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Outfit: Dress Colorfully

dress (on sale!) // purse (also on sale!)  // sunnies // wedges

I (insert expletive) love this dress. I apologize in advance for the number of times you are going to see it on Instagram and here on the blog. I have already photographed it twice, the photos above and again while in Paris (#sorrynotsorry). There is nothing better than a dress that makes you feel amazing and perfectly captures your aesthetic.

I fell in love with this print last fall when Kate Spade presented it at fashion week. I dreamed about it all winter, and when it was finally released this spring, I contemplated selling a kidney to buy it right away. But my wise friend Jen advised me to wait for it to go on sale, plus Kate Spade offers no international shipping so it takes some maneuvering to even get it over here.

Then one day the stars aligned. Not only did the dress go on sale (with an additional percentage off, which Nordstrom always matches FYI), but it did so at exactly the moment Jen was traveling back home to New York. Being the good friend that she is, she let me ship it to her in New York and brought it back with her to Florence.

I am so glad I waited. This dress fits me perfectly and makes me oh-so happy. It was a great purchase and I can’t wait to wear it for years to come. And I definitely need a fun Suite escape coat to pair with it for the fall!

I definitely stand out in Florence wearing this, but who cares, I love to dress colorfully!