Amanda Uprichard

21 Apr 19
Living With Joy Kim

If you’re getting ready to graduate in a few weeks like me and still scrambling to find the perfect dress, look no further! At my school, most girls choose to wear white since our caps and gowns are navy blue. So here are some suggestions for white dresses and outfits that are graduation appropriate and […]

17 Apr 19
StyleCaster
There are few trends I miss from my youth. I’m of the mind that fashion has only improved since the early aughts—an era that can really only be described as “regrettable” when you consider all the low-rise jeans, excessive embellishments and straight-up chainmail that pervaded it. But one relic from the past I’ve missed since my elementary school days? Smocked clothes. There’s something endlessly fun about the super-elastic, super-textured feel of smocked pieces. The way your clothes fit your form without leaving you feeling constricted or immobile. The way you could pull the puckered fabric away from your body and watch it softly snap back—again, and again, and again. Smocked clothes were one of the few advents of the early aughts that deserved a full-on craze, and it’s a shame we let them go the way of rimless rectangle sunnies and purses covered in rhinestones. Thankfully, 2019 has given us a rebirth of the smocked clothing trend (in addition to a handful of other retro resurgences I’m admittedly less here for—whatever, as long as low-rise jeans stay in the early 2000s where they belong, I can’t complain that much). And the best part about this specific revival is: Smocked clothes don’t feel distinctly aughts-y. There’s no separating tiny sunglasses, or strappy block heels, or lettuce hems, or bucket hats from their once-regrettable, once-very tacky origins. But smocked clothes almost feel more in line with the aesthetic of the 1990s than they do with that of the 2000s. They don’t reek of body glitter or Nelly Furtado music. We can wear them without reliving the days we spent doing the “Crank That” Soulja Boy dance while wearing chain belts and way too much mesh. Smocked clothes are a sheer delight—nothing more, nothing less. And they deserve a spot in anyone’s sartorial rotation—even (and perhaps especially) in 2019. 1. Glamorous Gingham Cami Jumpsuit, $54 at ASOS Nothing about this gingham jumpsuit says 2000s, which means it gets a “yes” from me. 2. Dot If I Can Help It Shirred Dress, $30 at Nasty Gal Proof smocked clothes are among the most figure-flattering around. 3. Smocked Crop Top, $12.90 at Forever 21 A going-out top that’s as fun as it is comfortable. (Plus, no risk of unintended wardrobe malfunctions here!) 4. Taffy Smocked Tiered Midi Skirt, $29.99 at Urban Outfitters Because tops aren’t the only pieces that deserve the smocked treatment. 5. Ombre Ruffled Smock Top, $11.99 at Forever 21 Tie-dye and smocked all in one? Could this top be any more on-trend? 6. Floral Shirred Top, $54 at ASOS Because you shouldn’t have to pick between puff sleeves, bell sleeves, ruffles, florals and smocked bodices if you don’t want to. 7. Lucca Couture Kimberly Smocked Tie-Shoulder Midi Dress, $88 at Urban Outfitters A dress you probably owned in middle school. (Honestly, maybe elementary school.) Whatever—you probably look better in it now. 8. Smocked Ruffle Crop Top, $29 at Urban Outfitters The most quintessential spring top I’ve laid eyes on in a while. 9. Off-Shoulder Shirred Ruffle Romper, $40 at ASOS A romper with such thoughtfully placed smocked detailing that it’ll never ride up or fall down. 10. Out from Under Jessica Smocked Floral Cami, $24.99 at Urban Outfitters Because dresses aren’t the only way to get your floral on this season. 11. Mabel Floral Smocked Mini Dress, $29.99 at Urban Outfitters An ever-so-slightly smocked bodice—complemented by ever-so-slightly smocked sleeves. 12. Long-Sleeve Shirred Top, $51 at ASOS Simultaneously comfy and statement-making—what’s not to love? 13. Lovers + Friends Monaco Top, $98 at Revolve All-smocked-everything is my new dream aesthetic. 14. Gingham the Goods Shirred Midi Dress, $40 at Nasty Gal Everything about this dress screams spring 2019. 15. Truly Madly Deeply Smocked Peplum Tee, $19.99 at Urban Outfitters Because everything—even your the comfiest of black tees—can be made better with a little smocked detailing. 16. Out from Under Smocked Tie-Shoulder Cami, $34 at Urban Outfitters Sure to play well with anything in your closet. 17. Tampa Gauze Tiered Ruffle Maxi Dress, $99 at Urban Outfitters There’s a lot going on with this dress, and all of it is absolutely wonderful. 18. Golden Age Printed Top, $29.95 at Free People The only thing that could make a smocked top better? Ruffles. 19. Pepita Smocked Ruffle Cropped Tank Top, $34 at Urban Outfitters A smocked top that feels more aughts than ’90s—and if that’s your thing, embrace it. 20. Amanda Uprichard x Revolve Amara Smocked Mini Dress, $242 at Revolve A mini you’ll never flash someone in. (All that ruching will keep it firmly in place.) 21. Amanda Uprichard Marisol Top, $164 at Revolve Smocked tops are fun. Metallic, millennial pink smocked tops are even more fun. 22. The Fifth Label Foundation Smocked Peplum Tank Top, $74 at Urban Outfitters Slip into this, and you’ll be happy—no matter what the weather is doing this time. 23. Amethyst Romper, $160 at Free People The smocked trend was basically designed for off-the-shoulder action. 24. Val Velour Smocked Crop Tube Top, $19.99 at Urban Outfitters A tube top you won’t have to pull back up every 10 seconds. 25. Shirred Mini Skater Dress, $48 at ASOS So comfy. So cute. So delightful. 26. Fremont Smocked Contrast Stitch Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters I just—I can’t resist. 27. Lisa Says Gah Toni Smocked Crop Top, $148 at Urban Outfitters Excuse me while I live in this top for the rest of spring. 28. Floral Print Mini Dress, $17.90 at Forever 21 Too fun to pass up. 29. Luca Smocked Long-Sleeve Crop Top, $19.99 at Urban Outfitters This top is so damn fun to look at I can’t tear my eyes away. 30. Capulet Blaire Top, $79 at Revolve A distinctly 2019 take on the classic spring bandeau. 31. Bella Smocked Slip, $88 at Free People Is it just me, or do bow sleeves make smocked pieces, like, infinitely better? 32. Superdown Abigail Smocked Top, $56 at Revolve Oh yeah, smocked going-out tops are very much on the menu. 33. Cami Smocked Cropped Tube Top, $34 at Urban Outfitters Because smocked tops and lettuce hems aren’t (and shouldn’t be) mutually exclusive. 34. Cry Baby Crinkle Smocked Babydoll Dress, $79 at Urban Outfitters Another piece you definitely owned some variation of in middle school, that you’d definitely look cooler in now. 35. Out from Under Smocked Bodysuit, $29.99 at Urban Outfitters Meet: your new favorite comfy AF bodysuit. 36. Shirred Sleeve Top, $45 at ASOS A smocked top fit for the office. 37. Josephine Gauze Babydoll Mini Dress, $59 at Urban Outfitters Florals, frills and smocked details—I’m overwhelmed. 38. Lost + Wander Bloody Mary Smocked Crop Top, $34.99 at Urban Outfitters Somehow the exposed threads make this smocked top even more delightful.   Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to the people, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale. 
17 Apr 19
StyleCaster

