The minute I spotted this dress in the H&M catalog I wanted to order it. Embroidered dresses and tops are a staple in my closet, and I liked the unusual details - dramatic pattern, drop waist, and blue fabric reminiscent of a preppy oxford shirt. When it arrived and I tried it on, though, I had to pause. If I went to Epcot wearing this, someone might think I work there! It ventures into costume territory a bit, which is tough. On one hand, I enjoy wearing unusual, eclectic things that may not appeal to everyone. But I also need to feel totally confident in that eclectic outfit (I don't want to be distracted by what I'm wearing and feeling less than confident, that's no fun). And so I'm torn at the moment. Giving myself a week or two to mull it over always seems to do the trick. I'll report back when I do my next budget post!
Dress: H&M, $50 (similar below)
Sandals: MJR Sales c/o, old (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Ross c/o, $22 (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: LOFT, $10
Approx. dates: Shoes are 4 years ago. Purse, earrings and sunglasses are 6 months ago. Dress is new.