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Casual summer dress and sneakers

affordable dresses
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Wearing: silver bamboo hoops / sunglasses / silver moon necklace (old, also love this one) / blue dress (under $50) / denim jacket / gemstone bracelets (local designer, under $50) / spring nail polish / handbag / sneakers /

How cute is this summer dress! Since I lost a lot of weight, I am in the process of slowly replacing my wardrobe. One of the items I needed was a casual, go-to summer dress I can dress up or down depending on the occasion. I was thrilled when I spotted this dress, which is available in several colors and is under $50. Love that!

There were so many colors to choose from, but I ultimately chose blue because I love blue! This dress has short sleeves and a flattering twist design at the waist. It fits really well, and I found it to be comfortable for day-long wear. I definitely need to snap up another one in a different color!

It was a cool and casual day when I decided to wear my new dress. To keep myself warm, I opted for my trusty denim jacket and for walking, I chose these funky sneakers. This turned out to be a really comfortable outfit! I normally don’t think of wearing a dress as comfy, but this one shattered my preconceived notion! I look forward to wearing it casually this summer, as well as pairing the dress with wedge espadrilles for a dressier look. It will also look cute with sandals, flip flops, and flats. Love!

If you are looking for a casual dress under $50, I highly recommend this one! There are so many colors to choose from!

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Have you ever bought something and been surprised how comfortable it turned out to be?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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BAF Weekly IT List

spring street style trends

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / small top handle bag / bright blue blazer / spring nail polish / foundation powder / classic satchel / straw tote / small red hobo bag /

It was the week of the handbag! This week everyone is looking for a fabulous bag to wear now and well into the summer season. This straw tote bag is once again, a hot bag to own. If you already snapped one up last year, or the year before, you are all set! If not, this is a classic designer straw tote which happens to fit into the summer 2022 straw bag trend. Love that!

Soft and squishy handbags are hot right now too. Look for a classic one like this satchel, or an on trend soft hobo. Another hot handbag trend right is the small or micro bag trend. I can’t do ultra-mini, but this small top handle bag fits the trend while still fitting a phone and wallet. Whew!

Need a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day or graduation? These fabulous gemstone bracelets are perfect, plus they are under $50. I love that they are made here in San Jose by a local designer. Love!

My favorite trend of the season is the return of the power suit and blazers. This bright blue blazer is ideal for wearing with matching bottoms, or over jeans. This summer we will see blazers over shorts and dresses. Love this trend!

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What are you loving for spring and summer right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Affordable summer dress

affordable summer dress
summer dress under $50
mansur gavriel sun tote pink patent leather
dresses under $50

Wearing: sunglasses / statement earrings / print wrap dress (under $50) / gemstone bracelets (under $50) / pink tote (old, also love this one) / spring nail polish / slingback heels / biker shorts / tank top /

It’s dress season! I wore this wrap dress to a daytime tea event last weekend, and it worked out perfectly! Time got away from me, so I needed to find a dress pronto; this one arrived within 48 hours of me ordering it! Plus, it was under $50. Love that!

While I dressed it up for the event with slingback heels, this affordable summer dress can also be worn with sandals or espadrilles for a casual look in the warm summer months. I’m looking forward to styling it in different ways this season!

How cute is this tote bag? I am very sad that Mansur Gavriel only made it for two seasons. It is a handy tote bag which is strong and can carry a lot inside! I had to carry teacups to the event I attended, so this tote was perfect because I could fit three tea settings inside as well as my wallet, keys, and phone. While this tote isn’t for sale any longer, I did link to one that is equally practical and very cute. Hope you love it if you are in the market for a smaller, workhorse tote.

Wrap dresses can be a pain on windy days, so I always wear biker shorts and a tank top underneath my wrap dress. The day I wore this dress, also happened to be very windy! I was quite thankful for my biker shorts, haha.

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Have you ever had to purchase a dress last minute? This is a good one to keep in mind! There are a few additional fabric choices too if this green print isn’t your thing. I am thinking of picking up another one in a different fabric for the summer. This dress is so easy to dress up or down, I love a versatile piece; especially when it is under $50!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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