Fit and Flare Forever

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress 8

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress 6

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress 5

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress 2

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress 1

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress 9

1-Floral headband

1-Pink & Navy Fit & Flare Dress 4

Fit and Flare dresses are my favorite silhouette and if you could see my closet you would know that without me even telling you. If I could only wear one style of dress for the rest of my life this would be it. I love many other styles, but no other style flatters my pear shaped figure quite like a fit and flare dress. Fitted on the top where I could use some enhancement and flared out at the bottom to hide a multitude of sins. Perfection! ;) I also love the mid-century vibe that they inevitably give off. If I could have Betty Draper’s (or I guess it’s Francis now) wardrobe I would be one happy lady!

I just got this dress in the mail from Avenle, one of my new favorite online clothing stores. If you haven’t checked them out yet, then I suggest you do. They have so many cute vintage inspired things and if I had unlimited funds I would have ordered a lot more. This dress fits like a dream and is so comfortable. The material has a nice weight and stretch to it and best of all required no ironing straight out of the package (super exciting for me, as I can’t stand ironing and avoid it at all costs)! And of course, one of the most important things to me is that this dress will work well for all seasons. I’m excited to pair it with some tights and a cropped cardigan for the cooler months, but for now I’m happy to hang on to summer and bare legs a little bit longer.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Happy Monday!



Outfit details….Dress/from Avenle, Shoes/from Modcloth (sold out, similar), Floral headband/from Forever 21 (sold out, similar), Necklace/from Tiffany&Co., Earrings/made by my niece

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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  • vanessa

    such a beautiful dress!


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Vanessa! And thank you for stopping by :).

  • Jane
    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you, Jane! That’s so sweet. Thanks for visiting :)

  • The dress is so cute, really love the look :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you for your kind words, Edita. I really appreciate it :).

  • It’s a beautiful dress!! Love the color combo!
    xo, Jane

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Jane! You should check out Avenle, they have some really cute clothes.

  • Love that flower headband! I could add flowers to every outfit to stay happy forever. haha. Great post! XO Jessi

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Jessi! I feel the same way :). I bought this headband at the beginning of spring and forgot about it. I almost let the whole summer go by without wearing it. That would have been a disaster! ;)

  • I’ve always LOVED fit and flare dresses too, they’re so flattering on everyone and I adore how you styled this piece, the floral headband is perfect!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Miche! They really are flattering on everyone.

  • Such a pretty look, you are a doll…love the flower headband…


    • Truly, Tamara

      Awww thank you! That’s so sweet!

  • I love the earrings! So cute!

  • Truly, Tamara

    Thank you, Molly! My super talented niece made them for me ;).

  • Hey Tamara – this is my first time coming across your blog and I must say – you have amazing, unique style! Will definitely be coming back to check out more outfits :)


  • Truly, Tamara

    Aww thank you so much, Whitney! That is so nice of you to say and means a lot.

  • What a lovely look! So cute! =)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    NEW POST on


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Really lovely outfit <3 I fell in love with your floral crown *_*


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Francesca!

  • Gorgeous look and colors on you. Love the vintage vibe with the style and the collar I also love the floral headband, so pretty
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Jess! I do love anything that has a vintage vibe ;).

  • Such a pretty dress! Love the colors and the vintage vibe!


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Jill!

  • Amy Ann

    So a awesome unique dress! Love the color and how you added the headband. Thanks for stopping by!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Amy Ann! :)

  • I love this dress. It’s such a beautiful fit on you. The collar is quite different and I like the style, very vintage.

  • Truly, Tamara

    Thank you for the sweet words, lorna Mai! And thank you so much for stopping by :).

  • that’s a great dress and love your hairstyle with it!]

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Marie! :)

  • What a cute cute dress and floral headband! It is such a beautiful feminine look!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you! I definitely lean toward for feminine looks these days ;).

  • omg!! such a doll!!! you look so cute!

    Animated Confessions

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you so much for your kind words!

  • Lee

    I love fit n flare dresses! They make you feel so girly and feminine :) Looks great on you, and such a cute headband too, pretty :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Lee! Aren’t they the best?

  • Ana

    Beautiful!! love your dress :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Ana! And thanks for visiting :).

  • Love the colors of this dress and your headband is just darling!
    Thanks for stopping by the blog!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Marianne! :)

  • I love this dress, you look beautiful :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks! Best wishes.

    Camille xo

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Camille! That makes me so happy to hear :). I will definitely check out your blog.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Emma!

  • I hear ya on the fit and flare dresses- the best! I love the color combo of this and what a pretty collar!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Lisa. Aren’t they though? I was so happy when this dress came in the mail! I know that it will be one that I will wear over and over ;). Thanks for stopping by!

  • This is such a sweet dress, the fit and flare shape is beautiful on you!

    prosecco in the park

    • Truly, Tamara

      Awww thank you so much, Lyndsay! That’s so kind of you to say :).

  • That dress is gorgeous! You look amazing
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you for the kind words, Euge! :)

  • That dress is really suited for you – you look angelic. So sweet!

  • Truly, Tamara

    Aww that is so sweet of you to say! Thank you and thank you so much for visiting :).

  • I love your flower headband. Looks so cute! I always love short hair but have never had the guts to cut my hair short;)


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Rosalyn! I bet your hair would look adorable short, you have such a cute face! It’s just hair, it will grow back ;). I used to work in a hair salon, so I’m used to making drastic changes.

  • That dress is so modcloth-y – and so cute! I love it, and I love how you styled it.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! Lol, it is. The funny thing is that they do carry this dress at Modcloth too! Which makes sense I guess, since Modcloth is another one of my favorite online stores :).

  • Modcloth is just a wonderful place to shop! I love vintage style dresses, though if I could choose I would want Daisy Buchanan’s closet. Yum!
    I’m having a designer pouch giveaway going on, be sure to join! Go and check it out! :)

    xxx MODEmoiselle

    • Truly, Tamara

      I agree about Daisy Buchanan ;). One of the best wardrobes ever! I’m obsessed with vintage. Modcloth is the best, isn’t it? It’s definitely one of my favorite online stores. Thank you so much for stopping by, Fenny! :)

  • What a perfectly ladylike and elegant dress! You look so feminine and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with manic monday!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Carylee! :)

  • Savvy Southern Chic

    Adorable dress.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you!