Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Spring Favorite

One of my favorite wardrobe items for Spring and Summer has always been the casual dress. I have a hard time finding casual dresses because of the style of most, but I still love them. For example, "the town gown" that Old Navy has the ridiculous advertisements for-It is so very cute, but I am just a little too short and fluffy for that particular style. I don't need a dress that is going to make me look shorter and fluffier. However, if I were tall and thin you better bet I would have one in every color. Scratch that-if I were tall and thin I would probably walk around naked. Now you know why God didn't ever intend for me to be tall and thin! :)

Anyway, back to casual dresses! I haven't added any dresses to my Spring wardrobe yet, but I thought I would share of few I found on-line today. To be honest with you, I had a hard time finding exactly what I wanted to share, but I think you get the idea from the dresses below.



The two dresses above are both from Wal-Mart! Wal-Mart? I know I was surprised too! I found them on-line for $15.00 each! What a steal!

The above dress is from Macys.com. It is currently on sale for around $45.

This dress is also from Macy's. I'm not crazy about the neck line, but I thought the dress had a beautiful shape and would be very flattering to most figures. It is more expensive retailing at around $124, but hopefully it will go on sale soon!

Looking for a cute Spring dress on a budget? Here are my favorite places to search.
  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Kohls
  • Old Navy
  • Ann Taylor Loft (sale rack)
  • TJ Maxx
  • E-bay
Happy Hunting!!!!

28 comments:

Niki said...

Love the 2 from Walmart! I've looked around at the Walmart in my town and they just don't carry cute items in the store! So I guess I will have to search online for these babys!!

Christina said...

So cute! The Wal Mart finds are perfect!

Ms. Attitude said...

"short and fluffy" I love it! Sounds like me!

Emmaroo03 said...

Ann Taylor Loft! Go in next weekend and there is a promotion where buy 2 items get 20% off your total purchase, buy three and get 30% off... which depending on what you buy, it's totally worth it! Sorry had to get that out, but we have a new sleeveless wrap dress you might like that's out. Take a look!

Catholic Runner said...

I love the red one from Macys.com. I may have to look into getting tha one!

Tina said...

Short and Fluffy.. I love it! I am the same way (5'1") and it is sooo hard to find a really cute casual dress that fits just right. I've found quite a few at Kohl's or New York and Company.

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

I love those dresses from Walmart! I happen to be short and fluffy as well so I hear about how hard it is to find cute casual dresses!

Jennifer said...

I love all of those dresses, but my favorites are the Wal-Mart ones! Ha! You should try G.H. Bass and Co. if you have one anywhere near you. Right now the entire store is 50% off. My friend and I went yesterday and she found two really nice casual dresses for about $40 total. She also has the "Short and Fluffy" problem and they looked great!!!

LyndsAU said...

yes please :) i will take one of each of those. they look so comfy!

SassyEngineer said...

All of those dresses are soooo cute! I love dresses, but I have spent all of my spending money for March so I'll have to wait until later to check some out. Another place I love to look for clothes is ebay. Sometimes you can find some pretty awesome deals!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Ok, first your post made me crack up, you are so pretty and I'm sure would look great in any dress! Cute finds and they do look soo comfy! I've been looking for more dresses too! I've always said that it is so hard for me to find clothes that I'm surprised I'm not walking around naked all the time!! haaaa!

constance said...

I love the walmart dresses and that macy's dress...i have been searching for some good spring dresses for about 2 weeks now and haven't had much luck...might make a walmart run tonight!

prettyface said...

Oh I LOVE the neckline on that blue one! I like sweetheart necklines--sexy and cute to me.

I like those Wal-Mart dresses!!

Melissa said...

Wow the Walmart dresses are so cute! Thanks for sharing, I would have never looked there. I also love dresses for Spring and Summer!

Nicole said...

Those are really cute dresses, I have been looking for a "little black dress" recently... It's tougher than I thought.

S. said...

I tried on a couple of those Old Navy town dresses and, even thought I am tall and thin, they made me look pregnant! if i was pregs, then i would have bought one, but they seriously did not do anything flattering for me. ugg

Amanda said...

I'm tall, but curvy, and those Old Navy long dresses just didn't do it for me. They are so low cut that you have to wear a tank underneath, which isn't very flattering when you can see it under the dress. I love the style of the ones you posted, nice and shapely but flowy.

AG said...

Ooh, love the dresses! I am looking for cute spring dresses too. Thanks for the tips!

Heather said...

I am so getting on walmart website right now!! Love that red dress! Thanks for sharing and love your blog!

Jules said...

I really like the 2 you picked from Wal*Mart. I would never have looked there. You can't beat that price either. I think an empire waist is so flattering!

The town gown Old Navy commercials creep me out!

jlc said...

RED is my favoriteee color to wear!! Great finds!

Elizabeth said...

Those are so cute. I am looking for some casual dresses that I can dress up for work or wear with flip flops on the weekend. Thanks for sharing your great finds!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

That last one would be really flattering - esp. for one's curves. I love casual dresses - I wear them all summer long!

~Holly~ said...

You can usually find the cute stuff online! Love the dresses from Walmart! I had to redo my page so the link to my page has changed. Just thought I'd let you know! Have an awesome upcoming week! :)

Casey said...

"fluffy" .. I think I'll borrow that if you don't mind.

Good luck finding the perfect dress. Very cute finds on your blog.

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

great picks!

Kristen said...

I have that red dress from Wal-Mart!! I'm 5'8 and wish it was a tad longer - the length hits me at a funny spot. But for $15 for a cute run around town dress, it's fine. Also be warned that it has a high waist so if you are at endowed on top it might fit weird.

Again though, for $15 - I'm not that picky about it!

kanishk said...

it is sooo hard to find a really cute casual dress that fits just right.
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