Crisp & Classic

This dress was a lovely little surprise that I picked up on sale at Nordstrom. A nice surprise because it was on sale and because I loved how it fit once I got it home. That’s right — I committed the ultimate shopping faux pas; I didn’t try this dress on in the store. This would drive me crazy when we owned our shop; women would come through grab a size to buy and then try it on later and many times it wouldn’t work and by the time they returned the size they needed would be gone. This could have been avoided by just trying it on in store! Of course, I never return-shamed them but it always frustrated me because a 2 minute try on would have resulted in a perfectly fitting piece. If you think you are saving time by not trying something on, you’re only saving time if the piece fits. If it doesn’t, you’ve got a return on your hands. And yet, here I’ve become a non-trying-on kind of shopper. I’ve been doing this a lot lately with Gemma, just grabbing and going without trying it on and the results are as expected. I’d say 40% success rate, 60% return.

Luckily, this dress was in that 40% success bracket. It fit like a dream, in fact, this piece fits a lot better than I imagined. I always love the look of a classic shirtdress, but this one fits in all the right places.  You can find this dress here!

As you can tell, I busted out my tried and true summer espadrilles. Three summers in a row and still going strong. Best shoes ever. PS: they have the same style in a shorter heeled wedge here! If you aren’t into

We are trying to plan our vacations this summer and we are trying to decide between Maine (my favorite) or Florida, probably somewhere along 30A. We’ve been to Maine and love it, but if you have any recommendations or places you’ve been to and loved in Florida, please let me know! We had tossed around Rosemary Beach, but we are completely open!

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Editor's Notes:

I felt like this dress runs true to size, but it’s more fitted than I expected — in a good way! It fits like a true button-down blouse, so size accordingly to how a blouse usually fits you. I’m in the medium.

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  1. 06.04.18 · Reply
  2. Briana says:

    I could never buy something in store and return it later if it did not fit! So inefficient! Cute look, girl!


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  3. Lauren says:

    I am guilty of this for sure! But lately I just buy everything online if they have free returns…but going to the post office is a pain in the butt too! #cantwin

    Anyway, love this dress!

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  4. Allie says:

    I always have the return problem with online shopping. It kills all the convenience! I wish stores carried more of their online inventory in store! Regardless, this dress looks beautiful on you! xAllie

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  5. A very nice dress and top wedges for this super cool outfit!

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  6. I don’t know why I love this outfit…BUT I LOVE IT 🙂

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  7. Such a pretty dress! You look stunning
    Mademoiselle Coconath

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  8. Mireia says:

    Love this outfit babe!

    Mireia from TGL

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  9. Oh my gosh SO cute! I adore this outfit. It is such a classic.

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  10. I looove this dress on you! Seaside, Rosemary Beach + Alys are all gorgeous along 30A!! One of the most picturesque areas. I’ve been wanting to go to Maine for a loooong time. So if you go there, I’ll have to steal some recs 🙂

    sincerely, colleen

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  11. Rosemary Beach is gorgeous and you definitely won’t regret staying there, but you MUST visit Seaside while you’re there! Cutest shops, a Saturday farmer’s market, and you can get prosecco served in a coconut. Just saying.

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