Style Post: In Living Color

I've made no secret about my love for a good shift dress. It makes my life so much easier during the warm summer months and recently I've been stepping more and more out of my all black everything comfort zone and playing with bold colors. It felt weird at first but I'm really loving having more color options in my closet! Not to mention it makes it kind of fun to get dressed knowing I only need to think about my footwear.


So for SweetPea's graduation I figured a bright bold dress would be a distraction from the tears streaming down my face. I ordered the dress online and having never actually purchased anything from ZARA before I was hesitant about the sizing and was just praying it fit. I was also praying that it came on time as her graduation was on a Thursday and  her dress was in there too! They finally arrived in store the Tuesday morning before. Whew!
You can see her dress in a post later this week. But trust me when I say it was A-DORABLE.

But back to my dress. Now I get what all the hype with ZARA is all about. I love, love, love this dress!
It's so fun and cheery and I kind of want to wear it all the time. The lightweight material was ideal for the outdoor ceremony and it made it easy to camouflage the berry situation that was happening with Baby Ninja.

Dress: ZARA / Shoes: Sole Society (old) / Necklace: Stell&Dot / Bracelets: Stella & Dot / Bag: Steve Madden (old)

I love that I was able to pair it with heels for the graduation and then slipped into gladiator sandals for an event later that afternoon. Equally awesome was how fabulous my Sardinia pendant necklace looked with it. My first thought was to not wear a dangling necklace since the dress was so busy color wise but when I put it on it seemed to just make sense.  And while I could have probably ordered a size down n the dress, I kind of enjoy the looser fit. It also makes for a good look when stuffing one's face. No evidence of a food baby. I might still have the arms taken in a bit but the overall look is exactly what I hoped it would be. 

I was pretty impressed with myself as I've had my eye on this beauty for a few weeks and chose to wait it out instead of impulse buying. I'm trying to make smarter shopping decisions these days and this was definitely worth it. You can guarantee you'll be seeing a lot of me in this all summer long and well into 'fall'.

 Any new purchases you're really excited about lately?


  1. You look great and YES, Zara is worth the hype! Conrats to the sweet pea!

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  3. welcome to the wonderful addiction that is Zara. Since moving from CA I've been going through major withdrawls. Nothing a little online shopping/trip to D.C. can't fix. Love this bright number on you! :)
    Nikki at


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