3.06.2014

Must Have Spring Dresses

Fit & Flare Belted Ponte // Tie Waist Jersey // Oxford Shirtdress
I'm not a dress person.  At least I wasn't but now I can't believe that I've waited this long to like them.  It's actually not too surprising because I'm always late when it comes to fashion.  Not that dresses are  a new trend or anything considering that women have been wearing them since the beginning of time.  I'm a casual girl and dresses have always felt too dressy.  I like to be comfortable and I think there is a part of me that wants to blend into the wall a little bit. To me, a woman in a dress stands out. I do not want to stand out.  I needed loose fitting things for work and now suddenly a whole new world has opened up to me. I might have gone a little crazy, but I never expected that I would find so many I liked.  I have a bunch of dresses in my closet that I haven't even popped the tags on but that's all changing now. Simply put. I love them now. Dresses can be casual.  They are comfortable and  easy. It's all one piece so you don't even have to coordinate a top and bottom. These are all leggings friendly too so I can wear them year round.  It takes me a while to come around to certain things but once I do I'm all in.
Fit & Flare Jersey // Floral Print Crepe // Stripe Waisted Chambray
I really love it when shopping is just meant to be and this shopping trip is a perfect example.  Let me explain. First, I have surgery which results in a Buddha belly.  I decide to go shopping for comfortable legging and boots friendly dresses at Old Navy on my lunch break.  You know those retail sales e mails that a lot of people think you should unsubscribe from when you are on a budget so as not to tempt yourself into shopping when you shouldn't?  Well, not hours after my mini shopping spree I get an e mail from Old Navy advertising 40% off all dresses and free shipping with a purchase greater then $50 online only for a limited time only.  Nine hours to be exact.  I just spent $125.14 cents on 5 dresses none of which were on sale but I did get a 10% military discount.  I'm not going to let that stop me from taking advantage of the deal so I order every single dress I bought in store plus one more online for only $2.00 more.  One thing I don't like about online shipping is that I like to try on every single thing first so I don't have to deal with the return hassle, but I've already tried 5 of the 6 on so I already know exactly which sizes to get.  On top of all that magic I earned an additional cash back bonus of $5.84 using my Discover card to shop online.  Cha ching.  Those pesky junk mails actually can come in handy.  If it's a store you really like and can technically afford to shop in, you might as well know what sales are happening.  Unless you have no self control.  Then it's probably not a good idea.

And there you have it from a non fashion blogger.  Must have Spring dresses.  I know this because I bought them all.
Maxi Skirt-Roxy-similar here // actual here
But the whole meant to be thing doesn't stop there.  I returned the original dresses to Old Navy and on a whim decided to check Marshall's for leggings which is right next door.  I ran smack dab into my first Maxi skirt ever.  A Roxy Maxi in my size for only $19.99.  I bought my first maxi dress over the summer and have been wanting a skirt ever since.  You all know how random Marshall's can be.  I was really, really surprised to find it there and it has to be because I wasn't looking for it specifically and if I'd gone even a day later it probably would've been gone.  And it looks like it was made to go with the super soft black shirt that I bought at Old Navy when I only meant to return the dresses.  Like I said, it was meant to be.

I guess I shouldn't make up my mind that I hate something before I've actually tried it.  I do this a lot.  Especially with food.  MJ if you are reading this please note that this new found realization does not extend to food even though I am well aware that it probably should. 

14 comments :

Ameena said...

I love dresses but every office I work in is SO COLD that I can't wear them.

The Roxy skirt is really cute. It's so cold here in NYC that I can't imagine wearing a skirt right now but fingers crossed summer comes quick.

Lauren W said...

Glad you were able to get some new clothes :) The floral print crepe dress is really cute. I love dresses and wear them pretty often in the summer. During other seasons, I feel like I don't as much - probably because it seems everyone else is dressed so casually in leggings and t-shirts that I would feel really overdressed, which I suppose is better than being underdressed. I can't wait for the warmer weather so I can start wearing them more regularly :)

Jenny said...

I love maxi dresses especially in the summer. Definitely my go to outfit!! But only like long dresses because I hate my legs. Lol

Nerline Germain said...

Nice selections. I am so ready for some bold prints.

TheTinyHeart said...

I love both of the striped fit and flare dresses! It's been so cold here that I haven't been able to wear dresses much but I'm breaking them out again in the spring :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

his little lady said...

How perfect! Loving all of these looks. I'm always a fan of stripes :)
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Susannah said...

These dresses are going to look so great on you!!! I think I need to get myself a few of them. :-)

Whitney Cypert said...

I got that same email from Old Navy! I was so mad at myself because I forgot about it and by the time I thought about it again the 9 hours were over. You got some cute dresses! I love dresses too, they are just comfortable. The last line of this post made me laugh.

The Lady Okie said...

Super cute! I love the fit n' flare. For some reason those shirtdresses that tie around your waist don't look great on me, but I do like the ones that flare ;)

Brittany said...

This could be my favorite post of yours ever. Seriously, you are so cute! I'm in love with dresses...but then again I always have been. I'm glad you've come to see how wonderful they are! And can be so comfy. I really love all your picks! The dresses with cinched waists are super flattering (not that you need it, teensy weensy ;) )!

Law_Fal said...

I love the oxford shirt dresses! I remember Express had one when I was in college that I always wanted so bad, but couldn't afford it. I'm glad they are popular again & I so want to buy one. I'm barely 5'2 so I have always shyed away from maxi skirts/dresses, but I found a maxi dress that didnt make me look too short and now I want to try a skirt as well. Love your choices!

Stephanie @ Shades of Color Art said...

I wore a lot of dresses back home (Puerto Rico), but since I moved to DC I don't wear them a lot. Hopefully I will this Spring/Summer because they are so comfy, pretty and girly! :)

Vett Vandiver said...

these are great picks! i'm so excited for spring!

Kim Jackson said...

I looooooove dresses and am happy to see you embracing them! You definitely nailed that shopping spree though, way to go! If you ever want to "talk dress", I am your girl! lol

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