POPPY PRETTY, WUW, & TBB STYLE LINK-UP

 Welcome to a Wednesday Twofer! Our weekly fashion link-up and a What's Up Wednesday for the last Wednesday in June. On a shopping adventure during the Toronto trip with The Blended Blog blog ladies, a few of us broke off into groups and I was especially tickled that Shaunacey and Nicole were willing to take Katie, Alison and I to some stores that are only known in Canada. I knew I'd find some good stuff that wasn't readily available in the states.


Alison first spotted this dress in blush at RW&CO and I was tempted but then when she saw it in poppy red and said "that's your color", I was sold. 


Just look at the sweet BOW



Shaunacey talked me into a smaller size and I'm glad I did as the fit of the dress was just so nice. It's so well-made and I immediately knew that I would be pairing it with cork wedges (sandals Here) and a cork clutch (similar cork clutch Here) for the June brunch wedding of my husband's bosses daughter. It was the perfect day for a wedding!



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

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Eugene Chicken with crockpot Texas Potatoes. All-American Sea Salt Caramels, and Mississippi Mud Roast

Eugene Chicken and Texas Potatoes Recipes HERE

All American Sea Salt Caramels Recipe HERE

Mississippi Mud Roast Recipe HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Lake Time and Fishing. These boys, now grown, are hoping to get in some fishing time next week with dad.


3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Sweet Summer!!!
4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Getting the House ready to sell. So happy there are strong men in the house for jobs like like shoveling stone to replace with fresh mulch.

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: The Boys going back to college in 6 weeks. Boo
6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: House/Blog, House/Blog, Repeat
7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: The Beach and a week of quality family time

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: AGT and Binging "Shameless"


AND So excited, the "Younger" season 4 premiere is tonight!



Finishing up:

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Old-School Country, 80's, 70's, Halsey and fav song right now: 
Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris "Craving You"


10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Bring on the Red, White and Blue Baby!!
This Fashion Post HERE

This Nautical Post HERE 
11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Celebrating hubs birthday, gone to the beach.
12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Fireworks over the lake, more progress onto house, my garage sale.

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: The new neighbors may not like us...details in a post to come.

BONUS: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE 4th OF JULY TRADITION? Why, the parade in our favorite beach town of course!! 
Except NOT the clowns...scary......eek
xoxo




77 comments:

  1. You look super stunning in this Red dress Andrea! Love it!
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  2. Very stylish Hun, I love a red dress and it suits you so well. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  3. I adore the neckline of the dress - it's gorgeous and that bow is just perfect! Hope you're liking the couple next door - from what I remember the twist was crazy! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. That red dress is beautiful and you look amazing in it!! The bow..oh my!

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  5. Your red, white, and blue outfits are so stinking cute. I want to raid your closet, lol! Getting a house ready to sell is EXHAUSTING. It took us countless projects and nearly 2 months. But we packed and decluttered and deep cleaned like crazy. It must have paid off though. It was only for sale for 11 days!

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  6. You look absolutely gorgeous in that red dress!! I actually read The Couple Next Door a few months ago and I'd love to hear what you think about it - I had conflicting emotions when I finished the last chapter!

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  7. Love that red dress!! My kids would love those all american sea salt caramels, I have 3 parties this weekend so I think I'll make them for one of them! Ooooo we are big Shameless fans over here! How far along are you??

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  8. We are on the same page with the red today, Andrea! Love this dress on you, that bow is just perfect! I'm SO excited for Younger to come back tonight. Hopefully I can make it up until 10pm haha!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  9. That dress is amazing and it fits you perfectly! What a perfect dress for a wedding! It looks like you guys have been working hard on the house and eating well!! Have a great hump day!

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  10. This dress is absolutely GORGEOUS and the silhouette is perfect on you! Definitely great for a wedding or date night! LOVE the cork clutch you paired with it! GORG!

    Rosy Outlook

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  11. That red dress is stunning on you! Love all of your festive red, white and blue outfits! I've never watched Younger and will check it out!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  12. The red dress is perfect on you! Love your 4th of July looks too. So much fun.

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  13. Ahhh that red dress and bow detail! YES!

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  14. I love that red dress. It is beautiful! A beach trip with your family is going to be SO much fun! What a great thing to look forward too! I love all of your festive outfits. I wish our town had a parade for the 4th...but no such luck :) Have a great day!

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  15. Such fun outfits! I am trying to decide what to wear for the 4th and you have given me lots of ideas! Peace!
    Cheryl

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  16. That red dress is perfect for you!!

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  17. Looking wonderful in red!!!!!
    Jaymie

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  18. This dress could not be more stunning on you! 4th of July fabulousness, and that bow - LOVE <3
    Green Fashionista

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  19. This dress looks amazing on you! I love the color and bow detail. Now you have me thinking about 4th of July treats! Yum...

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  20. Dang girl---you look fabulous in anything that color!! But that dress especially, va va voom!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  21. I love love love that red dress! I am so happy the next season of Shameless is finally on Netflix. When I get back to Texas I'll be watching. Mississippi roast is sooo good!

