Graduation Dress Dilemma

Dresses, dresses and more dresses.

Between looking for dresses for Katie’s many senior activities and myself, I’ve seen a lot of dresses recently.

I bought this really pretty lace dress at the J Crew Factory Store planning to wear it to graduation.

Floral Lace Shift Dress

If you’re a blonde like I am then  there’s a good chance you probably look good in this color blue. Kent always likes it on me. ♥

I’m planning to wear these shoes from Nordstrom and of course I’ll add a necklace of some sort.

BP Sandals

 I’ve also found a couple of dresses at Target that I really like.

Solid Tiered Babydoll dress / necklace / lace up wedge

This little black babydoll dress is really cute and soooo comfy. It feels more like a nightgown than a dress and on a hot summer day it’s absolute heaven. It has the cutest fringe on the bottom and that’s what really attracted me to it. I actually had shown it to Katie as a possibility for her and she wasn’t interested so we didn’t get it. Fast forward to last month when I was sitting in the airport and I saw a woman walk by in it and recognized the dress. I decided right then when I got home I was getting it for myself.  Now here’s the ironic part…before I even had an opportunity to wear it, Katie wore it. Guess she decided she liked it after all.


I find myself reaching for the cute wooden tassel necklace I have on with it A LOT. It’s from Accessory Concierge, (no affiliation) a little boutique in Dallas that carries a lot of cute and unique jewelry styles. I’ve ordered several necklaces from them and wear them all the time. Adding a necklace like this can really make an outfit.

Now I’m having second thoughts about maybe just wearing this to graduation. Things are rather casual out here in California and pretty much anything goes so I think this would work just as well.

Favorite denim jacket

I think this looked equally as cute when I threw on my favorite denim jacket. I really do love this particular jacket. It’s the perfect weight and so comfortable, not at all binding and bulky feeling.

I’m still loving these shoes from Macy’s and find myself reaching for them frequently.

American Rag Lace-up Wedge

They are perfect paired with dresses, jeans and cropped pants and the heel is just the right height. The lace up works really well for someone like myself with narrow feet. 


Crochet Shift Dress

Don’t judge this dress by this picture, it’s so much cuter in person. It totally looks like a dress you’d find by Free People but at a fraction of the price. I bought this one and it hits me right above the knee so it’s a much better length than on the girl in the picture. I bought this one to wear for Baccalaureate which happens to coincide on the same day as Senior Sunday at our church.


This precious off the shoulder dress has nothing to do with my choices and decisions, it just caught my eye while I was looking through all the dresses on the Target website so I thought I’d show it to you. Maybe you’ve been looking for something similar or want to try this trend.

Off Shoulder Dress

Off the shoulder and cold shoulder styles are really big this season. I often hear various trainers and people in the fashion industry talking about how a woman’s shoulders are one of her best assets. They allow a woman to show a little skin with out being inappropriate and yet a little flirty.

This off the shoulder dress is super cute and could easily be a dress worn to lunch with sandals or add a cute wedge for a date night. I love it. I’m always amazed at the selection of dresses I find on the Target site that aren’t available in stores. It’s really a shame they don’t carry more in store because the online choices are amazing.

So help me out…

Do I wear the blue lace dress I originally bought for graduation or the black dress?

If we still lived in the southeast I’d definitely go with the blue, but I’m actually a little afraid I might be overdressed if I wear it here.

#dilemma #help

Happy Wednesday!

Hope you’re enjoying this short week. 





  1. June 1, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I never thought of looking on the Target website for dresses. They do have some cute styles. Both of your dresses are beautiful and would be appropriate for graduation. I am having the same issue with my dresses for my daughter's graduation. I'm waiting to see what the weather looks like on Saturday. Also, I loved your Try it on Tuesdays series. You picked out some very nice clothes. I liked the pleated CeCe dress on you.

  2. June 2, 2016 / 12:35 am

    Hi Kathy!!! Thank you so much for finding my blog and commenting with such kind words. Good luck with your dress dilemma;) and all the graduation festivities.

  3. June 2, 2016 / 2:25 am

    Those are both adorable dresses and I love that shade of blue…but I think you're right that the black one with the shoes/accessories you chose would be perfect for attending a California graduation ceremony. It's a win-win though – you can't go wrong with either of them. 🙂

  4. June 2, 2016 / 4:17 am

    Thanks Sandra!!! And I know how much you love blue 😉 ?

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