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You guys… I am SO excited for today’s post (and two other’s coming in the future)! You all know how much I love dresses – they’re seriously one of my favorite things to wear. But as someone who is always saying they don’t have enough dresses (which is certainly not true), I was beyond ecstatic when Tobi reached out to me for a collaboration! I was freaking out so much that for a few days I was telling my friends about it, but would always include: “I think it’s fake, though.” Seriously… I did NOT believe it!

I’ve been shopping at Tobi since my freshman year of high school (so for five years), and I’ve always viewed them as a go-to for trendy pieces, but also pieces that’ll be in your closet for a while. I was wearing the same purple tank dress from them up until last year when the strap finally broke :/ (plus, they offer 50% off your first order – right up a college student’s alley)!

I know the dress in today’s post will be the exact same. I’m extremely drawn to solid colors over prints most of the time because I feel they’re more timeless, and won’t go out of style as fast. I also thought that it might be nice to switch it up and try this gorgeous burgundy color, as I don’t own much in the red family at all. The cute, side cutouts were a major bonus, as well!

The dress is a bit long on me, but all I did was pull the straps up and safety pin them in the back, and voila – it’s now the perfect length! It’ll be so perfect for all those summer dinners, parties, and just overall for exploring the city…. white chucks, anyone?

I also received these gorgeous sandals as a birthday gift, and I cannot take them off! They’re seriously so stylish and super comfortable. In fact, I spontaneously just walked several miles in them today, and would definitely recommend you pick up a pair!

Dress: c/o Tobi // Jacket: Levi’s // Heels: Vince Camuto (the bomb!) // Earrings: Nordstrom (I would wear them every day if I could) // Bag: Kate Spade

Thank you to Tobi for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Photos by Julie Kennedy

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  1. Jessica wrote:

    That is a gorgeous dress indeed. The color is perfect on your skin tone!

    Jessica |

    Posted 5.31.17 Reply
    • Lauren O. wrote:

      Thanks so much, Jess! That’s such a great compliment!

      Posted 6.1.17 Reply
  2. Amy Arnold wrote:

    Tobi has some great pieces! Love that burgundy dress!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted 5.30.17 Reply
    • Lauren O. wrote:

      Thanks a lot, Amy! And I know, right?! I love their selection (and the price point, too)!

      Posted 5.30.17 Reply
  3. Carina wrote:

    What an exciting collab babe, so happy for you. Gorgeous look, the dress is versatile and fab.


    Posted 5.30.17 Reply
    • Lauren O. wrote:

      Thanks so much, Carina – I really appreciate it! And I totally agree… it can be worn so many different ways!

      Posted 5.30.17 Reply
  4. This dress is adorable on you and looks so versatile! Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend!

    Posted 5.29.17 Reply
    • Lauren O. wrote:

      Thanks so much, Olivia! And I had a great weekend – hope the same for you! Just sad it’s over!!

      Posted 5.30.17 Reply


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