Details: Kimono Dress (Available here, now 40% off!) // Platform Espadrilles (Splurge here, Steal here, under $30!) // Leather Handbag (Similar here, Steal here) // Silk Scarf (Available here, on sale for only $15!) // Watch (Available here) // Pearl Earrings (Splurge here, Steal here) // Cat Eye Sunglasses (Splurge here, Steal here, only $12!)
Hello Everyone — I hope you’re enjoying the weekend! I know it’s almost over, but it’s not really over until it’s over! So, get out there and enjoy yourself! We spent this weekend out and about running errands, a fun trip to the pool, a walk to the playground — the typical stuff working parents do on a weekend 🙂
Last weekend we went out to explore some of the monuments. We’ve lived here almost a decade, but it really never gets old seeing them — DC is truly a beautiful city. I threw on my new kimono dress from Ann Taylor, and it was wonderful — the perfect dress for a day out in the city!
If you’re on a budget and you’re trying to pick only a few items to add to your wardrobe this summer, this dress is it! I wore it out sightseeing, but it would have been just as perfect for brunch, a trip to the beach, a BBQ, or even out to dinner. A quick shoe and accessory change and this dress can go anywhere!
Brunch. Add some block heels, a structured handbag, silk scarf, and cat eye sunglasses for your own Jackie O moment.
Beach. You’ve got your swimsuit, leather slides, wide-brim straw hat , and beach tote, now all you need is this dress, and you have the perfect swimsuit cover-up/go-straight-to-dinner-from-the-beach dress!
Backyard BBQ. Throw on some espadrilles, some gold chunky jewelry, a cute cross-body (hands-free for drinks, food, and baby-holding!), and you’re good to go!
Dinner. All you need are some tasseled, ankle tie heels and a small clutch, and it’s time for dinner al fresco! You can also easily switch out the belt on the dress for a slightly different look. I’d choose one with some contrast to highlight your waist. A skinny belt with gold hardware detailing would look fabulous!
And I saved the best part for last — this dress is an absolute steal in terms of price .. i’s regularly only $150, but through Monday night it’s 40% off here! Be sure to check out the other items below to help complete your look. I try to give you a variety of choices in different price ranges, so there’s options for everyone, regardless of your budget.
I’ve clearly found my favorite dress of the season, what’s your favorite??
p.s. — For those of you who missed my post on the 4 ways to wear a silk scarf, you can check it out here. The scarf was sold out at the time, but it’s back in stock here, and it’s on sale for only $15!
other options to make the look your own: