Embroidered Shift Dress







I find it funny when I choose outfits to feature on my blog mainly because of where I live. I look at all of these fashion bloggers and see them perfectly coordinating their outfits to what the weather should be like and while I want to wear Hunter Rain Boots in the winter and turtlenecks in the fall, I just can’t get away with it. It’s almost always sunny in Los Angeles. I’m not complaining, but it makes it a little hard to transition my wardrobe from season to season when there really is no point since the weather hardly changes. That’s why you’ll see me year round in dresses like this one from Urban Outfitters. Easy, summertime dresses that you can throw on and go anywhere. I wasn’t always a fan of shift dresses because depending on the body type, they can make you look like a box, but I’m honestly okay with it if I’m just out shopping or running errands because they are so darn comfortable! On Saturday Doug and I had a typical “admin” day of going grocery shopping, cleaning house, and running errands. For those days while I’d love to wear a baggy top and jeans, it’s getting hotter and hotter and having one piece you can just throw on and go out the door is a lot easier in my opinion. The embroidery on this piece adds a special detail that really frames the shift dress. A few other budget friendly options I love that are very similar to this style from Urban Outfitters are this off the shoulder dress, this plaid slip dress, and this floral embroidered romper.

I also wanted to mention my new favorite necklace that I wear almost everyday! This gold bar necklace from Be Monogrammed comes in 14K gold and considering that, the price is pretty affordable in my opinion. I love layering this necklace with simple, delicate pieces like the turquoise feather necklace I’m wearing from Francesca’s Collections. You can receive 10% off your order from Be Monogrammed with the code GRAD10.

Little White Lies Macy Dress |Engraved Gold Bar Necklace c/o Be Monogrammed (10% off with code:GRAD10) | Be Home Large Tote Bag | Francesca’s Collection Turquoise Necklace | 14th & Union Bar Stud Earrings | LOFT Banded Sandals | Alex & Ani Bracelet

Other shift dresses under $30!!



    • Hayley Roderick
      May 15, 2015 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks Pamela!:)

  1. Glamoury armory
    May 15, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Hi, this is such a cute and comfortable dress!! And you makeup is amazing! love the whole look!
    Glamoury Armory Blog

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Thank you!!

  2. May 15, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    I love shift dresses and the embroidery on this one is too good to pass up! It’s so true about living in LA-there really aren’t any seasons! So glad to find another local blogger!
    xo Adri http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    • May 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      I’ll be sure to check out your site!

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      I checked out your blog and I love it! Thanks for stopping by:)

  3. May 15, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    I love a good shift dress and this one if just way too! I love the Embroidery and the sandals you paired it with! Too cute! Have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Shannon!

  4. May 16, 2015 / 7:11 am

    I love shift dresses because the same reason as you mentioned, they are just so comfy. For a hot summer nothing will be more stylish and comfortable than a nice shift dress! I love yours very much and those sandals are so cute!


    • May 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you Grace! They really are the best piece to wear for spring/summer!

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      I completely agree!!:)

  5. May 16, 2015 / 10:32 am

    this dress is stunning on you! I’ve never really gotten into shift dresses to be honest, but this one is gorgeous on you 🙂


    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      They definitely can be hard to pull off sometimes, but so easy to throw on:) Thanks Izzy!

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      I do too! They are always so easy to throw on:) Thanks Emma!

  6. May 17, 2015 / 7:02 am

    I love that dress! It looks amazing on you!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks Melanie!!

    • May 17, 2015 / 7:58 pm

      Winter sounds amazing right now! And thanks Lucy:)

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      I know that blue color is perfect for spring! Winter fashion is always fun too!:) Thanks Lucy!

  7. May 17, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    What a beauty! <3 Seriously love your embroidered dress, and that color looks so pretty on you!

    I'm so glad that I found your blog. Would you like to check out mine, and if you'd like we could follow each other on GFC and/or other social media and keep in touch!

    I hope you have an amazing week hun!

    XOXO, HaeMin


    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      I would love to check yours out!! Thanks so much!

    • Hayley Roderick
      May 18, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      Thank you so much Irene!xx

  8. Consulter Marie
    May 27, 2015 / 8:19 am

    What a adorable dress! You look gorgeous! Come and meet our adventures in Paris at Living Paris

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