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  22. LOVE the bow on the dress, so fun! And the food sounds delicious!

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  23. Such a pretty dress! It truly is your color!!! You look fabulous! And how great that you won't be running into many others wearing the same dress...

    Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  24. First off, love you in the red dress- simply gorgeous! Second, all your 4th of July looks are simply darling! 3rd, you're moving/have moved? When did I miss this lol ?! Hope you're enjoying the summer with your boys!

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  25. OHHHHHHH GIRLLLLLL - I am literally so excited about Younger coming back tonight!!! After binging all the other seasons I am SO PUMPED UP. I was following them on IG Stories last night for their premiere party. Just love everyone on that show

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  26. So nice your boys are helping outside. I don't think it was until around their age that I willingly helped my mom with yard work. :) And fireworks at the lake??? Sounds lovely!

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  27. Patriotic perfection! You have been a busy bee for sure! I hope the house process isn't too overwhelming. It can be such a stressful process.

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  28. ANDREA! That dress!!!! I love it! The simplicity and then the bow...perfect! You look so beautiful! You also look just adorable in all your red, white and blue. I'm dying to find out why the neighbors may not be too thrilled with you. They'll totally get over what ever it is as soon as they get to know your sweet self. And now I'm starting out the day dreaming about those yummy little caramel goodies. Oh why oh why do I have to be eating clean right now???? Only a week and a half to go😉 Not that I'm going to abandon it, just loosen the reigns a little. Hope you're having a great week!!!

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  29. You look absolutely gorgeous in that red dress! What a beautiful cut and color, and the bow detail is so cute. I need to try that Mississippi Mud roast recipe. It looks amazin.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  30. You now how much a love red!! You look absolutely perfect, girl!

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  31. You are vibrant girlfriend!!! Red was made for you!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  32. Girl...how could anyone NOT like you guys?!! Can't wait to read about that! You look adorable as usual and I especially love your youthful side pony. That picture of your boys...melt my heart!!

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  33. You look so pretty in that red dress and I love the sandals too! You really have a lot going on right now. Good luck with everything. :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on the peach cobbler I made.
    Julie

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  34. So much to love in this post! You are rocking that red dress so well, that really is your color! I am drooling over the Chicken Eugene and Texas potatoes as I eat my salad. Beach diet over here! Happy birthday to your hubby and I cannot wait to hear why yo think your new neighbors will be not liking you...

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  35. Andrea, you are just flawless! I love the red dress you are wearing -- beyond pretty! Wishing your husband a happy birthday as well! Sending you all much love!
    Happy Wednesday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  36. So many of us have worn our Canada purchases on the blog this week! So far I've noted you, Katie, Sarah and me! Great minds must think alike and you look stunning in this dress!

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  37. I LOVE that red dress on you! The fit is exceptional and I love the bow detail! And girl, you've got to give us some house details! I'm dying to know more about your new home you're building!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  38. I haven't watched Shameless or Younger but have heard they're great- need to add those to my list! I love that dress- that color is SO you, and I would love it on me in pink! Going to have to try your caramels- yum! Have a great week!

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  39. Colour, cut, attitude everything about that dress is just perfect for you. And oh those shoes ...
    Looking great in all your beach garb, the white shorts outfit is a dream. Our beach weather is on hold :-(. Hugs xx.

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  40. This bow dress was made for you!! Seriously! And how on earth do you have college-aged boys?! You look like you are 30! I might have missed it, since I am new to your fab blog, but where are you moving? Good luck packing! We just bought a house in January, so we just did the big move. I totally feel for you!
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  41. I need to borrow those strong men to come help in my flower beds, too, Sister! And while we're at it, can I borrow that dress, too? I totally agree that poppy is definitely your color for summer! Have fun at the beach with Mr. Nine! I'm so jealous! Our beach plans got postponed since we spent our vacay money on Alise's mouth this morning! She is now the proud owner of a mouth full of BRACES!! Eek! Have a great Wednesday, Girlie!!

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  42. That red dress is stunning on you and the perfect color. Love all your red, white and blue and can't wait to see what fun you'll have at the beach this year!

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  43. Love all your fashion pictures, just too cute in all of them! And, I need 3 strapping young men around here all the time, most especially right now while I'm recovering from emergency eye surgery this past Friday. Has definitely put a kink in my life. Enjoy your 4th and I have no doubt you will.

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  44. Love that dress on you!!! The color is gorgeous!!! Those shoes are super cute too, all my summer wedges are that brand! Nice to have some nice strapping boys around to do all the lifting. I'm so ready for the beach too!!!

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  45. Hello HOT TAMALE! Oh my gahhhh why wasn't I aware season four started tonight? Going to set my DVR right this second. Look at my nephews - they like to work out like their auntie. LOL! Love you sweetie!