The 2000s trend that actually deserves a revival.

03 Apr 19
Serial outfit repeater

12th Avenue South in Nashville (or just 12 South) is one of the best neighborhoods in town for plein air shopping & dining (plus, they have a few murals to satisfy your Instagram craving, which is why this locale makes my Blogger Guide series). If you’re planning a trip to Nashville, I’d insist that 12 South is a must.

27 Mar 19
Jamika Heffner Blog

Embracing spring with a shorter look.  Both hair and outfit! It was warm enough to wear shorts and skirts the other day, so I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to style something more spring appropriate.  A little mix of ruffles with a hint of something industrial anchored by sky blue hues. I hope you’re […]

26 Mar 19
Wild about us...

I have recently (the past few years) decided to invest in quality over quantity. Trying to minimise the old wardrobe and invest in classic staples rather than everything that Zara has to offer each season! I can safely say this is a slow starter, We currently have a three bedroom house (each wardrobe and chest […]

23 Mar 19
My Favorite Hello

My Stitch Fix Floral Tops Styled for Spring It is finally spring! I am sharing over 18 floral tops from Stitch Fix and how I styled them. From distressed denim, platform sandals to mini purses, I love dressing up my Stitch Fix tops for spring. Keep reading to see how I styled my Stitch Fix […]

19 Mar 19
Rhiannon

Amanda Uprichard Red Women’s Size Large L Ruffle V-Neck Sheath Dress $240- #657 – Buy – Amanda Uprichard Red Women’s Size Large L Ruffle V-Neck Sheath Dress $240- #657

