May 30, 2012

The Blue Dress


A simple, classic summer dress is a must have in my book.




Dress: Banana Republic Outlet (similar, similar, similar)
Jewelry: Watch, Target; Necklace, Elisabeth Ashlie; Bangle, Sak's off 5th
Wedges: Gap Outlet(similar)
Bag: Kate Spade Outlet, winter 2011


This blue dress does something when you put it on. It gives confidence and comfort. It's the kind of dress that doesn't require any other clothing items, like a camisole underneath. Or a sweater. Although spanx aren't a bad idea. Just trust me on that one.
I love the vibrant color, and the fact that it has sleeves. I love a dress with sleeves
Mixed with wedges and a creamy white bag--it's perfect for a summer day.
Keep the jewelry simple, especially around the neckline. I wore a delicate necklace, that I made. You can find them here.

56 comments:

  1. Love the look; love your blog! Suggestion: to change it up, swap out matching belt with a fun thick or even a skinny belt in an unexpected pop of color.
    ~ BH

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  2. Very pretty! I especially love the shoes.

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  3. Too funny that your sister posted about a blue dress too!

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  4. Love it! I've been looking for a dress like this!

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  5. Great summer look! I love the colour of the dress and the simplicity of the outfit!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  6. Adorable blue dress...love the necklace too!

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  7. pretty!! is that a cute little tattoo on your ankle?

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  8. Kate I love your blog and your style but I have to say... The "similar" options are not similar at all. I want this dress so bad.

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    1. I tried as hard as I could! Wish I had found closer options as well.

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    2. No...they're not similar, but they are very cute also! Do you own any of them?

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    3. I think the middle option is pretty similar..just without the collar..
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  9. TO DIE FOR!!!
    What a beautiful color on you!!!

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  10. such a cute dress, and the colour is sooo great on you!!!!!!!!
    That top pic is darling, you need to send it to a magazine! LOL

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  11. You are positively stunning in that color! I've been searching for a few sundresses for the summer too :)

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  12. You look simply gorgeous in the color of blue! I am a huge fan of your blog, and I enjoy getting up each day and checking to see what's new that you have posted! Love this dress :)
    -Elisabeth

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  13. I love this!!! Blue looks great on you!! I had a question.... What program are you using to add text in your pictures?? Very cute!

    Also, i love your new default pic at the top! :))

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  14. CUTE!!! I LOVE the dress! :)

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  15. That is a gorgeous color and I love the neckline, so complimentary :)

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  16. Gorgeous dress! The color is perfect for this time of year!

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  17. You look beautfiul in this color! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. I love this color! So pretty!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  19. You look stunning in blue! definitely your color!!!

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  20. Love that style, fit and color! What a perfect summer dress.

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  21. You look adorable, love the blue color!

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  22. You look great in blue!!! I also like the bright coral dress on you also!!! You are so inspiring!!

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  23. Blue looks incredible on you with your hair and skin tone!

    --Laura
    http://lauracaffeine.blogspot.com/

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  24. I tried this dress on, and wanted sooo badly for it to be flattering... let's just say, it was meant for you (and not me!) :)

    I'm completely in love with blue & off-white this season :) Very cute outfit!

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  25. That dress looks great on you!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  26. Here is a very similar look and a great price too!

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  27. I am sitting at my desk in a simple, black dress, almost identical to yours but with shorter sleeves, LOVE IT. Just like you said, I feel dressier, feminine and cool, as in temperature :) You look lovely in the blue !

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  28. I so love this dress! I need to remember how blue brings out the blue in my eyes - I always go safe with black or brown:) Thanks for the inspiration, and as always, you are beautiful!

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  29. cute! i need some wedges like these!

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  30. Love this outfit!
    You must not sweat hardly...i unfortunately =( could never pull of this outfit because there would be puddles lol.
    However i can still appreciate the cuteness and AWESOMENESS that it is. :)
    Thanks for sharing the look.

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  31. You look really pretty in this color!

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  32. This color looks gorgeous on you! Love, love, love your hair tutorials by the way :)

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  33. Super pretty colour! I love pieces of clothing like that - when you feel instantly confident when you put it on :)

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  34. Very cute dress, I also love a dress with sleeves that doesn't require anything "extra" to make it work!

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  35. I found this exact dress on Ebay yesterday but sadly the only one I found was in a size 0 :(

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  36. Blue is definitely your color- you look gorgeous in it!

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  37. Here is a better "similar" for you to share!
    http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=82530&vid=1&pid=463899&scid=463899012
    Though this one is Jersey

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  38. very, very pretty color!!! But, is that a little tattoo on the outside of your right ankle???? ;)

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  39. You look beautiful in that blue!

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  40. Kate,

    Funny you should post about the "Blue Dress" I bought a blue dress just yesterday before reading your post!

    http://www.maurices.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12446055

    I plan on wearing it to an outdoor wedding. I just need to accessorize it!

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  41. I bought a blue dress last night!! Although mine is a little dressier I'm super excited about it!!

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous!!
    lots of love
    xoxoxo

    http://rosesandlace-feminine.blogspot.com/

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  43. Girl I absolutely love your blog and am always jealous of how pretty u are ! I absolutely love this dress and would say that blue is definately your color! U look amazing! I get up on mornings I have to work and open up your blog and decide how I want to do my hair for the day!

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  44. thank you for putting in the "similar" links ... I have been able to find several of the looks you have that way ... LOVE your blog

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  45. I have a nice in sequence for this cassette. Express gratitude you for this blog.
    Photoshop Free.

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  46. Be sure to send your correct measurements to the makers because they are so detailed. My dress fits so well and I was reluctant to take it off after the fitting.
    sell your wedding dress

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