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 Dress: Target, Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target, Necklace: Calico, Lipstick: Certainly Red by Revlon

This dress was one of my favorite purchases this summer. Despite having 3 jobs over the summer, I had to be super careful about spending money and saving due to getting a new apartment so I tried to only pick out pieces I really loved whenever I went shopping. At first I was nervous about wearing this because every time I did, it attracted a lot of attention. I don't think it will once I'm back in Philly, but I try not to let that affect my choices when it comes to personal style when I am in my hometown. The older I get, the more I realize that others opinions over things such as personal style shouldn't really matter too much. 

Do you let the town/place you're at define what you wear? Or do you try and not take that into consideration?


  1. Wow such a gorgeous dress and the pop of red with the heels is amazing, takes the whole look to the next level!!

  2. It attracts a lot of attention, because you look gorgeous in it! So chic and sassy, you look great in a maxi! ^_^

  3. You look breathtaking in this maxi dress!

  4. Love this dress, and you should definitely not care what others think! (Besides, you always look adorable!)

  5. I know what you mean about letting your environment affect what you wear - it's one of the things I really like about having moved across the country from my hometown - I feel like no one knows me here so I can be whatever I truly want to be without having anyone's expectations decide how I behave or dress.


  6. So pretty! I love the bits of red that you added.

  7. I love a good maxi dress, and this one is going to serve you well going into fall. I love pairing mine with a scarf and a leather jacket, or booties and a cardigan. Sometimes it can be hard to ignore what other people think, but going with your gut usually makes you feel the best.

  8. This is such a beautiful dress, and so flattering on you! It's a good thing to stand-out and attract positive attention :)

    xo honestly, b.

  9. This dress is gorgeous! Also, the shoes! I almost bought them at Target, but I decided to hold out for when they went on clearance and then they were gone. Not like I need red sandals, but they sure are cute!

    I try not to worry too much about what others will think of the way I dress. I just never know what to say when people make comments that aren't quite compliments, like "wow, you must be very confident to wear such bright colors!" Um... thanks?

  10. It drew a lot of attention bc it's rockin'! Nice to meet you Chelsea, thanks for stopping by Patti Cake! Sooo, both our names are Chelse(y)-or (a), we both have black and white striped dresses, and we both LUVEEEE Tabasco! Kismet!

  11. this dress is STUNNING!!!!! :)

  12. I agree, sometimes I let where I'm affect my choices. Especially work and school. but I stepped out of that box. And it's important to have a budget . You look gorgeous in the dress

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  13. I am in love with stripes!

    Great look!


  14. I love how bold and graphic it is, and yet how versitile I bet this dress can be. Sometimes I feel that where I am will dictate what I wear. Soe of that is common sense- weather changes and whether the outfit is work appropriate or not. But other times I too want to ignore the stares and just wear what I love, so good on you!

    Also, um, has anyone ever told you that you look a bit like Gwyneth Paltrow? Because you do!


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