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Dress: City Chic via Gwynnie Bee (XS) (same dress with different print, same print but different dress) | Shoes: ASOS (similar) | Bag: Loeffler Randall | Cuff: Secret Garden Cuff c/o cabi | Earrings: Jenny Bird | Lipstick: L'Oreal ‘Eva's Red'
Dresses like these are so great for weddings and special occasions, but they're so memorable it's hard to spend a lot of money on them. I love Gwynnie Bee for dresses like this because I can wear it once and return, keep it for a bit in case there's another occasion, and if I am pleasantly surprised and fall in love I can keep it and pay for it at a price less than it would cost at a department store.
When Rosana from DC Style Factory suggested this clutch bag to add to my wardrobe, I felt it was too pricey and delicate to be a smart purchase. But I took a chance… and this bag has been one of the hardest working clutches in my wardrobe. The fringy leather is so unique, and the ivory color is surprisingly versatile and dresses up and low quite nicely.
I called this post Cut it Out because this dress has cut-out arm holes. I usually shy away from such styles because I feel they put my armpits on display. However, I loved the print of this skirt so much and have had such luck with City Chic I decided to give it a try. I think the cut out may actually be more flattering and dressy than a standard tank style, but I found my bra straps were showing. To make this work, I used one of these discs to pull together my straps in the back, and since this bodice is fully lined, I was able to safety pin my straps in front so they didn't peek out.
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