I always love when Instagram meets real life! I have met the most incredible people behind those squares! This past Saturday I had the privilege of being photographed by the lovely Porshia Hernandez.  She had been following me for a while on Instagram after I had started my blog in 2015.  She reached out to me via DM to let me know she was going to be in our area and would love to do a photo session! Below is one of 3 looks we shot together! I can’t wait for you to see them all! Be sure to check out more of her work here.

Below I am wearing what I call the ultimate beach/vacation dress.  I feel free and light in this dress.  When you are on vacation those are all the feels you have.  Not a lot on your mind and all about the super comfy attire! I love all the details in the ties and the low back! It is literally the perfect dress. Our mini vacation for Ben’s 30th is this month to and this dress will definitely be coming with me.  Let me know your thoughts on this dress! Are you all headed on any fun vacations this summer!? As always, thank you so much for stopping by the blog!!

Much love,

Ruthie xx


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    This is a great 4th of July dress too!

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    Nicole Leffew

    That’s so cool you met her through Instagram! These pictures are gorgeous. I love this dress. It is perfect for summer! Xo

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    Such a beautiful dress and really great look for the holiday!

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    You + that dress + that lighting = flawless ❤️ I absolutely love that y’all met through IG. She captured some amazing shots of you. I adore that dress on you too. Love ya ?


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    You looks so beautiful! The online community really is amazing.

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    These photos are stunning, I love the lighting and that dress is gorgeous!!!!


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    Ruthie, i love that dress and those shoes!!! <3


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    I love this dress!! It looks
    So comfy and flattering

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    Kristen Kavan

    i LOVE this!! The neckline is sooo pretty on you! Plus, the colors are great! perfect for summer time!

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    Lynne Randolph

    Amazing pictures! Amazing woman of God and a dress that I certainly would’ve worn in my younger years! Love it❤️❣

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    Tuyet Kelly

    That dress is seriously amazing. And these photos are killer! Love the editing. Keep it up.

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    That outfit is on point!! Especially the shoes. These photos look so amazing 🙂 That’s so exciting that you were able to meet up with a friend you had met on Instagram!

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    Nicole @ Work|Wear|Wander

    LOVE that dress — so perfect for summer, and it looks amazing on you!

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    This is a fabulous dress on you! The perfect addition to vacation essentials! This color was made for you! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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    These photos are STUNNING! How fun that you got to meet up with an instagram friend! Loving this dress on you, sweet girl!

    xo Ashley

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    Jessica Sheppard

    These photos have such a moody vibe to them. Love! Oh when Instagram meets real life…just waiting for our paths to cross!!! That’ll be the day! xo

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    Allison Jones

    Maxi dresses are my go-tos on vacation! This one is super cute. I love how you rocked it.


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    Jessica Weinberg (@whatsfordinesq)

    That dress is AMAZING on you! And I love the photos! So nice that you guys met through Instagram.
    xo Jessica

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    Love the dress and love the pictures! They’ve got like a magical vibe to them- you look like something out of another time or fairytale:)! Love how Instagram enables connections like that.

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    This dress is so vacation perfect and it looks gorgeous on you! I love those shoes too! Xoxo

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    Such a great dress! It look perfect for travel too!

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    Jaime Cittadino

    How fun that you two were able to meet up IRL!!! Hopefully one day we can too 🙂 I LOVE this dress and need it in my life!! You look beautiful as always. xo

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    That halter and open back on you is killer! These are beautiful photographs-she does amazing work!


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    Molly Turro

    This dress is so cute and your pictures are GORGEOUS!

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    Loving tour vacay dresses! Its very flattering on you!!



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    What a stunning dress! It looks incredible on you!

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    Such a fun dress! You look absolutely stunning!!



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    I am getting some total hippie vibes from you here and I’m LOVING IT! This dress looks fabulous on you Ruthie, I love the tie dye aspect!

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    Isn’t insta-meets-real-life just the best?! Looking forward to the day when we can meet up for photos one day ? These photos turned out absolutely gorgeous Ruthie! Loving that dress on you, it’s so perfect for summer!

    xoxo, CiCi

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    Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos)

    You have the most amazing curves, and that dress looks awesome on you!

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    This dress is stunning on you! I so wish I had your curves. Just gorgeous!

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    Tailored and true

    This is such a gorgeous look! I absolutely love the movement of the fabric and the pattern is so pretty! Love it, as always 🙂


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    Adaleta Avdić

    This is an absolutely beautiful vacation dress, and I think I’m going to need that dress for my upcoming resort stay! 😉 xx Adaleta Avdic

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    This vacation dress was made for you!! Love the pattern <3 perfect for the 4th!

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    OMG I absolutely LOVE this dress. The neckline, the slit down the side, the tiedye.. love love love!!!

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    Suzanne @ my kind of sweet

    This may just be THE perfect summer dress! Just gorgeous.

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    I think tye-dye is so underrated! It can be so elegant!

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    you are so fab girl!! I am loving the tie dye trend and have a similar maxi 🙂

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    girl i am LOVING this rich shade of blue on you, and that perfect dye is just amazing! Looking great as always!

    xx | jordan taylor | petiteMODERN

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