It seems like every couple of months, I come up with my own dress wish list. A few months ago, it was spring dresses for Italy. Now it’s a dress wish list of things that I wish were in my closet but don’t have a reason for them to be there, basically.
With all the sales going on this weekend, I kept hoping I might be able to snag some super awesome deals. Alas, I have expensive taste and I wasn’t ready to pull the trigger on any of these dresses yet. But, I’ll keep watching/waiting/stalking. I always find good deals when I least expect them. After all, I was able to pick up three of the dresses off my last wish list.
Disclosure: This post is completely superficial and contains shopstyle links that may earn me a few pennies towards a future adventure.
Dress Wish List: Please Go On (Further) Sale:
When I posted this graphic, I sudden realized that I have a style. Fit and flare is the name of my game. I love colors. Bold colors. Bright colors. Soft colors. I’m a color kind of girl. (I honestly think this list is inspired by the fact that I feel like everything I’ve been wearing lately is black. BOO. While I love a little black dress, I’m the kind of girl that always has colors on her dress wish list. (My sister is the exact opposite. My mom and I have been trying to teach her.)
Also – ever since my wedding dress – I’ve been in love with off the shoulder dresses. I always thought I would be a strapless kind of girl, but that’s really not my look. I love the elegance of a good off the shoulder dress. I never expected to love it as much as I do.
Lela Rose dot dress // Lela Rose Rose Gold dress // Lela Rose – Off the Shoulder Dress // Lela Rose mint dress
Dress Wish List: Need a Reason to Wear (But Don’t Have One)
Alexander McQueen mint gown // Lela Rose lipstick gown // Alexander McQueen red off the shoulder gown //
Lela Rose purple gown // Shoshanna navy and white striped gown
As a former pageant girl, I have an affinity for evening gowns. I used to have a closet full of them. (You can never have too many formal gowns?) I rarely have a reason to wear one anymore, but if I did… these dresses would be at the top of my list. We actually came home to a wedding invitation for a black tie wedding, so maybe I can convince my husband to go… but it’s a destination wedding, so we’ll see.
Side note: I recently snagged a basic black Alexander McQueen dress on super sale at Last Call. I’m obsessed with the quality. It hangs perfectly, it sits perfectly when you sit down and doesn’t ride up, and it doesn’t wrinkle. It’s a FANTASTIC work travel dress.
Dress Wish List – Simple, Fun Summer Dresses
J Crew blue and white striped dress // MDS stripes dress // MDS stripes dress
// Kate Spade chevron dress // Milly one-shoulder gown
I feel like the most basic of the basic with my love of stripes, but these dresses just make me think of cool, lazy days on the coast (and candy stripers, if I’m being totally honest). I’ve never purchased any dresses from MDS, J. Crew, or Club Monaco, so I can’t vouch for the quality. I did find this black and white dress at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago and it’s REALLY well made. I’ve always been impressed with Milly’s quality, too.
Even though I haven’t found any dresses to buy, I’ve definitely set up alerts on all my favorites… here’s to snagging some end of summer deals (and a black tie wedding!), hopefully!
Bri @ My Life As says
These are all super cute! I really love 3 & 4 in the first set and 4 in the last set.
Katie Elizabeth says
Give me ALL the dresses! I am pretty much drooling over that gorgeous Alexander McQueen green gown – so Princess Kate!
That floral off-the-shoulder dress is so pretty! It would be nice to wear to a wedding. And I love the long blue gingham dress from Nordstrom. If only I were a little bit (read: a lot) taller! Did you ever find the perfect summer dress to purchase (aside from what you bought at TJ Maxx)?