am with their take on our trend of the week. This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday! So grab the button and link up. = ) For all bloggers we simply ask that you please follow your 2 hosts and your cohost of the week - Walking in Memphis in High Heels, The Fashion Canvas and Always Maylee (the first 3 links in the linkup) and provide a link to the Trend Spin Linkup in your post or add the button below to your blog. Don't forget to stop by the The Fashion Canvas and Always Maylee to see how they wore their trend today. Then spread the word. Thanks, and see you next week in bows!  Will you be linking up for bows?  What is your favorite Stella & Dot piece?

Featured Readers in Prints & Patterns

Linking up with Lauren.
Photography by Pea Pie Photography.


Olia said...

Gorgeous love!! Can't wait for our collab ;) ;)

Amanda G said...

Can't wait to see everyone's looks this week! I love patterns :) You look great as always. If you are ever looking for someone to co-host this link up for a week, I'd love to! I always enjoy your link up!

Have a great day!


The Pretty Pinhead

Alicia said...

I'm trying to link up, but inLinkz is acting funky! I guess I'll try again tomorrow.

anyway, you look fabulous my dear! loving this dress. thanks for hosting!

xx, alicia
river city chic

Ritika Mahendru said...

That's an amazing summer dress! Love the drape of it :)

ChatterBlossom said...

All three of you look so cute and so different! That is what amazes me with these link ups, everyone's style translates into something unique even though we're all showcasing one trend. So fun!

Alyssa said...

Isn't it just the best to find some killer heels marked way down?! I recently got a pair of Report Signature shoes for 90% off!!!

Runway Chef

fleurani said...

How could I have not been aware of your awesome blog? Glad I came across via Yi-chias. Your style is so impeccable and that floral mix Dress is so super flirty and cheerful. Following you now via Bloglovin :-)


Ginny said...

Love today's look, so frustrating when the wether doesn't cooperate! Love the necklace too. Since I'm a stylist I got an early peek at the new line. So excited. I want it all! What a deal on the shoes too!

dela belle k said...

You have a new follower on bloglovin from Always Maylee! I look forward to your posts!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

What a great linkup....prints & patterns are simply the way to go this summer! And your dress says it all!


Erin @ Sugar Magnolia said...

Dang I thought it was tomorrow for some reason- can I still link up then?
ANd LOVE this outfit- super flattering too!

Rhea D said...

i love that pattern!

Visiting from the Style Sessions blog hop,
rhea @

Kacey Kalmar said...

You have the best smile! Lookin' good girl. Thanks for hosting fun link-ups!!

Always Maylee said...

You look beautiful. I love this dress on you!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Je Ne Sais Quoi Jules said...

LOVE the dress (but you ALWAYS look amazing!) & Thanks for the fun linkup!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I haven't heard of Ella! Thanks for the heads up about the sale starting tomorrow!

Sandy a la Mode said...

patterns, I LOVE IT!! :)

Sandy a la Mode

Chania @ Sassy Sweet Style said...

Great find with the shoes & yay for bargains! WOW! The link-up is growing fast! Yay! So excited for you ladies! Have a great week! :)

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

You are ABOLUTELY GORGEOUS, LAURA. I love the Dress - Great Print & Shape. I am also loving the Gold Shoes & Clutch.

Jessi said...

I love the colors of this dress! Gorgeous! And I love that you have Yi-Chia co-hosting, she's one of my favorites :)

Annie said...

I am absolutely LOVING that dress on you...such a gorgeous print!

The Other Side of Gray

Nikki said...

Such a cute dress! Love the colors. And I really love your shoes!!


Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Such pretty colors and a great print. Your photo sessions are absolutely gorgeous!

emily | shell chicd said...

LOVE that dress, two colors I wouldn't normally put together, but they look fantastic on you! So pretty.
xx, Emily
shell chic'd

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great blog and post. I love this idea! 3 great bloggers and looks.


Carly said...

That dress is stunning on you....I love it!


Raquelita said...

Love the blues & purples in this look and those shoes are amazzzing!!! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I really love the pattern and colors of your dress, it's so pretty!

The Sweetest Thing said...

Okay... I am obsessing over your sketch (thingy)- not sure what that's called but it is SO you!

Callie said...

Your dress is such a beautiful statement piece! You are so amazingly gorgeous.

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

I just LOVE this dress! And I have the Bianca tassel necklace, too :)

Jacqueline Rendine said...

Love this dress on you! You look gorgeous!


Katie @ Loverly She said...

That dress is SO beautiful on you! I am so loving anything lilac/grey right now - such an awesome colour to work with.

GoldenGirls said...

This dress is amazing! LOVE it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Amber Anna said...

Beautiful dress! That rainstorm was crazy - of course I was in it and wearing white. :(

Megan Maddison said...

Just linked up! Love the print of your dress and how you've styled it!


Chelsey Patti said...

A lil late this week, but love everyone's combinations!

Tamika Sims said...

Fab link-up! So many great posts! Thx again!

Tea&Sequins said...

Woohoooo I finally linked up in time! So glad you guys are doing this. I am absolutely in love with your shoes. Such a great find!


Kiki said...

I am loving the prints in all these outfits! YOur purple and dress dress is simply fabulous on you!!

silvergirl said...

NOt only loving the shape of this dress, but the color palette as well

Chic Darling said...

I just fell in love with the shoes you're wearing in the first photo.