One of my fun "summer/party/occasion" dresses this season is this tie-back ruffle dress from Urban Outfitters. It's currently on sale for $29! OMG! This is the time to go backless. It's hot out, and it's festival season-- summertime in the city calls for open back and less coverage. I first wore this buffalo-plaid number at Megan's bachelorette party in Nashville. It was perfect for the steamy temps and dancing with the girls!
Author's note: sorry all the pictures in this post will be from my grainy iPhone cam!
My girl Lauren and me-- mirror selfies while getting ready!
Many thanks to my darling Amanda for the Lilly P. for Target travel cosmetics bag. I use it CONSTANTLY!
Tory Burch cross body purse: similar here. Every year I tell Mike I am going to sell this purse on eBay (it's also from my ex BF, like the Burberry coat! Haha), but every year I keep it because it's SO darn practical! It can be a clutch, a larger cross-body bag (not folded over) or a fold-over as shown above. I usually try to put it on eBay right before Lollapalooza, but then Mike reminds me of how convenient it is, and I wimp out. Even though my ex-boyfriend bought it for me, it's REALLY awesome. I have had it for 4+ years; it's just amazing quality.
Similar Lilly Pulitzer phone case: here.
How fun is the back of this dress?
You'll need this backless bra from VS. It's reusable up to 25 times. It's a sticky bra, perfect for any backless shirt or dress. Follow the directions for application, and it will stay put for hours!
My lovely bestie, the bride, Megan!
Nashville was sooo much fun celebrating this bride-to-be.
A special shout out to Jackie for letting me borrow her fabulous cowboy boots! I fit in perfectly with the Nashville crowd! Thanks, girl!
Just dancing with Megzo!
Besties since bowl cut age!
I wore this dress again for Lollapalooza (Sunday). Here's our group before Silversun Pickups-- who were INCREDIBLE!
Scott, Matthew, myself and Mike!
Below are some more backless dress picks from Urban Outfitters. A lot are on sale, so the time to buy is now! You can tuck them away for next summer, too!