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Hello Lovelies!  Sorry I went MIA!  Life got a little out of control, and the last thing on my To-Do List was the blog.  I didn’t finish my list.  It was go, go, go, and then I got to enjoy an extended weekend with my girlfriends.  Best time ever!  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great start to the week!  
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the preview of this outfit with my arm party.  I wore this to a Dwell with Dignity (DwD) event a few weeks ago.  My bangs have been driving me crazy so I’m wearing my hair in what I call a “doggie do”.  It reminds me of a dog hairstyle after visiting the groomers – I’m just missing the small bow!  LOL!

Was it supposed to worn this way??

The dress and white necklace are new-to-me finds from the one of my favorite consignment boutiques, Feminine Fashions.  It was less than $20!  I was so excited about the dress and thought it was perfect for the DwD event!  When I got home, I told the hubby that I got some funny looks.  I started laughing when I looked in the mirror… maybe I wore the dress BACKWARD??  I switched it around and asked Mr. S what he thought.  We both laughed because we couldn’t tell!  Anyhow, I think I wore it correctly to the event.  YOU be the judge!
DRESS :: Tucker {strappy version and another}
BELT :: JCrew
NECKLACES :: thrifted white {similar here and here}, thrifted gold {similar}
BRACELETS :: JCrew, World Market, John Wind, thrifted
WEDGES :: Coach {similar from Coach}
BAG :: Chanel
SUNGLASSES :: Prada {also here and here}
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.  – Bernice Johnson Reagon
{I grow in positive ways from each challenge I face in life.}

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  1. Mica says:

    Gorgeous dress, perfect outfit for the event :) I like it with the slit at the front! One of those items you can wear forward or backwards :)

  2. Lilli says:

    beautiful dress!

  3. steph says:

    totally cute, i think it works both ways !

  4. nice dress! the chevron print is so pretty!


  5. Niki says:

    You find the cutest stuff at consignment and thrift stores! And you have the vision to take something, have it tailored, and turned into a great modern piece! Such great style, Sam.

  6. Annie says:

    What a gorgeous dress! Love the pattern, and those colors look great on you :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. Rachel Lynne says:

    Love the dress dear, you look gorgeous! :) So glad you had a fun weekend!


  8. Ashley says:

    Love your dress. The print is beautiful :)


  9. Kay says:

    Love the dress both ways but I can completely see why you’d be confused! I love your hair that way – love the soft waves and the bangs pulled back.

  10. Stacey says:

    Such a beautiful dress!! I think you rock it both ways!!


  11. Andrea D says:

    That print is beautiful! I wouldn’t have thought it was backwards…it looks good both ways, I think :)

  12. Ashley K says:

    Interesting dress and print! Strangely it looks good both ways pretty multi functional that one :)

  13. lmfao sam about “doggie do”!!! hahaha you and one of my other blog buddies were contemplating about bangs and i told you two that it was going to get hot and you would push them to the side. but i’ve never seen this. BUT you make it look so fashionably chic!!!! SUPER LOVE your dress! it looks great BOTH ways! Glad you had a great weekend.

  14. rolala says:

    Such a pretty dress! Love the colorful print and that price can’t be beat! It looks like it would actually work either way.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  15. Sayaka says:

    You look gorgeous Sam!! The color of the dress and style is so unique and looks wonderful on you!!

  16. Tere Ávila says:

    great great dress honey, it’s so cute and cool!

    nice to meet your blog!


  17. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I will happily follow.

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at

  18. Lol! It looks perfectly fine both ways!
    What a find for less than $20! I’m envious!

  19. Cara says:

    I’m loving this dress both ways, it’s such a pretty spring piece! Tucker really knocked it out of the park with their patterns this spring. Love your arm party too :)

  20. Chloe says:

    It looks great both ways! Love the colors!

  21. Mary Ann says:

    LOL at the “doggie do”…I totally see it since you mentioned it, haha. ;-)

  22. what a gorgeous dress, I love it!

  23. Kimberlee says:

    You can tell him that wearing dresses backwards is the new trend ;)

    p.s I have a post about how to style bangs when you don’t want to wear them down… that’s one of the downsides of bangs… some days they don’t cooperate!

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