What I Wore

From a handmade pink dress to an embroidered shift, to a jade maxi, this week’s outfits have been almost exclusively dresses! They are easy and cool for the summer, and really take the thought out of getting dressed, which is key for me in the summertime (since I’m usually throwing something on quickly to run to the store or something)!  So here’s what I wore this week:

One of my favorite handmade dresses, and a new favorite pair of sandals!  These gold wedges are actually more like “flatforms” in that they are platforms without much of a higher heel- hence FLAT-forms!  They’re super comfortable, and since they’re a soft gold metallic (the photo makes them look much shinier than they are in real life), they go with everything.

Blue Floral Rachel Dress- Made by Me! (Rachel Top/Dress Pattern by See Kate Sew)
Gold Platform Wedges (They come in black too)- Target 

This short sleeved embroidered summer dress from Old Navy was one of my favorites in the spring (I also have it in yellow!), but I saw this one on my FAVE online thrift shop, ThredUp, a few weeks back!  I was especially pumped, since I had a little over $20 in credit, so I ordered this bad boy for only $9!!  I love ThredUp because all the clothes they accept from sellers are in pristine condition- many of the garments still have tags on, or if they have been worn, they look like they’re still in perfect condition.  I also love it because you can get name brand items (I often seek out J.Crew, Boden, and Anthro brands) for such a bargain!! Also, if you use my link (like, THIS ONE RIGHT HERE), you can get $10 off your first order!  Not too shabby!

Navy and Orange Embroidered Dress- Old Navy via ThredUp
Gold Platform Wedges- Target
Gold Fan Earrings- c/o Zaful

Before the kids came home last week, Scott and I snuck in another date night!  You gotta take advantage of them when you can, so we stole away to a restaurant we had been wanting to try in Monroe. Dinner wasn’t great, but we still had fun!

Stripe and Floral Asymmetrical Dress- Soma
Pom Pom Tassel Earrings- Peachy Keen
Lace Up Nude Wedges- Gigi’s Boutique

After wearing this maxi dress the other day, I decided that I need more maxi dresses, haha!  You know me and my love for tassels, so the braided tassel tie on this one is right up my alley.  Also, I need more green in my closet!  I love this jade jewel tone–something a little different for me.

Jade Tassel Tie Maxi (It’s on Sale!)- Chicos
assel Nude Sandals- Francesca’s

pink dress

I made this pink floral ruffle dress for a pattern test that has not quite been launched yet!  But I love it and wore it to church on Sunday, and had to share it!  I used a very lightweight rayon from the fabric store, and it drapes so nicely.  I can’t wait to share more once the pattern is officially launched, and sew up a few other options!

Pink Floral Ruffle Dress- Made by Me!
Nude Criss Cross Block Heels- Target 

I didn’t get a picture before I left, but I wore another short sleeve embroidered dress to a work event on Monday night!  Just like I love wearing dresses day-to-day, I love wearing them to work events.  This one is super versatile too, I’ve worn it with wedges and heels out to dinner or to a work function, and also with flat sandals to run errands.

Blue and White Embroidered Short Sleeve Dress- TJ Maxx
Nude Criss Cross Block Heels- Target 

And yesterday!  I finally broke the dress streak and decided to wear one of my favorite new summer blouses!  Stripes, embroidery, AND tassels??  Yes, please!  This top screams summer, and I love all the bright colors against the white shorts.  And again, my fave gold wedges!

Striped Embroidered Tassel Top- c/o Zaful
White Embroidered Shorts- WalMart
Gold Platform Wedges- Target
Pink Fringe Drop Earrings- Target
old Cuff Bracelet (you cannot beat this price!!)- c/o Zaful 

Also- don’t forget that it’s romper season!  Click the banner above, use the coupon code ZFEN01, and you can get 10% off!

I will be linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for her WIW linkup as usual.  Pop over and check out all the great ideas and outfit inspiration!

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