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Jude Connally Joy Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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I discovered Jude Connally a few years ago in a local ATL boutique. I instantly fell in love with the fabric. It never wrinkles…and it’s machine washable. Such great pieces for traveling. I was lucky to find this Joy Off-the-Shoulder dress on sale this summer before I headed out to Hilton Head! It was such a great dress for the beach. You can also wear this dress with the sleeves pulled up.

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If you wear them up though, be forewarned it makes the dress a lot shorter 🙂 It does look super cute this way too though. It would look super cute with wedges like the model has on, but I opted for an easy Jack Rogers Maci flat since I knew I would be walking around shopping. Can I also brag I got these on sale for almost 50% off?! I may like to shop, but I try and watch the dollar amount ALL the time. I love getting good deals if you haven’t noticed.

In the background, you’ll noticed the Salty Dog macaws they always have at their store in South Beach. These macaws have been there ever since I’ve been going there, which has been since the year 2000. We do a picture in front of these birds every single year. It’s so fun to go back and see how we’ve all changed over the years. But the birds have stayed the same. Ha!

Dress – Jude Connally Joy in Botanical Floral Fuchsia; Shoes – Jack Rogers Maci; Necklace – Spartina 449 Charleston; Bracelet – Lauren G Adams

Banana Republic’s Off-the-Shoulder Chambray Dress

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We just got back from spring break – and we went on another Disney cruise. As always, it was fantastic. Of course I loved dressing up every night too! I’m sure you are all shocked. 😉

When I spotted this off-the-shoulder dress at Banana, I fell in love. It stays in place, which is key with an off-the-shoulder. It didn’t rise up once and I didn’t have to mess with it at all. With the hidden inside zipper, it does a great job of accentuating the waist line. Overall, it is such a fun dress! Like always, Banana had it on sale, so I got it for 50% off – score!

And here’s my not-so-little princess with the real princess, Cinderella. We had fun taking our pictures with all of the characters!

Dress – Banana Republic; Clutch – Lilly Pulitzer (similar); Shoes – Seychelles Diligent; Bracelets – Henri Bendel (old) and Stella & Dot

On the girl – Lilly Pulitzer (last season on super sale)

Dressing Room Diaries – Spring Old Navy Dresses

We are going on a cruise soon and I was on the hunt for two things – white shorts and dresses I could just throw on and go. Well, technically I guess dresses plural would be wanted more than one 🙂

When I got the Old Navy 40% off with your card email on Friday, I had to go check out their selection. Sometimes it is hit or miss for me there, so I was hoping this trip would be a big hit.

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This midi floral dress is a big reason I wanted to go into the store instead of just ordering online. The top looked like it may be on the tighter side with the type of fabric and construction. I loved it on…but there definitely is no stretch. Luckily with the adjustable straps, I could lengthen them and make the top loosen up on me. Please don’t mind the socks…y’all know how Old Navy dressing rooms can be 😉 (Wearing a size small)

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A great back detail for this jersey-knit dress. It’s a fit and flare…and if you follow the blog at all, you know that’s my favorite fit. The reviews online for this dress say the arm holes are huge. Uh, not they aren’t. I have on a small and it fit me perfectly fine. This dress is so soft! Would even be good as a bathing suit cover up. (Wearing a size small)

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I gravitated toward this dress for the super cute print. This printed pintuck dress was just fun, and the pin tucks at the top give it a little unexpected detail. (Wearing a size small)

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This striped rib-knit swing dress is ridiculously comfortable. And it’s exactly what I was looking for – something super easy to throw on and go. The navy and white stripes are even nautical for the trip. (Wearing a size small)

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My white shorts from last year shrunk literally two sizes after I put them in the wash…so I was on the hunt for a new pair. I really don’t like to wear shorts, but I have a couple of cute tops that look so good with white shorts. I like the 5″ inseam on these; I’m not one to want to wear dazey dukes. (Wearing a size 6)

I love the off the shoulder look, but know I probably won’t wear that style of shirt a ton. That’s one reason to love Old Navy…wearing trends at an affordable price. I did do an arm test in the dressing room…moving my arms up and down, stretching my arms out to the side, etc. The top did a great job of staying in place. A similar one is online. (Wearing a size small)

I did see a ton of cute tops and accessories. I highly suggest making a trip to your local Old Navy. You can always find stuff on sale!

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