Living in southwest Florida, I am always searching for fun resort wear that won’t kill my budget. Summer sales, especially around holidays like July 4th, are a great way to stock up on beachy dresses, tops, and accessories while getting the most from your hard-earned money. Mid-summer sales also seem to carry the prettiest variety of clothing styles, colors, and sizes, as they aren’t simply trying to get rid of stock to make room for new merchandise. Here’s to summer fashion on a budget and to a few of my favorite things from my go-to online stores.
J Crew Factory – I am obsessed with the quality, fit, and and pricing of this high end brand at bargain basement prices. I purchased the items below and they fit perfectly. For Father’s Day brunch I paired the blue dress with a stretchy gold belt to dress it up a little. When you want a classic look, this site can’t be beat for the price.
Red Tiered Tank Top – $24.95
Striped Faux-Wrap Dress – $39.50 + extra 15% off with code SUPERSTAR
Red Floral Faux-Wrap Mini Dress – $59.50
Red Dress – this Atlanta-based women’s clothing store appeared on Season 6 of Shark Tank, where it received a $1.2 million investment. I purchased the white two piece set below and I’m in love with it; casual, comfy, yet easily dressed up.
Let Me Know White Two Piece Set – $90
Can’t Get Enough of Summer Turquoise Tropical Print Romper – $58
Long Way Home Coral Tropical Print Dress – $46
Stick Around Blue Maxi Dress – $44
Lulu’s – known as “the style destination for trendsetters worldwide”, this site features clothing from its own label as well as both emerging and well-known designers. My friend purchased several dresses from Lulu’s at very affordable prices for our recent trip to Long Island, Bahamas and I fell in love with her vibrant blue maxi dress below. I may just have to grab one for myself.
Flying Watercolors Print Maxi Dress – $70
Girl Like You Yellow Polka Dot Two-Piece Maxi Dress – $80
Tropic Of Discussion Green Tropical Print Maxi Dress – $74
Yacht Rock Blue And White Striped Off-The-Shoulder Midi Dress – $66
Beyond Proper – formerly called Boston Proper from a mailing list the company bought 30 years ago and transformed into my all-time favorite bohemian glam brand, Boston Proper decided they weren’t so proper after all; so they changed their name. Not to worry, the fashion is still confidently sexy and one-of-a-kind. Beyond Proper clothing has a higher price point than the other sites listed here because of the clothing’s unique embellishments, but they have fantastic and frequent sales.
Pom And Stone Clutch – $69
Ombre Hi-Low Maxi Dress – $98
Red Floral Maxi Dress – $165
Miscellaneous Mermaid Finds – I couldn’t resist adding the mermaid earrings from Baublebar, a great site for fun and affordable jewelry that makes a statement. The tote is by Shiraleah, a brand dedicated to “awakening people’s wanderer spirit” by creating products inspired by different cultures around the world. It is sold by Express. Last but not least, the seaglass earrings are from Cottage and Bungalow, where I purchased a hand-crafted mermaid plaque when I moved to FL. The brand features classic coastal-style furniture, decor, and accessories.
Baublebar Ariel Drop Earring – $48
Express Shiraleah Rose All Day Tote – $64
Cottage And Bungalow Sea Glass Earrings – $99