Janelle In Real Life: How to pull off a minidress


How to pull off a minidress

Any fellow pale-legged people out there? I'm here to help you out with how to rock a dress with pasty white legs.

Dress- Free People (I sized up for length) // Choker- Ruby Claire Boutique // Shoes- Free People // Fitbit Alta

Step 1: find a cute dress that you love

Step 2: wear the dress

And there you go!
But seriously, if I've learned anything about body positivity it's that you just have to throw away your insecurities & wear what you love! Insecurities come in so many forms and I've heard it from pretty much every female I know. But if you feel GOOD in something, like how awesome I feel in this dress, you wear it for goodness sakes.
And guys, I DIE over the embroidery on this cute dress! The detail is amazing in person and the fabric is so high quality but lightweight. It's a perfect summer dress!

P.S. today is my birthday!! Birthdays are the best and I plan to celebrate 27 SO HARD. Everyone my age is starting to complain about getting older & hitting 30, but I feel like it's kind of exciting! Who knows, maybe my tune will change over the coming years but right now getting older just feels fun. I'm a 27 year old who's been married for 6 years & has two kids so I'm definitely on the young end of the spectrum for my stage in life. Things for me will honestly be pretty similar in 3 years, so I don't feel like there's too much to be afraid of! Let the good times roll, amiright?


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY beautiful!!! And hitting 30 is exciting (coming from a 38 year old ;-)) You will be amazed at how much FUN and confidence you gain and have in your 30's. You are rocking this dress...I am obsessed with it and you may have just forced me to pull the trigger :-)


  2. Happy birthday, girly! Here's to an awesome new year for you. I bet it'll be your best yet :) This is such a cute post and I love love LOVE how you incorporated that awesome body positivity in there. You're so right about that, and the same goes for just about any clothing item. Wear it, love it, and feel awesome in it!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  3. Happy birthday, lady! I'm 27 & I'm one that is complaining and not ready to hit 30 -- mainly because I don't have kids yet (we've been trying for years) if we had kids, I wouldn't be complaining.

    You look so cute in this dress and I love your shoes!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  4. That embroidery is perfect! So pretty!

  5. Haha, not going to lie, when I read your title, I was thinking, "are there rules for this? And can we all just try to be happy with our natural skin colors?" But you nailed it! Love this dress on you!

    P.S. Happy birthday!

  6. Happy birthdat! Girl you are rocking this mini dress! The embroidery is so pretty!

    April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com

  7. I love the way you styled this dress!! It's one of my all time favorite dresses! Happy birthday babe!

  8. Happy belated birthday! I have this dress in blue and it is one of my favorites! So comfy and the embroidery is just so pretty!


  9. Girl, you know I love this! So important to share!