Stripes + Ruffles

Feelings that I've been at odds with many of my old summer dresses compelled me to check out some of the 4th of July sales over the weekend. I was looking for something simple, a throw-on-but-still-fabulous dress. I didn't find that dress, but I did fall for this striped ruffled hem number at Loft.

I also caved and bought the Wacoal Halo strapless bra at the recommendation of another blogger, and I will admit, it's the best strapless bra I've yet to wear. I'm not saying it's the most comfortable bra I've ever worn, but I can wear it throughout the day and not have to deal with constantly trying to get it back into place. I also love that it isn't lined, however in my dressing room endeavors this weekend, I did find that even the nude lace will show through some of the more light delicate fabrics. As I've been embracing more styles which require a strapless bra, finding a better one was feeling important. The bottom line for the Wacoal Halo bra is that it's wearable.

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The Rundown
Striped Ruffle Dress Loft
Huarache Mules "Camila" Rebecca Minkoff similar
Round Rattan Bag Andakasa
Necklace Vintage
Gold Circle Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Bee Ring Kohl's similar
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal
Nail Color "Fifth Avenue" Essie



  1. That strapless bra sounds legit- I haaaate strapless bras that are constantly slipping.

    This dress is too cute, lady- and great for the 4th!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. That dress is fabulous and you look amazing in it!

  3. love this dress! I think the length is perfect too. It gives it that slightly vintage vibe :)

    Midwest Darling

  4. That dress is so pretty! I've had my eye on it, but I'm trying to be good. It looks great on you!

    Nicole to the Nines

  5. Oh that dress is so pretty! I love the ruffle detail and the tie-waist. Also, I hate strapless bras with a passion, so I never wear anything that requires one--sounds like I need to try that one.

  6. I think you made a fabulous choice with this summer dress. I'll have to look into that strapless bra.

  7. You look fabulous Lydia!!
    I admit that my nude strapless bra needs to hit the trash---it's killing me!
    I found my black one at Spanx, and it's so much better. But I may have to try this Wacoal one!!

  8. That was a such a great find - I'm usually not super into stripes but there's something about the way they're juxtaposed and contrasted against each other here, and that dress has such a nice sense of movement to it.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  9. I purchased that dress a week ago and fell in love with it too. I shot it yesterday and you will probably see it on the blog sometime next week. It is a stunning dress! I love it with the wicker bag, white sandals and gold knotted bracelet for that Nantucket feel. Great styling! I love that it is such a subtle 4th of July kind of dress.

    Happy 4th of July Lydia!

  10. This looks like the perfect summer midi dress! Love the ruffles and the unique stripes!

    Jessica |

  11. The struggle to find a decent strapless bra is seriously real. I've never yet had a good one in my life, and I don't hold out a lot of hope of finding one in the near future, although I will check out the Wacoal Halo - just in case. Whatever bra you wear, this dress is absolutely lovely and perfect for the fourth of July. I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends!