Outfit of the day – stars and stripes

The weather has been so ridiculously hot and muggy here in upstate New York that it’s been hard to want to wear anything at all. Most days i’ve been opting to just kind of forgoe the rules of fashion and throw on some jean shorts and whatever lightweight tanktop I can find. I did manage to squeeze this Baja dress from Shabby Apple on during one of the more bearable days recently. (Shabby Apple has a very cute selection of bathingsuits that you should check out for that vintage glamour kind of style as well.)
This is definitely one of the softest, more comfortable dresses that I own. The fabric is nice and stretchy so it kind of conforms to your body shape and ends up looking like it was made just for you. I was a bit nervous how this dress was going to look on my body because the mix of vertical and horizontal stripes is hard to pull off unless you have a very defined waist, but I think it worked out for me as long as I dont eat a big meal while wearing it. Overall this dress is very easy to wear, it doesn’t wrinkle, it’s soft (like favorite t-shirt kind of soft) it’s not very sheer so finding undergarments for it are a breeze and it has a nice classic kind of look that won’t go out of style.
When it came to picking out my accessories I admit I was at a loss for what to pair with this dress. I went with the brightest, most cheerful shoes I own…my red peeptoe bow wedges and I borrowed my fiancees fedora. Next time though, I think i’m going to try breaking up all those stripes with a belt or a long statement necklace.
These are the rings I wore with the look. I do realize my silver rings clash with my engagement ring, but whats a girl to do in this situation?
{ Outfit Details: Baja dress courtesy of Shabby Apple, red wedges from Forever21Poison Apple Black Dahlia necklaceH+M fedora borrowed from my guy, vintage sterling silver rings, tiny engagement ring }

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