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I saw dresses similar to these on Instagram, but they cost an insane amount of money and anyway they weren't available in double-digit sizes. I was scrolling through ELOQUII and there is a similar dress, much lower in price, and available in a broad range of sizes. ELOQUII is constantly adding to their selection and they do such a good job at translating popular fashion trends in a way that is flattering, wearable, not cheap but not overpriced.
This is not a dress for a wallflower. The bold color, the fringe and tassels, the stiffer fabric… it's a lot of dress. It also garners a lot of comments and compliments. But this summer it has been a favorite. Many Fridays like this one, I wear it when working from home. While the fabric is stiffer, it breathes nicely, The dress has super deep pockets so I can throw everything in them to run to get a coffee or pick Emerson up from school. I shared it on Instagram last week after getting an inced coffee from our neighborhood cafe.
And this is a total real Friday look, Day 3 hair and all. Not only is my hair so beyond that it can only be worn in a messy updo (with plenty of Living Proof dry shampoo), it was in need of a color touchup. I'm writing this Sunday evening after giving my color a refresher, next post I'll be back to my favorite cool brown color. No more auburn tips from the pool! I was too late in trying to get an appointment with my stylist before my trip so I got a box of Natural Instincts; Clairol is the only haircolor I trust when I color at home.
It's a surprisingly versatile dress. Switch out the self belt for a vintage brown leather one. This winter wear with a fitted black turtleneck and black knee-high boots. This fall, wear with ankle booties. I've worn it with tan sandals, but like how the gold ones give it a bit of a dressier feel without making the look overdone or complicated. This summer I wore it over my bathing suit a couple times when I wanted to look pulled together but wasn't ready to change and get properly dressed. While ELOQUII shows the dress with the neckline tied closed, I find it more flattering on me with it open.