My Dudes like me in dresses.
With silky hair and painted toes. They have no idea how much these items cost to achieve; the time, the effort, the dolla bills.
All they know is that they approve of Mommy’s toes when they’re glittery and that Mommy looks best when her curls are smashed into oblivion leaving behind hair that blows in the wind that they are allowed to touch without fear of barking repercussion (curly girls know what happens when dry curls are manhandled; it does NOT end well).
So, of course, on Mother’s Day when they’ve planned to take me out on the town, I comply, with a dress and painted toes and smashed hair too …
Sure, they don’t look happy, but they are. Deep down on the inside.
And me too, because THIS DRESS…
One of my fave spring outfits. Super cheap ($9.99!), springy, light, and so much fun. It’s an H&M beach tunic actually, but I paired it with a white camisole, a pair of white, crochet shorts that I picked up from Kohl’s last spring, and wedges I’ve had for years.
Shopped my closet then hit the store for something fab to spice it up with for the season. Fashion win!
People are constantly telling me they would never think to go inside of an H&M or a Zara or a young-ish type store with loud music and patterned leggings bursting out of it. I say, you’re only as old as you act so stop yer judging, be brave, and go take a peek!
I’ve been a die hard H&M-er sine my days in Germany where it was the ONLY place I shopped, but I’ve also learned that adding a little fun and trendiness to your wardrobe can be achieved without breaking the bank. And that there is more to a styled life then what you can get at Target.
You may not be down for the floral treggings (I ordered a pair, and, just, no) or the lace tube dress (belly, SO. MUCH. BELLY.), but a nice ruffled blouse (for under a blazer) or a fun beaded clutch (for date night with the hubbers) can easily add a little spice to your wardrobe.
Here are some more fun, dressy type finds to check out this spring, you don’t even have to go inside of the club-kid-legging-palooza stores to snag them, just order some freshness online…
From top left: Free People, Daybreak Mini Dress, Asos, Warehouse Patchwork Print Dress, Mango, Flowy Drawstring Dress, H&M, Short Dress, Zara, Wide Stripe Flared Dress, Asos, Mango Embroidered Smock Dress, Free People, Rose Print Ruffle Frock, Gap, Pleated Floral Shirt Dress
PS: Want to be more frugal when you shop? You can shop cash back via Ebates at Gap, Mango, and Asos! Just head to Ebates and search for the store you like, then click the link and get your shop on!
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