This article may contain affiliate links; if you click on a shopping link and make a purchase I may receive a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Dress – Ann Taylor LOFT (self belt removed)
Shoes – Sofft (no longer available – similar)
Belt – Vintage
Bag – J. Crew (no longer available)
Gold bangle – Ralph Lauren
Green and gold earrings – Vendor at local festival
I bought this bag a year or two ago on eBay – I loved it when I originally saw it in the J. Crew catalog but couldn't justify the price or need. I found it on eBay, well worn and loved, but for around $15 so I snagged it! I kind of love that it's worn in because I don't feel guilty using it as my concert bag – it makes a great crossbody and I don't care if it gets a little beer splashed on it.
So I returned to LOFT. They had 40% off and I have been in desperate need of dresses for the hot, humid DC-area summers! I didn't think this dress would be cute on, but then saw it on a woman on the street and she rocked it so I thought… maybe I can too! Even in a Large Petite, I still found the dress to be too big, too long. The neck was gaping, you could see my bra though the armholes. I still wore it Sunday, just with a camisole but got sweaty and washed it according to the instructions (gentle wash, tumble dry low). Well it caused the dress to shrink and now fit in the bust! I did like the previous length better, but like having a dress I don't have to constantly adjust. The dress is lovely with the self-belt, but I tried switching with the brown leather one for a more casual feel.