Ode to Summer - Dress Under $25

Summer is ending soon -- luckily it'll hold out a bit longer here in Atlanta. So I can keep my shift dresses and florals going on over the next month or so -- and by then, I'll still keep shifting and floral-ing into winter ... let's be real. I can't give up the simple cut of a shift dress and the grace of a floral print.

This pretty dress from Make Me Chic is only $24 -- and the rest of my accessories are all from Forever21, including the fabulous shoes. Scroll down for links and similar items <3

Dress: MakeMeChic
Mules, Sunglasses, Bracelet, Choker: Forever 21 (I have a problem.)
Bag: H&M
// Similar items linked below //

Silver Pleated Skirt

So I'm pretty much always throwing things around in my closet deciding what to wear... and for a moment, I thought "No, I can't - I wore this in winter/spring ... but maybe I can try it out in the summer?" And BAM, just like that I regained confidence in recycling some of my old pieces for the summer because a) ain't nobody got time to think about an outfit 6x before work and b) it actually works depending on what you pair it with!

This top is a simple one from Forever21, and I've linked multiple fabulous pleated skirts below! :)

Wine + Mint

I felt like a princess in this gorgeous lehenga from none other than India Boulevard. As usual, the service was excellent, where sizing and the look and feel ended up being perfect the day that it shipped and I tried it on (FYI, this was a day before my flight to Tampa for a wedding; I'll never learn). Luckily, IB came to the rescue with quick communication and turnaround re: shipping date and expectations. 

Jennifer Laxmi Lifestyle
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I didn't put my own spin or customization on this - largely because of the time factor - but also because... it's pretty perfect already. The deep magenta and mint are beautifully complemented with the light pink undertones in the border. The pearl detailing was also a huge selling point, inspiring me to pair the outfit with jewelry from my own Mehndi which includes pearls and deep purple (which kind of happened to be in the same color family as the blouse!)  

You can shop this exact outfit here for $235 plus shipping!