baring arms


Outfit 1: Versace Sunglasses (c/o – Sunglass Hut) / Juicy Couture Top (old) / H&M Skirt (old) / Bebe Shoes (c/o – old) / F21 Earrings. Outfit 2: Versace Sunglasses (c/o – Sunglass Hut) / Top Shop Vest (old) / Charming Charlie Necklace (c/o – old) / Zara Dress and Shoes / Grandmother’s Vintage Bag
Happy New Year! Any fun plans for tonight? I am heading to dinner, then off to a little get together at a friend’s house. Even though the evening will be fairly low key, I always love to dress up and will use any excuse to do so. But, to be perfectly honest, I always kind of dread having to look for dresses for these occasions because most of the options are either sleeveless or strapless. Both of which I cringe at, especially during the winter when I am pale and my arms always feel out of shape. I feel like everyone has something about themselves that they are critical of, whether it’s rational or not, and mine are my arms, but with that said, this year I am working hard at accepting how I look when baring my arms and shoulders in strapless and sleeveless pieces. And now after teaming up with Dove (read my previous post here) and using their go sleeveless Soothing Chamomile Deodorant, I am slowly but surely changing my attitude and embracing revealing my arms in sleeveless styles.










Photos by Lydia Hudgens
I have used their deodorant for as long as I can remember and have always loved how it doesn’t affect my sensitive skin, but instead makes it softer. Dove go sleeveless Soothing Chamomile contains Vitamins E and F and actually provides me with softer, smoother skin in just 5 days. It is the first thing I use before getting all dolled up because I know I’ll get the skin care benefits plus 48 hours of protection (you can check out Dove’s Facebook page to learn even more by clicking here), which now brings me to the next part of this post, my outfits! Here are two dress options I am thinking about wearing. Which look is your favorite?
About Going Sleeveless:
Now that I have shared how I feel about going sleeveless, I would love to hear from you. Do these statistics ring true to you? Please share!
– 61% of women feel sexy and feminine when going sleeveless
– Over half of women, ages 18-24, say that going sleeveless gives them confidence
– 57% of women agree that you need to be confident in your body to pull off the sleeveless look in the winter
– 83% of women believe that the clothes they wear make a statement about them


(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, I do not endorse anything I don’t fully believe in or work with products I don’t already use or like. Thanks!)
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  • What a great post and how super cute you look. Love your entire outfit. Happy New Year!

  • Melissa

    Love these dressy looks and your hair is beautiful.

  • Love both outfits, especially the one with the sparkly skirt! I hope you have a fantastic evening and a Happy New Year!

  • You look freakin fantastic!

    xo Ashley

  • I love both outfits, but the bustier and skirt….amazing! You look so classic, yet a bit edgy as well.


  • Pretty lady!

  • i love the silhouette of that h&m skirt, such a refreshing shape and paired with the bustier its just gorgeous!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  • Both outfits look beautiful — love the combination of textures. Happy New Year!

  • Your arms are lovely… no need to be self-conscious! Also, I LOVE that skirt. I used to have the exact same one but returned it for some strange reason. Now I’m officially kicking myself, lol!

  • Very lovely looks; the gold skirt is such a cool piece! Happy New Year! <3

  • That hair color is divine. I LOVE it. It really makes your hair pop against the black!

    xx Kait


  • I’m glad you went sleeveless you have great arms girl! Work it!

    Stay fab,

  • Eli

    I love the 3rd pic in this post and feel that I need that dress in my closet now. You look great in both options though, so which did you chose? Also been a big fan of dove forever too!

  • m

    So naturally beautiful!