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The Perfect Little Yellow Summer Dress

Happy 2nd day of summer! Sooooo this dress is from a store I never thought I would shop at again once I graduated from 8th grade. I’ve shared a few sneak peak photos on Instagram and I think you guys were in as much disbelief as I was that the dress is from Abercrombie. I thought my Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co. days were long gone and I was A-OK with that.

Once I matured and realized low-rise shorts don’t exactly look as cute and I thought they did, I made a vow I’d never step foot in those stores again. It’s almost like I am betraying myself shopping there expect in the best way possible because this dress is amazing! Abrecrombie really seems so have stepped up their game this season!

Outfit Details

Abercrombie Dress, Soludos Shoes, J.Crew Circle Straw Bag, Kohl’s Hat

Summer is my favorite season to shop for and I especially like finding bright summery dresses to wear. Yesterday I posted a list of 12 white summer dresses for under $100 and my struggle with finding a white dress that I actually liked. I first spotted this dress on Carly and immediately ordered it in yellow and white. The white was on back order when I ordered it which was disappointing because it’s the color I originally wanted, but I actually think I like the yellow color better on me! The fit is super comfortable, it’s lightweight cotton and the length hits at just the right spot on my leg. It really is the perfect summer sundress.

Is the backdrop in these photos not absolutely gorgeous? It’s a nursery that’s less than a minute from the beach! That’s right, this beautiful place is just a hop, skip and jump to the best place on the planet. I felt right at home with my dress popping out against all of the bright greenery.

Straw bags this summer are a big trend. I’ve seen bloggers wearing them all over the internet left and right. Trends can be iffy for me. They may look cute but their lifespan may not be as long as lets say a classic bag. Before I buy something trendy, I have to ask myself a few questions.

  1. Will I be able to wear this for years to come?
  2. Does it match with everything or only look good with one outfit?
  3. Is it a hefty price tag?
  4. If I buy this will every single person in the universe be wearing it?

To be honest, when I first ordered the straw bag, I was not sure I was going to keep it. It’s a bit of a higher price tag and I originally wanted a darker color like this one. What sold me were the details, leather straps and overall uniqueness of the bag. Even if it goes out of trend by next summer, I know I can wear this bag as a staple for years to come because of it’s neutral color and simplicity.

It’s a bit smaller than I prefer (it’s about the width of my phone), but ETSY sells one that’s about two inches bigger. I may just save up and buy that one also! I’ve already worn it with several summery looks and have gotten tons of compliments. In my opinion, you can never have to many cross body bags, especially ones that match with everything.

The workers were kind enough to let Isaac and I in the back which was blocked off to the public to snap a few photos. (Isaac is my best friends husband and an amazing photographer.) I normally have my family or boyfriend help me out with photos, so it was really fun to see the difference in the way my photos look with a professional photographer taking them. I think they look so great!

In the back of the nursery are trees with the most beautiful flowers called Hawaiian Yellow Plumeria and they smell absolutely amazing. You know on movies when people travel to Hawaii and they step off the plane onto the runway and are immediately handed a lei of colorful flowers to put around their neck? These flowers remind me just of that! My favorite are the ones with white leaves and an inner yellow color.

Comfy avocado shoes are the best for walking around in the heat and a crowd favorite for sure. Even guys compliment me on these shoes ha! If your interested in another pattern, Soludos sells the cutest cactus plant espadrilles that look super similar and would have matched the scenery in these photos much better.

Outfit Details

Abercrombie Dress, Soludos Shoes, J.Crew Circle Straw Bag, Kohl’s Hat

I hope this dress brought just as much sunshine to your day as it did to mine!

Photos are by my talented friend Isaac Dean Photography! Find him on Instagram and Facebook! Thanks again Isaac!

 

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    June 22, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    That dress is so so cute! Everything just screams summer!

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      katieskronicles
      June 26, 2017 at 2:51 am

      Thanks Rebecca! It really is the perfect summer dress!!!! I can’t stop wearing it. =) =) <3

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    Kristen from Pugs & Pearls
    June 22, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Can’t believe that was from Abercrombie! I haven’t thought about that store in years! Super cute.

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 26, 2017 at 2:51 am

      I know for real! I was so surprised. Hopefully they keep designing more cute dresses, especially ones that come in tall! Thanks for visiting Kristen! =)

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    Olivia Poncelet
    June 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    ooh I love your dress, so pretty <3
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 26, 2017 at 2:49 am

      Thanks Olivia! I kind of like it to. 😉 Glad you stopped by! =)

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    Sheila Joy
    June 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    These photos are so nice and I love the yellow on you! I feel the same way about A&F, but I do love seeing how brands evolve over time! ALSO I finally followed you on Bloglovin. I kept forgetting and wondering why I wasn’t keeping up with your blog posts lol.

    http://www.insearchofsheila.com

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 26, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Sheila!!! Glad you found me on Bloglovin, hope that makes it easier to see the posts! Thanks. I had a super great photographer! =) =)

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    Elizabeth Mayberry
    June 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    These photos are perfect and you are adorable!!

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 27, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Beth!!!!! Appreciate your kind words!!! You are always so encouraging! Thanks a ton. =)

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    Taylor
    June 26, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Love the questions you ask yourself before purchasing an item. Makes you think! I tend to impulse buy and then end up returning because once I get home, I realize hmmm, I see myself wearing this just one time or I really only have one thing to pair this with …

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Yes, I have been know to do that! Especially if I order online. It’s so hard to know if I will truly love it or not until I try it on. #thestruggle ha!

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    Madison Taylor
    June 27, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Love the dress! The color, yellow, and straw bags definitely are in style this summer, and I love both trends! 🙂

    http://www.madisontaylor.co

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 27, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      It’s the most comfortable dress in the world!!! I do hope the straw trend continues! Thanks so much for stopping by Madison! <3

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    Stevie
    June 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Such a beautiful dress and I am in love with your espadrilles! I also stopped shopping at Hollister for a very long time. Recently, I decided to try it out again and found some pieces I loved! They definitely are changing their style which I think will help them grow as a company!

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      katieskronicles
      June 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you Stevie!!!! That’s crazy. I’m curious, what pieces did you buy?! I find their clothing has always ran soooo small but maybe things are changing! Maybe I need to check out Hollister the next time I pay a visit to the mall. =)

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    Super Mom - No Cape!
    June 27, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    What a pretty dress! I love that bright yellow!

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      What a fun blog name you have! Thanks so much. Glad you stopped by, super mom. =) <3

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    Michelle @ And Then We Tried
    June 28, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    OMG, I might need to break a similar promise to myself and start looking at Abercrombie again! I remember buying a skirt from there when I was younger that was legit so tiny it could have been a headband, and then I had to hide it from my mom. But, this dress is so cute!

    http://www.andthenwetried.com

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      katieskronicles
      June 28, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Meee to girl Meee to! I don’t even know how I didn’t get dress coded. Michelle, you must try shopping there again! Let me know how it goes! Hopefully they have fully turned from their itty bitty skirt making days!

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    katelyn coughenour
    June 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I LOVE those shoes! They are so cute 🙂

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      June 28, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      thanks Katelyn!!!! Their unbelievably comfortable. The bottom seems hard at first but their one of my only flats that has never rubbed, not even once when I first wore them. Thanks for stopping by. =) =)

      <3 Katie

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    Monica
    July 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Love this color, great find!

    Monica
    http/www.ginghamandcord.com

    • Reply
      katieskronicles
      July 2, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      Thanks Monica!!! It sure was!

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