The Summer Shift Dress

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There are 3 qualities I look for in a dress.

Number 1: A shift dress. I feel so constricted by tight body-con dresses that that claustrophobic sensation (you know what I’m talking about) always tends to turn me off. A shift dress, the perfect alternative to tight-fitting-silhouettes, allows for breathing room and always dresses-it-down, allowing for more versatility.

Number 2: A bold print or a neutral design. When it comes to dressing in dresses, I either want these darlings to be extremely minimal with neutral coloring (allowing for lots of everyday wear) or bold, trendy, and absolutely fun. With this particular dress, bold and fun is definitely what I’m going for.

Number 3: A savvy price tag. Dresses are a great investment when you’re not investing too much. I believe that it’s more important to spend a larger investment on a silk button-down (that you may wear for years to come) rather than an everyday trendy frock that will give you a summer of twirls. I prefer my trendy dresses to be under the $70.00 limit; that way you’re not over-doing it.

This cutie dress I’m debuting today? It is the epitome of a perfect little shift dress —  with a fun, trendy, and snazzy design — and a gorgeous little price tag of under $50.00. That makes it the perfect little darling necessity for many summer days and nights to come. Scroll down for more styling clicks and links.

Jordan Afshin Photography

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The Darling Details::

Strappy Shift Dress by Soprano | ‘Nessah’ Espadrille Wedge by Dolce Vita | Reversible Vegan Leather Tote by Street Level | Woven Fedora from Nordstrom | Studs in Crystal by Kate Spade New York

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  1. I completely agree with your three qualities – especially number 3. No point in buying an expensive dress with a bold print that you may only buy once or twice! Love the colors of this dress – so perfect for summer!


  2. I totally agree with your three qualities, especially number 1! Shift dresses are probably my favorite style because they are so comfortable. I love this print and the v-neck is just perfect!

    xo, Rachel

  3. This dress is such a pretty pop of color for summer! I love the giant flower print.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  4. Beautiful! Hope you’ll stop by my blog for my latest post! It’s a skin care post!
    Olia | Love, Olia

  5. I lovee the colors of your dress! Floral can become so mundane, but that dress is the perfect way to bring some excitement back to a floral dress! Your bag compliments it perfectly:)


  6. What a sweet and cute dress. I love the tote you paired with it. I have a similar tote that I am having a hard time pairing up so thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog 🙂

    À LA PLAGE style

  7. Kate

    The pattern on this dress is so dreamy! I love the sunset colors.


  8. Wow you look pretty amazing in that dress! I’m obsessed of floral prints for the summer! You chose the most beautiful dress ever! Gorgeous look!

  9. in love with this dress! looks comfortable and breezy for summer 🙂 plus a big floral is always a win in my book!

  10. loving the added Panama Hat ! agreed there has to be a limit.

    Simply Sutter

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