blue ruffle dress // 40% off

DRESS   blue ruffle dress (wearing sleeves under arms, on sale!)   |   BAG    kate spade cedar street lane   |   SHOES    white platform wedges   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   BRACELET   david yurman cable bracelet

Do you remember seeing this dress in my Instagram Story Try On Haul from a few weeks back? I explained how I didn’t love the sleeves as “cold shoulder,” and instead wore them underneath my arms. (Ha!) I ended up getting so much feedback about y’all loved the dress that I was thrilled to see it go on sale for 40% off, making it right under $50!

Nothing beats a great deal, in my opinion! Especially when it’s still in stock in Small, Medium and Large! (Quick sizing tip – I ordered an XS initially, but it ended up being too tight across my chest which never happens! I ended up returning for a S.)

I absolutely adore the sweet femininity of this dress. From the waisted silhouette to the powder blue color and the delicate ruffles at the sleeve, it’s perfectly pretty through and through. Plus, I think it would be perfect for sorority recruitment as it’s also extremely light. (A must for running around in the summer heat!)

Ok y’all, before signing off I wanted to share that I spent about half an hour last night filling out my PowerSheets for the month of August. I’ll be the first to admit that I hardly ever get the chance to sit down at the beginning of each month and intentionally focus on mapping out my personal goals for the ensuing weeks. But friends… it was wonderful. In every single way.

I’m such a go-go-go person that making myself be still and think through priorities takes a good deal of effort, but now that I have, I feel so refreshed and excited for the month ahead! One of the questions asks you to think about your one word or goal for the month, and mine is to savor this season. This month, I’m choosing to enjoy and savor exactly where the Lord has put me instead of wishing time away or becoming too busy to look around. Do any of y’all do PowerSheets? If so, I’d love to know your word or goal for August!

Love from Texas,


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  1. The color of this dress is gorgeous and it looks great on you!

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  2. Syd said:

    This dress is gorgeous Kate, I love the subtle stripe details!
    xo, Syd

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  3. Allie said:

    Love these ruffle details!! Gorgeous :)


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  4. Loveeeee this dress — so feminine!! I remember from your try-on haul, and I think putting down the sleeves is such a creative way for a new look.

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  5. Galo Armijos Luna said:

    You are in good taste.Perfect for summer.

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  6. Kendal said:

    This dress is too cute!! Those powersheets sound like something that I should look into…

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  7. Katie said:

    I love Lara Casey!!!!!! I use her motivating notecards and shes really inspired me to just go for what I want and to not let fear hold me back. Once I ordered the sheets and never used them. Maybe I should give it a go-ahead and try again! I’ve been trying to re-brand my blog so it’s really forced me to settle down and dig deep. Asking myself questions like why I first started blogging, what are my goals and how can I give value to readers. Those sheets seem super helpful just about now!

    Katie |

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  8. Grace said:

    Hi Kate, I love this dress! I initially bought powersheets last year (2016) and they just sat in my closet… whoops!! But this year, I rebought them and I have gotten much better at using them! They give me such a better focus and motivation! I will admit, some months they have collected a bit of dust after I filled out my tending list, but other months I’ve really committed! My phrase of the month is “open mind” I’m starting a new job in a new city and I felt like that fit perfectly!!

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