Summer Dress Guide

Summer weather is finally upon us here is the Great Basin and I couldn’t be happier. I love wearing dresses. I would wear one everyday if I could. There’s something about pulling a dress on that just makes me feel girly… Maybe its the nostalgia of playing dress up or maybe its just the fact that dresses are pretty, effortless and feminine–either way I’m a fan.

Beachwear

Summer Dress Guide

Eight Sixty | Rosarita Maxi Dress | $110.00

Who doesn’t like heading up to Tahoe for the day during the summer months? Its super easy to pull a maxi dress on over your bathing suit as a chic alternative to shorts and a tank. You’ll look especially trendy if you pair your dress with a fedora and over sized shades.

Office Appropriate

Summer Dress Guide

Pim + Larkin | Bright Tweed Shift | $54.99

If you work in an office setting its always nice to mix your day-to-day look up by throwing a dress on instead of a suit. A dress is easily office appropriate as long as it provides the right amount of coverage–first think chest then think length. It’s never okay to show too much skin in the office, this style in particular covers in all the right places.

Night Out

Summer Dress Guide

Skies Are Blue | Sunday Stroll Dress | $69.00

Wearing a dress for a night out on the town Is such an easy way to look chic and pulled together. This white dress is simple and classy but still fun. The bright white color is also very in right now–I’m seeing head-to-toe white looks popping up all over the place.

Summer Wedding

Summer Dress Guide

I. Madeline | Floral Mix Dress | $89.00

I am obsessed with this dress. The print is so fun and vibrant, making it perfect for a summer time wedding. It is the perfect cut for a wedding because it has enough coverage to remain modest, but it is still light and airy enough to keep you cool on a hot summer night.

What is your go-to summer dress? Share your thoughts below!

 

 

Fashion On A Budget

In light of recent economic events many of us have had to learn to shop on a budget.  It isn’t always easy, but, from personal experience, I can tell you it is completely doable. Now there probably aren’t many people out there who allot a certain amount of their monthly budget to clothing, but I do. You may think I’m crazy, but the truth is, I love clothes…and on a tight budget I have really had to learn how to stretch a dollar.

Budget Closet

Today I am going to share three dollar stretching secrets with you, and with my helpful hints, you’ll be shopping like a ‘recessionista’ in no time at all.

1.  Outlets and Factory Stores: I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was when the Outlets at Legends opened. It is a shame that several stores have had to close their doors, but the ones remaining offer many options for shoppers on a budget. My favorite stores at Legends include Forever 21, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory and BCBGMaxazira.

2. Shop Online: The Internet is awesome. Websites like Amazon make shopping for bargains extremely easy. Simply type some keywords into the search bar, and instantly you have the best deals at your fingertips. In today’s day and age many sites provide free shipping when you spend over $50.00. You may never have to leave the comfort of your own home ever again.

3. Always Hit The Sale Rack: Okay, so this suggestion may seem like a no-brainer, but make sure you always hit the sale racks first. A lot of times you can find super good deals on clothing at the end of the season. I like to shop for things that I can store until next year—One of the good things about Reno is you’re not going to run into too many people who will know you are wearing last season’s sweater.

If you still need some budget inspiration, take a look at any of the following blogs: The Budget Fashionista, Frugal Fashionista, The Budget Babe or Penny Pincher Fashion. These ladies will inspire you to get the most out of your money and look dang good doing it.

Leave a comment below sharing your favorite dollar stretching secret!

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