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Outfit: Garden Party

hat (old from Target, similar) // dress // tee // clutch // wedges

This J.Crew dress is my absolute favorite right now... the floral pattern, the colors, it's just perfection! The only problem? It's sleeveless. This wouldn't normally be a deal-breaker (although my upper arms are my least favorite body part), but I wanted a way to make it "church appropriate" for my summer travels. I have to say, I love the look of the stripe tee underneath. You know I love a good #patternplay.

What do you think? Do you ever add layers to your dresses?

Ashley B
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  1. I normally hate layering under dresses, but this is so well done! The striped tee looks like it should be part of the dress.

  2. I love that dress! The color and print is great on you!

    Prep on a Budget

  3. I absolutely hate going sleeveless! I have a sleeveless black ponte sheath dress from Lands End that I wear to death. I wear it with turtlenecks, ocbds, my J.Crew keeper chambray shirt. I also like the look of wearing a plaid cotton spaghetti strap dress with a long sleeve tee with a vest or short sleeve slightly oversized cardigan - it's a cozy look for winter when you add boots and tights.

    One thing I'd like to get more into is wearing tops over sleeveless/spaghetti strap dresses. For some reason, when I try it, I tend to look a bit lumpy-bumpy.

    I think with layering tees under dresses, it can be tricky. I think the neckline has to meet up with the dress's neckline in just the right way. You've done it nicely!

  4. I love that dress!

  5. I have been seeing a lot of people post about this dress and I wasn't a big fan until I saw it in this post. You always do such a good job of mixing patterns!


  6. As I said in my Instragram comment, this might be one of my favorite outfits that you have put together. Such a cute look from head to toe!

  7. Well done! I love this dress and how you paired these prints together. The hat is a nice touch too. You look great!

  8. Love this! Everything goes together so well, and I really love this dress!


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