What I Wore: Pink Wrap Dress

Outfit Posts Summer

Summer is the time of year when I most appreciate a membership to Gwynnie Bee. No dry cleaning bills, easy dresses to throw on in the heat, and something new for every wedding, shower, brunch, and vacation. In my latest Gwynnie Bee box, I received this pink wrap dress from eShakti and it would be the perfect dress to wear as a wedding guest.

Pink Wrap Dress: eShakti via Gwynnie Bee (14) | Gold Ring Bag: OTAAT/MYERS Collective (same bag in camel, larger size in silver) | Crystal Earrings: Cristabelle | Crystal Bracelet: Nadri | Nude Pumps: Nine West 

This is a true wrap style dress, but plenty of fabric for coverage. The color is even more beautiful and bold in person, and the flutter sleeves are flattering while also helping you catch any breeze on a hot summer day.  Since the dress makes such a statement on its own, I kept accessories smaller. But to make sure this dress feels festive, I made sure the accessories had some shine.

These are earrings I recommended to buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They're less than $20 but look far more expensive.  The bracelet was bought at last year's NSale and is worn quite often… and it's part of the sale this year as well (it comes in three colors, it's hard to choose which one to get!). This bag I bought over a year ago. It's such a statement and surprisingly holds a lot (in there is my phone, my ID and credit card, house key, and lipstick).  Nude pumps are always a good bet when your outfit already makes enough of an impact plus they make your legs look long; these are my absolute favorite.

What's great is I can wear this dress once or a few times and when I'm over it, throw it in one of Gwynnie Bee's pre-labeled purple bags, mail it back, and get another piece lickedy split. Or if I love it, I can let Gwynnie Bee know and I can purchase it. This dress was fun to wear, but one I know I won't reach for regularly so I sent it back for another summer dress.

These photos were taken at the newly opened College Park Grill in College Park, Maryland.  Located in the Cambria hotel at the intersection of Berwyn House Road and Route 1, College Park Grill is a great addition to the neighborhood.  Quality steaks, excellent seafood, a gorgeous bar area and wine cellar and live jazz every evening, this is a great place for lunch with coworkers, dinner for Date Night, or a couple cocktails with friends.  My family and I had the chance to try the menu at CPG's soft opening and we were highly impressed.  It's great to see new restaurants like CPG come to Prince George's County; College Park is becoming quite the foodie destination!

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  • Lorena August 2, 2018

    I think you LOOK SO GOOD in this dress, it just seems to fit perfectly from every angle… too bad you’re returning it, but I do get that sometimes its not just how it looks but knowing how much you’ll wear it. Makes sense.

  • Carolyn August 2, 2018

    I am loving these College Park set posts!!!

    • Alison Gary August 2, 2018

      It’s so exciting to see the city develop. So many good restaurants and good business moves for our old stomping ground!

  • Chris August 1, 2018

    I like the pink dress on Allie. It is for the refined, lady-like Allie,

    Sometimes one needs to be wild. The red dress needs large gold hoop earrings, either tall, high heeled embroidered black boots, or tall, high heeled, smooth leather boots and a colorful Ukrainian Gypsy fringed shawl. She also needs a tambourine and she will be ready to dance around the fire where the wagons are camped for the night.

    • Louise August 2, 2018

      @Chris, *Like* your comment – lol!

    • Alison Gary August 2, 2018

      I love how your mind works, Chris!

  • Ratula August 1, 2018

    That dress is gorgeous! Love that shade of pink and the fit is perfect.

  • Alissa August 1, 2018

    Before I even read the post I was thinking how cute that would be for a wedding! AND so easy to dress up and down!

    The Adored Life

  • Jo August 1, 2018

    Fabulous! Fabulous! This is not overwhelming like the red dress, which just had too much volume and hid your new gym rat body! Yes, it was funky, but you have done funk better. I also thought the red dress’s cap sleeves hit your arms at an unflattering place. This one ticks all the right boxes; yes, it’s not so funky, but oh so flattering!

  • Louise August 1, 2018

    It’s a cool neutral, a watermelon shade, almost pastel. You look chic no matter what, but don’t compare it to the red poplin j.crew dress! Nothing brought out the gypsy in Alison like the red poplin, and it was flattering, too – me, prefer a loose fit that doesn’t divulge every bulge – but, it was too long. It would have dragged had Alison gone barefoot contessa, and dirty is not chic.

    • Alison Gary August 2, 2018

      OMG I love this comment. I do love going barefoot contessa…

  • Patricia Hall August 1, 2018

    This is the dress that other red dress you modeled was meant to be. It’s flattering and shapely and stylish and cool all at one fell swoop! Quick, somebody have a wedding so Ali can show off this dress! I’d urge you to keep it; weddings, baby showers, fashion events, next blogger function, and even just going to the farmer’s market (well, I’d swap out the heels for wedges or sandals) except it’s a really eye-catching color and would be remembered!

    • Alison Gary August 2, 2018

      Thank you! I did return it but what’s great is I can rent it again if the occasion arises!

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