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Bird Lady

SheInside_Loft_Soludos_coverThe struggle of a wasted outfit is real. Two weekends ago, Dan and I headed for the Jersey Shore. As we were packing the night before, I gave him ample notice that I wanted to shoot a few quick outfit photos before we left for the airport. He agreed. So I carefully curated an outfit that I’d wear straight to the airport and onto our final destination.

The next morning, once packed, I yelled to Dan that I was ready for my close up. He looked at me like I had 5 heads, “We don’t have time.” I was a bit annoyed. After some back and forth, I conceded and said I had to go change my clothes. If there was going to be no proof that I wore this outfit, I didn’t want to wear it. Once again, he did not follow. He literally threw his hands up in the air and conceded. We ran out the back way through our courtyard and snapped a few pics. Then ran back up the stairs, grabbed our luggage and called an Uber. Made it to the airport in no time! I told you so, Dan.

Just a quick note on this dress. I bought it because I was so in love with the bird print. However, I wasn’t quite happy with the fit. The hemline is a bit shorter than what I am used to wearing. When coupled with the sleeveless cut, I felt like I was showing too much skin. The top half was also a bit too big for me. I compensated by throwing on a chambray (covered up some skin and hid the fact that the top was loose) and pairing with a summer espadrilles (minimized the hemline from getting any shorter).  I was quite satisfied with the casual look that resulted from the tweaks I made.

Anywho, our weekend on the Jersey Shore was fabulous. Logged in some serious pool and beach time; leaving with zero burns or weird tan lines! Headed to the Borgata for dinner and some roulette. I won $16, yahoo! And of course, a healthy dose of boys v. girls competition in mini golf. Dan and I lost, thus buying the other couples candy of their choice on the Ocean City boardwalk. Fortunately, our weekend didn’t involve fist pumping or any weird ‘situation’.

Outfit Details:

Faded Chambray: Loft, $32.70. This particular one is no longer available, but here is similar one, $54.50. Loft is very generous with its promotions, so wait it out until the next sale! No need to pray full price.

Birds Print Pleated Dress: SheInside, $18.33.

Bracelets: (1) Gold Bangle: Alex And Ani, $38; (2) Gypsy Wrap Bracelet: Alex And Ani, $gift; and (3) Leather Wrap Bracelet: Presh from Savas Studio, $39.

Barca Stripe Espadrille: Soludos, $21.50 (sale).

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (erika in violet) from Bloomie’s Outlet, $62 (retails at $115 and can be found cheaper on Amazon).

8 Comments on Bird Lady

  1. Lianna
    August 25, 2014 at 10:23 am (4 years ago)

    First of all, I totally understand the whole wasted outfit thing. I wasted an outfit on Saturday and I wish I was able to take pictures for a post. Second, I love the bird dress and you look adorable. She Inside has the cutest stuff. It definitely is hit or miss on the fit (Three things I ordered once were incredibly small) but it’s always a great deal!

    Have a great week!

    • Linda
      August 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm (4 years ago)

      yeah, it’s a tough balance we must work with! Agreed with the sizing. One dress fit perfect and this one, not so much 🙁

  2. emily | shell chic'd
    August 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Hahahah wait I’m obsessed with this. The struggle over a wasted outfit is SO real, and I have had so many arguments of that nature with Matt over the years!! But, #worthit– LOVE the dress and those soludos are just darling!

    • Linda
      August 28, 2014 at 7:19 am (4 years ago)

      and don’t you love how they act like we are the crazy ones? 🙂

  3. Jyotsna
    August 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Haha, love that you put it out there.. the #wastedoutfit struggle.. totally get it! Love love the bird print., you look adorbs! I almost bought the same thing in the form of a top from Sheinside.

    • Linda
      August 28, 2014 at 7:20 am (4 years ago)

      true story! we could’ve been twinning in this print!

  4. Zack
    August 29, 2014 at 7:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Is this why you picked us up so late??? We waited for over ten minutes!!

    • Linda
      August 29, 2014 at 10:19 pm (4 years ago)