WIWS + color run preview

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dress: Gap
Shoes: Clarks
Scarf: J. Crew Factory (old)

Sharing what I wore Sunday mass a little late after a long drive back to Michigan yesterday. As much as I loved my rotation in St. Louis, I'm a Michigan girl at heart. It feels good to be back although my ER rotation this month is in southern Michigan which still puts me a good distance away from Stephen. 

I've been in the market for a shirt dress for at least a year now, and this one from Gap is just about perfect. I *mostly* avoided shopping while I was in St. Louis but managed to make a quick run into Gap and Anthropologie after Stephen and I ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in the mall last weekend. My new resolution is to only purchase things that are on sale, fit right and flatter, versatile (they say that you should be able to come up with 5 ways to wear an item with things already in your closet before you buy it), different from the clothes I already have, and more or less needed. I say more or less because I don't really need anything per say...but it should at least be an item that I've been considering adding to my closet instead of an impulse buy. This dress fit the bill for pretty much everything; although I already have several chambray pieces in my closet, this dress is different and versatile enough that it made the cut. I can't wait to wear it with boots and a chunky cardi or scarf for winter.

I made a detour to Madison on my way from St. Louis to Michigan to run the Color Me Rad 5K that I've been dying to do. It was a serious blast! Here's a couple preview pics (I'll share more later this week):

Before (we're so clean!):                                   After (we're so colorful!):

This is my second post today, which may be a record. You can check out my first post here and enter to win a pair of Danskos (they're amazing).

Linkin' it up with FLAP. Happy Labor Day!


  1. Erica hope you are doing great. what a cute dress and sandals. Love it!
    You look beautiful as always.

  2. Um, are you from MI and I didn't know this?! I'm from the west side of the state, by the best great lake, of course :)

    These seem like some smart shopping criteria - especially the versatility part. And chambray always fits that, whether you own other chambray or not... A dress will work a zillion ways!

  3. I had never heard that rule about being able to pair something new with a few things in your closet...good to know! :)

  4. I think you found the perfect shirt dress for you!


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