Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Couple New Dresses

So I'm always on the hunt for casual cotton dresses for spring and summer. I like them to be super plain t-shirt dresses. You'd think they'd be everywhere, but surprisingly they aren't, and most of the ones that are easy to find are really expensive for what they are.

Luckily, I found two dresses that fit my criteria and were only about $40 a piece after a discount code I found. Um, people, thats $20 for top and $20 for bottom... thats how I look at dresses to make me feel better about prices, especially when they are a lot more expensive than these two were... hehe. Anyway! Basically, I think they were a great deal and are exactly what I was looking for!

This dress is actually brown, you can't really tell in this pic because the lighting is bad, and I used my Mac camera that is built into my computer. Anyway its cotton, very lightweight, and has two super cute pockets on the bottom.

Here it is on the model - you can see the color and the pockets much better. This dress may or may not need a slip - the jury is still out. I'll have to examine it more thoroughly in different lighting.


You can find this dress at Alternative Apparel for only $48.

The next dress I bought is a perfect for summer! I love it and might invest in a couple more colors, actually. Its just so easy, simple, perfect for really hot days, great for traveling, etc. Its very lightweight, but its not as thin as the previous dress. IMO it doesn't need a slip or anything. It has a cute pocket, too, you can sort of see it on the right.

Am I the palest person you have ever seen or what? I used to be so tan, too! I tan really easily, hopefully I'll get some color soon. Living in Monterey.. its always chilly so my legs never really get to see the sun! For the record, I don't think I am quite as pale as this picture is making me out to be. I think the lighting has a lot to do with it... lol. I swear... hah.

Here it is on the model:

This dress is also available from Alternative Apparel for just $40.Save 15% at Alternative Apparel until April 30th with the code: CEW311.

Anyway these dresses are straight out of the box from the FedEx man. When I wear them out, I'll have a tan...hah... and I'll accessorize properly! Since they are soo plain, accessories will do a lot for them! Some sunnies, a great bag, and bangles... all set! Casual summer chic. I'm thinking some bangles with the brown dress for sure... I love wood and gold together lately.

Available at Nordstrom, $58.

From Aldo, $18.

From Free People, $24.

I'm thinking casual summer dresses, a la fashion icon Rachel Bilson:

Well, I have to cut this short! Some friends are having a going away party for us and I'm 10 minutes late already!

BTW, check out this awesome girl's blog - she is having a give away for some of her gorgeous rope bracelets! I love them & can definitely see myself wearing them with everything this summer!


Steph

33 comments:

  1. The dresses are really cute (:
    xx

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  2. I love that electric blue dress, and trust me, I'm as pale as you, girl ;)

    Those bangles from ALDO - drool!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  3. Those are so cute!!! I love the bracelets!

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  4. love love love your dresses and those bracelets from nordie's are to die for!

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  5. I've never though about dividing the cost of my dresses in half before... I like your logic!!

    The blue dress is so cute too, and really, who isn't pale after a winter of being completely covered?

    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. I love those dresses, they look great on you! I love your rational about splitting the dress into a top and a bottom!

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  7. great buys!
    looking so gorgeous :D
    great blog too!
    stop by some time xx

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  8. I love alll of those dresses and it's making me very jealous b/c I'm pregnant for the summer and they would end up being WAY too short to sport around. Boo:(

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  9. Terrific dress choices!

    http://deconstructed-life.blogspot.com

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  10. Both look cute on you! :)

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks for the comments everyone! I love when people comment! :)

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  12. I love dresses like this. They are so comfortable but as the same time very fashionable. Love the blog. I hope you become a follower of mine as well.

    Tc, Nia B

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  13. Lovely dresses and you have beautiful pale skin, embrace it!:D I like the 2nd dress the best on you.:D

    Check out my blog!
    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com
    BEAUTY. FASHION. DESIGN.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

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  14. The dresses are so cute! Great buys ;)
    ♥ Michelle

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  15. I love the first dress!U look great!

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  16. both those dresses are perfect for summer! and I love the colors!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  17. The dresses look better on you than they do the model! So cute!!!

    http://happilyeveryaftermyway.blogspot.com

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  18. Lovely bracelets, bangles and dresses! You really have an eye for these kind of things

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  19. I love bangles. And I love how Rachel belted that dress! Cute post.

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  20. Ok, LOVE the dresses. I have three kids though....muffin top.....those dresses would totally accentuate that not so flattering stomach :) hahahah. Also, TOTALLY entered that giveaway rope bracelet. SOOO cute eh? It would look awesome with your dresses!!!

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  21. Kel, I was going to say that these dresses are totally unforgiving! They hug in places you don't really want hugged. ha.

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  22. I love the dresses!! Super cute!!!! HAPPY EASTER! Hope you had a nice weekend!! :-)

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  23. Hi!:D Check out my blog, I've got something for you!:D


    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com
    BEAUTY. FASHION. DESIGN.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

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  24. Hi! Thanks for coming by my blog (: You have an amazing blog here! Definitely followed! Keep the posts coming =]

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  25. I love the dresses (: such good style and you can wear it with pretty much anything!!



    - Michelle
    LÉS Mm

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  26. Cute post! :)
    And thanxx for your sweet comment on my blog, I have put your blog on my 'i like' list, so hopefully you will keep getting lots more views.

    MadiChic
    www.madichic.blogspot.com

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  27. Very cute, I totally prefer dresses to shorts in the summer, they're cooler and cuter! Those Aldo bangles rock, too!

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  28. ohh i love the aldo bangles! what a steal!

    happy easter to you, too :)

    xox
    Bikinis & Passports

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  29. Love the dresses + the bangles!

    StudioSwag.blogspot.com

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  30. So I came to make sure I was following you. I mean I know the look of your header by memory and all and I wasnt either! Now I am.

    I love simple dresses. I just got a cute one at Target. They are fun to dress up eith cute shoes/jewelry for a casual warm weather day.

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  31. I have been wanting a bracelet just like that rope one!

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  32. Kate - definitely check out that blog then! Amy makes those bracelets and sells them in her Etsy shop, which is linked through her blog, or you can try your luck and enter the giveaway!

    steph

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