$4 dress = summer staple

Dress - Thrifted ($4) (similar)
Heels - Sam Edelman via Ross ($45) (similar)
Belt - Thrifted ($2)
Necklace - TJMaxx ($40)
Purse - Brahmin (gift)
Sunnies - Foster Grant (c/o)

I am IN LOVE with these heels. The chunky heel and patent leather is everything. I had my eye on these for a few days before I spotted the ones I have on above. The ones I purchased were a little bit more expensive but not too much after tax and shipping costs were applied (and I am totally okay with that because I love Sam Edelman and the quality is SO much better than Forever 21). I am always a little weary of online shopping. My sizing can often go all over the place, and it ranges from brand to brand, and style to style. I can wear a 9 in one shoe, but a 10 in another. With skirts and dresses it's the same. So anytime I can skip the shipping costs and avoid having to return, I do. Anyone else with me on that one? These heels paired perfectly with my thrifted $4 dress and favorite statement necklace. And I love how these Foster Grants added a bit of edge to a dressy look. I'm all about mixing styles to create a unique look. Remember how I styled this dress last time? I used the same belt but created a different style with the switch of a few accessories. I love that!

What's an item you have in your closet that you can create different looks with? Was it expensive? Or a total steal?

I hope your Monday is fabulous!

xo, Mercedes