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My Favorite Dress for Summer Vacation

Happy Monday, friends!

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was nothing short of amazing—I spent 48 hours in Charleston with three of my best friends from college. I’ll be sharing more about our trip soon—and updating my Charleston travel guide—to give you some ideas in case you have a trip planned there soon. (And, if you don’t, definitely book one now!)

This week is a bit nuts for me—coming back from vacation, I always feel like I am playing catch up, and on top of that, I’m leaving town again this Friday to head to Palm Beach, Florida! Before then, I have a lot of day job work to power through and my little sister graduates from high school on Thursday. Despite what will sure be a lack of sleep, it should be a really fun and memorable week.

In the spirit of vacation, I wanted to pop in here today and share with you my favorite dress for summer vacation this year. Added bonus—it’s only $20! More funds for cocktails on the beach? #score


forever 21 dresses for summer vacation

A few weeks ago before Miami, I went to the mall one Thursday night to find a couple of outfits for vacation. I generally avoid Forever 21 these days, but for some reason, figured I should pop in to see if I could find a few trendy pieces that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

(Note that I took this same approach last summer, and picked up what has become one of my favorite summer dresses in my wardrobe!)

After wading through a sea of crop tops, I spotted this pink palm floral OTS number in the Contemporary section of the store and knew it had to be mine! I’ve searched high and low for it online, and unfortunately, I’m not sure F21 ever put it on their website. However, it is definitely still in stores—so look in your Contemporary section if you want to scout it in-person. This option online is essentially the same dress, but a fun yellow floral pattern.

A note on sizing—I initially bought a medium and was really happy with the way it fit. However, after washing the dress in cold water and air drying, it ended up fitting a tad tighter than the initial fit, which I liked more. So, if I could do it again, I’d buy the large and shrink it in the wash.

PS—my favorite Steve Madden Indi Sandals are marked down to $66! They run true to size—I bought a 7.

forever 21 dresses for summer vacation

*** SHOP THIS POST ***
Forever 21 Dress—similar here, here, here, here, and here for under $30!
Steve Madden Indi Sandal—currently on sale!
J Crew Factory Gold Link Bracelet
Revlon Lipstick
Ray Ban Original Aviators
Dogeared Pearl Necklace

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Photos by Brittany Marie Photography

forever 21 dresses for summer vacation

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14 Comments

  1. Elle sees wrote:

    That is such a pretty dress! And a great find, too! Happy Monday, doll!

    Published 6.12.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much! x

      Published 6.24.17
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  2. Girl, I am def jealous of all of your jetsetting! Loving this dress on you.

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com/

    Published 6.12.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much! I am home for a while now ;]

      Published 6.24.17
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  3. Gentry wrote:

    I totally thought this dress was Show Me Your Mumu- it is designer looking! You know I’m loving the floral print- it will be perfect for your palm beach trip! Have fun!

    Published 6.12.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! It would be perfect on you – obviously! x

      Published 6.24.17
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  4. Sarah wrote:

    I may have to go check out some of the new summer pieces at Forever 21! Looking forward to reading your Charleston guide–I’m hoping to plan a trip there for October (gotta love those Jet Blue deals).

    xo,
    Sarah
    http://www.dctoat.com

    Published 6.12.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much lately! I have a Charleston guide up! I will share more about our most recent trip though :]

      Published 6.24.17
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  5. Jacqueline wrote:

    Forever 21 takes a lot of patience…glad you found a gem there! You look fab!

    Published 6.12.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much, lady! x

      Published 6.24.17
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  6. I have those shoes too, (without the pearls, which now I wish I had too!) and that dress is so cute. There are some great finds in the F21 contemporary section. Glad you had such a fun time in Charleston!!

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

    Published 6.13.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much, lady! xo

      Published 6.24.17
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  7. Alissa wrote:

    Love the dress/sandal combo on you! I always love items from F21 that bloggers wear but I avoid the store, too. There’s always SO much stuff and it’s usually a mess and makes me nervous lol

    Alissa
    http://www.naturallymeblog.com/

    Published 6.21.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much! I have to be in the MOOD to go in there! It’s so overwhelming.

      Published 6.24.17
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