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  46. Beautiful lady in RED!!!! That dress is stunning on you, Andrea!!!! Great choice and that cork clutch is so cute...I've never seen one of those before but I love it! You and I were meant to become friends...I am so excited for Younger season 4 and Thomas Rhett is one of my favs! Your boys are so adorable and all that food looks delicious and I basically want to eat dinner at your house every night haha. Loving all of your 4th of July fashion....so much inspo! Happy Wednesday! xo

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  47. You have so many cute patriotic outfits! I love the red poppy dress you found in Canada and it fits you perfectly. I think we get better deals on clothing in the US, you can find some cute things that no one else is wearing. My sister lives in Toronto so I love going shopping with her and checking out the stores we don't have in the states.

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  48. That red dress is beautiful!

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  49. Every color looks beautiful on you, but I think this is my favorite! A stunning dress on a stunning lady!

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  50. I just finished reading the couple next door and we too are binge watching shameless. We have to wait until our kids are in bed so I can only fit in one or two episodes a night but I just can not turn away!

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  51. Lovely lady in red!!! OOh and lots of fun links to read too!!

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  52. YOWZER!!! That red dress is ABSOLUTELY RED HOT GORGEOUS on you, Andrea! I'm always on the look out for a killer red dress but I've yet to find out that I adore on me.
    Hope you're having an amazing week :)
    Suzy xx
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  53. This color is SO pretty on you, lady! And how yummy do those sea salt caramels look?!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  54. Andrea, you look AMAZING in that red dress. That dress was made for you! I am loving the sweet summer too! I didn't realize you are selling your house! Lucky you've got some great helpers!

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  55. You look mahvelous in the red dress, dahling! You have some excellent helpers...were all the neighborhood girls watching the fellas flex their muscles? ha! Cute patriotic outfits...I love your fashion enthusiasm. xoxo

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  56. Poppy red is such a pretty color on you! I must say, I do love to wear red, especially a red dress every now and then. I remember my prom dress was red (ok, that was a LONG time ago!). Getting a house ready to sell is a lot of work. Those crockpot potatoes sound so good right now, maybe because it is still early and I had a protein shake for breakfast! Lol!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  57. You look so pretty in that red dress!! I love all of your fun red, and white blue looks. Haha I can't wait to be able to put the boys to work around the house. I hope they enjoy fishing next week! Beautifully Candid

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  58. Andrea, this really IS your color! Love this dress on you, the bow detail is fabulous. All of your patriotic looks are flawless, you are such a beauty! Also, ummmm, those all American sea salt caramels? Yes, please!! I pinned them so I can make them over the weekend.
    Hope you have a fabulous fourth gorgeous!

    xx, Elise
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  59. Such a great look for either hanging with the gal pals or a date night with the mister. Cute, comfy and classy. #ThursdayFavoriteThingsBlogParty

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  60. Red is definitely your color, Andrea! Beautiful!

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  61. How can anyone not like you?! I love all of your 4th outfits you put together, and I don't think I made it to that Canadian store, darn! Looks terrific, and yes a smaller size was better.

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  62. I have mixed feelings about shops in new cities. It's great to buy what's normally not available but I feel bad about not having the opportunity to revisit frequently. Enjoyed the what you're up to bits. It's good to get to know you better through that info.

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  63. That dress is gorgeous on you. I feel I have to say it...you'd look good in a paper sack. It's just true. I love your "what..." posts. They inspire me to hold my younger boys a little tighter and my bigger boys for as long as they'all allow.

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  64. So pretty in red! You look gorgeous!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  65. What a pretty red dress! The bow on the shoulder is the perfect finishing touch!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  66. You look great in red. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. I appreciate your support!

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  67. I must have missed the "moving/selling house" announcement! But wohoo, congrats lady! Hope you get some down time in there. Moving is so stressful, so take it easy.
    Loving all of your red, white and blue inspo -- always looking lovely!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  68. How do you find the best dresses? I love the bow on that dress. I can't believe you are selling your house. That is so awesome. Can't wait to see what your next adventure brings.

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  69. So many red, white, and blue outfits! Way to be patriotic! And I want to hear more about why your neighbors may not like you anymore! Sounds like a good story!

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  70. You look amazing in red, gorgeous lady! Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
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  71. Don't you look stunning! Beautiful outfits for the beautiful you. Happy 4th Andrea.

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  72. I'm so glad you got that dress! It's like it was made for you!

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  73. You are so gorgeous! That dress is perfect for you! Love the bow detail on the front.

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  74. That is a stunning dress, I love your bow!

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  75. Beautiful pick and I always love the dresses from that store- glad that you found something and had such cute shopping companions!

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  76. Love the red dress on you! Great color and the bow a perfect touch! I LOVE all your red white and blue outfits, youve got great legs! Im looking for a book to take to the beach soon myself. Best wishes on your house.
    jess xx
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  77. You look positively gorgeous in this bright red dress! The bow is too cute and the fit is perfect. Isn't it nice to have guys around for all the hard and heavy work?

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Andrea!

    Jennie

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