*On my wish list!
I hesitated to buy this dress when I first saw it online. Not because I didn’t fall in love with it, but because I haven’t been enthused about buying much of anything at full price lately. I figured that since it was available on the Madewell site, Nordstrom, and Shopbop, I had a fairly good chance of snagging it once a discount was available. Then it started to sell out quickly and my resolve went out the window. I’m so glad it did, too, because this dress is absolutely perfect for summer. I love the interesting details at the fitted bodice that garnered compliments throughout the day, and the loser fit throughout the midsection that felt breezy in Austin’s stifling heat. And wouldn’t you know that two other full-price purchases I made recently are also my absolute favorites for the season? I snagged these sandals that I mentioned in Friday’s post (gorgeous) and these clear earrings (so good). Sometimes it’s worth forking over your money for the good stuff.
You know how we all bought those ruffled off-the-shoulder dresses a couple of years ago? Well, it’s time to bring them back out and transform them into this year’s one-shoulder trend. I was so tempted to purchase this BB Dakota dress until I realized that I could do basically the same thing with the Express dress still sitting in my closet. Just slip one arm through the hole and position the other side around your bust and you have an on-trend look without spending a dime. I also pulled out my Hermes pocket square (a souvenir from Miami years ago; this one has the same colors) and tied it around my neck for another no-cost way to jump on the spring trend bandwagon.
Express dress (old; similar) | Hermes pocket square (also bought this budget-friendly one) | Hermes bracelet | Tory Burch tote (old; also love this) | Vince Camuto loafers (thinking about these, too) | Karen Walker sunglasses (c/o Shopbop)*