recycling one of my favorite a-line dresses

This dress is what I like to call a hidden gem.  I didn’t know I was looking for it until I saw it but once my eyes caught a glimpse of this color combo and when it fit like a glove, I wasn’t leaving without it her!


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I was on the hunt for a dress for a friends wedding last summer (so yes unfortunately I can’t link this exact dress but I will link similar down below!), I had no idea what I was looking for, I tend to just wing it, like I’ll know it when I see it.  I wasn’t having much luck and then just when I was going to leave the store I came across a sale rack and started browsing thinking I’d find a little pick me up and feel less guilty because it would be on sale. (I do this way more often than I’d care to admit to)

Ordinarily this dress wouldn’t really be my cup of tea, not the shape but the pattern.  Chevron was a pattern that I loved for like a month a few years ago but once it was super saturated in the market I was over it.  There was something about this dress that I loved.  It’s a thick tweed material which completely blows my mind that it was released during summer but non the less I tried it on and it fit like a glove.  The shape of the skirt is structured & molded to stick out to create the a-line shape which I love.  I looked at the price tag and not only was it on sale but it was also marked down again for some random day sale that Dillard’s was having so I ended up getting this cutie for under $30.  It was originally like $200.  If there was anything that was more meant to be than me and this dress I don’t know what was! The only negative thing I can say about this dress is that it’s so damn heavy.  I’m not sure if it looks like it in the photos but in person and dancing all night in it,  it’s a work out to wear.




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I have to say that this super random and super on sale dress has been one of the most liked dresses I’ve ever worn.  Everyone I saw before, after and during the wedding I wore it to raved over how much they loved it.  I was so caught off guard because one it’s chevron and a lot of people are over the pattern and two it kind of looks like curtains given the thick material.  When I told people I found it on super sale they were even more shocked than I was.  It’s so funny to me the things that people end up falling in love of mine….it’s always things I’ve had in my closet forever or things I find on sale.

I love having pieces like this in my wardrobe that I can recycling and wear numerous times.  It’s so perfect for spring and summer weddings, date nights, brunch or any time you need an excuse to dress up! I don’t know why so many people are almost afraid to say they recycling pieces in their closet, it’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, heck Kate Middleton does! If you love it, wear it.  Not everyone has a bottom less bank account or designers throwing clothes their way all the time so take pride in your pieces and think of fun new ways to reinvent & style them!

shop with SIE

dresssimilar because y’all know mine isn’t still available

lace-up wedge or these

tassel earrings

multi-layered cuff mine has one gold layer but this is it in all silver. Or this one that is way more affordable

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  1. 8.11.16
    Bella said:

    Such a gorgeous dress, I just love those wedges they are super cute and perfect for spring and summer for sure!

    • 8.11.16
      Taylor said:

      Thank you Bella!! These heels are one of my favorite buys this summer! xo

  2. 8.11.16
    Tami said:

    Um, I recycle my clothes a lot! I think it’s a waste not to wear something all you can. Chevron happens to be my favorite pattern.

    • 8.11.16
      Taylor said:

      It’s just like a taboo thing I feel like in society, there is no shame in wearing something more than once. Heck there are some pieces I practically live in! haha

  3. 8.11.16
    Charlene said:

    That dress is so pretty!! Isn’t it great when you find a gem like that in the sale rack? I love this whole look!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

    • 8.11.16
      Taylor said:

      Thank you!! It’s like it was meant to be when it’s on sale and fits perfectly!! xo

  4. 8.11.16

    oh my goodness such a girly look, I LOVE it. And those shoes omg…. so perfect!

  5. 8.12.16

    yessss love this look! it is so resort wear and i love it.
    Southern Elle Style

    • 8.12.16
      Taylor said:

      Thanks Lauren! I definitely felt like I just stepped out on vacation! xo

  6. 8.12.16
    Mary said:

    This look is amazing!!!! That dress is perfection and looks fab on you! Love the shoes too!


  7. 8.12.16
    Amanda said:

    Love the pattern of this dress and I can’t get over how fab those lace up wedges are!!

    Amanda ||

  8. 8.15.16

    this dress is adorable, but I LOVE the shoes!! I kept seeing them all over your instagram!

  9. 8.15.16
    Lauren said:

    Under $30? What a steal for such a cute dress! It fits you perfectly!

    Fizz and Frosting

  10. 8.17.16
    Brenda said:

    SIMPLY ADORABLE! This is such a fun dress and it looks so great on you. I’m having some tan envy 🙂


  11. 8.19.16
    Molly said:

    Girl, yes! This dress is super cute and it fits you perfect.y Love the way you styled it here.

    Molly | Hey There Sunshine

  12. 8.20.16
    Melody said:

    WOW! What an amazing find at an unbelievable price! And you had the perfect accessories to go with it. This is a classic case of retail kismet.

  13. 8.22.16

    I love this dress on you and I love that you mixed it with those fabulous wedges!!