Monday, August 28, 2017

My $4.00 H&M Dress


 In an earlier fashion post I mentioned that when we were in Illinois for the birth of my granddaughter my husband and I went to a nearby mall while our daughter was resting.  It happened to be the 4th of July weekend, so all the stores were having HUGE holiday sales.  I picked up a cute blush sleeveless top  and this dress for only $4.00 each!  I remember asking myself when I saw the sales sign "Are my eyes deceiving me?".  Because I thought it was the prettiest, most unique dress!  I could envision all the multitude of ways I could wear it...alone, with a jacket, dressed up or down.  It was available in blush, gold, blue, and black too!





It is a shift dress made of the prettiest fabric I ever did see.  It is a shimmery, crinkle material.  It is very lightweight:  so it's cool and comfy.  I did add a slip under mine the day I wore it, but I don't think that would be necessary with the darker colors.


 I absolutely LOVE the shimmer in this dress.  It is so pretty IRL.  And the shift style is my favorite style of dress!  If you desire more shape, you could add a belt.  You could also add a blazer, jacket, or cardigan to get more structure.


 On this day, I wore my dress to church, lunch, and then to a local park to take some pictures.  I wore the jacket inside the church because I don't feel comfortable having my shoulders exposed at church.  That, and the air conditioning usually bothers me.  When I was at the park, I had my hat on and I only put the jacket on for photographs because it was hot and sunny!



My hat is old.  I think I picked it up at JCPenney for only 97 cents a season or two ago.  Hats are always something I look for at the end of the season, because the clearance prices are amazing!


Even though I can see this dress worn in a multitude of ways, on this day I kept everything "earthy".  I wore earth tone make-up colors, a nude lip color, carried a brown cross body saddle bag, brown sunglasses, and silver and golden brown jewelry.



My shoes are also new.  They have all their sandals on clearance and I picked up this cute suede pair for $16.97.  I love the tassel shoe laces!   I couldn't find this exact pair on-line, but THIS PAIR is very similar.


If you're interested in this dress, it is still available HERE for only $10.00!  I would size down too, cause they run big!  For size reference, I have a medium on. 



I can't leave without showing you this picture and sharing a funny little story.  There was a floating pier at the boat dock.  My husband thought it would be great if I walked to the end of the pier and he could take my picture with just the water in the background.  But the second I stepped on the pier I got vertigo so bad because the pier shook so badly!  I literally couldn't even move to get off the pier and started going hysterical because I was so dizzy.  My husband had to turn me around and hold on to me till I was safe on solid ground.  I then asked him to walk to the end of pier, but he also had problems with vertigo.  He managed to take a few photos, including this one of me laughing at him from the safety of the shore.  Wow! What a weird experience.  Have you ever been on a floating pier before?  It's certainly not an experience I care to repeat!


Have a Great Day!  Amy

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36 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this outfit, Amy, love how you've accessorised with the earthy tones. It's perfect.
    The dress is so pretty and flattering and what a bargain too!
    Love also the setting you've chosen with the dress, the pictures are stunning ... And perhaps worth your hubby's touch of vertigo?!!
    Well done.

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    1. Thanks so much! The pictures were a challenge. LOL! You should have seen me trying to get down to the river bank wearing these sandals!

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  2. Only $4!!! What a great deal, Amy!

    Thanks for joining us at Thursday Moda Linkup :)
    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  3. That's better than some of the deals I get at the thrift store, Amy!!
    And it's gorgeous!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I know right? It was unbelievable! I think it was a combination of too much stock and a holiday, because I've never seen anything like this before!

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  4. Goodness, I love this dress, too! Cannot believe the price tag. We had an H&M open in our area a few months ago - sounds like I need to start checking them out!

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    1. Thanks Jennie! I know, right? I think I was just lucky. I actually almost didn't buy this dress because I thought it was too fancy for my lifestyle. Then I thought, for $4.00 even if I never wear it anywhere, it's worth the price to get a fashion post out of it. But then I was able to dress it down a bit to fit my casual lifestyle, so I did get to wear it! I'm looking forward to styling it in many other ways! Be prepared to see a lot more of this dress!

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  5. Wow, Jennie, you found a great dress! I love the way you have accessorized it, and put it to multiple use already.Thanks for linking up, XO.

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. It's Amy, you must have seen Jennie's name above and typed it by accident. Thanks so much, I think it's a very versatile dress and I should be able to create a lot of different looks with it!

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  6. What an amazing steal! Such a cute dress on you!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  7. That is THE prettiest dress for a super-bargain price!
    I have culottes in the same fabric and love them to bits.
    Thank you for linking up!
    xxx
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Fake it until you make it! Style Tips & Fun with Fashion, over 40

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    1. Thanks Samantha! I'd love to see those culottes!

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  8. What a great score on that dress! I love the way you styled it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. WOW this millennial pink crinkled metallic dress is so pretty and unique and can be worn any season. I think the other colors you described were great too. You should have bought them all or at least the black one too, for 4 bucks. Love it with the fun hat and all the earthy accessories for a monochromatic look.

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    1. Thanks so much! My husband wanted me to buy the black, but I have so many black dresses as it is! I didn't buy more because at the time I wasn't sure how much use I'd even get out of this one because the material is so "fancy". Since then, I realized how I can change the look through outer wear and accessories.

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  10. Such a pretty dress. It will be great for evenings too with that shimmer. New years Eve too an option. Daytime lunch with a navy jacket. I think you've got a real find there.

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    1. Thank you, yes, it'd be great for New Years Eve if I can find a great jacket to go over the shoulders as it's usually bitter cold here that time of year. A navy jacket is a great idea too! I'll keep my eyes open for one!

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  11. What a fantastic bargain that dress is! It looks fab with the jacket and hat. I've never been on a floating pier but just using the elevators at work makes me dizzy!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you! It was my first experience too....and my last! Yikes! That was scary!

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  12. This is such a pretty dress, and I love how you styled it! Such an amazing price too!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  13. That dress is gorgeous on you and such a great find! I love the shimmer!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  14. Wow. what a steal! I love the blush tone and it looks great on you, really love it with the light denim jacket
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica! The color really sold me on this dress!

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  15. Such a cute dress, Amy! Love how you styled it and I can see it is completely versatile! Great purchase! I am totally crushing on those shoes too!

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I'm looking forward to all the different ways I can style this dress!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This dress is a great find and you look great in it! The price is incredible!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I got lucky being in the right place at the right time and finding this gem!

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  17. I cannot believe this dress was only $4! It is so pretty

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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    1. I know! I got so lucky! Thanks so much!

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