I always call myself an affordable fashion blogger because, well, I don’t think you have to spend a lot to look good. And I would say 95% of the time I stand by keeping things on a budget.
Now that other 5% that gets me? It’s when I travel.
Something about vacation just makes you want to splurge, you know? On a fancy dinner, a hotel upgrade, or some pricier fashion.
So when I was strolling around Taormina, Sicily and saw (and loved) this gingham dress in the window of United Colors of Benetton, I went for it despite the 59.95€ ($84) price tag. I knew I would be able to wear it during the trip then and even later back in Germany.
But you don’t have to pay a lot for cute gingham dresses. I styled a red OTS gingham dress earlier in the season (which is only $22.50 right now), and I rounded up a bunch of cute picks all under $45 in the widget below.
This dress is actually all rolled up and packed away in a suitcase right now. We’re getting ready to leave Germany and will be living out of our packed bags until all of our stuff is shipped to the US.
I made sure to pack a lot of breezy dresses, comfy shorts, and OTS tops for summer in Virginia. It’s going to be hot, hot, hot and humid, humid, humid compared to Germany!
If you want to see more of my looks from this trip you can check out my Travel Style: 5 Days in Sicily post.