I immediately started thinking about how I was going to style this. Given that it's still below freezing here (I am so sick of winter right now, it is not even funny), I knew it was going to involve layers.
One of the things I love about this dress is that the palette can be taken in any direction. I was looking at white, tan, navy, black and gray accessories with this dress, and they all seemed to work! I decided to go with a gray and black bolero and a gray pearl necklace, which I felt like helped the colors of the dress pop a little bit more. Then I wanted to mix it up with the shoes, so I chose these putty-colored ballerina heels from my Etsy shop (link below).
|You can buy these tan ballerina heels in my Etsy shop - only $12!|
Is $15 a lot of money to pay for this dress? For most people, no; for me, yes. If I had seen this dress hanging in my local consignment or thrift store with a $15 price tag on it, I would not have bought it. I rarely spend more than $5 or $6 per item when I shop — that's just what I feel comfortable with. (And that's what enables me to do a LOT of shopping!) If you're someone who really seeks out certain labels or brands, I can see how these swaps would be a really good deal. But it's not a good fit for me.
Zebra stripe bolero: Express, consignment
Gray pearl necklace: Gift
Coral and aqua colorblock dress: Prabal Gurung for Target, Swapdom
Tan ballerina pumps: Vintage, for sale in my Etsy shop