One Fantastic Dress

There are just some items you own that do double or triple duty. In my closet this dress is it. I liked it so much I own it in 2 colors! Here’s why it’s a keeper, it is such a flattering cut and can be worn dressed up or causal, in fact so casual it can be worn as a cover up over your swim suit. You know what else? It’s machine washable and packs like a dream with hardly any wrinkling. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever ironed it. For just under $50 you can’t go wrong and it comes in 6 colors with a 4.5 star rating!

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The two I own are in colors that are no longer available because I bought them over two years ago. I actually like the new colors and have seriously pondered ordering the dress in black. I own a small and a medium. I like having two different sizes because I can wear them in different settings. The medium is obviously longer and not as fitted so it’s totally work appropriate while the shorter, tighter dress in the size small is great for social occasions or shopping!

Take a look at how I have dressed up and dressed down this dress.

The dress has a racerback so you’ll need to wear either a strapless bra or a racerback.
I wear one of my regular bras and use a clip to convert it, I’ve tried a strapless bra but I need more support. I am in the market for a new strapless bra and I plan on trying this one because everyone on blogland is raving about it. I’ll let you know how it works for me, I am planning on taking a trip to Nordstrom in Tampa and trying it on in person. It’s available in so many sizes and I don’t feel like ordering a bunch.

With a great basic dress you can accessorize to change the mood and feel depending on the occasion. Anytime I can sneak in a tassel or pom pom I do it! Pearls always work well along with a long pendant necklace. Really the sky’s the limit and your accessories make this dress more “you” if that makes sense. I’m linking all kinds of fun pieces to wear.

I am still loving my
espadrille wedges from Gap and right now they are 40% off! Macy’s has a pair here that look like they’d do the job as well and they are on sale too!  This dress is great with heels or Converse Sneakers. Luckily my trusty Vionics work too.



A basic but fantastic dress you can wear so many ways is what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today! I’d love to hear about pieces you own that do double or triple duty in the comments section below.




Shop these fun pieces:
Women’s Baublebar Oracle Drop Earrings • BaubleBar • $34
Women’s Baublebar Bahama Pompom Drop Earrings • BaubleBar • $32
Women’s Baublebar Summer Drop Earrings • BaubleBar • $38
Women’s Kendra Scott ‘Elle’ Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $55–65
Women’s Baublebar Tratar Drop Earrings • BaubleBar • $32
Women’s Baublebar ‘Pinata’ Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar • $36
Women’s Kendra Scott Kiri Teardrop Pendant Necklace • Kendra Scott • $30
Women’s Panacea Multistrand Pompom Necklace • $36
Women’s Panacea Turquoise Statement Necklace • $68
Women’s Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace • Kendra Scott • $80–90
Women’s Bp. Stone & Tassel Pendant Necklace • BP • $19
Women’s Chinese Laundry ‘Posh’ Embellished Lace-Up Sandal • Chinese Laundry • $59.95
Women’s Jessica Simpson Jazlin Wedge Sandal • Jessica Simpson • $78.95
Women’s Converse Chuck Taylor ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker • Converse • $49.95
Women’s Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’ Sandal • Sam Edelman • $59.95
Steven By Steve Madden Jsuzzana Fringe Clutch – Blue • $65
Shiraleah Santana Pompom Clutch – Beige • Shiraleah • $38
Steven By Steve Madden Jdust Embellished Envelope Clutch – Pink • $68
Bp. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch – Brown • BP • $45

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  1. Lisa K Johnson
    May 1, 2017 / 1:16 am

    Cute, Cute, Cute!!

    • Kellyann
      May 1, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks Lisa!

  2. Andrea
    May 1, 2017 / 10:42 am

    The perfect li dress and these colors are outstanding on you!! I love that you can dress these up or down. With the jean jacket is my favorite way but oh how I love the pearls and heels!! Darling look on the most darling lady!! Happy Monday my love!!

    • Kellyann
      May 1, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks Andrea! I do love this dress!

  3. May 1, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I have this dress in Raspberry and always get it dry cleaned. So good to know that it washes well, I will have to try next time! Thank you!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Kellyann
      May 1, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      I try to avoid dry cleaning bills whenever possible! Hope it works well for you!

  4. May 2, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Thanks for linking up to our Ageless Style Linkup party. It’s interesting how different a look is with the same dress, but in another color.

    • Kellyann
      May 3, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks Nicole. I think having the dress in two different sizes makes a big difference too!

    • Kellyann
      May 3, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Yes Laura, the older I get the more relaxed I like my clothes. And I’m pretty sure my love of happy hour plays a role as well, lol!

  5. May 3, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I have looked at this dress over and over! You are so cute in both colors and I love the different ways you’ve styled it. Do you think this would work for someone small on the top but with a bottom?
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    • Kellyann
      May 3, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Hi Stacey! Yes, I’ve seen a number of women wear this dress all with different shaped bodies than mine. I say go for it! The great thing about Nordstrom is free returns so if you’re not thrilled, back it goes! Let me know how it turns out for you.

    • Kellyann
      May 3, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks Jacqui! I appreciate it!

    • Kellyann
      May 3, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Shelly I know what you mean, the small fits me but dang it’s short! I can totally see where you’d have that problem. Sounds like you found a gem in the black one from the boutique!

  6. May 4, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    I love finding a piece I love to wear and having multiples. That dress is adorable and so versatile. I have both of the long necklaces too. I wear the tassel one ALL THE TIME!!! You look great!!!
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    • Kellyann
      May 4, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Yes, I’ve seen you in the tassel necklace on your blog, great minds think alike, lol!

  7. May 6, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I love me a great, simple dress–and to tell you the truth, I thought the dress was the same one I purchased at Old Navy last year for under $25. Nordies is having a 3X rewards points this weekend and tomorrow I’m getting a makeover so I’ll check it out.
    That is one perfect summer dress. Very menopause and hot flash friendly!
    And yes, I ALWAYS purchase multiples!
    Nice post!

    • Kellyann
      May 7, 2017 / 2:34 am

      Thanks! This is a great time to pick up something at Nordstrom,LOVE 3x points!!! I get so many cute dresses at Old Navy. Honestly most of the items in my closet seem to come from either Old Navy or Nordstrom. Old Navy just seems to be getting better and better and they’re so affordable.

  8. May 11, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Such adorable dresses! I really like the bright colors you selected and can see how they would be such versatile items. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
    Jennie recently posted…Turquoise & Navy WorkwearMy Profile

    • Kellyann
      May 11, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks Jennie! I love the bright colors too!

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