Friday Favourites

We’ve made it to Friday and another edition of Friday Favourites where I get to share with you things that have garnered my attention and won my heart this week and beyond!
Favourite New Outfit I may be biased but I seriously had a hard time picking a favourite from our new arrivals this week but I seem to keep gravitating towards this one!

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Garden Breeze Floral Print Tunic | Floral Button Earrings | Suki Mid Rise Boot Cut Jeans

Favourite Trifle I have been craving a trifle something fierce lately! I’ve followed the Chef In Training blog for about 5 or 6 years now and I am a huge fan so when I stumbled upon this Strawberry Shortcake Trifle I knew it had to be good! It’s the perfect spring dessert and would be great served for Mother’s Day (hint hint).

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Favourite Quote Sorry, not sorry! I am a quote junky and love to share the ones that mean the most to me. My only rule is I have to live by them not just admire them.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s little round up!

If you think you have a better trifle than the one I found do me a HUGE favour and share it in the comments!!

Have a fabulous weekend.

Cheers,

Kimberley @ Dusty Road Boutique

How To Pick The Best Shorts

Shorts season is so close I can feel it! However, along with shorts season comes the insecurities of am I wearing the best style for me?

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First and foremost, the best shorts are the ones you feel confident and comfortable in. If you break the fashion “rules” but still feel fabulous, by all means keep feeling fabulous!!

For the rest of us who aren’t quite sure how to choose the best short for our body shape I break it down into a few quick tips.

Mid Thigh Shorts are Flattering On Most Body Shapes

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The 7-1/2″ to 9″ length shorts such as these bermudas are universally flattering for women! They are an especially great choice for petite woman, anything above the knee works great. Longer shorts and capris can make you look shorter.

Not So Confident About Showing The Legs

Capris are hugely popular for there comfort and coverage but they get a bad wrap as most of them are designed to stop mid calf like these….

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Unless you have long slender legs this can make your legs look shorter, or make your calves look heavier. The perfect length would be just above the calf, but they can be tough to find. Our solution is the adjust the length by either hemming or by folding up the bottoms to the desired length.

Best To Avoid

Wide leg and wide opening capris are so hard to wear, especially when they end at mid calf! We strongly recommend avoiding these!

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What about short shorts?

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If you are confident with showing off your legs we love the 3″ to 5″ inseam length! If you are concerned if they work for you we recommend them on leaner legs as they end mid thigh which can make your thighs look heavier. As we said earlier, if you are confident and comfortable in them, that is the style you should wear!

 

I hope this helps give you a bit more confidence that you are choosing the right fit for you and that you show off those legs this summer!

Cheers,

Kimberley @ Dusty Road Boutique

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Tuesday 10 – Outfit Inspiration

A bunch of new arrivals just landed at DRB and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on them and start styling new outfits!

Every Tuesday we hope to share with you some fresh new looks inspired by our newest arrivals…..so let’s get started!

  1. Soul Feathers Racer Tank

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Style Ideas: Besides wearing it on it’s own this top would look seriously gorgeous under a denim jacket!

Why we love it: That gorgeous feather print in subtle pinks and greys!

2. Stained Glass Wishes Racer Tank

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Style Ideas: Paired with blue denim capris you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous top!

Why we love it: The soft stained glass effect and those stunning colours had us at hello!

3. Wild & Free Racer Tank

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Style Ideas: Pairs perfectly with anything for a casual fun look but we think the perfect match would be a favourite pair of denim shorts!

Why we love it: That feather dream catcher is so much fun!

4. Washed Away Racer Tank

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Style Ideas: I don’t want to sound like a broken record but I think these tanks just pair so perfectly with denim (or pretty much anything)!

Why we love it: Pastel colours and the unique print!

5. Prism Reflections Racer Tank

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Style Ideas: Another tank we think would like smoking hot under a denim jacket!

Why we love it: This print was a hot seller and we are excited to see it available as a tank!

6. Weekend Highlights Racer Tank

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Style Ideas: Paired with light coloured pants or shorts for a super cute, fresh spring/summer look!

Why we love it: This fabric is so incredibly soft and comfortable to wear!

7. She’s A Wild One Racer Tank

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Style Ideas: Anything goes with this fun top, make it the feature of your outfit!

Why we love it: The pop of colour mixed with the classic animal print is perfect for summer!

8. Hey Batter Batter Tanks

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Style Ideas: How about a pair of sweats and baseball cleats 😉 Support your favourite team with these fun tanks!

Why we love it: We love baseball and cheering on our teams!

9. Colourful Cacti Dolman Sleeve Top

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Style Ideas: Pair with your fav pair of blue jeans for a fun southern look!

Why we love it: The fun colourful print caught our eye!

10. Garden Breeze Floral Tunic

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Style Ideas: The extra length plays well for pairing with your favourite skinny pants!

Why we love it: Possibly our most favourite floral print yet! Pictures don’t do it justice, it truly is gorgeous!

Cheers,
Kimberley @ Dusty Road Boutique

Friday Favourites

This is quickly becoming my favourite weekly blog post…..I can’t wait until Friday rolls around and I get to share some of my fav things with you again!!

It’s only fitting that being it is Easter that I share some of my most favourite Easter themed things!

Tulips My second most favourite garden flower (Lilies are my first)! They are some of toughest flowers I know, popping up through the nearly frozen ground and showing their beauty before any of the other flowers in the garden.

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Tie Dye Easter Eggs These are THE BOMB! If you are going to dye Easter Eggs this year you might as well make them tie dye!! I am really hoping to find the time this weekend to actually do this….looks messy but do-able. Try them yourself, find out how at One Little Project At A Time.april12 2017 5.jpg

Easter Egg Cookie Pizza The cookie pizza idea is super fun…..I “stole” the recipe from my sister who is a top notch baker! If you want the recipe let me know in the comments, if enough are interested I will share it on the blog next week!! April12 2017 6.jpg

**The cookie pizza pic was taken before I baked it to show off all the pretty toppings!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks favourites and that you have a fabulous Easter weekend!

Cheers,

Kimberley

PS. Follow me on snapchat for lots of behind the scenes and more @kimberleyeklund I may just attempt those tie dye eggs, and thats bound to get interesting!!

5 Items That Need To Be In Your Closet

There is loads of advice and recommendations as to what we should have in our closet and lets face it, it can be overwhelming.

I’ve waded through all the advice and narrowed it down to the top 5 things you absolutely MUST have in your closet!

  1. A black dress – the little black dress is iconic for a reason. It goes with everything and can be worn anywhere from formal to casual just add accessories!

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We currently don’t carry this black dress BUT it is available for us to bring in! If you love it let us know in the comments!!

2. Beige undies – yah I know, beige is super boring! However, a set of beige undies is a must have to wear under those tops and bottoms that are a tad sheer and all white tops and bottoms!

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3. A pair of perfectly fitting jeans – finding the perfect pair of jeans to flatter your unique shape can be a major challenge but it is so worth the search! If you can only splurge on one pair make it a dark wash as they are more suited to dressing semi-formal.

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4. Something that makes you feel sassy – and by sassy I meen uber confident and happy! This is the piece you reach for when the day isn’t quite going your way……throw it on and go conquer the world!

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5. Sweatpants – no explanation needed! Every girl needs a good pair of pants to chill in!

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Tell me what you think….what is your must have closet item?

Cheers,

Kimberley Eklund