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Monday Mingle: One of My Favorite Spring Dresses

I’ve made it no secret that I’ve struggled with my post baby weight loss. Thanks to a wonderful doctor who has helped me get my thyroid condition under control and some hard work, I’m on my way to being comfortable in my own skin again. That doesn’t mean I’m where I want to be, but it means I’m actually seeing some results, which thanks to that slow thyroid of mine, wasn’t possible before.

Now let’s talk about spring dresses…How’s that for a weird segue? It will make sense in a moment, I promise!

The perfect spring dress -

Image via Best Part Photography

When I was in my darkest days with this thing, one dress helped draw me out of my self pity fest whenever I put it on…a simple coral sheath. For some reason, it made me feel great…and those of you who have struggled with body image know just how uplifting it can be when you find something that makes you feel good. Beauty definitely comes from within, but being healthy and in shape has always been important to me, so finding that space again has been amazing. I just want to say thank you to that sweet little sheath and, most importantly, my family and friends for helping me work through this!

How can you be anything but happy when you’re wearing coral? It’s such cheerful shade no? What’s a color that you’re looking forward to wearing this spring? Head on over to Momtrends and Thirty Something Fashion to see what colors they’ve been rockin’ and don’t forget to join us for Monday Mingle by linking up your style posts below and entering our latest giveaway below. The lucky winner is going to take home two spring perfect necklace from SuperJeweler & Stella & Dot And a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses from Won’t these gorgeous turquoise necklaces look fabulous with your spring dresses?


Details: The winner must be a US resident and at least 18 years of age.

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  • Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb

    Kristin I love coral – and it looks beautiful on you, I especially love your dress with that amazing necklace!! Love it!

    Thanks for hosting as always, have a great week hun 🙂

    Catherine x

    March 3, 2014 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Ann

    You look great, this dress is a beautiful and happy color! thanks for the link up.

    blue hue wonderland

    March 3, 2014 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Cynthia

    What a pretty dress! I totally know what you mean about that one item of clothing that always makes you feel better about yourself. When I have, what I call, an ugly day, there are a couple of items in my closet that I always turn to for comfort. You look fabulous! Love the different accessories you’ve paired with that dress.


    March 3, 2014 at 8:00 am Reply
  • Courtney

    Isn’t it amazing how pieces of clothing can just alter our mentalities and really uplift us? This really is a stunning dress and I love how soft and springtime perfect it is. You look gorgeous!

    Courtney ~

    March 3, 2014 at 8:19 am Reply
  • carly

    COuld you be ANY MORE gorgeous in Coral? Totally your color and I get why it makes you feel GREAT! Love that pic of you and the kiddies.

    March 3, 2014 at 8:35 am Reply
  • April

    That coral color is really pretty! Always a great idea to have those pieces that make you feel glamorous no matter what!

    March 3, 2014 at 8:46 am Reply
  • Ellen Thrifty & Chic Mom

    Cute dress and I can definitely relate, after my 3rd my thyroid went crazy and I developed Graves Disease (hyperthyroid condition). That year until I got it under control was really rough not the mention the surgery to completely remove my thyroid. I still have times I don’t feel like myself and some things have completely changed. I am so glad to hear you are doing better, family support is so important!

    March 3, 2014 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Dude Mom

    Love the color of that dress. And that baby matches you perfectly!

    March 3, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Andrea

    I’ve been pregnant six times in the last 9 years and I know the feeling about finding your own skin after a babe, or pregnancy. It’s so hard. You look absolutely beautiful and I love the coral. That chain necklace is awesome.


    March 3, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply
  • ADA

    That is a gorgeous Spring Dress. Loving the coral. Your daughter’s headband matches. You are one gorgeous mom and that photo of you and your kids is beautiful. =)

    My pleasure linking up on this sunny Monday. <3 Ada.

    March 3, 2014 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Laura

    That is such a lovely color on you! Gorgeous dress!

    March 3, 2014 at 11:25 am Reply
  • jillian

    LOVE that dress! it looks great on you and the color is so springy! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    March 3, 2014 at 11:28 am Reply
  • Alexis Grace

    I am so glad that you are starting to see the other side and that you can look back on the positive moments in your struggle! I know exactly what you mean about certain clothing items impacting one’s self esteem…. those are the best!

    March 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm Reply
  • Janise

    That coral dress is stuning! You look beautiful and sexy!!!


    March 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Kim,USA

    Your spring dress is so pretty! ^_^


    March 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Oh to Be a Muse

    That is a stunning dress on you. And yes, coral is such a beautiful color!

