You know what’s strange? You would think that this whole style blog would make me want to blow wads of cash on new things all the time, but I’ve actually found it has quite the opposite effect on me. Since I started blogging, I find I get a lot more value out of my clothing. I’m more inspired to wear my clothing in new ways so I feel less dissatisfied with the existing pieces in my closet – does that make sense? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been the type of girl to wear my favorite pieces to shreds, but working them into new ensembles seems to keep my restless “style spirit” content. Anyway, I remember getting this dress two years ago as a possible rehearsal dinner option for my wedding. I didn’t wear it then, but I’ve worn it for tons of other occasions. Maybe it’s not as trendy now, but it’s so light and airy, I can’t resist busting it out on warm Spring days. Oh and I could not be more excited about these pale blue shades I found at H&M ($6!!!).
Charlotte Ronson dress
bracelets from New Mexico
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Wow, that dress is so so pretty and unique! Love it.
I love your glasses, they're so fun 🙂
That dress is so cute on you and I love the bright shades, perfect for spring. xo
I know what you mean!! Being creative with outfits means finding new use for what you have and seeing how many different ways you can style it. At least that's what I've found myself doing!
Love the shades too ~ what a bargain 🙂
-Jane @ Brunch at the Beach
LOVE the dress!! And again, you need to get sponsored by H&M asap. I mean, seriously.
Blogging has definitely had this effect on me also (finding new ways to wear old things) but it's also made me find new ways to wear new things… which I don't already own… So I probably end up spending a lot more money anyway haha.
Blue shades?! How awesome and for $6, it cant get any better than that.
Now what "On ne sait jamais" song were you referring to? 😛
great find!! and for $6? Your summery dress/ensemble is making me feel very jealous. It was super blustery here in Chicago! Yuck!
love your glasses, the colour is awesome! cool blog 🙂
such a pretty dress and love those amazing pics <3
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Beautiful dress, perfect with your ethnic jewelry — the dress is such a great spring piece! I love the print, and I feel like you don't often wear prints, so…neato!
im not a fan of the dress! but everything else is purdy.
those sandals are great!
Those bracelets are PERFECT. The dress looks so nice on you and feels SO spring-y. That pleases me. I'm yearning for the weather to finally turn….!
Oh my gosh. You have the BEST hair. Also, this outfit is friggin' rad. Great blog. 🙂
Holy crap I love that dress. You have some of the most amazing items. I don't blame you for wanting to get mileage out of them.
Gorgeous! So playful and reminds me of summer!
I love that dress!
The glasses are so you!! 😀
Fab dress E, I have found I have been wearing skirts or dresses a lot more than jeans since I started my little blog! 🙂
I couldn't agree more. I almost get a high from using pieces that have been sitting in my closet untouched for years. Love the dress and the blue shades. Very summery.
I totally relate on the spending front.
And I love that dress x
That dress is purely chic! But I loved your vintage colored bracelets so much!
And you're so rgiht, blogging over chictopia or on your own, makes you think about newer ways to wear your clothes. I've been still buying much but only special items and little accessories to add new ways!
I think this is the kind of dress that surpasses trends anyway, it's so beautiful! And my, those are fantastic shades!
I agree — blogging does encourage (and dare I say enable?) a bit more creativity, so there seems to be endless possibilities in one's closet! (:
lovely dress, I like the material and the colorful prints on it, some kind of secret elegance
OMG, love Ur dress!
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gorgeous dress. so feminine and romantic. Prerfect for summer days 😉 Nice color of sunglasses.
I love that dress! And the bracelets go so well with it. you look gorgeous.
amazing dress and lovely style! love 🙂
I feel the exact same way. It's always much more of a challenge to work with what you have already and mix and match. It's more fun that way. I love the shades!
Fell 4 Fashion
This dress is GORGEOUS!!
I envy you, lady. My blog has had the opposite effect – I'm constantly prowling for new goodies. Perhaps you could offer wardrobe gratitude lessons?
The vibrant print on that frock is truly marvelous.
the weather looks spectacular and i love your dress. you look absolutely gorgeous! From head to toe you are so stunning.
me too, i love thrifting. Thrift stores at least for me is haven. Am inspired and am more creative since i've learned this second hand stores.
I am Denise Katipunera
That dress is so pretty on you! I'm really loving your blue shades as well!
I'm glad to hear that you're one of the few bloggers who actually experiment with the pieces you already have in your closet. That's the true essence of fashion blogging! i must say, this dress is super gorgeous especially around the neckline <3 and yes, i saw those minty green shades too. they're perfect for spring and YOU 🙂
Small Budget, Big Style Chick
I love your dress and your shades!
the Citizen Rosebud
LOVE that dress. the print is so fresh, and the style so classic. You really look great. I can appreciate you and blogging making more out of less, that is true style, not found by the chronically new, but the constantly true. Great blog! -Bella Q
I think that's great, you exercise your mind trying to come up with new ways to combine your clothing and you save your money, it's a win win situation if you ask me 😉
You always looks so effortlessly chic! Love it.
lovely dress 🙂 so spring!
can i first say how jealous i am of those cherry blossoms?! aha 😛
i LOVE that dress – and i can't believe the sunglasses are from h&m – they're so cute! i love the color
what a coincidence!
