Sleeveless for Spring

2nd March 2015

color me courtney colormecourtney.com color me courtney color me courtney blogger fashion blogger to follow new york fashion blogger style blogger nyc blogger ny blogger new york blogger new york fashion blogger dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress leopard clutch leopard clutch leopard clutch long bob lob long bob long bob log bob hair long bob hair color me courtney mixed fashion blogger black fashion blogger color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit  Who’s ready for Spring? (uhmm, me) bring on the short shorts & sleeveless dresses!dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress leopard clutch leopard clutch leopard clutch long bob lob long bob long bob log bob hair long bob hair color me courtney mixed fashion blogger black fashion blogger color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit If you’ve caught the Spring Fever… welcome to the party! I’ve been dreaming on going sleeveless for weeks now and finally got the chance to put some of my new Spring pretties to work when I visited my home state a few weekends back! At the top of the to-wear list with this gorgeous color blocked number from the one and only DVF.color me courtney colormecourtney.com color me courtney color me courtney blogger fashion blogger to follow new york fashion blogger style blogger nyc blogger ny blogger new york blogger new york fashion blogger dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress leopard clutch leopard clutch leopard clutch long bob lob long bob long bob log bob hair long bob hair color me courtney mixed fashion blogger black fashion blogger color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress leopard clutch leopard clutch leopard clutch long bob lob long bob long bob log bob hair long bob hair color me courtney mixed fashion blogger black fashion blogger color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit Fair warning, things are about to get real deep, haha well kind of.. So Fun fact, I used to be crazy self conscious of my Shawn Johnson arms… seriously, I have never done any weight lifting but I still look like I am training for the 2016 Rio games. Anyways, I spent a good six months working out twice a day every day for 45 min each trying every trick in the book to in an attempt to slim my unwanted arm candy… but no cigar. It drove me crazy and as I continued to be unsuccessful, my self-consciousness only grew.  Despite living in 125 degree Arizona heat at the time, I refused to bare my arms wearing party cardies over every tank and never showing a single bicep. One night, I went to the movies and ate my weight in red vines, I would usually then go home and double my highly work to punish myself for bad behavior before when I realized, I had gone a bit Color Me Crazy… and for what? Who cares if I can’t go sleeveless without inviting everyone to the gun show? It was obviously who I am naturally, so why should I be ashamed? Just like that everything changed, I started embracing my body for how it is and stopped trying to alter it. I’m never gonna have crazy skinny arms, and there’s no thigh gap here, but I decided to own it 😉 because life is too short (and donuts are too good) to do anything else!dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress leopard clutch leopard clutch leopard clutch long bob lob long bob long bob log bob hair long bob hair color me courtney mixed fashion blogger black fashion blogger color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit A DVF wrap dress is a closet must have (see how I wore my Fall fav here)! It literally looks amaze-balls on everybody type and can be worn so many ways. This one is a little low cut but still sophisticated enough to wear to a casual wedding or outdoor springy cocktail party. Speaking of wrap dresses, here are some of my current DVF favs that you’ll love in your closet now, but also 5 years from now – they are just that amaze.

color me courtney colormecourtney.com color me courtney color me courtney blogger fashion blogger to follow new york fashion blogger style blogger nyc blogger ny blogger new york blogger new york fashion blogger dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress leopard clutch leopard clutch leopard clutch long bob lob long bob long bob log bob hair long bob hair color me courtney mixed fashion blogger black fashion blogger color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit I love that you can pretty much rock a wrap dress with almost anything – this one would look great with white pumps and a bucket bag or studded sandals (even flats) & a big giant tote. I opted for a delicate Moneé Elizabeth necklace to accentuate the V, nudge wedges and a leopard clutch!dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress leopard clutch leopard clutch leopard clutch long bob lob long bob long bob log bob hair long bob hair color me courtney mixed fashion blogger black fashion blogger color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit color me courtney color me courtney black fashion blogger new york fashion bigger best fashion blogger best black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger fashion blogger courtney color me courtney blogger spring dress summer dress dvf wrap dress dvf wrap dress spring dress leopard clutch spring style what to wear for spring spring style what to wear for spring spring outfit summer outfit

