One thing I love that I get to do for all of you is review products – before you spend your hard earned money on them. I partnered with the folks from Chadwick’s of Boston again to try something new for summer.
I rarely dress up. I work from home and so an extensive wardrobe is something I don’t really need. For me, shorts and a tee work well when I am not leaving my home to head to the office or anywhere else. However, I do like to dress up for date night with my husband and also for church each Sunday.
I needed something cool and comfortable which would fit the bill for both those rare nights out with my husband as well as weekly mass. When I saw this dress knit tank maxi dress online, I knew it would be perfect!
When it arrived, I had to run an iron over it as it was creased from being packaged up, but it only took me a few minutes and I was able to get dressed and ready for church!
It was so comfortable. Nothing clingy about it. Even in the extreme heat (like 95 and higher), I felt very cool.
The length was a smidge long on me, but that doesn’t surprise me at all. I am pretty short, so most things tend to be a bit long on my short frame. However, the dress still did not drag on the ground and I had no issues with stepping on it.
The dress has a slit on each side and also has two small pockets sewn onto the front. I’m a pocket person, so that was a draw for me (although I never use them, I just like them).
What dress would be complete without new shoes!?! I did not want anything fancy as the dress is pretty casual, so for me that lead me to a logical choice – flip flops!
I didn’t want cheap ones though. I still wanted to look nice. I was able to find these ivory braided flip flops as well. They are sooooo comfortable! I love that they dressed up my outfit (and I’ve actually worn them countless times to just to dress up whatever I happen to be wearing).
You can find the dress and shoes on the Chadwick’s of Boston website:
I finished my look by adding a turquoise and ivory necklace and earrings I purchased a while back. That made my outfit cost just $64.98 — and I will get a LOT of use out of it.
When it comes to spending money on clothing, I believe that you do get what you pay for. I am about finding a deal, but I always want to make sure that I get quality items. I don’t quickly part with clothes, so I expect them to survive the long haul. For me, quality often comes before price. I’d rather spend $40 on a dress that will last than $25 on one that wears out and has to be replaced a year later — spending another $25.
I really love this look and when my kids saw me dressed and told me I looked very pretty, I knew it was the right one for me!