Soft Striped Dress for Fall + Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

img_7888img_7887img_7897img_7893

Photography by Michelle Bazis

Hi gals and happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Mine went way too fast!  On Saturday I made my yummy California veggie pasta salad for a Husker Football party and spent the day with Tone, my parents, and family friends!  You. Guys.  This recipe makes the most delish, bombtastic salad and now that I’ve made it three times, I think I’ve got it down.  Here is the recipe, but I’ve tweaked it a bit so I’ll be sharing my take on it in an upcoming blog post!  On Sunday I recovered from the Husker party – I blame my dad on the Fireball shots – and slept in while taking my precious time to get my buns in gear.  I then headed to my parents house for a fun filled afternoon of finalizing our wedding invite list!  So not fun.  Who wants to throw this amazing party and not be able to invite every single person you have ever loved in your life??? It’s tough when you have to cut the list!  And then once that list is finalized so begins the daunting task of hunting down addresses.  I’m proud to say that I haven’t had one freak-out, bridezilla moment since getting engaged in July 2015, but if I have to look at that excel sheet one more time, I will loose my sh*t.  I had tons of things to tend to in order to prepare for a busy week, so spending four hours of my Sunday afternoon working on the list was not what I had in-mind!  But, at least my parents are cool and golf was on, so it could have been worse 🙂

And as I prep for a jam packed work week, plus a few wedding meetings to attend, I’m so happy to have easy closet staples like this striped knit dress that I can just throw on and go!  The temps are going to be in the low 70’s this week, which means I can finally wear some of my new favorite Fall goodies!  It’s interesting to see how in just a few months since going from working a 9 to 5 office job to now working for myself, and from home, my style has really been leaning to comfort.  And that can be a slippery slope!  I mean, sometimes I’ll go days without wearing real pants.  Leggings, you are my friend.  So I’ve made a promise to myself that with the fresh start of a new month, that I will put forth more effort into my day to day attire!  Plus the autumn season gives me so much energy and motivation to create fun and exciting outfits!

I’m *falling* hard for this striped little number because y’all, it is so soft!  I love the length because it looks great with booties but can also be sassed up with OTK boots for a night out with the future hubby!  And anything that looks cute with or without leggings is a win in my book.  The criss-cross detail on the chest is all the rage right now and the multicolored stripes give this dress an unlimited amount of styling possibilities!  Swap out the booties for nude lace up flats and throw on an olive green utility vest for work meetings if you’re in a casual setting.  But if your office is more business than casual, just add tights, closed toe booties, and a jewel-toned blazer for a professional look!

This cutie of a dress is only $34 plus an additional 20% off with code SABBY15, making it just under $29!  The code may be used on the entire Dreamboat Boutique site, as well!
img_7891 img_7889 img_7898

img_7896

img_7880

Striped Dress c/o Dreamboat Boutique – code SABBY15 for 15% off, making it under $29! // Bootiesunder $65! // Similar Gray Satchel // Monogram Necklace // Earrings // Watch // Bangles // Sunnies

heart-sara

This post was brought to you by Dreamboat Boutique.  All opinions are sincerely my own!  Thank you for supporting the brands that I work with! xoxo

24 Responses to Soft Striped Dress for Fall + Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

  1. Kate says:

    Cutest stripes, gf! Love it with those booties!

    xo, kate
    fortheloveoffancy.com

  2. Madeline says:

    That dress is so cute for Fall! I love the criss cross detailing and cute colors!

    xoxo Madeline | http://www.theblackbarcode.com

  3. Lee Anne says:

    Sounds like a great weekend! I can’t wait to try that recipe you shared, it sounds amazing!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  4. Gentry says:

    I really love this dress & it looks so cute on you! It’s styled perfectly for fall!!

  5. You are so dang cute girl! Love this look on you!
    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

  6. Lauren says:

    I love this entire outfit! That dress is so adorable!

    Fizz and Frosting

  7. Shelby says:

    This outfit is adorable! & I have already bookmarked that california pasta salad recipe… yum!!

    xo, Shelby
    http://www.prettyinthepines.com

  8. cristin says:

    I have had my eye on those sunnies!! Might have to go for it.

    cristin | http://www.thesouthernstyleguide.com

  9. Alex says:

    Such a cute little swing dress, love the stripes!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

  10. Greta says:

    Love the booties! Such a fun and unique color!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  11. Dawn says:

    Love the outfit and those sunnies! I’m thinking of getting one for myself. Enjoy the wedding planning, it’ll be here before you know it!

  12. These colors are SO gorgeous on YOU!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.