H&M Off-the-Shoulder Peasant Dress

I’ve really re-embraced summer over the last few days, and what girl doesn’t love a good frilly summer dress, right?  Last week I was over it…this week…ehhh… I have to confess that the catalyst for this shift in my fashion mindset is the SEVEN taped up boxes of fall clothes lining the hall outside of my room.  Fabrice informed me that it is SWELTERING in Atlanta.  I am checking two bags, and carrying one bag on my flight and everything else has to be packed up and shipped.  That being said I was forced to make some practical decisions about what would be in the suitcases, and what would be in the boxes.  Obviously, anything resembling fall had to go into the boxes, and all things summer went into the suitcases.  So here I am back in my summer groove rocking a summer dress, and smiling…

When I saw this dress on the clearance rack at H&M for only $15, I had to have it and of course it has been sitting in the closet on the hanger ever since! I have a thing for off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, but the are less than functional.  If the construction and fabrication aren’t just right, every time you lift your arms you’re having to fuss with your sleeves and pull them back down. It’s a pain! But when it’s done right, they fall right back into place and the sleeves on this dress are perfect!

Dress: H&M | Shoes: Nine West (ancient) | Necklace: Forever 21 “Ethnic Emblem” | Earrings: Forever 21| Sunnies: H&M | Bag: thrifted (Goodwill)

I kept the accessories pretty simple… my Forever 21 “Ethnic Emblem Necklace” (not sure how i feel about that name..LOL!), my Forever 21 giant hoop earrings, and a couple silver bracelets (including the H&M bangle), and simple black strappy sandals…OH!!!! and my latest thrift store bag.

The style of the bag is very simple, but the leather is like BUTTER, and the color is fabulous. It looks more like a true white in this picture, but it’s actually more of an oyster color, which means it will transition to Fall quite well…trust me… it will! It is also nice and roomy inside. I can slide my laptop right in, which is great. I hate having to carry a separate bag for my laptop. Gotta love when fashion meets function! I could also slide a few magazines in there including my 600 PAGE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF IN STYLE!!!! Just got it today, and I can’t wait to curl up in the bed with it tonight!

If you look closely, you will notice that one of the little dangly things on the bottom of my necklace has fallen off. I guess that explains the $6.80 price tag. Oh well! I thing I am just going to remove all the rest of them and keep on truckin!

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