Shopping the sun

Last winter Meg and I both won gift cards to the Tanger Outlets and when we ventured out on a rainy day in January we struggled to spend our prize. We finally made it back for the Fourth of July sales and I had no trouble at all adding to my wardrobe several new pieces from J.Crew Factory, Loft Outlet and Old Navy. Afterwards I even fiendishly placed an order with J.Crew Factory online, as they didn't have the leopard shorts I'd been coveting in the store. Of course I nulled what was meant to be a guilt-free shopping trip, but sometimes I just can't seem to help myself.

For the shopping day, I pulled out an old favorite, this vintage nameless mini dress. It's a glorious polyester that even if it spends the entire winter in a crumpled ball, when I want to pull it out on a hot summer day it's completely wrinkle free and ready to go.

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The Rundown
Striped Shirt Dress Twitch Vintage similar
Sandals "Hepburn" Kensie
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Earrings Market in Italy
Kyanite Gemstone Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Chain Bracelet Thrifted
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Fifth Avenue" Essie


  1. The prettiest little summer dress:) It looks amazing on you. xoxo

  2. Although I am, admittedly, pretty anti-polyester, I have to admit there are certain blends that make it so appealing as a fabric and the ones that don't wrinkle are very high on that list! This dress is adorable (and funnily enough, relatively similar to the one I'm wearing on my blog today - great minds!) The fact that it doesn't wrinkle is no doubt an added bonus. And I have to say, I am very much looking forward to seeing the leopard shorts you've ordered! And all of your other new finds, too ;)

  3. I do love that dress, it's such a perfect stripe. So glad we finally finished up our gift cards, haha

  4. I love pieces that go a long way in your closet. You can't go wrong with a shirt-dress or a pinstripe!

  5. I cannot wait to see how you wear those amazing shorts when they arrive!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Such a pretty dress.
    Polyester dresses are a win !
    I wonder how they would look if you added tassels or pom poms to the seam....

  7. Isn't it funny how sometimes when we have money and want to spend it, we can't seem to, but when we're trying to be on a budget and spend less, everything seems like candy? Ahhh, I feel that, but I'm glad you found some things. Old Navy never disappoints!

  8. I really like that striped dress - what a classic piece! :)

    Glad you had a productive shopping trip too, even if you did end up buying a little more than anticipated as well!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. I was almost ready for fall but this adorable outfit has me wanting it to stay summer a bit longer :)

  10. that little dress is a stunner, you look so cute.


  11. This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! I love the stripes!


  12. Great dress and love the blue shoes.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  13. You're styled to perfect as always! Love this shirt dress with the sandals...very cute but polished!

    Love, Mary

  14. I am in love with that dress! I was hoping it was a new one so I could possibly get it for myself, but the uniqueness and vintage of it makes it that much better!

  15. Oh I love that dress, and I love that it manages to look both modern and vintage at the same time. It's a keeper for sure!