The Sundress

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How is it that it's the end of August and almost Fall when I'm writing a post on the sundress, an absolute staple in any woman's summer wardrobe? Someone needs to slow the time down, I tell you. It's flying by like nobody's business, and I'm not even half done with summer fashion yet! In the spirit of making the most of what is given (including money, as I shall make clear soon enough!), I'm wearing my favorite summer sundress in today's post before it's too late! As self-explanatory as the name is, the sundress is my go-to on those lazy Sundays when planning an outfit is majorly trumped by a hangry situation. Brunch in the sun ASAP and I need to look put-together. . two birds with one dress, you get the point.

While a white sundress is the original representative of this category of dresses owing to its cooling properties, I absolutely adore this butter yellow shade for summer. It makes me think of calm sunrises and pots of honey and fields of sunflowers and other unrelated things (Type B personality alert. :-| ). The texture play is just so pretty.. the polka dot self-pattern along with the paneled detailing adds sophistication to an otherwise casual piece. Gold and yellow are a time tested combination, so my current favorite gold accessories are in the mix. . . a gigantic bow ring, layered gold necklace, and Karen Walker inspired tortoise shell sunnies.

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  Excuse my chipped nails, Please. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Excuse my chipped nails, Please. Ain't nobody got time for that!

The dress is one of many charming pieces found thrifting, as is the ombre bag with vintage-looking gold hardware. I absolutely love thrift shopping, especially in vintage/consignment stores, not only because it's the only way to build an extensive closet on my kind of nominal budget, but also because I've always found unusual, unique items that are not also owned by countless other fashionable women.

  • Point Penny Wise : Thrift store shopping can be quite a challenge, but the monetary as well as creative satisfaction has made me a regular. If you're new to it or are willing to give it a try, I recommend calling your local store to ask about sales/discounts/rewards, as most stores have specific days of the week for extra discounts or cardholder schemes for points and rewards. While shopping, I am very careful to check all the items in my cart to be gently used without damage, stretching, pilling, etc. Upon getting home, I give all the clothes about two washes before wear, and sanitize shoes and bags with alcohol (any strong cleaning agent that doesn't damage leather will do.).
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If you're not convinced to go thrift shopping yet, I'm hoping my Fall/Winter posts featuring my thrifted Coat collection will change that! ;) If you are a thrifter like me, I would love to hear of your experiences! :)

Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend!

XO Sushmitha :)

                                             Dress: Thrifted (Love this, this and this printed one)

                                                Bag: Thrifted (Similar here)

                                          Sandals: Target (Similar here)

                                        Necklace: Forever 21 (Similar here)

                                Statement ring: Local Flea market (Love this one)

                                     Sunglasses: Amazon (Similar here)