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Gingham OTS

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After dabbling in the “OTS” (off the shoulder) trend while vacationing on Amelia Island, I can officially say, I’m hooked! As such, during the most recent Loft sale, I nabbed this number. Black and white gingham, OTS and knotted detailing – I was sold, literally. This dress was the most perfect attire for a bridal shower brunch. And will most likely be very fitting for any other activities this summer brings.

Just a few quick notes regarding the fit. First, this dress comes with a matching (removable) waist tie. To my husband’s dismay, I love my clothes flowy. As such, I opted to forgo the waist tie. In fact, I took an exacto knife and cut off the little loops that hold the waist tie on. Lastly, I purchased an XS and it fit pretty well. However, I kinda wish that I went for a small. The elasticized neckline hugged me very snug. That meant anytime I raised my arms a certain height, the neckline would creep up and I ended up having to adjust myself. But all in all, I’m pretty happy with this dress!

Are you on the OTS bandwagon?

Earrings: Best Dressed, $32. Local Boston ladies, make sure to stop by and visit Best Dressed. They have the best accessories. Non – locals, check this fun pair from Bloomingdale’s, $38.

Gingham Tie OTS Dress: Loft, $79.50. As I mentioned, I purchased this during one of their 40% off sales, which definitely comes around often. So, I’d definitely advise on waiting for a sale!

Sandals: c/o M.Gemi (old). Don’t forget, use code “linda201” (lowercase L) to save $40 off your first purchase! Here’s a dupe from Topshop (via Nordstrom) for $35. AND it comes in 4 other colors.

Mini Le Pliage Neo: Longchamp, old. I purchased this over five years ago in Brussels!

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Loft Gingham OTS Dress

5 Comments on Gingham OTS

  1. Sam
    June 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm (2 months ago)

    Love OTS and love this dress so much I also bought it on sale recently! Great minds 🙂 Super cute on you with those beautifully bright earrings!

    xx
    Sam

    • Linda
      June 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm (2 months ago)

      #twinning and #winning. can’t wait to see it on ya!

  2. K of TAF
    June 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm (2 months ago)

    Really beautiful. I bought a shirt – that I too think I should have gone up a size – but it was soo big 1 size up. But I get the creep.
    Today 6/9… showing the dress at 50%… just saying.

    • Linda
      June 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm (2 months ago)

      yes I saw that it went down in price and posted on my IG re: price drop. You gotta love Loft and their sales!

  3. K of TAF
    June 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm (2 months ago)

    I get what you mean about the 1 size up… I bought a shirt and while the larger size felt too blousey… it was tight when I lift my arms…. Still… Looks lovely on you.
    As FYI to your followers… Loft has this at 50% off as of today 6/9!
    K