Bright [Wardrobe] on a Budget : Almost Easter Dress

For those of you who don’t know me well [yet], I am a hot mess sometimes– forgetful, sometimes fashionably late, and always a little over-booked.  Every now and then, I accomplish all three feats at once.  #WelcometoMommyhood.  

Kane’s 1st Easter.
We always go home to eastern Kentucky to spend Easter with our families.  Knowing it was a holiday weekend, I had mine and Kane’s outfits all planned out (Chauncey gets fussy when I try to dress him).  I even made a list of everything we needed– bowtie, dress shirt, khakis, and hat for Kane, Easter dress, shoes, and jewelry for me.  I checked everything off my list as I packed and off we went to EKY. 
Then Easter morning, when I got up to get Kane and I ready for church, my Easter dress was nowhere to be found!  UGH!  HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?! LIST, WHY MUST YOU FAIL ME?! I scrambled and found something to wear that I had left at my mother-in-law’s house.  While I was disappointed not to get to wear my awesome find from J. Crew Factory, I realized that wasn’t the meaning of the day anyways:)

Easter outfit wasn’t a total disaster.lol

So even though I couldn’t wear my new favorite dress for Easter, I can share it with you now!  I scored this Factory Optic Dot Dress from J. Crew Factory when it was a new item.  It had an original price tag of $108, and was cut down to $64.40.  I was able to use an extra 20% off coupon + free shipping to get it for $51.60.  They currently have it on Final Sale for $52.99, with 2 sizes left as of tonight.  Here are some ways I would accessorize this dress.

The Easter outfit that wasn’t.
Earrings and Necklace: info here
Asymmetrical wristlet w/ tassels in Cockatoo (available in 9 colors), Maurices, $15.*
*Watch for sales on Maurices.com.  Can usually get a 20% off or Buy 1 Get 1 50% off.
Ivory and black + a pop of color is one of my favorite combos!
Large bubble necklace, less than $10 (similar).

I plan on matching my shoes to my jewelry to pull the outfit together for a “finished” look.  Even if you don’t have this dress or a similar one, it never hurts to dress in a neutral palette and add in bright accessories!  It’s a great way to wear the current neon trend.  Can’t wait to wear this dress sometime soon!

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