An Everything Dress

The other day while shopping, I saw out of the corner of my eye a lone dress sitting on a clearance rack at Francesca's. I picked it up and I was in love.

{Dress: Francesca's Collection (sold out), Belt: Target, Shoes: Nine West, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Necklace: Bauble Bar (similar), Bracelets: David Yurman, Bauble Bar, t+j Designs}

This dress is so comfy, the material is soft and not clingy (one of my pet peeves) and look you guys, it has neon mint stripes and a geometric print. Awesome, right!? I don't even know why I stood in the dressing room for so long debating on whether or not to buy this. I think it's because it's slightly boxy on me, but I then had a "duh!" moment when I realized I could just use the 1 of 135 belts* I own. Now it's my new favorite dress. It's amazing what accessories can do to an outfit.

I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm ready for Friday, who's with me?

*I don't actually own 135 belts, but I do own more than a normal person probably do or should.

185 comments:

Cbiji Collection said...

You have a good eye! Love the dress, great colours and print.

I can't wait for Friday either! :)

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Joy Shana said...

The dress is gorgeous on you, love the prints on it, great purchase

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Such a beautiful dress <3 You look so pretty!

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Such a beautiful dress <3 You look so pretty!

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Alison Dulaney said...

That print on that dress is fabulous! Love!

Niki Caron said...

I love that dress! Yay for getting it on clearance!!!

Sheree said...

Love the mint..I'm thinking maybe you love mint as much as polka dots???
;)
sheree xxx
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Luba Dimitrova said...

Cute dress lovely! The print is gorgeous


XX Luba

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Alissa said...

What a pretty dress! The colors are gorgeous on you too!

Rachelle said...

That dress is so pretty love the print. You look darling.

xo
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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You certainly got lucky with that dress.....I also love a clearance find!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

I love the color and print of this dress. So perfect for spring and summer.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Vacation Ready'.

Sofia

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pretty little things said...

love the print of that dress -- it looks so lovely on you! xo

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SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

I love love this dress especially the color. Very springy. You look great as always =) Enjoy your week!

Lauren said...

Adorable! The print and colors on this dress are too cute.

Fizz and Frosting

Allie Marino said...

That dress is awesome! Id want to wear it everyday :)

Allie
Bellasandra

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

That is an everything dress. Love it! xo, Julie

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You and this dress were meant for each other. It is so you! Love this!

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Dahlia said...

Such a cute dress! I like this one!

Dahlia
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Emmy said...

That dress looks great on you, Yi-Chia:) And OMG...135 belts! I think I have one somewhere:P

Annie said...

That dress is SO pretty!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Amy Fashion Blog said...

prefect dress for spring and summer

Shira said...

Love that dress and the necklace is so fun!

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Alyssa said...

I love Francesca's. I don't get to go nearly enough because there isn't one near me, but every time I go, I always find a winner. This dress looks fabulous on you!

sip-n-wear said...

It's the perfect dress for the spring searson!

Meaghann Bendis said...

you look amazing in it and the color is perfect on you!
xo, Meg
www.sealed-with-style.com

Jane said...

It's a lovely dress! Love the shapes!

Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

Haha too funny - belts are actually the one piece of clothing that I do not have a lot of (not sure why?) This dress is gorgeous - jealous you found it first :)

xo Jackie

Gina said...

This dress is darling. Those colors look amazing on you. Belts are a girls best friend when it comes to needing a remedy for boxiness:-)
And yes, I love Fridays!!! Even though I don't work outside the home anymore.

XO,Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

Such a fun print on that dress! I probably own too many belts too...I gotta remember to start wearing them more often. :)

-Sharon
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Happiness at Mid Life said...

This dress is perfect for you! I am guilty of owning a ton of belts too. Just curious - how do you organize your belts? Mine is such a big mess on the closet floor and I have to dig through a pile to find the one I am looking for. Not the most organized so I end up using the same belts over and over.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

i am in LOVE!!!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Allyssa said...

Such a great dress! I love the print!

Mónica López Gutierrez said...

Amezing dress!!
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Meghan Silva said...

I love this dress , the print is perfect!

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Jamie Taylor said...

so prettym love the pattern! xxo
Jamie
www.candystilettos.com

Susannah said...

What an adorable dress!!! That is such a good find. :-)

Adam said...

pretty dress

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

i need to visit francesca's more - this dress is so cute!
xoamy
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two birds said...

i love it!! don't you just love when stuff like this happens...as if this dress was meant to be yours!

Penniless Socialite said...

I love when something just immediately catches your eye. That dress is so cute on you!
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Frannie Pantz said...

That is a lovely dress! I love the soft colors and pretty pattern! Also the hemline is very pretty!

Mojo Giorno said...

pretty dress..pretty color combo
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Susie said...

