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Style Rx // Floral Dress

By Styleofsam @styleofsam
JCrew, I love you.  Actually, I secretly have a love/hate relation with JCrew as I LOVE their clothes, but HATE what happens to my wallet!  Don't worry.  I'm not singling them out.  The same feelings apply to Zara and Last Call Neiman Marcus.jcrew ella floral dressjcrew ella floral dressjcrew ella floral dressjcrew ella floral dressJCrew Ella Dress / JCrew linen cardigan / Dogeared 3 wishes necklace / old Temple St. Clair for Target earrings / Etsy Oui ring / gifted opal ring and purse from G-ma {modern Fendi version} / Corso Como pumps {similar from JCrew and ASOS}
The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, "The earth laughs in flowers", conveys my feelings about this dress so well.  I've worn it to work TWICE already.  The vivid colors and floral design make me feel happy and beautiful.  I want to sing the West Side Story 'I feel pretty' song!  And getting it for less than $25... icing on the cake.  I'm pretty sure every gal needs a pretty floral dress her wardrobe.
My prescription for a great floral dress:
  • Look for colors that attract you.  Think of yourself as a bee looking for the perfect flower!   Will the colors go with other items i.e. cardigans, blazers, heels?
  • Try on different floral designs, whether it's large or small print, monochromatic or multicolor.  
  • Consider the shape and material of the dress.  This is a strapless silk dress, but I can make it casual with a cardigan and flats or wear it to a dressier event with bare shoulders and heels.  Would you wear it for more than one occasion?  
  • Lastly, are you comfortable with the price?  Remember, cost-per-wear.

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Happy Wednesday y'all.  And these quotes are very applicable in my life lately - interesting coincidence.
When there's a hill to climb, don't think that waiting will make it smaller.  - H. Jackson Brown Jr.{At the top of some of the hardest climbs in life are the best views.}
Style Rx // Floral Dress

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