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.