Flower Power

 When the wind blows, so does she (the dress ;)

When the wind blows, so does she (the dress ;)

 YOU are beautiful :*

YOU are beautiful :*

 When she laughs her whole world smiles :)

When she laughs her whole world smiles :)

 Hi, I'm happy YOU are here :)

Hi, I'm happy YOU are here :)

 Slides are my must have in my wardrobe. 

Slides are my must have in my wardrobe. 

 Seize the day, Passionistas!

Seize the day, Passionistas!

 There's no rush to get anywhere, take your time, Enjoy every moment. 

There's no rush to get anywhere, take your time, Enjoy every moment. 

 Behind the scenes. Fueled by coca-cola.   All photos by the amazing   Wilson Josue Diaz

Behind the scenes. Fueled by coca-cola. 

All photos by the amazing Wilson Josue Diaz

This floral dress has easily elevated to my number 1 list of Best Summer Dresses. I have been wearing it on numerous occasions and felt absolutely stunning. From the color combination (perfect shade of red), the ruffles, the pretty flowers and high and low hem, the dress is just perfection. I love how it moves with me while strolling down the streets and whenever the wind blows, so does this dress. I received many compliments and on it. I have even ran my errands in it, because I wanted to feel pretty while going about my business. And well because, flower power ;)

Best part about this off the shoulder dress? It's only $30 bucks and it's from SheIn. Besides scoring a deal, you can also wear the sleeves up on your shoulders (it won't slide down) or off the shoulders like I'm wearing in this post. I gave my lips a punch of color to match the dress and give it a more dramatic look. I kept my shoes neutral. I'm wearing my favorite Nine West suede slides, that are now sold out but I'm linking bunch of great options for you below this text. Slides are so comfortable and they go great with any outfit. The other great thing about this floral dress is that it gives you many footwear options. From espadrilles, white converse sneakers to simple flats, you can wear them all depending on how fancy or dressed down you want to feel. For reference, I am 5'7 and the dress doesn't touch the ground while wearing flats.  Regardless of your footwear choice, this dreamy floral dress makes you feel beautiful and special. It's also very romantic and if you have a lot of weddings to go to this summer, I highly recommend this option.

Thanks SheIn for this gorgeous dress. I love it!

LIFE UPDATE:

I wanted to update you all what's been going on personally in my life, in case you missed my insta story announcement. Willy, my amazing boyfriend of one year is now moving across the country to live in Portland area (Vancouver, WA to be exact) on Friday July 21st. He got an incredible job opportunity, doing what he loves and putting his skills into great action. I couldn't be more proud of him and of what he will accomplish in Vancouver, I am his biggest fan and I truly believe in his great talents. Even though it is a great career move for him, I can't lie and be happy about the fact that we will be living thousands of miles away from each other. We will be doing long distance, no other option even came to mind. My flight mileage points will just be racking up really fast, lol.  If all goes well on the west coast and we like it there, I will be moving next ( I can't disclose why I can't move just now, some stuff is brewing here in Chicago and I will share it all with you when the right time comes).  I've always wanted to live on the west coast in California. At least, I would be moving little bit closer to it, right?

Willy is the one who takes most of my photos and you may be wondering what am I going to do about my blog? Well ladies and gentlemen, I hope you all like lots of selfies. LOL! But in all seriousness, I already recruited my sister to help me out with my photography needs. Whenever Willy and I will see each other, we will most definitely work together on creating beautiful content for all of you to enjoy. Behind all of these photos I am the creative director, meaning I scout locations and direct how and what kind of photos I need and from which angles. So don't you worry, you'll still be able to get the same feel and aesthetic of my photos as ever before. Thank you all for your support in this transitional period of our lives. We have no idea what the future holds for us in Vancouver, but we are excited to find out. Road trip to Washington state starts on friday, so don't forget to view our insta stories and snapchat daily to follow our moving journey. 

Marathon Training Update: 

Currently it's Week 6 of my training. I haven't missed a single run, that is about to change when we are road tripping across the country this weekend. I will miss a 7 miler on saturday and 10 miler on sunday. I have been running a little bit more every day to make up for that fact. I am not too worried about missing these two long runs since this is still early stages of my training. Compared to my other runs, 10 miles is really not that much. I can't believe I just said that, you must think I'm crazy. After all only crazy people run marathons, so I'm cool with that. As of July 20th I have ran 98 miles this month alone, and it will go well above 100 when I'm back from our moving road trip. Wish us all luck!

Love, 

Marlena, Style Your Passion

PS. Click the link on the top of this page to find out why I'm running a marathon and raising funds for Girls on the Run. I need all your help, every donation counts. Thank you so much. 

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