Trendy On A Budget

Looking good shouldn't cost that much!


SheInside_BCBGeneration_Mia (2)As much as Dan and I love spending time together, neither one of us ever really mind an occasional weekend or two away from each other. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right?  So when the opportunity for a girl’s weekend to Chatham arose, I seized the chance. It actually worked out quite well, as Dan had a guys weekend planned. I packed up my Mini with Bentley in tow and drove straight to the Cape.

It was great spending time and catching up with my girls Ashley & Steph. We all became friends through marriage. That is, they are both married to Dan’s high school buddies. Bentley also got in some TLC with his little lady, Gracie. The weekend was filled with strolling up and down Main street, popping in and out of the best little shops and munching on snacks along the way. On Saturday evening (the only night I was there), we got dolled up and headed to Wequassett Resort for some drinks and dinner by the water. We indulged in some majorly delicious seafood. And thank god I had on a shift dress or my growing food belly would have been an issue.

In a town where prep rules, an exaggerated animal print dress stands out just slightly. I think the lilac toned done the wild a bit, don’t you? But really, it was the perfect outfit for a girls-only-no-boys-allowed evening. It was also perfect because Dan wasn’t around. He doesn’t understand why I don’t wear tighter clothes. Men.

Outfit Details:

Swing Back Dome Earrings: Calico, $9. Contact the store directly for availability!

Leopard Print Dress: SheInside, $15.67.

Bangle: Alex and Ani (sunflower intellect sacred studs), $38.

Watch with Quilted Leather Band: Kate Spade (Cooper Grand Strap), $146 (reg. price $195-last winter).

Rings: (1) Spike Ring: Calico, $3.75; (2) Gold Wave Ring: Handel Silver & Goldsmith, $15. Purchased at an outdoor market in Chatham; and (3) Thin Gold Band: Lotus from Shake The Tree, $14.

Yellow Miniaudiere: BCBGeneration from Rue La La, $27.90 (retail: $88). A similar option, LuLu’s clear lucite clutch, $44.

Strappy Sandals: Mia (taylor) from Bloomingdale’s Outlet, $39.99 (reg. price $79.99). I hit the outlet right as they were having a great shoe sale. And you bet I used a coupon on top of that! Available at 6PM, $49.99. For additional savings, checkout verified codes for coupons.

6 Comments on Exaggerated

  1. Ashley
    July 26, 2014 at 11:02 am (4 years ago)

    Had so much fun with you ladies – we’ll have to do it again! 🙂

    • Linda
      July 27, 2014 at 10:16 am (4 years ago)

      let’s…and no boys again too!

  2. Mo
    July 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Love love love the dress! You know I’m all for a dope print! Love the photos and that hydrangea bush behind you matches lol! (I just planted one in the front yard that I hope survives btw. *prays*) Anywho, miss ya, girlie… And I’m with Dan; White and Tight. 😉

    • Linda
      July 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm (4 years ago)

      haha, i stood in front of those hydrangeas on purpose 🙂 Crossing my fingers for your hydrangeas! I read dan your comment, he loved it!

  3. Amanda Raye
    August 7, 2014 at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

    That dress was only $16?! Such an amazing find. It’s a great dress too!

    • Linda
      August 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm (4 years ago)

      that’s right, $16!!!