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Outfit Post: 8/17/12

Dress: Gift — Camisole: Goodwill — Sandals and bracelet: Target — Earrings: Vendor on campus

Sigh. I’ve worn this dress countless times since my aunt gave it to me…seven years ago? eight?, and it’s starting to get a little threadbare. But I like it so much!

The panels at the bottom are so fun and swingy.

And it’s so easy to just throw on when I’m out of other ideas!

I have a few other dresses, but few of them are quite as easy as this one; most of them have thin straps which don’t seem quite work-appropriate, so more fiddle-farting is required to make a proper outfit.

The black-and-white pattern is so pretty and versatile, too! Really, the biggest pain about it is that it’s got kind of an awkward empire waist, which means I can’t dress it up with a belt.

But it works with so many of my other accessories that it doesn’t really matter! I’ll be sad when it finally comes to pieces, and I should really look for a couple more easy cotton dresses that will last me through an entire skin cycle.

(Incidentally–is that actually true, the seven-year thing? It sounds made-up, but it also sounds like the kind of made-up thing that I like pretending is true, like the existence of the Jersey devil, so.)

I’ve tried Goodwill, and have had a little luck, but mostly it’s a sea of old prom gowns and floor-length polyester, which isn’t quite what I’m looking for. What are your favorite resources for cute day dresses?

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Comments on: "Outfit Post: 8/17/12" (3)

  1. I love this dress on you. It’s just so perfect and looks wonderful with the pops of bright colors.

    A pretty good source for cheap, cute day dresses is actually Walmart. I know, I know, but it’s true. Some of their stuff is scandalously short (as everything is these days), but a good deal of their pieces are actually pretty good, for a day dress.

  2. Try Target, too. Especially the brand Merona, which does some great jersey stuff.

  3. I love the orange with this dress! I tend to have good luck at Ross, they usually have a pretty massive dress selection. TJ Maxx has been good to me too.

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