Thursday, April 16, 2015

Darling In A Dress


Photos by AFM Photography 

Dress: H&M
Hat: Pacsun (Similar here)
Shoes: H&M (Similar here)
Necklace: Aldo (Similar here)

Have you ever walked into a store, seen a piece of clothing, and had to try it on immediately? That is exactly what happened when I was shopping in Toronto and came across this dress in H&M. I was actually only going into the store to look for a pair of white sneakers, but knowing me and my never ending love for H&M, this wasn’t going to be possible. I specifically told my dad as we stepped into the store, “Don’t let me buy anything but the sneakers!” What do you know; thirty minutes later I’m walking out with two bags full of clothes. 

This dress immediately stood out to me. I’d been looking for a nice floral printed long-sleeved maxi dress for a month or two beforehand.  The length and print caught my eye right away. Before my brain could catch up to my feet, I was in a fitting room trying on this dress. It fit perfect, I liked the way it looked, and knew a piece like this would feel right at home in my closet. I had a specific budget and the hefty price tag almost made me put it back, but it was a piece I could see myself wearing a lot in the spring and summer time. 

     I have a rule when shopping that if I come across something that I really, really, really like and could see myself wearing a lot, I will buy it regardless of the price. (Obviously with some restrictions, haha!) I don’t splurge on clothing or shoes that often, but when I do, I make sure it’s something I am going to get a lot of use out of throughout the year.  I think this dress is perfect for everything from a day at the beach to a nice lunch with friends, and I can see myself wearing this piece for a while.

Do you ever splurge on items when you go shopping? 

-Katie

16 comments:

  1. This outfit is gorgeous and you pull the dress off stunningly!

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    1. Aww, thank you, that's kind of you to say!

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  3. Wow the print is stunning! What a great piece for Spring! And the hat is the perfect add-on, a great look that takes you way into the weekend! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. Your words are perfect to describe this spring time dress! Thank you so much Lena!

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  4. I am in love with this dress, gorgeous style and love how you added a floppy hat!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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    1. Thank you! I adore this floppy hat for everything from running errands to a day at the beach!

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  5. I think it is great to splurge when you know it is a great piece that you can wear again. This dress is the perfect length for your height too! You paired it with amazing accessories :)
    Omnivogues

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    1. I feel the same way, if you can get a lot of wear out of it and it's good quality then I always go for it! Thank you Raquel!

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  6. I love everything about this look! So perfect sandals, dress, hat, sunnies and background ♥
    xx, Flora
    http://lapapillonnoire.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!

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  7. I love your sunnies and would love to feature you. Thoughts? Thanks for sharing and Happy Monday!

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