    March 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm Reply
  • Trina - Baby Shopaholic

    Love your dress! You can’t help but be happy in it!

    March 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Pam@over50feeling40

    Kristin, You look lovely in these colors! And what a cutie…the best accessory!

    March 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • ariane

    Ah! Spring! Can’t wait! You have the most perfect dress!


    March 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Ann @ Tarnished Royalty

    You look so pretty! I adore that color! ~Ann

    March 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm Reply
  • Kate @ The Shopping Mama

    There really is nothing better than having a go-to dress that makes you feel great. And this one looks awesome on you. It’s such a great color!

    March 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm Reply
  • Nicole Feliciano

    I told my mom your story. Let’s hope she listens. And yay for color.

    March 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    Seeing all the pretty spring colored clothes and jewelry makes me think spring might actually come! Working on that baby weight too, I know I’ll get there, it’s harder after my second though :/

    March 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    I love that dress. It’s so pretty and such a stunning colour.

    March 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    That dress is BEAUTIFUL on you, the color is perfect for your skin tone and hair.

    March 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm Reply
  • Jeanine @ Gamine Autumn

    Oh, I know just what you mean about how important it is to wear what makes you feel good! And you look absolutely beautiful!! This spring, I’m looking for peaches and light oranges.

    March 3, 2014 at 7:04 pm Reply
  • Heidi

    Such a cute dress! You look great btw! 🙂

    March 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • Stephania Green

    I’m really loving the Mint looks and styles for Spring! Especially after seeing beautiful Lupita Nyongo’s Mint Oscar dress, I can’t get enough of that color!
    Loved Bon Bon Rose Girls fashion post on: Three Ways to Wear the Mint Spring Trend

    Totally inspired me to look for more wardrobe staples & accessories, to embrace the look!

    March 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Happiness at Mid Life

    This dress is stunning on you and it looks great with the necklace. I am still struggling to get back to pre-baby weight and my baby is almost 6!!


    March 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm Reply
  • Sharla Moore

    I love turquoise and the bead strand reminds me of what my grandmother wore when I was a child! I would love to win them!

    March 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm Reply
  • Connie Martin

    You are looking great, all the hard work is paying off. This dress is so pretty on you. Stay positive and know you are beautiful inside and out.

    March 4, 2014 at 7:33 am Reply
  • Kym

    Coral always makes me smile, too. It’s such a fun, happy color! And you look beautiful in your dress! It’s so flattering and pretty.

    March 4, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Laci

    Love coral, and mixed with turquoise…one of my absolute fave combinations!!

    March 4, 2014 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On

    This IS your color, for sure! Such a pretty understated coral, it really warms up your skin tone. The cut is perfect too and I love the pretty pattern. Such a perfect spring dress that will never go out of style!

    March 4, 2014 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Allison

    Kristin! I haven’t read your blog in such a long time! I didn’t realize you had a hormonal condition….my life has been consumed with endocrinology! I am a red herring with Cushing’s Disease and might need neurosurgery. You look beautiful though and still look very young. I struggled for years trying to figure out what in the world was going on–I wrote about it in a blog, but it’s SUPER BORING!!! I’m looking forward to getting all my weight off. 🙂

    March 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply
  • Shell

    I need you ladies to dress me, I swear. My fashion extends to being able to tell you which brand of yoga gear is the best and that’s it.

    March 4, 2014 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • Rachel Kaylynn

    Love the texture of that dress! Coral is a fabulous color on you too!

    March 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm Reply
  • Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy

    That coral dress was made for you, so pretty! And that gold layered necklace – OMG – I get jelly every time I see it!!

    Have a great week!


    March 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm Reply

    It was so wonderful to that you could share your struggles with us. I have a couple dresses like that. YES they do make us feel wonderful don’t they?

    March 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    That is a gorgeous dress, I can see how it would make you feel great every time you put it on – and I’m glad to hear you are finally feeling good about your body again.

    March 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • claire

    Great dress, love the colour 🙂 thanks for hosting….

    March 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • Erin

    Love the dress!! I agree, there is always that one outfit I can count on!

    March 8, 2014 at 11:28 am Reply
  • Charity

    Love that color! Thanks for the giveaway.

    March 11, 2014 at 10:13 am Reply
  • T. Thomas

    Coral has been my favorite spring/summer color for years and I’m glad it’s one of those colors that stays in the classic department.
    You look great!

    March 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm Reply
  • Fern Cohen

    I love love love these accessories, especially the turquoise. I have always loved anything turquoise!! I would love to win this giveaway!!

    March 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm Reply

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