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Club Monaco maxi, Yigal Azrouel belt (vintage)(love this one), Macy’s pendant (similar), Sam Edelman sandals, Prada sunglasses

These last few days have been the absolute best. My best friend from college was in town and we spent our days running around the city, shopping, and chatting away. I rarely get to see her so it was such a joy to spend some uninterrupted time together. As you may have seen on Instagram, we did a bit of shopping and I popped into Club Monaco to browse their sale. While I walked away with only full priced items, i’m obsessed with everything I bought and can’t wait to review more.

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This maxi dress is beyond amazing. It is made of a cotton, stretchy material and hugs in all the right places, while providing the perfect amount of breeze. It has two slits down either side that only come as high as the knee (great to keep peep shows in check), and is complete with gorgeous, subtle pleating on the bottom half. The pleats don’t add any bulk but rather interest to an otherwise basic piece.

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The top portion is a fitted tank and the dress has an inch thick elasticized waist, which I very much appreciated, rather than the thin rope like elastic typically seen in cotton maxi’s. Lengthwise the dress was perfect (for reference I am a solid 5’6′), and I am wearing my usual size 10.

My only complaint about the dress: it comes with a little slip underneath that isn’t quite long enough for me, so as a result it rides up the tush… I plan to cut it out and wear my own slip. Very minor

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I paired this outfit with my new love, this Yigal Azrouel belt I picked up on consignment at Cris, my favorite vintage boutique in Russian Hill. I also wore it to my brother’s wedding rehearsal dinner (see here)!

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I’m a huge fan of this dress and have already worn it twice, completely justifying the heftier price tag in my mind. Please let me know if you try out this dress and what you think!