DollybyDesign: Dress for LESS in July 2015 {featuring} Caitlyn B. of Nashville, TN

DollybyDesign:  Dress for LESS in July 2015 {featuring} Caitlyn B. of Nashville, TN

Caitlyn’s Finds for July 2015

Shirt- H&M– $10
Skirt- H&M– $13
Shoes- Target $20
Necklace- Sisters of Nature (gift)

Here are some things I would wear with the striped top:
Grey Maxi skirt
rolled skinny jeans
Long linen pants
(pretty much anything flowy. I love how it fits snug so that you can pair it with anything flowy and it still show off figure just a little bit, but not too much!)

Here are some things I would wear with the skirt:
Nice silky blouse on color. (the silk would balance the texture in the skirt and dress it up)
Chambray button up with a statement necklace
Long crochet cardigan and skin fitting tank top.
Anything blue, grey, white or cream. I love the color of the skirt and how the color pops!

DollybyDesign: Dress for LESS in June 2015 {featuring} Lindsay Richardson of Nashville, TN

DollybyDesign: Dress for LESS in June 2015 {featuring} Lindsay Richardson of Nashville, TN

It’s been a while since I (Dolly) have posted for my Dress for LESS section of my blog. This past month I had the opportunity of getting to go to Europe (specifically Italy + Greece) with Lindsay Richardson (featured guest) for a vacation (since both of us are in our fabulous 30s and wanted to take a Bestie Europe Trip)! Long story short, at the very last leg of our trip, my camera equipment, my passport, my money (cash), and my debit card were stolen from me (YUP). So….I lost my nice Nikon camera that I had saved up years for my side business Twelve16Photography , and I lost ALL of my portraits I had taken of Lindsay (since I wanted to do a European feature for Dress for LESS). (That was over a month ago, since then I have been recently blessed with a brand new camera + lens// everything was restored back to me, so that I can get back to blogging + and having adventures with Photography!) SO, since we live in the “Athens of the South”, I thought it would be fun to take her portraits at Centennial Park + The Parthenon (Kind of like in Memoriam of our Athens Trip). So here were Lindsay’s finds:

1) floral scarf 4.97$ (2-pack) Walmart

 2) fuchsia v-neck T-shirt $5 (Target)

3) mint green shorts $19.99 (Target)

4) coral lacy tank 6.99$ (Ross)

5) my “plane pants” 15$ (Target)

6) brown sandals $26 (Burlington coat factory)

7) cloche tan hat $12.99 (Target)

*Note: When we were in Europe, Lindsay ROCKED these finds and really blended in well with the trendy Europeans! At times, people even came up to her and spoke to her in Greek + Italian b/c she was very well dressed and didn’t look “American/Touristy” at all! Way to go Lindsay! 

DollybyDesign: Dress for LESS (October/November 2014)

DollybyDesign: Dress for LESS (October/November 2014)

Thank you Allison Gibson (Nashville, TN) for being the October/November feature for DollybyDesign’s Dress for Less blog! Your finds are very beautiful//practical//& incredibly comfy looking!

(I, (Dolly), always enjoy hearing more about each month’s featured model, so I wanted to share some thoughts from Allison, and why she chose these specific pieces and how she is planning on using it in her everyday wardrobe) (read below)

“I am fortunate enough to work in an office where our dress is very much business casual. As a therapist, however, there is the occasional need for professional attire, so I try to pick pieces that have multiple purposes. Many pieces can also transition from the workday into nighttime and weekend wearing as well. Fall is my favorite of all the seasons, so I welcome any opportunity to add pieces to my wardrobe that allow me to layer and carry lighter items into the cooler months. I have worn at least 10 different outfits using these pieces and am excited about discovering many more” (Allison Gibson) 

Here were Allison’s finds (which she paired with other staple items/clothes to make some great combinations!)

Blazer – Target $24.48
Dress – Ross $17.99
V-neck Shirt – Target $13.98
Vest – Ross $14.99
Black & White top – Wal-Mart $7.44
Brown Sweater – Ross $16.98