14 Mar 19
Changes Luxury Consignment

The perfect spring and summer top! So versatile but still unique
Retail $150

08 Mar 19
Us Weekly
Here at Shop With Us, we love designer items just as much as the next fashion lover. But let’s be honest, when are those much-coveted designer items ever budget-friendly? Rarely, if at all ever, which makes all of those designer duds nothing short of a pipe dream on all of our neverending wish lists. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.usmagazine.com/shop-with-us/news/empower-international-womens-day-feminism-shirt-book-girl-power-equality/” title=”Shop With Us: 7 Empowering Products We’re Loving for International Women’s Day” target=”” inset=”true”] But it must be our lucky day because those wish lists can now become a reality! For a limited time, shoppers have the opportunity to snag some of the bestselling, top designer and most-coveted items at a seriously budget-friendly price at Revolve! From Rebecca Minkoff to 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designers and products on sale are nothing short of endless. In an effort to maximize everyone’s shopping experience, we found seven items that are so good, they definitely won’t last. So run, don’t walk to the nearest computer and remember to thank Us, later!   Designer: Rebecca Minkoff It’s as if sleek meets sophistication the second we slip on these Rebecca Minkoff Gavra Mules. From dresses to leather leggings, these stunners will prove time after time how stunning they are! The white leather upper is paired brilliantly with a black, stacked heel. The only thing more stunning than the contrast of the black and white would be the silver trim that is nothing but subtle. So subtle, we’d go ahead and call this feature on these white mules a seriously stunning silver lining! Pun intended.  See it: Get the Rebecca Minkoff Gavra Mules (originally $158) for just $111 at Revolve! Not your style? Check out more Rebecca Minkoff here!    Designer: Chrissy Teigen What better way to master Chrissy Teigen‘s style than with pants she designed herself! With these Chrissy Teigen x REVOLVE Nathan Casual Pants, shoppers can master comfortable and cool just like the pro! From sneakers to stilettos, the tailored trousers offer the ultimate comfortable but cool casual vibe that has reviewers smitten! See it: Grab the Chrissy Teigen x REVOLVE Nathan Casual Pants (originally $138) now only $97, at Revolve! Not your style? Check out more Chrissy Teigen x REVOLVE here!    Designer: Adidas by Stella McCartney The Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Climaheat Legging is the ideal option for the girl-on-the-go. Designed with an ultra-comfortable, effortless drawstring elasticized waist, the embossed panel accents and reflective trim add a much-needed element of elegance. It’s where comfortable meets chic! Pair to perfection with sneakers, white tees and even a cropped hoodie. Best of all, forget worrying about a bag because the back zipper will keep all items locked in tight! See it: Grab the Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Climbaheat Legging (originally $130) now only $72 at Revolve! Not your style? Check out more Adidas by Stella McCartney here!    Designer: Alice + Olivia   A well-fitted pair of trousers is nothing short of a must-have in every single closet, so of course, these slim ankle pants are a must-have! In fact, the Alice + Olivia Stacy Slim Ankle Pants are a fun twist on the traditionally tailored ankle pant. Featured in a lightweight woven fabric, these pants are perfect for year-round wear. Surely our favorite part of these slim ankle pants is the black-multi shade! The vertical lines will create a trick of the mind, and in turn, create long and lean legs! See it: Grab the Alice + Olivia Stacy Slim Ankle Pants (originally $295) now only $142 at Revolve! Not your style? Check out more Alice + Olivia here!    Designer: 3.1 Phillip Lim Straying away from the traditional little black bootie, the 3.1 Phillip Lim Drum Chelsea Boots are nothing short of red hot! Crafted from 100% manmade leather, these pull-on booties will surely be nothing short of the stylish stunner turning heads left and right! From jeans to dresses, the styling options are obviously just as endlessly chic. See it: Grab the 3.1. Phillip Lim Drum Chelsea Boots (originally $695) now only $334 at Revolve! Not your style? Check out more 3.1. Phillip Lim here!    Designer: Kendall + Kylie Crafted from velour fabric, this hoodie puts a fun spin on the traditional sweatshirt style. The front kangaroo pocket is ideal for the girl-on-the-go, who needs to bring only the necessities but does not want to strap on a bag.  Surely, we’re swooning over this navy necessity! See it: Grab the Kendall + Kylie Chevron Velour Hoodie (originally $98) now only $64 at Revolve! Not your style? Check out more Kendall + Kylie here!    Designer: Amanda Uprichard When wearing these 100% cotton-blend pants, we’re certain shoppers will not only command but demand attention. Own any room in this Westwick Plaid Print, that is striking season-after-season. Pair to perfection with an oversized and strappy stiletto. In fact, these are the most powerful power pants ever. See it: Grab the Amanda Uprichard Kirkwood Pant (originally $194) now only $82 at Revolve! Not your style? Check out more Amanda Uprichard here!    Check out more of our picks and deals here! This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post. The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. 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01 Mar 19
every day dress

For brides, grooms, and enquiring minds, here’s who helped us pull off with what I must say was last summer’s most epic lawn fete: The Dress | Amsale Oh, The Dress. Okay, so the blog here is called every day dress, so you know even though we wander we’re kind of all about the dress. […]