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The $35 Dress You Probably Need

What to wear in Charleston // the modern savvy, a life & style blog

Sometimes you just need a good one and done dress that’s super adorable, fits well (i.e. flattering but breathable!) and is on trend yet chic. Introducing this striped, asymetrical cutie that’s just $35. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! I’ve been wanting a one-shouldered-ish something and spied this dress recently while making returns and scooped it up immediately after checking off all the boxes for that perfect summer dress:

Stripes!

Flattering!

On-trend!

Classic!

Blue & white!

Ruffles!

Budget-friendly!

Pair it with pretty much any sandals or heels or espadrilles or wedges (you get the point) in any color. Or, how cute would this be for Memorial Day or the 4th of July with these red tassel earrings? The options are endless. Even these hot pink heels (I love the comfier block heel) come in a dozen colors and prints, all of which would look awesome paired with this.

The $35 dress you probably need // the modern savvy, a life & style blog

And, can we talk about the backdrop? We took these photos one beautiful morning along the gorgeous streets of Charleston…  about four minutes before I totally wiped out and sprained my ankle. I wish I had some amazing story about how it happened during my girls weekend, but nope… this girl is just clumsy. At least I got some dancing in first….

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GET THE LOOK
Dress: Love, Fire (runs a little large; I’m wearing an XS)
Heels: Steve Madden 
Clutch: Tory Burch (similar, or this convertible clutch, or love this raffia clutch)
Beaded bracelets: Alexandra Gioia ($30)
Watch: Kate Spade (similar, or love this blush/gold on sale)
Ring: Baublebar

PS: wondering how my usual pale-ish legs are looking so tan? Seriously, these tan towels. I swiped them on about 20 minutes before this shoot in Charleston and my legs were tan the entire trip. Obsessed.

 

 

 

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    Heidi
    May 26, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    LOVE, love, love! Your photos always turn out so beautiful! And those pink shoes! It’s seriously all perfect and I need to try those towelettes!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      Alyson
      May 30, 2017 at 11:34 AM

      The towelettes have seriously made me look amazingly tan when I’m not at all. LOL! 🙂

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    Shira
    May 24, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    Loving this dress but I definitelyyyyy need those heels in my life! I surprisingly don’t have any shoes in that style but I need something like that!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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      Alyson
      May 30, 2017 at 11:34 AM

      YOu’d definitely get a ton of use out of heels like this — I wear them even more than I thought I would.

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    Sam
    May 24, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    So cute and love the pop of pink! Can’t believe it’s so affordable! Also, I need to get back to Charleston ASAP.

    xx
    Sam

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    kim
    May 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Which tan towels did you use? I am so scared of streaking or orange

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      Alyson
      May 24, 2017 at 9:53 AM

      So sorry… thought I linked! It’s these: http://bit.ly/2oVjCJJ. A few friends now use them as well and love them (I was also TERRIFIED of streaking or being an orange).

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    Stephanie
    May 24, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Love thatdress ! so cute on you!!!!!

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      Alyson
      May 24, 2017 at 9:53 AM

      Thanks so much, Stephanie!!

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    Alyssa
    May 24, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Love the dress! And those SHOES!

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      Alyson
      May 24, 2017 at 9:53 AM

      Right?! I pretty much use any excuse to wear them!

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    Lauren
    May 24, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    This dress is so adorable on you! I’ve been loving one shoulder dresses. They are so much more comfy than off the shoulder ones!

    By Lauren M

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      Alyson
      May 24, 2017 at 9:54 AM

      Totally… don’t have to pull them up every two seconds. WIN! 🙂

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    Kellyann
    May 24, 2017 at 4:28 AM

    Just order it! Can’t wait to get it, so cute.
    xoxo,
    Kellyann

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      Alyson
      May 24, 2017 at 9:54 AM

      Yay… it’s such a great summer dress. Thanks for stopping by Kellyann!

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