Striped Dress for Now and Later

Hey friends! I hope you’re having a great week. I placed an order at Target recently and ordered a few dresses. I saw this striped dress and thought it would be good for now and later. This has been quite the year, and by ‘this’ I don’t mean 2021, I mean the last 12 months. We’re going into the 11th month of this “era”. I don’t know about you, but I’ve done less shopping in the last 12 months that any other year. I’ve really tried not to buy much. That being said, it’s not realistic that we aren’t going to purchase any new items for our closets. What is a good idea, is to purchase things that are versatile and have longevity. A striped dress for now and later is a piece that falls into that category.

Thanks heavens our friends at Target continue to come through with pieces that are nice quality, on trend and a good price point. What did we do before Che’ Tarjet? (I may have totally spelled that wrong😜) This dress has the sweet puff sleeve that is so on trend. I’m here to tell you that I’m totally here for that trend. I loved my shoulder pads back in the day, and I think the puff sleeves, give a little of that same vibe. They came on strong in the fall, and it looks like they are sticking around for spring. #praisehands

A long tee shirt dress is a closet classic, and a striped one is even better. I love stripes. A lot of people feel like stripes aren’t flattering, but I always found that to be false. I think stripes are actually very flattering. A dress like this also lends itself to layering, and what better piece to add than a good denim jacket. The one I’m currently loving is from Chico’s. I love both the cut and fabric, and it comes in regular and petite. I have the regular, and love the fit, but I could probably have also easily worn the petite.

So now I want to talk about something you don’t see. What’s underneath the dress. I received some new shapewear from a company called Honeylove. It’s based here in California and is the brain child of a woman who was a professional singer and could never find the kind shapewear she really liked. She worked for two years on the design of these pieces, and I’ve gotta’ say, she did a great job. I received the LiftWear Cami and the SuperPower Short. Both are truly great pieces. When I’m wearing a dress with a closer silhouette, I often like to make sure everything is tucked in all nice and neat. Nobody wants to look bumpy and lumpy. These are also great pieces to have for dressy occasions and special events. I wore some pieces very similar under my Mother of the Groom dress, and felt much more confident than I would have without it. Check out the Honeylove site and use my code COAST10 for 10% off. If you want more details, I’m sharing these two in my Instagram stories today.

Did I convince you that a striped dress is good for now and later? I hope so. If stripes aren’t for you, this dress comes in a handful of solids too.

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