LOVE this print – so cute on you!

Sea and Swank

Love and Ace said...

That really is an "everything" dress! Love the color on you too! x, Kat

Love and Ace

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute dress, looks gorgeous on you! Love your belt too!

Asher said...

Looooooove that dress!! Great print & great colors!

Lulu Soler said...

Beautiful! I just bought a dress from Francescas too! Love the accessories - looking gorg!

xo Lulu
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vogueandheels.com said...

I love love love that dress. The print is gorgeous and also the color.

-Vogue&Heels
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Yuli Conversations said...

What a beautiful dress! Love the print :)
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Juls Fe said...

in love with your dress!!! is so sweet!!!!

cute !!!

Juls from http://romanholidayclothes.blogspot.com

dela belle k said...

Love the print on this dress!

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Ricademus said...

Well, it's no tube of ointment, but I understand why you love it. Great dress (can't go wrong with geometric patterns)!

Have you heard the red belt joke???

Rachel said...

I've never seen a Franchesas- they must not be around me! This dress is super cute. Love the pattern & color!

Anna Kiy said...

First,thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!
Second, this post is amazing! Love the colour of the dress and the print( I understand, that I am not original in it, but this dress really looks so great!))))

Xo Ann
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prettyanddelectable.com said...

You look so pretty in this dress! Such a fun print! I'm ready for friday too... cheers! :)

blackberryfashion said...

amazing dress!! :)

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Laura Mackay said...

Hi there, this dress is very pretty, I love the print and the colour - you have the perfect weather for it too. New follower here. Laura xx (in cold scotland) A Scottish Lass

Darcy said...

That dress is amazing!! I need to get to Franseca's ASAP to buy a dress for a wedding. They always have the best pieces :)

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Kelsey Bang said...

love that dress! perfect colors!

Kim Alston said...

It was definitely meant for you! Looks great!

Kristina said...

Loving the print of this dress, looks adorable on you!!

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Carly said...

That dress is total perfection, love it on you!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Meredith said...

The colors in that dress are beautiful!! So perfect for Spring!
Meredith
createthatoutfit.com

emily | so anthro said...

Are those finds not the best? I recently bought not one but TWO printed dresses similar in shape, and they really are just so easy to throw on with a belt. Love this one on you!
xx, Emily
so anthro

Jamie said...

Don't you just love when you randomly come across the last of a lovely item and it's in your exact size!? What a great grab on this dress - it looks fabulous on you!!

The Blue Hour

Style-Delights said...

Such a beautiful dress!! And LOL at 135 belts!Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Spoonful Of Diamonds said...

such a beautiful and bold print! love it

xx

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Who is Thinkerbelle? said...

nice outfit! :) and i agreee that that dress can be worn a number of ways :)

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Chicago Chic said...

What a perfect spring dress! It looks so chic and comfortable too!! You look stunning in it.

x
Rachel

Lauren said...

You look beautiful in that dress! Love that you paired it with the belt xo

smk053078 said...

Okay, I need this dress!!! I am calling Francesca's now to see if they have it!!! One of my faves you have worn....and I bet you have 125 belts!! :) I missed you!!!

Charmaine Sylvia said...

Isn't great finding dresses that catch you eye unexpectedly! Looks lovely. Thanks for the comment on my blog really appreciate the kind words:)

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Megan Dunn said...

SUCH an adorable dress! I adore your style!!

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Anouka said...

Such a pretty dress!

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Kathleen Harper said...

This dress was made for you! It's super cute and I'm totally obsessed with the neon mint stripes. How perfect is this? I want one! Love it
<3
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Kimberly said...

Such a gorgeous outfit! I LOVE the dress so much. The print is to die for, and that necklace is the perfect accessory!

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Amy said...

gorgeous, what an awesome find!
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angela P.L. said...

Que preciosidad de vestido :)
,aún encima te queda genial!!!
Te sigo monada!
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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This dress is beautiful, I love the pops of mint!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Georgina said...

Lol I love the disclaimer at the bottom of your post, you're hilarious :)
You look fantastic, I love that dress (and prefer a looser fit as well) xo

Lovely Cherry Cheeks said...

Nice dress! You look beautiful!!

xx
pamela

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

What a fun color/pattern! And you can always wear those kinds of dresses as tops too...multi-functional! :) Great find!


Jill
Classy with a Kick


Denisa said...

That dress is soo nice. Perfect pattern. Have a great monday.

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Angela said...

Love the pattern on this cute dress. Looks great on you too!
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Levi (tlnique) said...

Beautiful! Absolutely love that print :)

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iesha. said...

love the colors of that dress. it was meant for you!

xoxo
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Josephine said...

That dress is great! The print is so so fun :) Belts make everything better, really. It's good to have options with them especially :)

<3 Josephine
www.champagnestar.com

Danielle said...

such a cute dress!

