When I saw this dress in H&M, I instantly fell in love. The summery vintage vibe attracted me to it right away. I don’t know about you all, but I often have a hard time shopping at H&M. I’m normally in between sizes to begin with but for whatever reason I find the European sizing of H&M’s clothes to be the opposite of what my body type needs in a fit. I often find the sizing to be much too small or much too big. I can’t ever seem to win! When I tried on this dress on and it actually fit perfectly, I knew it was meant to be. I attribute the great fit to the slightly over sized maxi cut of the dress in combination with the bow tie that allows for a cinched fit at the waist. I couldn’t wait to take it home and put it to good use.
This look was one of my favorites to put together because it’s perfect for any summer BBQ (one of my favorite activities). The best part about this dress is the slit up the slide. It provides a slightly sexier feel to the maxi skirt without being too revealing. It’s a great touch to an otherwise modest dress. I chose to pair this with cognac wedges, a sun hat & a straw bag for a summer look packed with warm weather essentials. A sun hat and a straw bag are both ways to set a beachy tone to your outfit. This straw bag from Cappelli Straworld is the perfect versatile straw bag that is large enough to hold all of your beach essentials like your latest beach read, sun tan lotion, towel, etc. The best part is that it’s totally affordable, coming in at under $50! That goes for this entire look as well. Each piece was under $60.
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