Open Back Shift Dress

A few weeks ago we held an engagement party for my brother and his fiancé Erin. I wrote an entire post about it, which you can read here. So now for my outfit details you all have been wondering about! I have already shared on Instagram and Twitter (artfully_chic), so now I wanted to write a post about it on the blog!


Since the party was a Sunday brunch, I didn’t want to go too fancy and over-dress, but I still wanted to look nice and I thought this dress was the perfect piece! I got it from Urban Outfitters over the summer while they were having an extra 20% off all dresses. Unfortunately it is no longer available but don’t worry I have picked out some other similar options!

Also a side note about this dress purchase… it was hanging on a rack that said “Dresses $19.99 & Under.” When I went to buy the dress, it rang up for over $50. I was clearly there trying to get a bargain so I told the associate that I no longer wanted it since I thought it was less expensive. She apologized for the confusion and asked me to show her where it was hanging. I showed her the rack and she apologized again and honored the display price. So I ended up getting the dress for only $16!  I didn’t even expect her to do that but if you see something like that, a lot of places will honor their mistake. Key learning: it never hurts to ask! (Politely of course).







I loved how the black accessories looked when paired with this color and the leopard clutch added a fun little pop of print! Shop outfit details below:


Dress: Urban Outfitters, sold out (shop similar below)
Earrings: Baublebar, $34 (also love these)
Watch: Nixon, $225 (similar, similar)
Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties, $22+
Link Bracelet: Francesca’s, sold out (almost identical, similar for $13)
Clutch: Steve Madden, $19 on sale (similar for $8)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump, sold out (almost identical, similar)

Shop some of my other favorite open back dresses below:


One, $59  |  Two, $68  |  Three, $98  |  Four, $82  |  Five, $78  |  Six, $54




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