I thought the same last week and now i'm feeling better too.
lovely the back of the dress!(L)
I love the dress!
I love that dress! It's so pretty, and looks great on you!
The Trendy Fashionista
I love your sunglasses and accessories! You look gorgeous with that dress.
-The Trendy Fashionista
Such a beautiful dress!
Gorgeous dress! I love the bracelet with the turquoise in it!
That dress is so pretty! I love that print.
I know exactly what you mean about blogging inspiring you to make old things new again. The back of the dress is fantastic, and how did you get a bracelet to match so well?! Great all around!
I really know what you eman.
the dress is gorgeous. Love the print and the shape.
LOVE those sunnies!! LOVE that dress! And oh, I SO agree with you! Since starting my style blog I have gotten so much more wear out of my clothes. I makes it so you can't just wear the same thing over and over and over (which I certainly had a tendency to do!).
it's a pretty dress that looks great on you, it's hard not to wear those loved items over and over
Gorgeous dress, I love the back!
Such a beautiful dress.
ooooh so lovely!:)
Oooh blossom trees, I'm jealous! And I know what you mean about shopping less, I think I definitely do since starting blogging. (ps, love the print on your dress!)
that dress still look very nice! I've got tons of clothes that I bought but never worn.. :).
Beautiful dress – I love the print of it, and the back detailing!
yh i'm the same i'm one of those people that always tries to find millions of ways to wear something. I have those sunnie in that colour and pink aswell, could decide so i got both lol
Ladies of Leisure
I agree, starting a blog has really inspired me as well to think of what I already have in different ways!
La Historiadora de Moda
That dress is simply beautiful, and I love how you accessorized it!
well said – i totally agree with you. love your dress! so colorful
That dress is great — love the brights against the neutral background — and the cherry blossoms are beautiful!
I love that dress and I'm so happy the cherry blossom trees are beginning to bloom now 🙂
sweetest dress 🙂 suits you to the ground xx
what a cute dress!
Beautiful cherry blossoms. Perfect setting for a perfect dress 🙂
What a lovely dress! Definitely worth wearing over and over… especially when it looks so good on you. I really like it with the sunglasses and sandals, too.
I agree that starting a blog is definitely inspiring me to try to figure out lots of different ways to wear what I have…and in particular, to wear more often the pieces that I rarely wear. (Of course, seeing other bloggers' beautiful clothes gives me ideas for new pieces to thrift as well!)
Adventures in Refashioning
I love the dress! The print is incredible. I wish I could say blogging had the same effect on me. I really hardly have any desire for new things when I don't read blogs, but when I do, I want things so much. Maybe that's different from not getting lots of value out of my clothes, though.
U look gorgeous here!!!! xxx
I love the way you think – shopping your very own closet and putting new twists on old classics is so rewarding. It's like a nonstop challenge!
Love the print on the Charlotte Ronson dress – and your sunnies are adorable!! 🙂
That cute dress reminds me of Marni – so very chic!
i love the outfit! i have those glasses but in black, i wish i had gotten them in pink though!
This is Jade FM
i know how you feel dear! It's how i feel too 😉 and everytime i go in to a shop i want to buy something! It's crazy! and so then i have to force myself to say: NO DON'T BUT IT OR ELSE YOUR BUDGET WILL BE ALL FUCKED UP!
anyway your dress is very pretty and fits good on you 😀
what a nice price for those sandals 🙂
that dress is so cute xoxox
YOu look AMAZING! Love the print. x
Fabulocity in Amish Country
That dress is awesomeeee 🙂
That dress is so beautiful on you! I love the print, and the jewelry you paired with it works perfectly.
i know what you mean, i too feel like experimenting with my clothes more i love shopping but i also love everything that i have and have only worn one or two times!! I love your dress here! the back is so pretty!
Loveth the dress, and those cherry blossoms are so beautiful! I envy you and your geographic location 🙂
Fantastic dress. I feel like Charlotte Russe has been making a comeback – there was a time where nothing was very appealing and now they're coming out with the cutest stuff.
i love ur mint green sunnies very much ! and the details at the back are so pretty !
what camera do u use ?
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I love this dress… the colors are so pretty. 🙂
i loved that dress when i saw the first photo of it…but then seeing the back?! wowwow! def has a vintage vibe to it, which i like. and those shades are super cool….and where'd the freaking nice weather go?
perfecto for spring!!!
Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion)
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I love this dress, and the delicate jewelry adds just the right amount of sparkle. I feel the exact same way about my blog and shopping, I spend way less on clothes now and feel less compelled to shop- at least at the mall- I still thrift tons!
CUTE dress!! love it!
Beautiful from head to toe… it's so springy!
Oh and the trees behind you… perfect setting.
Adorable dress…love the colorful abstract pattern
wow! so hot! I need thaaat dress 🙂
That dress is so great! I especially love the details in the back, it's really pretty!