DVF Wrap Dress || Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses
Steve Madden Wedges || Clare V Leopard Fold Over Clutch (also here)
 Loren Hope Bracelet || Moneé Elizabeth Necklace

P.S. if no one has told you today, you’re totally awesome just the way you are <3 As always, thanks for reading! :)

31 thoughts on “Sleeveless for Spring

  1. Mindy

    I can’t wait for Spring either! Lovee that wrap dress! I’m so glad you were able to overcome your insecurities because girl, I WISH I had your arms! I used to be obsess over my legs the same way but no matter how much I ran, how many leg routines I incorporated into my workout to reduce the size of them even a little, all it did was tone and remain the same size. I think the sooner we accept and embrace the things we can’t change, the sooner we’ll learn to love our bodies the way it is. :) You’re totally awesome the way you are! Oh and P.S. No thigh gap here either! Haha High five!

    xo,
    Mindy | Blonde Nouveau

  2. jewel

    You look fabulous! Love the backdrop and that clutch. It’s funny you say that. I’m the same way, Never played sports and I maybe hit the gym like 3 times a year, but my arms looks like I work out. I used to hate it but now i’m like “ehn, whatever”

  3. Natasha

    Are you serious?! I’ve been so envious of your arms this whole time! I’m so jealous of how toned they look! That + the cinched wrap dress waist (damn, ma) = perfect spring dress season.

    If you can post a great knockoff (aka under $400) version of the DVF, it would be very appreciated…

    -tash

  4. Shoshana

    I know we all see something different when we look in the mirror but I don’t see SJ arms at all. Your arms are soft and feminine. Shaun is super muscular & very broad. However one can’t help how their body is formed by genetics, sports or dance. I think you have a wonderful curvy body. You’ve got the tiniest little waist which is what every woman wants. As for thigh gap… give me a break. Its like what Demi Lovato wrote the other day, it’s overrated. It’s not realistic. In my opinion, I feel that some bloggers are making this worse. I mean, pigeon toed stance, really? It’s like a bunch of woman saw a few models stand like that and all of a sudden thought, OMG, that will make me look skinny. New Flash, you don’t look skinny. It’s sending the wrong message. I make it a point to NEVER stand like that on my blog. I go the opposite route and stand with my heels together. Yes, sometimes it showcases a gap when I’m wearing skinny jeans or leggings but I can’t help that. It’s totally how my body is.

    I think a lot of women should look up to you and how you’re working thru your issues. You know yourself, you’re accepting yourself and you know how to dress your body. That’s something we all need to work on… daily!

    Thank you for such a positive post and such a pretty dress.

    http://www.stylegonerogue.com

  5. Lauren

    Ok, I just want to say that you have amazing arms! I would never have even noticed what size they were had you not mentioned it. I guess I just don’t pay attention to arms! On the other hand, I completely understand feeling self-conscious about something body related. We all have some part of ourselves we wish was different. I’m glad you feel confident enough to wear sleeveless tops because in all seriousness, they aren’t big AT ALL.

    I am SUPER jealous of your bare arms and legs. I’m getting a little tired of the cold and snow!

  6. Abby

    You’re rocking that color block wrap dress! You might have thought that the leopard clutch would be too much for the dress but it actually works! Great job styling :)

    If you have a sec, I hope you can drop by my blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest:

    xo,
    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

  7. Saba

    You look absolutely lovely in these images Courtney! The dress is very elegant, and I had a case of bag-envy when I saw that leopard-print clutch!

    I’ve been dying to wear my spring / summer clothes too, and couldn’t wait for winter to end here in London!

    p.s – Your arms look perfectly nice and normal to me, what on earth are you talking about?!

    Saba

    http://www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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