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A style, runway & wellness blog created by Chicago-based fashion journalist Amanda Kaplan.

WARM RUFFLES | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

WARM RUFFLES | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

I have an obsession with slip dresses (and lately, it seems like I have an obsession with telling you all what my obsessions are).  I love the way that they're an easy wear, yet you can do so much with them.  Just this weekend, when I was in Chicago, I decided to stop into Free People (like I do every time I'm within walking distance of a Free People) to take a look around.  Usually, I go in knowing that I most likely won't buy anything because their clothes are extremely pricey.  But like usual, I decided to walk through their sale section and see if there was anything in my budget as well as something that I liked.

As I was searching through the racks of clothes, nothing was catching my eye in the way it should in order for me to purchase it.  Though as I was about to leave the corner of sale clothes, an employee came over and hung up two mauve ruffled slip dresses.  I was immediately in love.  I had been awing over the Free People Tattered Up Slip for quite some time now, but could never bring myself to spend near $100 on a slip dress.  But, once I saw this one hanging on the rack, very similar, but unique to the Tattered Up dress, I decided then that I needed to buy it.  

To make myself even more willing to purchase this dress, regardless of the beauty of it, it ended up being on sale: $30 with an additional 50% off, making the total only $15!  A deal that I couldn't pass up.  

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I decided to keep my layering simple, I order for the dress to be the main statement.  I threw on one of my favorite cardigans from PINK REPUBLIC (Kohls), tights, a long necklace, and black booties.  My entire outfit was comfy but pretty.  Since this slip does have a very deep V for the neckline along with a very slouchy look around the arms, I decided to wear one of my lace halter bralettes for additional coverage.

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OUTFIT DETAILS //

- Slip: Free People

- Bralette: Free People

- Cardigan: Pink Republic (Kohls)

- Tights: My mom!

- Booties: H & M

- Necklace: IDK

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