Bohemian Bell Sleeve Dress

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You saw a sneak peek of this post on Friday, and now I’m sharing the full look! I stopped in Mainstream Boutique one day after work and loved all of the pretty bohemian finds! FYI, Mainstream Boutique is in several cities, so definitely see if there’s one in your area.

While my look typically gravitates towards preppy, there are definitely times when I like to mix things up. This dress is so fun and different from anything I own in my closet. Bell sleeve dresses are really on trend this season, so I was happy to find a dress that would allow me to experiment with the trend without breaking the bank. 

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Blu Pepper Favorites

This bohemian dress is by a brand called Blu Pepper. I found even more Blu Pepper favorites that I wanted to share below with you from retailers like Nordstrom Rack. Seriously, there are so many cute finds. And I love that you don’t have to spend a lot for the vintage, boho look. (And no, this post is not sponsored). May have to add a few more boho pieces to my closet from Blu Pepper!

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For an extra element to the outfit, I added this slip underneath it. Great for shorter dresses or when you want to add texture to an outfit. Plus, I can get away with wearing this dress in early fall because of the extra layer.

And, as you can see, I still managed to stay true to the prep in me with my monogrammed necklace. I feel like I always talk about this necklace, but it’s one I’m always happy to rave about. Would make a great graduation gift!

Target Zipper Wedges Mainstream Boutique Blu Pepper Dress

Wearing: Blu Pepper dress (similar here) | Monoreno slip | Target wedges (under $30) | Kate Spade purse (old, similar here, here, and here) | J.Crew panama hat | Ray-Ban aviators | Baublebar necklace

This look can easily be recreated with your favorite print dress (bell sleeves a plus). I brought out the black in the dress with these Target espadrille wedges, which are such a good quality for the price. I bought these last year, but they still look brand new. Definitely snatch them up!

I love my Kate Spade purse for nights out, and I think it makes the dress a little fancier. Any black handbag you have in your closet will do, but I rounded up some quilted handbags above and below that are very similar.

I’d love to hear what you think about the bell sleeve trend! Do you have any bell sleeve dresses in your closet?!

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Photos by Connor Hollinger Photography

  • Thea
    June 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Beautiful outfit, you have a lovely smile! 🙂

    http://www.HolaThea.com

    • Ellen
      June 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much! xo

  • Pamela
    June 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

    This dress is so cute on you! I love the retro feel and the pattern! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • Ellen
      June 8, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Aw thank you, Pamela! It’s definitely not something I would normally wear, but I love it!