Striped Midi Dress

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striped midi dress
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Another day, another midi dress. By now, you can probably tell I’m very into this style lately. No shame. There’s just something about the effortless fit that makes me love throwing them on. I feel classic, feminine and chic in an instant and you don’t have to worry about showing anything off when you bend over? Win, win, win. These are perfect for running around town. And a classic striped midi dress? Even better.

I honestly thought this Vici striped midi dress was going to be more of a cotton fabric when I ordered it because I didn't read the description. I didn’t realize until it came that it was more of a slinky, polyester and spandex combination, but I ended up loving that because it’s wrinkle-free, super stretchy and perfectly swingy. This would be a great piece for travel!

I tossed it on with a denim jacket for a cooler evening but still kept it dressy with slide heels. Again, I love how you could also wear this with sandals or even sneakers for a casually cool vibe. For me, I think the key to midi dresses is having something that nips in at some part of your body and this does a great job of flattering the waist. I'm 5'6" and the length is great with both flats and heels. 

Thank you always for reading!

x, Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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White Ruffle Midi Dress

white ruffle midi dress
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white summer dress
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white summer dress
all white outfit
white midi dress
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white summer dress

Every girl needs a little white dress to pull out of her closet for any occasion. From casual summer days to backyard bbq’s to date night and everything in between, I love to have something that’s easy to grab, easy to dress up or down and you just know it will always look (and feel) great.

This little white ruffle dress from Nordstrom BP is just that. I used to hesitate with midi lengths but now I think they’re the most flattering and effortless silhouette. For when a mini dress feels too "mini" or when a maxi dress feels too casual...a midi is just right. You can easily slip them on with sandals (and even sneakers) or dress them up with wedges and heels. When in doubt or if you're petite, stick to heels. I usually try to keep my footwear nude, light or monochrome (i.e. similar in tone to your dress) for a lengthening look down the leg line. 

Tip! When you’re looking for the perfect midi, it’s generally the right idea to find one that hits at the slimmest part of your calf, usually just above or just below the mid-calf. 

I really adore the feminine touch on this one thanks to the sweet ruffle details. The fitted bodice is super flattering and the open back shows just the right hint of skin. It's light and airy and the fresh white keeps it crisp and clean. You could easily edge this up with a faux leather motorcycle jacket into fall or keep it extra casual with a denim jacket. I'm a big fan of dresses that can do double duty for multiple seasons.

This little number is a steal at just $49 and I recommend sizing UP if you are in between sizes! I'm wearing a small. For reference, I'm 5'6". Also, please ignore my sticky bra sticking out. 🙈

As always, thank you for reading! 

x, Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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Sweet Summer Dress and Sheinside Review

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o SheIn. Shoes: ASOS. Bag: Forever 21. Bracelet and Necklace (my favorite initial necklace: c/o BaubleBar. Sunglasses: c/o Lola Accessory Boutique.

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o SheIn. Shoes: ASOS. Bag: Forever 21. Bracelet and Necklace (my favorite initial necklace: c/o BaubleBar. Sunglasses: c/o Lola Accessory Boutique.

I have been LIVING in dresses this summer (if you haven't noticed) and honestly it's a bit odd to me, because I am a self-professed jeans girl through and through. But as much as I want to wear jeans all summer long, I also don't want to die. From the heat. So I've been picking up more and more dresses to get me through the hotter months and I've probably gotten more in this single summer than I have over the last couple years. Crazy. You've also probably noticed that a lot of them have been from SheIn (formerly SheInsde), and I wanted to take a moment to review them, since I get a lot of questions about buying from their site. So here we go...

The biggest thing I love about SheIn is the prices. Seriously, it's kind of insane how you can easily walk away (err--sit at your computer and then after shipping and handling walk away?) with 10 pieces for under $100 total. INSANE! What I've found is that their prices really inspire me to try new trends and fun styles that I might not normally. IE: Dresses. It might sound silly, but I would probably never go into a store and buy five dresses, because well--they're just not typically my go-to outfit and I'd rather invest in jeans that I'll always wear rather than a handful of dresses. HOWEVER, at $10-$25 per item, it's a really great way to snag pieces you wouldn't normally buy or try trends you've been curious about. 