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Sheila said...

Love the print of your dress Yi-chia! So pretty!!

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Mitzee Mandocdoc said...

beautiful dress! :) xx

-Mitzee

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Ainslee Hanger said...

That dress is perfection! So great for the summer months :)

xo, Ainslee

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Rebecca and Lori said...

You look so pretty in that great dress! I especially like it paired with those pumps.

Rebecca @desertgirlsvintage.blogspot.com

Mouna T said...

What a wonderful find! Great dress :))

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

The stripes with pattern within them is so very unique! Great purchase!

jo said...

I love this print and the color is gorgeous on you! Very pretty.

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

Emily Goswick said...

You are a beauty! I love this dress and the whole outfit actually. You are such a little fashionista!

And that is why I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award today on my blog. I am a newish reader...but I just love your blog! So just click the link to see it :)

xo
Emily
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Simply Sabrina said...

Such an adorable dress!! Perfect for Spring!


X0x- Simply Sabrina

Melissa Pereira said...

I love this dress! Cute pattern and colors!

xo
Melissa
http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

Maiken said...

well, of course I'm with you! but luckily already May 1 is a free day here in my country ;)
anyway, you were so lucky with that dress since it totally is awesome!

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

ola said...

Love this! What a great color palette. I love the touches of black.

xo
Ola
www.stylesbyola.com

Alyssa said...

Yes, where is Friday??!! Haha

I love the fun print on this dress! What a terrific clearance find!

xo,

Alyssa
Runway Chef

monicaharmony said...

Great pictures, you look absolutely stunning!

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Katie C said...

Of course that dress is sold out, it's perfect! I love the color and pattern.

Serenella ch said...

Amazing dress *w*


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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

LOVE that dress, it's great for spring!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Ok, I am totally in love with the print of this dress...amazing!

A Girls Kind of Therapy said...

I love this design and all the colors in it. Also, do you live in Utah? I sware I saw you at the J. Crew outlet over the weekend. If you don't, you have a twin out there ha!
Hope you have a great day!

Mal
www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

Monique McCray-Alexander said...

That is a pretty dress Yi-chia! I really the the mint stripes and geometric prints. :-)

Mo
Who is that girl Mo?

Elana said...

Oh wow, this dress really is perfect! It has such a unique print and the colors are so pretty. You obviously HAD to get it.

And I own 135 belts too. It's a sickness. I try to justify it by telling myself that they're all from thrift stores, but it's still way too many.

what.jess.wore said...


I'm so ready for Friday. The weekends are too short and the weather was so nice this past weekend. I love this dress on you! Francesca's does carry cute clothes and accessories and I catch myself browsing there ever so often. :)

xo,

Jess
What Jess Wore

Monica Modzelewski said...

Beautiful Shift Dress! I love the pattern and color!


- Monica
Caravan of Style

Anita said...

gorgeous outfit!
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Kathryn said...

Oh that is such a gorgeous dress! The combination of color and print is great.

LyddieGal said...

I think the dress was a great find - definitely a fan of the colors and summery print!
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Adrienne @ BlackWhiteColor said...

Francesca's is my faveeee!!! You look gorgeous!!

Kelly said...

I love that dress - it's such a great fun piece!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This could be a cute dress for the weekend in the south with some cute boots. I love the colors on you too. Love you!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Such a gorgeous dress!! i love the print. i really need to shop at Francesca's more often.

xo,
Angela
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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

that dress was just waiting for a happy home with you! And belts can transform an outfit like none other, the more the merrier!
xx
Here&Now

Anna D Kart said...

I love that dress! And the fact that it's mint would have had me sold on the spot too..
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Samantha Nie said...

Don't you love it when you find gems in the clearance racks??! I love how it looks on you...do you have any recommendations for belts?? I actually need some and can never find any I love :(

Let me know on my blog so I don't miss your comment!!! :)

xx
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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

gorgeous! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Fabulous Petite said...

Glad you went ahead and bought it. You look so pretty in it. I love the color and the print. Great find !

xo
Sam
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Allison said...

Such a pretty dress! And clearance rack? Even better!

:)
Allison

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Terry Duna Kim said...

such a pretty printed dress. you can never go wrong with mint!

ps. i am SO ready for friday.

-terry
terrydunakim.blogspot.com
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FierceandFashionable said...

I want that dress! Soooo pretty!
Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

Ad3le said...

Beautiful dress ^^

Imogen said...

Stunning and perfect. If I saw this dress in the shops I'd buy it in seconds.

Rebekah Bradford said...

I love this dress so so so much! This is probably one of my favorite things you've worn since I started following!

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CoastWithMe said...

Wow...can't believe that dress was sitting in the clearance rack! I definitely believe this purchase was fate:)! Looks beautiful on you and smart idea to add belt:)!

