AreaTrend // Five Bloggers, Five Ways

Styling an easy look for summer weekend living containing two of my favorite items right now a gray Rebecca Minkoff tote and a chambray shirt dress! 

Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog

photos by back seat photography

c/o dress // c/o handbag via AreaTrend // wedges // sunglasses // c/o earrings // cuff 

Happy Friday’s Eve y’all! We are so close to the weekend. I just can’t wait! To celebrate my excitement {haha} I wanted to share a new website I’ve come across recently. One I am absolutely loving and one I am pretty sure you will love as well. AreaTrend is an online retailer that has designer items for less. I was able to get this Rebecca Minkoff handbag for $234.68 when it is originally priced at $345.00. Woohooo! They have an awesome selection of Rebecca Minkoff handbags as well as other fabulous brands. I just checked out their site yesterday and they have lots of new gorgeous Ivanka Trump and Tory Burch handbags, all for a discounted price! 
 
AreaTrend isn’t just limited to handbags though, they have a wide variety of items. Including shoes, watches, sunglasses, fragrance, clothing, health + beauty, and men’s + kids too. Besides their amazing selection of handbags I’ve been eyeing some of their shoes. Particularly this pair and this pair. Both are SO perfect for the summer season. And seriously, you cannot beat the price! 
 
Needless to say, I would highly recommend checking out AreaTrend. Your wallet and your wardrobe will thank you! Not to mention, it’s a great site to go to for gifts! 
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog
c/o dress // c/o handbag via AreaTrend // wedges // sunglasses // c/o earrings // cuff 
 
This combination has quickly become a go to for me. It’s comfortable, easy, and chic enough to wear to several different occasions. The chambray shirt dress is wonderful for hot summer days which OH YEAH are in full affect right now! With 90+ degree days, something breathable and comfortable is necessary. As you’ve seen all summer, I also can’t get enough of these wedges. I know they are a little on the pricey end but I PROMISE they are worth it. I reach for mine almost every other day! Plus, surprisingly, they are incredible comfortable. I can go for hours and hours in them. If you aren’t into spending what these cost, then I recommend this pair. They’re under $60 and super similar!! Lastly, this tote has been amazing! Great for throwing everything in and wearing multiple ways. The option to wear it as a cross body, top handle, or on my shoulder has to be my favorite part of the bag. So functional! Remember, you can grab it here at a discount {gray is sold out but a beautiful cognac is available}. 
 
To share the chambray trend and how to style it, I’ve partnered with four other bloggers. What I think is SO funny is that we only talked about styling chambray, there was no mention of a dress. But what do we all wear, dresses! I love it! And I LOVED seeing how other bloggers styled the trend. Which blogger styled it the way you would? 
 
Chambray Shirt Dress // AreaTrend // Louella Reese // Life & Style Blog

Reese’s Hardware // Alicia Tenise // Mae Amor // Sunday Beach

Each month this summer I’ll be partnering with four different bloggers to share five ways to style a particular trend or item. Stay tuned for next month’s on August 17th. See last month’s feature here and June’s feature here.  

Thank you to AreaTrend for sponsoring this post. All opinions are of course my own! 

36 Comments

  1. July 20, 2017 / 8:55 am

    LOVE this chambray! So classic!

  2. July 20, 2017 / 8:58 am

    AreaTrend sounds amazing! I am definitely going to check them out now!

  3. July 20, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Wow! I’d not ever heard of AreaTrend. Definitely going to look into them now. Loving how you styled your chambray. It really is such a wardrobe staple. I wear it year round.
    XOXO, Cassie Rea
    http://www.cassierea.com

    • July 20, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Yay! You will absolutely love the site and the items they have, I am sure of it! Thank you gal! It was a fun one to style.

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. July 20, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Okay new favorite casual look of yours! I love a good chambray piece and your hair looks so cute pulled back!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    • July 20, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Aw yay!! Thank you lady! My hair hasn’t been handling the heat very well this year so I am all about the bun life.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. July 20, 2017 / 10:17 am

    I love your chambray! the color is perfect for summer and it’s the perfect length! I definitely need to check out AreaTrend!

    • July 20, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Thank you Laura! Definitely agree, I am loving the length of it. You will be obsessed with AreaTrend. It’s so good!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. July 20, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Girl I am in LOVE with this chambray dress and need it asap! And, loving this edgy and trendy bag you are carrying! Totally rocking this look lady!!

    • July 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Yes you definitely should! It’s seriously the best and you’ll find yourself wearing it all the time. Thanks lady! It’s a fun bag to carry.

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. Anna English
    July 20, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    That shirtdress is perfect for the weekend!

  8. July 20, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Lookin good girl!!!! LOOOOOVE those wedges!!!! I really need to get with the program and get a pair <3

    • July 20, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      🙂 You’re so sweet! Thank you Taylor!! You should definitely get them. You’d love them!

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. Ashley DTKAustin
    July 20, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    I love this post and love how each person styled this dress!

  10. July 20, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    such a cute dress! love the chambray!

    xo megan

  11. July 20, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I hadn’t heard of this site before but that’s awesome that they have so many bags discounted!

  12. July 20, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    OMG this is AMAZZING! Love this!! You look incredible and I love how everyone styled this look!!!

    • July 21, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Ah thank you so much gal! I really appreciate it. So happy to hear you love everyone’s looks! They did a killer job.

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. Sarah K Tripp
    July 23, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Such a great idea! Love how everyone styles things differently!

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