Checked | Shirt Dress and Lace Up Flats

Wondrous Wednesday lovelies!
I have never owned a shirtdress before - I just didn't find one flattering on me before. A lot of them just made me look like a little girl trying on her dad's shirt or something. Not exactly the look I'm going for. I finally found a very cute dress that fit me well (and even comes with pockets!) and perfect for Autumn. I decided to add a belt to reclaim my waist so I don't look so much like I'm wearing a sack.

On a separate note, my best friend Jen sent me this friendship necklace as an early birthday gift! I know it doesn't look like it says anything but when paired together it's supposed to say "Thick as Thieves." I absolutely love it!! I've known Jen for over 10 years now and she and I have been through thick and thin as besties! I am so lucky to have her as a friend and I think everyone should aim to have a friend like her!

Thanks for reading!

Dress: Forever 21
Accessories: H&M hat (similar here), Forever 21 earrings, Forever 21 belt (similar here), gifted necklace 

Shoes: Zara (similar affordable option)


  1. The dress is so lovely *-*

    Ana ♥

  2. Beautiful outfit as always! Your Kate Spade bag is GORGEOUS, I need it in my life haha :)

    Rebecca Coco

  3. Love the dress on you! Sometimes it's just worth a bit of a wait to find THE right one.

    Also, the story behind your necklace is adorable <3

    Something About That

  4. Dear Deborah,
    I'm convinced to have you as friend is a blessing!
    And how good you finally decided to buy a shirt dress as it looks definitely flattering on you. The idea to add a belt was fantastic and I love further your shoes and your bag.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. Great post! I'm so glad you like the necklace!

  6. I'm not used to seeing you in this kind of looks, but I really love it :)

    My kind of joy shop -

  7. Such a great casual-chic look dear . You look amazing dear ! Have a great weekend !

  8. So in love with your dress!! Perfect for summer!

  9. That necklace is such a lovely gift :)

    I like your shirt dress too, it's so nice on you! I find I belt my shirt dresses a lot too, they tend to look better that way on my short self :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  10. I love shirt dresses a lot, both for summer and winter. Yours suits you really well and I like that you added the belt :)


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