Outfit: Swingy Dress

Swingy striped dress perfect all yearEven though it’s summer, where everything is all about the brights, it’s nice to stick to easy neutrals like this black and cream swingy bargain babe (that has pockets!). I saw a few bloggers raving about this under $35 find that comes in 13 colors so I figured… why not? (thanks, peer pressure!). I’m thrilled with the purchase though… a dress like this works for my many lives: work, weekend, mom, all of it. Plus, it’s super light weight, which works when it feels like you’re standing on the sun in Florida (seriously, so hot out).

You can opt for a solid, which would also transform itself for many lives. In all cases, style a dress like this with block wedges as I did, with flip flops, with strappier flats, and even booties as fall approaches. This brand, Socialyte, is newer to me but all their mostly under $40 dresses and tees have great reviews on Nordstrom’s site. Scroll down to see a few swingy finds; they all come in multiple colors and prints, and some have casual/on-trend strappy details that are really cute.

Swingy striped dress perfect all year

Swingy striped dress perfect all yearSwingy striped dress perfect all year Dress: Socialyte via Nordstrom // Jacket: H&M (old, similar) // Heels: French Connection (similar & on sale) // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Necklace: Alexandra Gioia // Bracelet: Kate Spade (try this or this) // Ring: BaubleBar // Purse: Ann Taylor (old, similar)

More swingy dress finds (all under $50)


Swingy striped dress perfect all year alyson seligman // Swingy striped dress perfect all year Swingy striped dress perfect all year And yeah… this is the faux, “hey there!” face I wind up making when my photographer, Alissa, says to look “over that way.” My coolness in front of the camera clearly needs a little work.  Have a great week ladies, and keep it real. 🙂alexandra gioia necklace

Photo Credit: South Moon Photography


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    July 14, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    You are too cute! Love this look and always all about a good black & white stripe.


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    July 14, 2016 at 3:08 AM

    Beautiful dress! You look so pretty!


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    July 13, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Loving this dress on you and these photos are so fun! I have a striped t-shirt dress, but like the idea of a swingy sleeveless option, so will definitely be checking this out. Wondering what size you got and if sizing up would give me some extra length?


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      July 13, 2016 at 6:11 PM

      Totally! I’m wearing a small; I didn’t try on the other sizes so I can’t vouch for going up in size however the drapey style could give you the flexibility to size up without it looking oversized.

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    July 13, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    This dress is calling my name! I’m a fan of anything striped 🙂

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