Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Best travel dress - on sale!


Activity: School pick up run

Jacket: Gap, thrifted (similar)

Dress: Old Navy (exact)
Sandals: thrifted (similar)
Bag: thrifted (similar)
Watch: gift (exact)
Bracelet: street vendor in SF (similar)
Earrings: Craft market in Chicago (similar)
Lipstick: NYX soft matte lip cream in Sao Paulo (exact)

See what I mean about this being the best dress ever?  (See this post from earlier this week.) Like wearing a nightgown in public while still looking cute and feeling comfortable.  I just received this color and had to post it right away to go with my recent post of the red-striped version of this dress.  I think I like this color even better, and will find it even more versatile.  I can see it with cute platform sandals and a fun necklace for summer, belted with a long sweater for fall, and with black tights and tall boots or booties and a gray or black blazer for winter.  

I've always loved the versatility of the color of olive, since it looks good with every neutral - black, cognac, chocolate brown, tan, denim, gray.  Every time I find an item of clothing in this tone of olive, whether tee, pants or skirt, I always have so many combinations to make with it, so I'm excited to have this new item to play with!

This bag and these sandals are good examples of how thrifted finds can add uniqueness to a basic outfit like this.  I had a basket bag on my list for this spring, and after a few "almost there" bags I passed on for one reason or another, I was excited to find this one.  Perfect to try out the basket bag trend without spending much money, and it's just the right time of the year to find it!  

These sandals were an unexpected find.  I wasn't really in the market for them, but when I saw how nicely made they are - leather soles and all - and unworn, I decided $6 was a cheap risk, especially since I can wear them right away.  If it was September, I probably would have passed, but in April, I'll have lots of chances to wear these right away.  As I did!

Here are some links to this exact dress (the second dress is my exact version) and some similar versions.  As you can see it hits longer on me than the model, since I'm 5'2".  I'm wearing a medium.

And here are other color options:

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