Have you ever seen something on a commercial, in an ad or on someone and became obsessed with finding it? I have no shame asking someone on the street or the train where they got something, and searching for it until I track it down! Just call me a ‘stealthy shopper’. A few months ago I spotted this nautical striped dress on a TJ Maxx commercial and immediately became obsessed with finding it. I Googled every version of the phrase “striped maxi dress with vertical red stripe” (the dress in the commercial had a red stripe down the front and back) and finally found it – the Maggy London Nautical Stripe Maxi Dress! I love this dress! It runs a bit large so size down if you’re planning to buy it (here and here). I had to pair it with a wide belt to cinch the waist. Also, it’s a bit thin and sheer so you have to wear something underneath (I wore leggings), and it runs a tad short for a maxi dress so if you’re tall, that’s something you want to consider too.
I wore the dress pre-Fourth of July, paired with striped Bottega Veneta sandals, and a red Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, to get into the patriotic spirit a day early.
How was your Fourth of July?
Dress: Maggy London Nautical Stripe Maxi Dress here and here
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Special Salma Satchel (old, but similar similar here and here)
Sandals: Bottega Veneta Three-tone leather sandals (black patent versions here, here and here)
Chevron belt: Via Spiga (old, but similar here)
Bracelets: Landver Multi Chain Bracelet With Chunky Stones (similar here), Gina G. for Peacock Park Design “I’d Rather be in Paris” bracelet from The Attic – Coronado
Earrings: Topshop (old, but similar here and here)
Nails: essie Nail Color in Turquoise & Caicos; Toes: American Apparel Neon Nail Lacquer in Neon Red