The chevron

This dress was purchased before summer even officially began, and it took me until summer was all but over to finally wear it.

The problem, was that I deemed it special. A secondhand find, this silk Calypso St. Barth dress was only $20! I had visions of a weekend in Cape Cod, or a blogger brunch or some sort of event worthy of it's inaugural wear, and it never happened.

When faced with the idea that it might not get worn at all, I resolved to take to Boston, so here we are on Newbury street, where I surprisingly did no shopping, although I'm presently regretting not buying another vintage Coach bag I had spotted at Second Time Around.

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The Rundown
Chevron Dress Calypso St. Barth via Coco's similar
Sandals Target
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Fatima Bracelet c/o Gorjana & Griffin

36 comments

  1. Well I think this was the perfect occasion to wear it! It looks beautiful against the street :)
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  2. I label some items as "special" as well, which basically translates into me putting off wearing them, waiting for an occasion. I'm glad you wore this one eventually though because it's really striking on you.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  3. I do that all the time with clothes that I buy. I label it "special" and then it never gets worn. I have a gorgeous chevron hi-lo dress that I bought last summer and I still have yet to wear it! Now it won't fit :(

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  4. I love this dress on you! The last photo is especially cute!

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  5. That dress is adorable! It is too cute to only be worn on a special occasion, I'd wear it like crazy :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Cash Giveaway!

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  6. I've definitely been guilty of saving clothes for "a special occasion" that never actually comes along... you are not alone. And I can see why you would have wanted to hold onto this dress, it's an absolute beauty (I can't believe it was only $20) but I'm glad you took it out before the end of summer. It deserves to be shown off!
    xox,
    Cee

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  7. That dress is so pretty and I love the neck-line so much:) You look beautiful, darling.

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  8. Good thing you can always wear chevron! This dress was definitely a great find. And you always take the coolest shots.

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  9. That is such a nice dress and fits you great for only $20. I have items in my closet waiting for the right event too.. until they end up in my sister's closet. Enjoy your trip!

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  10. love the dress, love your pictures you look really pretty,

    Yamileth

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  11. Better late than never! Your photo location was the perfect place to debut such a pretty dress.

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  12. Most of the clothes I buy, especially dresses are "special". So many waiting to be worn.. I never learn.

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  13. Oh so lovely and lady like! Love it. Great color on you too.

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  14. ok this dress was a MAJOR steal, and so perfect for you! meant to be.

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  15. I love the dress and totally understand why you would be saving it for a special day...

    I like that last picture!

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  16. Pretty dress, you couldn't let summer completely pass without you breaking it out, is so feminine and cute! That Coach bag sounds fab, such a shame you didn't get it!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  17. Chevron is an amazing print! It looks so classy and beautiful in this colour, what a gorgeous shade of blue.

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  18. i can see why you waited to wear it. its gorgeous! It definitely deserved a special occaision!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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  19. you look so fresh with these outfit

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  20. Oh yeah you can still get away with this dress but not too much longer. Very cute and you will have it next spring!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  21. Love the dress and the bag is to die for!

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  22. Such a lovely dress! You look so ladylike and romantic.I'm glad this dress have found her way to be worn, because it looks on you gorgeous.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  23. That dress is such a great find! I love all the details like the modified peplum and the collar. It's so great that we've had nice enough weather for you to be able to wear it finally! Also I'm truly lusting after that bag, can't go wrong with a leather tote!

    xx Melina
    Pale Shadow

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  24. Gorgeous find and i love the print for spring/summer!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  25. Such a pretty dress :))
    Love the colour and your bag is gorgeous <3

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  26. Such a pretty dress :))
    Love the colour and your bag is gorgeous <3

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  27. Love the chevron print of your dress.

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  28. This dress is so pretty and fits like a dream! What a great find!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  29. What a great dress and what a steal! You look super pretty!
    Ginny

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  30. Chevron is one of my favorites, I don't think I could pull it off as much as you do, you look great, you should make that a keeper!

    Keeping it thrifty

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  31. Ohh Calypso. So pretty. Hope you get a lot of wear out of it next summer and in future summers to come!

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  32. What a steal! So classic!

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  33. Love the dress, great print!!!
    the photos are gorgeous!!!


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  34. Hi Lyddie,

    I'm so glad you shared the dress with us and I'm also glad you decided to wear it. Its absolutely gorgeous ... love the knot necklace as well.

    Have a happy week
    Wendy
    Sassy Style

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