7.31.2013

Easy, Breezy Summer Sundress

When the whole high-low trend emerged, I was a little bit skeptical. I have pretty long legs, so I thought just maybe I could rock it, but after trying on multiple styles in the mall, I still wasn't sold. I just felt like it wasn't me.

Then, the whole "shop my closet" trend emerged on Instagram. Now, THAT I was sold on in a heartbeat. It was like thrift shopping from the comfort of my couch AND I was getting to raid my bloggy friends' closets. What on earth could be better?! I was scrolling through my friend Haley's account one day and absolutely fell in love with this brown and white striped dress she had listed.

Neutrals? YES.
Tank top? YES.
Cinched waist? YES.

I snatched it up immediately, but when it arrived on my doorstop and I tore into the package, I found out that it was a high low. Uh oh. I was majorly bummed, but decided to try and rock it anyway... And guess what? I totally fell in love!

This one is much more subtle than any others and we all know of Kenz's obsession with a good sundress. ;) This one is literally PERFECT and I am smitten with the style! I guess first impressions aren't everything, huh? 


Bobby Pin // Stolen off of Chels' bathroom counter... ;)
Necklace // Forever 21
Dress // Shop My Closet Sale via IG

I kept this look super simple and didn't accessorize much because if I'm being honest... Summer calls for easy, breezy, summer sundresses. It just does. And sometimes, that's just what you need!

Have you been skeptical about any trends that you eventually ended up loving?

All pictures were taken by the amazing Chelsea! Linking up with The Pleated PoppyStyle ElixirBecause Shanna Said SoGet Your Pretty OnTucker Up, & Kiwi Women's Style.


18 comments:

Shannon Dew said...

Love it! You look adorable {as always} ;-)

Katie said...

Cute! And it's the perfect high-low - where it's just a little bit of a sweep down in the back. Also I just want to say I love style bloggers/style posts where the blogger actually smiles! Made me smile right back :)

popcosmo said...

I'm just like you about the hi-low dress trend! I haven't actually tried it yet... but if I could raid a friend's closet (virtually even, on Instagram) I might. This dress looks fab on you, and you're absolutely tempting me :) Love it!! and accessorized perfectly for summer, haha!!
xo ~chloe & kim

Ash said...

I've been on the fence about this trend too... It makes me feel conspicuous for some reason. But this is a great dress and it looks great on you! (Also, I'm jealous of your tan! :)

Julie S. said...

I love the hi low trend because I am 5'1, so it's easier for me to find these types of dresses while still getting the maxi look! :) Looks GREAT on you!

Lacey at Sunny + Turquoise said...

What are you talking about?! Of course you can pull it off, look at your legs girl!! and what is this shop your closet shindig party I'm missing on instagram!? Darnit! Have a great day girl!

The Pink Growl said...

I am all about some easy breezy dresses in the summer. I hate wearing pants these days!

Kenzie @ Chasing Happy said...

Sundress = best summer outfit ever. This looks so comfy!

leelee said...

I was hesitant about the high- low trend, until I accidentally fell in love with not one, but two high-low dresses. Now I am a fan for life.

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

I wasn't on board with hi low at first either BUT this dress is perfect. I think it's because the hem line is more subtle. The color is really pretty too!

Missydallas. Com said...

You look sooo cute!

Amberly Lambertsen said...

I love comfy dresses like that! :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I found your blog through the Lisette's group giveaway and I am so glad I did, I love it and I am now following you!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Megan R. said...

Easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl! ;)

Lauren ONeill said...

Oh gosh, most trends start with me thinking girls are crazy. I was just thinking about how in high school I thought skinny jeans looked so stupid and I'll never wear them. Now I own more skinny jeans than not. Same with colored jeans, hi-low, and I'm sure countless others. I have yet to jump on the peplum, pattered jeans and leggings, chambray, or neon bandwagon yet. I don't really see myself caving but you never know!

Lauren
Exploring My Style

KandidKristen said...

Love the dress! You Look adorable! Enjoyed reading a few of your posts! :)
Kristen
http//kandidkristen.blogspot.com

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

you are dashing! that dress totally suits you girl!

Allison Leighann. said...

This dress is adorable! I was super skeptical of this trend at first as well because I didn't think shorter girls would look good in these types of dresses. But we do! Just gotta find the right ones. :)