$20 Dress Two Ways

We just got a nice, new H&M at our outlets so the first weekend it was opened you know I had to check it out. Let me just tell you that H&M has really upped their game. I would pop into one from time to time, but not on the regular. They have so many good sweaters and dresses and a lot of great work wear options for such a reasonable price. I think the quality is a lot better than it was once upon a time too.

I found this dress and tried it on and really liked it, but they didn’t have my size so I went home and ordered it. They have free shipping on orders over $40, so I found a few more things to try, and added them to my cart. One of the other things I found was this pull on skirt that is absolutely perfect for layering under a longer tunic sweater for a really cute look.

I paired the dress with tall black boots and really like the look, but you could just as easily pull on some black tights and a suede block heel pump or bootie for a warmer outcome.

This dress has a keyhole back with one button and a little gather that’s really cute from behind.

Once I had it and tried it on, I had an ah-ha moment and grabbed a belt to give it a little more structure and a tunic feel then tried that with my Spanx Faux Leather Leggings. How cute would this be for a party? I wanted a new pair of black booties this year so I grabbed these during the Nordstrom sale this past summer. I love the deep cut on the outside of the foot that elongates the side of the leg and the heel height is pretty much perfect for me. They are just a little over 3″. So many of the booties have a 4″ heel and for me that extra inch makes a huge difference in the comfort for walking and standing. I can do both in these without my feet screaming for mercy. I’m not sure how I used to wear heels all day and stand on my feet when I worked in a bank.

I added my big bauble necklace and a black clutch to finish the look and was good to go. I’d say for $20 this dress is a score!





  1. November 28, 2018 / 7:13 am

    I love both looks, Lisa! Our H&M is hit or miss, but I do think that their office wear is pretty descent.

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:24 am

      I think a lot of their stuff is, you just have to hunt. Thanks girlie! XO

  2. Living on Cloud Nine
    November 28, 2018 / 8:13 am

    What a fabulous find! And one heck of a deal. Little classy with snazzy going on here pretty friend! xo

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thanks friend! You’d look dynamite in this dress!!!

  3. November 28, 2018 / 10:13 am

    Oh my oh my, so cute and stylish at the same time! How versatile is that dress. We don’t have the shop on the island and they don’t ship here from the UK so all I can do is look at your elegant styling from afar …
    Hugs, Mary x.

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Thanks Mary! I’m not usually very good at styling multiple ways, so I was pretty excited about this. XO

  4. November 28, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    I love this both ways!!! I think it’s dressy enough in both but totally gives off a different vibe each way, too. Flawless, as usual!

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:22 am

      I know, right?! I love it when something is priced so great and looks good too. Happy weekend! XO

  5. Kellyann
    November 28, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    You look like a million bucks in this $20 dress my friend! And that hair!!!! Gorgeous! I like it both ways. What a great dress. The boys like H&M and I got a great sweater there last year.

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Well thanks girl! Come see me and I’ll take you to the outlets. ?

  6. leaculp
    November 28, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I do like the dress but I really like your hair best of all. All that volume is so attractive. A great look!

  7. Heather Bramlett
    November 29, 2018 / 3:10 am

    That dress looks great on you. I can’t decide which way I like it best. Both are just to cute.

  8. November 29, 2018 / 3:13 am

    That is such a cute dress, what a bargain! It looks so nice on you worn both ways 🙂 We have H&M here in Brisbane but I still haven’t been in for a browse!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! It’s been hot and dusty here, so very summery! Thankfully the crazy winds have died down 🙂

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    • November 30, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Hi Mica! Thank you! Is H&M actually based there? I may be totally making that up. LOL Have a great weekend!! XO

      • November 30, 2018 / 1:12 pm

        No it’s based in Europe isn’t it? We only got it here a couple years ago! 🙂

  9. November 29, 2018 / 3:22 am

    Love this look ! That dress ? and those black boots !

  10. Cheryl Tucker
    November 29, 2018 / 5:53 am

    This is a really cute look! We have an H&M but like you I wondered about the quality. I think you can find great things there though!

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Hi Cheryl! Thank you! Yep, I think I need to pop in there more. Happy weekend!!! XO

  11. November 29, 2018 / 6:59 am

    It looks so cute on you dear, especially on the first outfit. Love the OTK boots combo.
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  12. November 29, 2018 / 8:45 am

    I love both ways you styled it! I’ve had a lot of luck with H&M in the past when it comes to their dresses. Your cute hair has me wanting to cut my hair a bit shorter. 😀

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Brooke! I actually just texted my girl yesterday…I’m ready to take a few inches off…it’s so stinkin’ heavy.

  13. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    November 29, 2018 / 10:59 am

    I just pinned this outfit, I love it so much! I love the gold colors (my fave color!) and the spanx leather leggings look so nice with it. I’m actually thinking about getting a pair soon, everyone keeps raving on and on about them. Our outlet just opened a new H&M and it is 2 stories! Oh lordy! ha!


    • November 30, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Well thanks Carrie! You need to go ahead and get the Spanx. I think you’ll love them and wear them a ton.

  14. November 29, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    That dress is beautiful! The pattern is so pretty! H&M has really upped their game in the last few years, especially the quality. That dress was a really good buy!

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Thanks Laura! I agree…I’m actually thinking I need to pop in regularly!

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Thanks Jennie! It’s at our outlets, so I assume it’s an outlet? Maybe more of a Factory Store? That seems to be the thing these days. Who knows. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy weekend! XO

  15. Nicole F
    December 1, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    I really like this dress on you. Perfect colors and your hair was perfection in this photo :P)

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks so much Nicole! Hope you had a great weekend!

    • December 7, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks Ruth. I love the colors too. Happy weekend!

  16. jess
    December 5, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Gorgeous styling Lisa! I love the black and gold this time of year, and those Spanx look amazing on you. Love it with the boots too! I have to love black and gold, they are Steeler’s Colors! 🙂
    jess xx
    thanks for linking!

    • December 7, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks Jess. Too funny about the black and gold. Go Steeler’s. ?

    • December 8, 2018 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you Emma! You would love the leggings and they’d look so good on you. Go for it. XO

  17. December 10, 2018 / 5:57 am

    Lisa, I absolutely love the pattern on this dress and this style pairs perfectly with knee high boots! Both are really great looks. This post will be featured on tomorrow’s #SpreadTheKindness Link Up. Thanks so much for joining!


    • December 11, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Thank you Shelbee for the kind words and the feature. So fun! XO

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