As I calmly began filing through the racks at Kohl’s, I was not expecting to end up with a huge armful of Jennifer Lopez and Lauren Conrad, yet there I was. When mine eyes received the glory of this deep purple pleated chiffon column dress, an involuntarily breathy “YESSSssss…” escaped my lips. I pined for her so hard, I referred to her with gender-specific pronouns and declared, Welcome, to my closet, new friend, welcome. We re going straight to the beach so we can have ourselves a Little House on the Prairie moment with the wind.
Now if you’re going to go bold, you might as well boldly go all the way, so I decided to go Full Seventies on this dress. On go a pair of studded vintage candy apple platforms, a cropped leather jacket and some gold chains, complete with a Neverending Story-worthy sapphire pendant.
It is fancy, it is long, but I imagine I ll be wearing this confection wherever the heck I feel like. It could be easily mistaken for red carpet fare when worn with pretty much any heel. But you could also rock it with flat sandals for shopping or beltless on the beach. Bright colors are an absolute must this spring (see my editorial inside Reinventing Beauty Magazine, available at all major drugstores). This dress was designed by Lauren Conrad, regularly priced at $75. But I found it on sale for $50! You better believe I’m pulling this off the hanger every chance I get. Shoes and necklace are from Barrio Vintage, Honolulu.
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