Striped Midi Dress (+ Giveaway!)

If you'd like to help a girl in a bit of a hole, please feel free to come over and pack my bag for Peru. My closet's thrown up literally everywhere, there's less than 24 hours left and I'm officially in panic mode! And then there's the fashion blogger nightmare of dressing for ten days out of a carry-on bag. Needless to say, I'll be getting no sleep tonight as I attempt to zip up my suitcase while sitting on top of it! In other news, I've found the perfect dress for Spring, so let's further facilitate my packing procrastination and talk about that, shall we? ;)

It's no secret that I love a good striped number, thanks to the evergreen pattern being universally flattering and timeless in it's versatility and class. While my striped shift dress is a summer staple, I'm always looking to own variations of the basic design for a unique take on the well loved print. No surprise then that this striped midi dress caught me eye almost immediately on the Dainty Jewell's website! I absolutely adore the fun ruffled sleeve detail, and although the true midi length of the dress was slightly daunting to my short-legged self, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I felt neither stunted nor drowned by the print reaching well below my knees. If you like this piece, you'll love the rest of the selection at Dainty Jewell's.. there's a wide range of modest, classic designs that'll have you spoilt for choice. :)

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a big fan of Rocksbox. I first introduced and reviewed it in this post, so clearly, my obsession has lasted a while! If you haven't heard of Rocksbox, it's a designer jewelry subscription service that provides you with three pieces of personalized, quality jewelry per box to wear until bored, when you can return the box for a new one! Unless you want to really, really keep it forever, in which case you can buy it at a 20% discount. The subscription costs an affordable $19 per month, and I love that there's no time stipulation involved, so I can get three boxes in a month if I'm feeling moody or I can use one box all month long ito maximize pieces that I particularly love (which almost always happens! ;)). So you get it, it's Netflix for jewelry, pretty much. If you're interested in trying it out without the risk of reaching into your pocket, you can use the code 'missminusxoxo' for a whole month of Rocksbox absolutely free! :)

You thought I'd say bye right about now? Nope. It's surprise giveaway time!! I've teamed up with Serene Sky Boutique (remember last week's post with this pretty little necklace?) to give one lucky winner a $25 gift certificate to use towards your own (or maybe for Mom? :)) Serene Sky jewelry. All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below! Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and ends on May 10th. Good luck! 

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Thank you for reading, and have a fabulous weekend! 
XO Sushmitha :)

                              Dress: c/o Dainty Jewell's 

                              Vest: Forever 21 (Similar here)

                              Sunglasses: H&M (Similar here)

                              Necklace: Gorjana c/o Rocksbox 

                              Bag: Thrifted (Love this one)

                              Sandals: Forever 21 (Adore this pair)