Belted Swing Dress - All Dressed Up

Belted Swing Dress

This striped swing dress has been one of my constant go-to's this summer. I love the comfy-cute aspect of a swing dress, and how easy they are to just throw on! I definitely have a few (see below for instance) that have been a staple item in my wardrobe this summer. 

This dress in particular is one of my favorites because it's so easy to dress up or dress down for any occassion. For example, this day was spent shopping on King Street, so I wanted something a little more casual since I would be doing a lot of walking in the heat, but also knew that I would want to do an outfit shoot later on. Solution? Throw on this dress with a pair of sandals and a cute braid, keeping a pair of heels in my purse along with a belt, and my favorite red lipstick and boom. Instant day-to-night look. So basically if you don't have any swing dresses, you need one now! Not to mention that this one is a great option for under $20! 

Oh also I cannot even tell you how frustrated I was with my hair this day. I needed it cut so badly, it refused to do anything. A cute braid is always my go-to on bad hair days, but with my hair being short now I just don't like the look of a simple braid anymore. But I found that this low french braid was my perfect solution! If you are struggling with the same problems as I am, definitely try this look! Starting the braid at the bottom of my head added the volume that I needed, opposed to other braids that always end up just flattened my hair to my head. I am still definitely contemplating growing my hair back out because I love braids that much, but am glad I discovered this simple solution for now! 

If you have any other short hair, bad hair day solutions I would be overjoyed to hear them. I thought cutting my hair would make it easier to deal with but it is somehow turned into more work? My hair is ridiculously thick now because the length always weighed it down. Has anyone had experience having a stylist thin your hair before? I am definitely also contemplating this option. Anyway, enough ranting about my hair, hope you are all having a great week, and as always you can shop this look below! 


  1. Love this look! Very simple and gorgeous for summer! I also love your braided hairstyle, too. Great post!

    1. Thank you so much Kiara! Loving your most recent post as well, you have a beautiful blog!