It’s that time of year again: Wedding Season! And the search for the perfect, affordable, and stylish dress is ON. These are some of my favorite dresses under $200 (many of which are even under $100). I’m loving all the romantic off-the-shoulder and one-strap styles this year. It’s the perfect way to show just a hint of skin but keep most things to the imagination.
Which is your favorite? It’s so hard for me to choose! I tried this one on in-store (they didn’t have my size) and it’s so gorgeous in person! The photo online doesn’t do it justice – the color is so rich and beautiful! And this one just came online today and I’m obsessed with it. All the summer weddings I have coming up call for semi-formal or cocktail attire, but if I had a black-tie wedding to go to, I would absolutely buy this one. So sassy and on-trend this season.
These dress roundups are always some of my favorite posts to put together. What can I say? I just looove love, and I looove wedding season! Let me know what you think and if you end up wearing any of these to any of your upcoming events.
This shirt is totally out of my comfort zone, but I kind of love it. I’ve always been a little wary of anything that draws too much attention to the upper part of my body because of my fuller bust, so I had a major eye roll moment when I saw that one of this year’s biggest trends was voluminous tops… But honestly, they’re really starting to grow on me. After all, fashion should be, above all else, fun. And sometimes it’s a good idea to forget all the rules you think you know about what’s flattering on your body and just embrace whatever your drawn to. And for whatever reason, I was totally drawn to this crazy shirt.
_______________ OUTFIT DETAILS gifted Shein top | Gap jeans (old, similar here) | Steve Madden shoes (also obsessed with these) | River Island handbag (and similar style here) | Etsy necklace | gifted Monica Vinader ring
The exact top I’m wearing here is unfortunately sold out at the moment, but SheIn has about a million other adorable statement tops (all under $20!) on their website. Their site is perfect for trendy items because everything is literally so cheap! And the quality is surprisingly good for the price, although I do recommend reading the reviews on each item to learn more about the fit before ordering. I’ve linked to some of my favorite statement tops from SheIn on the widget at the bottom of this post.
_______________ STATEMENT TOPS (Click on any of the images below to shop the item.)
Shopbop – my go-to retailer for quality trend pieces and designer fashion – just kicked off a MAJOR site-wide sale!
Take 20% off your entire order (OR 25% off orders of $500 or more) with code EVENT17 now through Friday, April 14th.
This is a great time to stock up on staples (like denim!) or fun spring and summer pieces! I’ve already placed an order for these, these and this. Check out my other recommendations below or start shopping the sale here.
(Prices shown before the discount – so take 20-25% off the listed prices. Click on any of the products below to shop.)
SPRING SHOES + ACCESSORIES
There are a myriad of reasons why Shopbop is tied with Nordstrom as my favorite retailer right now. If you’re looking for something well-made and stylish, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find it at Shopbop. Free and fast shipping (and free returns), styling suggestions at the bottom of every product page, and their well-curated selection of affordable fashion and designer options are just a few of the many reasons Shopbop is killing it right now.
Unfortunately, all the things I just mentioned are poorly kept secrets. So whenever Shopbop runs a site-wide sale like this, the good stuff tends to sell out fast! So if you see something you can’t live without, be sure to jump on it asap!
The midi dress + leather jacket combination is one I always seem to fall back on. Anything that is easy, comfortable and makes me feel pulled-together with little-to-no effort is a winner in my book.
Of course, stripes never went out of style – but I’m loving all the fun (not nautical or preppy) options there are this year! It’s certainly one of my favorite spring trends and obviously super easy to wear. My dress has long sold out (from an Australian boutique) but I’ve linked to a few other great stripe options in the outfit details section below!
Aside from a casual double date on Friday night (that I wore this outfit to), I spent most of the weekend relaxing. Carter and I stayed home and watched the Duck game at our place Saturday night. Ugh. Such a sad loss! I’m not even a sports fan but it still tugged at my heart strings to see my alma mater make history this year, then lose in such a close game!
This coming Thursday I’m heading to Whistler for my friend Emily’s Bachelorette Party! It should be a blast – I’m throwing it so I should know :) Feel free to follow along on Instagram and Instagram stories to see what we’re up to while we’re there.
Have a great week!
_______________ OUTFIT DETAILS old Esther Boutique dress (sold out – other striped styles I love: here, here, here and here) | old Zara jacket (identical here or in faux-leather here) | old Gucci bag (discontinued style – buy it pre-owned here and here) | addidas Stan Smith ‘mid top’ shoes (also love the low-top version) | David Yurman ring