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Outfit: Dress Colorfully

dress (on sale!) // purse (also on sale!)  // sunnies // wedges

I (insert expletive) love this dress. I apologize in advance for the number of times you are going to see it on Instagram and here on the blog. I have already photographed it twice, the photos above and again while in Paris (#sorrynotsorry). There is nothing better than a dress that makes you feel amazing and perfectly captures your aesthetic.

I fell in love with this print last fall when Kate Spade presented it at fashion week. I dreamed about it all winter, and when it was finally released this spring, I contemplated selling a kidney to buy it right away. But my wise friend Jen advised me to wait for it to go on sale, plus Kate Spade offers no international shipping so it takes some maneuvering to even get it over here.

Then one day the stars aligned. Not only did the dress go on sale (with an additional percentage off, which Nordstrom always matches FYI), but it did so at exactly the moment Jen was traveling back home to New York. Being the good friend that she is, she let me ship it to her in New York and brought it back with her to Florence.

I am so glad I waited. This dress fits me perfectly and makes me oh-so happy. It was a great purchase and I can't wait to wear it for years to come. And I definitely need a fun Suite escape coat to pair with it for the fall!

I definitely stand out in Florence wearing this, but who cares, I love to dress colorfully!

Ashley B
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  1. Such a beautiful dress! You look fantastic in it!

    Sweet Spontaneity

  2. I had no idea Nordstrom will match all sales, this is huge! It looks beautiful on you Ashley.

    1. Oh yes, it is a game-changer. You just need to send them the link to the price you want them to match. I have even done it over their online chat system!

  3. Very cute. Summery and European. Well worth the wait!

  4. It's not even funny how much I want this dress. It is SO darling on you and really does suit you so well in every way! Way to go on waiting it out too!! xo

    1. I have issues with patience lol, but it was so worth it! Thanks, and if you haven't already, you definitely should get this dress!

  5. I work for Kate Spade in Charlotte, and I got this dress at our store. It is an amazing dress and you look fabulous in it!!!

    1. I can't even imagine how broke I would be if I worked for Kate Spade. How do you work there and not want everything? And thank you!


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