With that being said, I'm not naive to the fact that a $15 dress isn't going to be as high quality as a $40, $50+ one. I am constantly being asked about quality and if SheIn is a reputable site. And yes--they are definitely reputable. It's not a scam. You'll get your clothes, though it does tend to take longer, so plan for that. What I have noticed is that sometimes items don't come exactly as I pictured them. I'll picture it one way and then it's often slightly different fabric, etc. I've never had any major quality issues, but I have recently had a couple buttons fall off, loose strings, etc, that's kind of a bummer, but never anything that has ruined my shopping experience with them. I've had some pieces where the fit was definitely off, but I can't really fault them on that. I wanted to share a few things I've noticed and hopefully some ways to help you get the most of your SheIn experience.

This one's kind of obvious, but before I settle on a piece I make sure to read reviews. Often times people will post real life pictures of themselves in the item and that helps a TON. Often I'll think I like a piece only to see it in a review and you can tell that it looks a little sheerer or shorter....or the print or fabric looks different. That's one major thing I think about now. A lot of the printed pieces for example that may look intricate or embroidered....are not. It seems to me that many of their pieces are knock-off's or replicas and often the photos shown are of the real, full price item and not the items you're going to receive. Does that make sense? So you're getting a bootleg version of some designer piece. 

I think a lot of it is really just managing your expectations. You get to try out a new trend or snag a dress that you've been lusting over, but it may not be quite as perfect and high quality as you thought. But you know what? It was $10. Or $20. Or whatever! And you get to wear it and love it and maybe have to re-sew a button. I'm totally fine with that if it means I just bought like 10 things for less than $100. Right?? If you're looking to invest in high quality pieces that will last forever then definitely move along. If you want to add some pieces to your wardrobe for the season then try them out. 

Another tip is to check out their Instagram before you buy. They almost always have a promo running with a coupon code--such as INST33 for 33% off--something like that. 

Ok, last but not least...sorry for the novel. I always tend to go with the smallest size, but I know a lot of people who size up. I typically go off the size charts and that has been working out for me, but if you're ever between sizes or unsure then I'd probably size up, especially if it's something like polyester rather than knit with stretch. For me though being so small (wahh, sorry!) I often have the opposite problem. 

Anywayyyyyy, I'm really loving this sweet summer dress and this happens to be one where I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, which also does happen! It's a great weight and length and is even LINED, which is awesome. I totally spaced at photographing the back, but it has the same cross detailing only DEEPER and we know I love a back flaunt! Let me know if you ever have any more questions or concerns about ordering!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Tyler

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Little Seersucker Summer Dress

Shop the Look Below. Dress: Old Navy. Shoes: Target. Necklace: BaubleBar, c/o. 

Shop the Look Below. Dress: Old Navy. Shoes: Target. Necklace: BaubleBar, c/o. 

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Had the absolute BEST weekend running around in my new favorite little seersucker summer dress. LSSD? Going with it. It really is the most perfect style for summer and I love how classic the stripes and silhouette make it. I paired it with classic and simple neutrals for a sweet look for day, but I can't wait to add a faux leather moto jacket to edge it up a bit for night. It's crazy comfortable and oh so versatile, and comes in some pretty great color and print combinations, and to top it all off is only $30!  It's fully lined and honestly feels a lot more expensive than $30. I think the navy floral might be next on my list! 

So, I don't normally post a lot of selfies and if I'm being totally honest I usually crop my head out of outfit posts, because even though I have a blog I HATE having my picture taken, BUT my lovely friend (and well, cousin) Jenna Kyle of JKM Beauty was kind enough to do my makeup and she did a phenomenal job. I'll be sharing a couple close ups this week on the blog, and if you're in the New York area I highly recommend checking her out. Bridal, photo shoots, events...you name it. She's super talented, super sweet, and kind of just super awesome. She even did a makeover series with Rebecca Minkoff! (Insert jawdrop emoji or whatever it is.) (and now insert crying laughing emoji.) 

Anywayyyyy, if you're on the hunt for the perfect summer dress this one is a must and comes with a bonus of being twirl ready at any given moment, so....there's that. :)

Thanks so much for reading!

xo,

Tyler

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