Alice + Olivia 'Mandy' Stripe Shift Dress 4
I have a confession (If you follow me on snapchat: houseofharper, you already know this.), I had a little online shopping spree this week. It’s been a while since I literally sat down and thought about what my wardrobe needs and then got online and pulled the trigger. I know what you are thinking, I am a blogger, I probably shop all the time.  But the truth is, I really don’t.

I cleaned out my closet last week and looked at my summer wardrobe and realized it just isn’t going to cut it for 5-6 months of 100 degree weather in Houston.  Over our four years in NYC my wardrobe got heavily weighted in the fall/winter/spring layers category.  Unfortunately, they aren’t going to do me much good here.

So, I thought about what I need and tried to be smart about items I can dress up / down, mix and match with my existing wardrobe, holes I needed to fill, and trends I wanted to invest in.  All that being said, this dress and these shoes made the cut!  I mean how cute is this dress?  You know I love stripes, but believe it or not, I didn’t own any black and silver stripes.  I like this dress because it looks cute with fun heels, but I can definitely wear it with flat sandals or cute sneakers, as well.  If you are wondering how the red fringe shoes made the cut, it’s because you would be surprised how much they go with!  And a colorful pair of shoes can make a simple outfit so much more fun!  (How cute will they be with jeans and a white shirt?!)

Oh, and the shoes & more of this print are in the Shopbop friends and family sale!  Make sure to check out my other picks and shop the sale before it ends today (April 9, 2015, at 11:59 PM PT)!


Alice + Olivia 'Mandy' Stripe Shift Dress 3

Alice + Olivia 'Mandy' Stripe Shift Dress 2

Alice + Olivia 'Mandy' Stripe Shift DressPhotographed by Kate Robinson

Outfit details: dress: Alice + Olivia (also available in this shape, shorts + a crop top) | shoes: Schutz | necklace: Amrita Singh (similar) | clutch: c/o Cuyana | sunglasses: c/o Rebecca Minkoff | watch: Rolex | rings: Kate SpadeBaubleBarDana Rebecca | earrings: Piranesi (similar)

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