4 Easy Outfits with Dresses

by - August 19, 2021

Happy Thursday, friends! I have done a pretty terrible job of keeping up with my daily outfits, so it didn't feel fair to call this a Real Outfit Roundup. Although, these are outfits that I wore in real life.

Not much has changed since my last Real Outfit Roundup post. It's still dreadfully hot and humid, so most days my outfit of choice is shorts and a t-shirt. But in the last week, I've had a few reasons to make more of an effort, and those are the days I snapped pictures.

I love how dresses usually speak for themselves. You don't have to put a lot of effort into styling them, and there are so many different options out there to choose from! No matter your style, the right dress can take you so many places.

Let's get to it, yeah?

Sizing info: I'm 5'2", weigh about 150 lbs., and typically wear size 6/M in clothing and size 7 in shoes.

Dress / Shoes (similar)

I came across this dress when a blogger I follow shared it in a different print. I really liked the print they shared but it wasn't available in my size, and I had kind of fell in love with this this one. The pattern is called fireworks, but I think they look more like paint splatters. The buttons are fully functional, and even though you can't really tell in this picture, the skirt is tiered. I ordered it in a medium so it's pretty roomy. I'm pretty sure a small would have fit but might would be too tight across the chest. I wore this for Alexis's school's open house/meet the teacher event. I paired it with my Oxfords because I felt like they were the perfect level of quirkiness to match the dress. Mine are really old, but I linked to a pair that has a lot of good reviews.


Would you believe me if I told you I didn't wear shoes at all this particular day? Honestly, I probably wore flip flops at some point, but I truly don't remember leaving the house. And judging by my work to-do list for this day, I was at my desk for quite awhile.

So this dress is exactly like the black and white lily dress you've seen a few times. It's really comfortable, not see-through at all, has adjustable straps and pockets, and the ruching on the bust helps keep everything where it should be.


This was the first day of school. Now normally I am the mom who drops their kid off in sweats and my hair in a messy bun. But since it was the first day, and I had showered the night before, I decided to make a bit more effort. So I grabbed this super soft, super comfy t-shirt dress and my new sneakers.

Dress (similar, similar) / Shoes (similar)

This is one of my favorite dresses. I really love everything about it: the print, the buttons, the cut, and the sleeves. The puffed sleeves are understated so they won't go out-of-style like their bigger counterparts. I decided to swap out the sash it came with for my braided belt, which I knotted to keep from hanging awkwardly. Then I finished the look with my maroon ballet flats. Unfortunately, neither my dress nor my shoes are still available, so I linked to some similar options (I have two pair of the flats I linked to).

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