If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you got a sneak peek of this dress this weekend. I can't believe this is the first time this dress is in an outfit post (it was in this post about the Strong Women in Fashion event). This dress has become one of the hardest working pieces in my wardrobe. Since it's 100% cotton, it's very comfortable in the heat and humidity.
I've worn it to work, I've worn it on the weekends with Converse Shorelines and flat sandals, and here I dressed it up a bit with these wedge sandals from Aerosoles (love them, they are sooo comfy), and a clutch I picked up several years ago from a boutique in Rehoboth Beach.
I had a dress similar to this one years ago (see it here), but I literally wore it to death. It got faded, threadbare in places, and I had replaced lost buttons multiple times. It was such a perfect dress, it became my uniform back when I'd be Karl's assistant on wedding photo shoots. I'd clamp a fanny pack on, fill my pockets with batteries and memory cards, and run around capturing shots, smoothing trains, and wrangling relatives. I was sad to donate the dress, I never thought I'd find something similar until I saw this one at ellos. This dress comes in five different colors/prints and goes from size 10/12 to 38/40.
ellos reached out and asked if I'd like to try some of their collection; I ordered a box full of items since the line is new to me. My two absolute favorite pieces are this dress, and this top (which unlike the title is not off the shoulder). I wear each of them weekly. I also wore their denim jacket in this outfit post. I found their pants and jeans to be too narrow for my calves, but well made. I'm considering these jeans; think they'd look great with striped tees, in the winter with a black turtleneck, and I bet would look great with this red blouse I wore on the blog last week.
ellos didn't sponsor this post, they only sent me some clothes to try out without expectation. But I'm happy to promote a company that has such an expansive size range, nice prices, and style without being a trend salad. The quality is good in relation to the prices. They do charge for shipping, but have free exchanges within 30 days and reasonable returns within 90 days.