May 23, 2012

Striped Dress

This dress is surprisingly flattering for having horizontal stripes. 
Stripes can be tough because they can inadvertently add width to certain areas of your body.
But this dress is gathered at the waist on one side, so the stripes are pulled together creating an hourglass figure. And I thought, "If the dress is in an hour glass shape on the hanger, it will be a winner on."








Dress: The Loft Outlet (Spring 2012)
Scarf: Target (Spring 2012
Earrings: Francesca's (Spring 2012)
Watch: Target (Spring 2012)
Bracelet: Sak's off 5th (outlet) (Spring 2012)
Wedges: Gap outlet (Spring 2012)

All of these items came back with me from my annual Girls Trip with my mom and sister. And they were all great deals!
I can't remember the price of the dress, but I think it was around or under $30.00. The scarf was $14.99 at Target AND the watch (which is a knock-off and almost completely identical to a Fossil watch) was $14.99.
The bangle came from Sak's off 5th. We walked in there randomly while we were perusing the outlets and my sister and I both snagged a bangle for ourselves. It's gold, but pairs well with the rose gold watch. 
*sidenote: My sister just taught me that you can mix metals and wear rose gold + regular gold. ::epiphany!::
And the wedges came from the Gap Outlet. More often than not, Gap and Gap outlet are a complete waste to shop at for me. I feel like the quality of their clothes has gone down. Shirts don't feel as nice as they used to, and don't survive in the washing machine. 
But just like Target came out of no where a few years ago and became one of my favorite stores, Gap may turn around as well. 

51 comments:

  1. Adorable dress!! You're so cute!

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  2. Love your scarf! You look gorgeous!

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  3. Simply Adorable.. I love the way you have mixed everything! You have a great sense of style.

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  4. Must have that scarf! What Target brand is it?

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    1. I would love to know the brand also! I haven't seen it at my Target!

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  5. Love the shoes... thinking of making a trip to the outlet just for them. What was the price? Need to make sure it's worth the trip. The whole ensamble is adorable :)

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  6. Great Look !! This is one of the Cutest,
    the color around your face is Perfect !!
    Thanks for all the info. xox

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  7. From a San Francisco based fan, who has many friends working at Gap HQ, in May 2011, they fired the head of design, since he was doing a pretty crummy job. By this time we should start to see new material, as it takes a year from idea to design to production to sales. I'm keeping my fingers crossed- I miss shopping there.

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  8. Very,very cute dress & you definitely have pulled off the stripes! Very nice : )

    The scarf is very pretty also. It looks a bit heavy around your neck and {to me} takes away the simpicity of the crisp summer dress. I found myself wondering what type of neckline your dress has.

    You are the master of deals : )

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    1. There is a picture with out the scarf...

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  9. Great dress, and you're right - super flattering on! I just got my first rose gold watch and was a bit hesitant to mix gold with it...but turns out I love them together!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  10. So cute! The dress looks so great on you! I just love the over all look. Thank you for heads up on the Target watch. What a great price!

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  11. All of my shirts from Old Navy and Gap get holes in the bottom after wearing/washing one time! I have also become addicted to Target clothes. They are cheap and they hold up! I really love your scarf. I'll have to check my Target to see if they have one similar!

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  12. I love the Loft Outlet, I would say that 50% of my wardrobe comes from there.

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  13. Hmmm totally agree about gap :-( my wardrobe used to be all gap. I even have a pair of jeans that have lasted 7 years. However, any shirt I get from them now seems to pill up. I hope they turn things around because I don't even bother walking into gap anymore. I LOVE your dress. Very flattering!

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  14. Great dress! I love it paired with the scarf!

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

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  15. Holy moly, cute watch! Found it on Target...it's in my cart! Thanks for the heads up.

    www.ldeyounge.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm trying to find that watch but I'm not sure what it's called. Does anyone know the name of the brand?

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  16. Love this outfit! I never would have thought to mix the dress and scarf together but it looks fantastic! I know what you mean about Gap outlets. Usually I just end up bummed, haha

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  17. Wow, that dress really is stunning - I'm a fan!

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  18. great news that i am only an hour from a Loft outlet...may be heading there soon! that dress is amazing!

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  19. I love all of your fashion posts...And as someone who has lost a lot of weight recently, I'm in the market to shop for a new wardrobe. Can you do a post about your favorite stores that you like to shop at and why? I always love reading about clothes!

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  20. That dress IS a winner! It looks great on you, and I love it with the scarf. (And shoes, great shoes too :)

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  21. What brands from Target do you feel are most quality? (Great dress!)

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    1. Gosh, really everything. I like Mossimo for comfy and casual.

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  22. Kate, the dress is fabulous!! My three-year-old little girl Mackenzie is reading blogs with me and she exclaimed, "That girl is PRETTY! She's your friend, isn't she!?" haha! She approves of the dress, too!

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  23. You always look stunning!! I've been following your blog for a couple of months now, and I love it! Every day I look forward to a new post!! Many thanks.

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  24. I really like this dress, and it looks great on you!

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  25. Awesome! I am loving the rosegold

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  26. Can I have your hair stylin' skills please? Mine is always a hot mess!

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  27. Love that dress! The gathering makes it totally wearable. Here's my springy/summery outfit from yesterday!

    xoxo
    Emily

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  28. I'm with you on the Gap outlet. It's been a waste of money and time lately.

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  29. I have that same watch! Too cute!!

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  30. I have the same reservations about horizontal stripes, but I am IN LOVE with that dress!!! It's just perfect on you!! (Now, must find one for me....) :)

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  31. I love that watch! I tend to wear white gold and silver, but I am starting to warm back up to the other options.

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  32. Do you know how the watch is called? I just love it!! :)

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  33. Great outfit! So flattering!

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  34. Love the dress. You have such great style!!

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  35. Seriously, the watch...Target? It looks like just the Michael KOrs watch with out with $250 price tag. I think my husband would be ok with the $14.99 price tag. I am on a hunt.

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  36. Love this look, such a pretty dress and you look great in it! And the shoes have such great texture.

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  37. Oh, I just LOVE that watch! I wish we had Target in the U.K.
    Sniff.
    :-)
    Lexi

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  38. This is such an adorable outfit, you always have such great taste! Love it lady.

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  39. god bless target for their cheaper alternatives such as that watch! it is so cute and thank you to your sister also for letting you and me know that rose gold and regular gold can indeed go together

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  40. I have that dress in charcoal and black, and the way you've pulled it together is so cute! I will have to try a scarf and adorable shoes :)

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