I’ve been receiving a lot of reader requests lately to talk about summer dresses. Because of this, I’ve been ordering dresses here and there to find some that I like that I could then share with you. So when Nordstrom reached out and asked me to talk about spring and summer trends, I decided I was going to do a dress post! I thought it would be fun to share a handful of dresses with y’all for all different sorts of occasions. Well, things didn’t go exactly as planned. I ordered a lot of dress, but I didn’t really find any that I was loving.
Until I found THIS DRESS.
I don’t have a lot of dresses to share with y’all today, but I’ve got one amazing dress. And depending on how it’s styled (it can be dressed up or down), it can be worn to many different types of occasions! So, it’s one dress, but it will meet a lot of different needs. And get this. It’s UNDER $70. #whoah
(If you’re not in need of a dress, that’s okay….but make sure you read to the end of this post so you can see my eyelet top from last Monday’s posts styled with denim shorts.)
Back to the dress…This fabulous dress comes in 9 other GORGEOUS colors (in addition to the black that I’m showing you today). I really like the denim and the pink smoke (it’s a very soft blush color), and any of the bright colors would be perfect for a beach vacation! It even comes in a dark “denim”.
Sizing Tip: This dress runs VERY large. I’m almost 5’4″, and I’m wearing an XS Petite. However, the XXS Petite actually fits me a bit better, it just wasn’t available at the time in black. Y’all, I think we all know that I’m not an XXS Petite, so you definitely need to size down. In fact, I would suggest sizing down 2 full sizes.
So far, I’ve personally styled it two different ways. This first way is a bit more casual with cork wedges, Kendra Scott earrings, and a clutch. I would wear it styled this way to a casual afternoon wedding, a girl’s night out, a date night, etc. I just love it! It’s as comfy as you can get, and it’s thick enough that you don’t need a slip. And here’s the absolute best part about the dress: you LEGIT feel like you are just wearing an oversized t-shirt. I’m telling you, you could drink ALL THE MARGARITAS and eat ALL THE TACOS in this baby without any sort of trouble.
All of my dress dreams have come true with this dress. #darling #comfy #roomfortacos #cheap
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
For the second look, I wanted to go a bit dressier. I styled it with heels, fancy earrings, and a leopard clutch. #meow I liked the pop of color in the shoes and the fun pattern in the clutch…however, if you wanted it to be even fancier, you could wear a pair of strappy and sexy black heels, sparkly earrings, and a fabulous clutch with some bling.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
These heels deserve a close up. They are 3/4 ” high and a really vibrant hot pink. You can see they cross and tie in the back. They are different (totally sexy!), and I love them. And yes, they are comfy! And the pink ones are 20% OFF!
When I posted them on facebook last night, a reader commented the following: I ordered these shoes, per your recommendation in an earlier post. I wore them to my cousins wedding and got so many compliments! They are super comfy and are so versatile! – Amy
So I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to prove to y’all that this dress could be good for many different types of occasions, so I made several collages to show you some additional ways to style the dress!
If you need to be really fancy, check out this look! GORGEOUS!!!!
Or maybe you prefer a bold color to the black and don’t need to be quite as fancy. Look at this more casual look. I’m loving the orange and the pink together!
And how cute is this combo! I’m absolutely DYING over the earrings!!! And the yellow is so vibrant!
I hope you found this post helpful! I’m telling you, this dress could be the answer to all of your dress needs!
If you want to check out some other dresses, I pulled some pics of others that caught my eye!
Here are some colorful options:
And here are some gorgeous little black dresses:
Two more thing before you go….
This navy eyelet top was very popular last week! So many of you loved it, and I received several questions about it. I answered them on facebook last week, but I thought the answers needed to be on the blog too.
Q: Does it stay put off the shoulder?
A: YES! Now, if you raise your arms all the way above your head, it doesn’t. However, it does stay put with regular movements. It doesn’t slip down at all like some off the shoulder tops do.
Q: Can you see through the eyelet?
A: The bodice of the top is lined (so you can’t see through it!)…but the arms aren’t lined and the bottom 2 inches or so of the hem isn’t lined either…so you can see skin through the arms and your pants through the bottom of the hem. I love that because it keeps the top light and breezy!
Q: Have you seen the white one in person?
A: I haven’t, but I imagine it’s just as darling. Where I will mostly wear my navy one with white pants, I would wear the white ones with my denim jeans…and my blush jeans!
Q: Does the off the shoulder style make your shoulders look broad?
A: I already have broad shoulders to begin with, so I certainly don’t want to accentuate that. Some off the shoulder tops work on me, and some don’t. THIS ONE DOES. The way it sits kind of high on my shoulders actually makes my shoulders feel less broad than they are!
Also, the cut of this top coupled with the material does a great job of hiding tummy flaws! I’M A FAN!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
If you’re still unsure, check out this comment a reader left on facebook last week: So I wasn’t sure about this top either and decided, what the hey, I can always return it if I don’t like it. I LOVE IT! I feel like the band at the top is perfect so that if you raise your arms it sits right back in place, no tugging to pull your shoulders out. Really a great top, I’m not much into off the shoulder tops and I love this! – Kristin
No matter how often I give my strapless bra recommendation, I continue to get tons of reader questions for a great strapless bra. Hey, I GET IT. Strapless bras are generally of the devil. But not THIS one. Nope. It’s awesome. How awesome? Well, when I was getting ready for church yesterday, I wore it EVEN THOUGH I DIDN’T NEED TO WEAR A STRAPLESS BRA. Yep, it’s that good. It’s the first one I saw (need to do laundry in a bad way over here)….and since it’s actually comfy and I never have to tug on it….I grabbed it and put it on. And get this, I never once even thought about the fact that I was wearing a strapless bra until I took it off LAST NIGHT. Now, that’s a rousing endorsement. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth every dang penny. I’m telling you, it will change your views on strapless bras.
Here’s a comment received today: I ordered that strapless bra recently after seeing it on your blog and so many others. It does not disappoint – definitely worth the hype and the money! I wore it all day Saturday and felt so comfortable in it! – Emily
That’s it for today, ladies! Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!