Bernadette Czle said...

loving your dress, you look so pretty! xx


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Michaela said...

I love it, the colors, the shape.. makes me want to go shopping for dresses immediately!

goodbadandfab said...

Just lovely! =)

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audrinajulia said...

What a lovely mint dress and looks great on you. It's lovely to see you dress up once in a while.:)

<3,
Angie
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sergio castaño peña said...

amazin maylee! really love this look!
xx

BELULOVE said...

lovely dress!!!! kisses

LEIGH said...

I hate clingy dresses too! This is adorable! Great eye ;)

Nina Normalo said...

Whooooo! This dress is amazing.. I love the print and the colours *_*

Victoria said...

Such a lovely dress. The print is wonderful! xx

- Victoria
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Sam said...

This dress is so beautiful and cheerful, it bright a smile to my save, lovely print and adore the colour scheme.

ashley said...

OMG I'm in love with that dress too. It looks so cute on you!!

xo Ashley
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ashley said...

OMG I'm in love with that dress too. It looks so cute on you!!

xo Ashley
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Victoria Chekanova said...

This dress looks so good on you! Very pretty

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JP Lord said...

gahhh! I absolutely LOVE this dress, the print is adorable!
xx

Nerdy Asian said...

The print of the dress looks great! Oh yes, belts are so versatile, I really should get more, they change an outfit instantly I reckon! :D

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh I love this dress!! You look so pretty..

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

annick tamoto said...

that is a lovely dress! good job cinching it with a belt :) i'm the kind that do not own any belts HAHAHHA. thanks for the comment on my blog too!

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Anita said...

amazing dress :)

Sunny & Star said...

You mean it isn't Friday yet? ..I realize it is only Tuesday but this week is draining me.

I love that dress. The print is so fun and interesting.

Tracy

Deepali Suryawanshi said...

Such a bright pretty day dress..You look amazing in it..
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fashion cadet said...

effortlessly chic

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Kathleen Lisson said...

Belts are great accessories! You look great in this dress.

Sazi Efionayi said...

lovely gown
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Ginny said...

So cute a d I love how a belt can make an outfit perfection. I also own more belts than a normal person should :)
Ginny
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A Fine Balance said...

belts are the best accessory : ) I probably own 134 ;)

Brenna McCarthy said...

I adore that dress! PS - I'm new to your blog and I love what I've seen so far. Can't wait to start following along.

Melody said...

Gorgeous!! This dress is so pretty, I love the colors and print.

Melissa said...

Such a great dress!

Melissa
http://miss-melissa.com

Maddie said...

That's a really, really great dress! The print is amazing! :)

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Carylee Shopsalot said...

I love Francesca's and I love this dress on you! Great find!
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Razzy said...

Love the prints!
Also, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)
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xoxo Raze

MbF said...

Good for you, it's beautiful and so is the belt. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too soon.

Jessica Neumann said...

the dress is amazing on you!! Congratulations

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Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love this dress! What a find!

chantele Cross-Jones said...

Oh I love the dress! That is so cute and different, very good find!

Daisy Dayz

Sonia De Macedo said...

Sounds like the ultimate love story hehehe! What a beauty

SDMxx
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Ashley Taylor said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this dress! The print and colors are just PERFECT. Sad it's sold out cause I would've bought it in a heartbeat

xo Ashley
thetiniestfirecracker.com

Ilana Morgan said...

stunning dress that dress could go with anything it will be fun to remix

xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Anais Alexandre said...

Amazing pics! You look awesome :)


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Pop Champagne said...

yeah I know what you mean by soft and not clingy, that's one of my pet peeves too! and loveee the neon tribal!

Emily {Isnt That Charming} said...

So cute! I love the aztec pattern on this dress.
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Shayne said...

Love this!

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Jackie said...

I agree with you, this dress is great! You were totally justified in making a b-line for this dress in Francesca's! All's fair in love and fashion ;)

Tiff Ima said...

the print is gorgeous!


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MichelleM said...

This dress is amazing! Great find!

trishie said...

Beautiful find! Love the print and cut of the dress

Jessi said...

Um, this dress!! It's perfection. I just love everything about it. You look so beautiful! I own way too many belts too...
Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Juneli said...

Love the print and the color, so pretty!
Love
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Nicole Perez ♕ said...

the dress looks good on you. i love the prints!! xx
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Am2Pm Chic said...

ii love the color of your dress~~

thanks for stopping by ,

xx

selvia

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STEPH said...

you have such a sweet blog! <3


xo
steph
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s said...

love the dress, so gorg!!!!!!!!

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Makaila said...

I saw is on IG and feel in love!! Beautiful!

John Marine said...

This ethnic-type dress is very nice along with the chic pumps. Sweet style, Yi-Chia!

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