7/11/18

Black Sundress + Tory Burch Miller Dupes

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I could just as easily have titled this post, "What to wear when it's too hot for clothes" because that's about how I was feeling on the day I took these pictures. We had a crazy heat wave here last weekend and it was at least 110 degrees outside, so an easy breezy sundress was all I could tolerate. Groundbreaking fashion? No. Real-life practicality? Yes!
Black Sundress | Earrings | Necklace | Tory Burch Bag (c/o Shopbop) (Budget Option) | Sandals (c/o) | Charmed Stacks Bracelets (get 10% off with code onthedailyx)

SUNDRESS: This dress runs true to size (I'm wearing XS here), and since Old Navy runs a different promo every day it's hard to say what the pricing will be when I post this, but it's generally under $25. It was perfect for a hot Saturday of running a few errands with the family and then reading on the couch. Moving as little as possible also seems to help beat the heat!

On a side note, this summer I'm really trying to avoid my strapless bra as much as possible purely for comfort reasons. As a result I'm favoring regular tanks instead of the camis that have been my staple in summers past. That said, regular bra is not an option for this dress, so I used my NuBra instead. It works pretty well with this dress because the bodice is fitted, so that helps hold them more securely in place. Does anyone else worry when they wear adhesive bras that you'll get sweaty and it will come unstuck and fall out at an inopportune time? It can't be just me! Anyway, I've had my NuBra for a few years and it's held up very well, but I've also heard great things about this Target Adhesive Bra and I might try that when my NuBra wears out.
Black Sundress | Earrings | Necklace | Tory Burch Bag (c/o Shopbop) (Budget Option) | Sandals (c/o) | Charmed Stacks Bracelets (Get 10% off with code onthedailyx)

TORY BURCH MILLER SANDALS: When I first got a pair of Tory Burch Miller Sandals, I wasn't quite sure they lived up to the blogger hype. Now that I've had them for awhile and have a nude and black pair, I have to say I do reach for them a lot. That's not to say I can truly say the cost is justified, but that if you do decide to splurge on them and have a casual lifestyle, you'll get your money's worth and bring the cost per wear way down over the summer. They're true to size for me, but I've read a lot of reviews that say go a half size up, so maybe it depends on your foot shape or toe length? At any rate, I've tried to offer a few budget option links in the past but I've just recently found a few more Miller dupes/Miller-inspired sandals worth sharing. Any of these would work just as well with a sundress like this.

1. Tory Burch Miller - Black Patent | 2. Tory Burch Monroe | 3. Tory Burch Miller - Sand Patent
4. Amazon  | 5. Amazon | 6. Cato Fashions | 7. Amazon  | 8. Amazon

Most of the Budget Options above come in multiple colors so if you like the style but not the color, click through the link to see all available options.

And thanks to a savvy-reader comment on this post had to update this post to add one more option here! These are very similar indeed! At $55 they're a little more than the budget options above, but give a much closer look to the two Tory Burch colors pictured below:

3 Ways to Wear a Black Sundress
While I haven't needed any layers lately, this dress does "play well with others" so to speak. It paired easily with some basic jackets and cardigans.

On a separate note, you may have heard from other blogs that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts tomorrow. For what it's worth, I'm personally not planning on shopping the sale or creating content around it. Historically I just haven't found it to make a lot of sense for me to buy fall clothes in July when I know I won't be able to wear them until November. By that time there are plenty of other fall options to choose from at all retailers at equally good prices...if not better. And in retrospect, I've never once regretted not shopping the sale! I try not to be a sale hater because hey, I have my favorite sales that I post about too. So I can't be a hypocrite just because someone else has a different favorite sale than mine. And it's always possible I'll cave and order one or two things I can use right now (e.g. jewelry), but if by chance you wondered whether I'd be covering the sale...now you know!


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36 comments:

  1. Oh that dress is adorable on you! Yes, a dress is the only way to go when the heat is so oppressive. Love it on you!
    I also love your attitude about the big sale. All the hype starts to wear on me and I just get over it quickly. I have a few gift cards so I'm sure I'll cave and get some things. It's nice to know you aren't going to be doing a daily post on the sale! Whew!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. If I had gift cards I can say I'd have NO problem putting them to good use! LOL.

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  2. Every girl need a throw on sundress. Love this one, it's effortless and stylish xx Maria

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  3. You look sooo Summer CHIC!!! I love it when I find Summer Sandal dupes, these are so TB like! No daily Sale post from me either, I just wrote one "I caved" post for next week but so over it before it has begun, lol!! You look sensational!

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    1. Ha, now that the sale has started I may have to write an "I caved" post myself because I have to admit there are a few staples that I would really like to get at the discounted price. Arghhh these tempting sales!

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  4. Love a black dress, especially with a jean jacket, cute sandals too! Thanks for hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylisn

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  5. Yep, that's what I feel like all of my summer outfit posts end up being: practicality. But you show some great ways to make it more stylish - especially love the hair up + big earrings. Adds some style without any more fabric to make you too hot :)

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  6. You look so stunning in this dress! It is gorgeous!

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  7. That's such a cute sundress! I love pieces like this when it gets hot - a simple dress is the easiest thing to throw on and still feel pulled together :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. The heat also zaps my outfit creativity, so double bonus on the dress!

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  8. That dress is adorable on you such a closet staple!

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  9. This dress is the best, so versatile! Such great TB dupes too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  10. you really should wear more dresses, they look amazing on you. You have to do what's best for you and your blog, cannot wait to see your coverage of the prime day sale.

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    1. Haha, perfect example of why I can't judge anyone for loving their sale. I'm so excited for Prime day! And thanks for the sweet comments about the dress! I really have been trying to wear more but I'm pretty picky and have a hard time finding ones I LOVE!

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  11. Love your comfy dress.It is cozy enough to wear everyday :)
    www.chez-rama.com

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    1. Thank you! It really is a great dress...I might have to wear it again today!

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  12. You can never go wrong with a little black cotton dress for any time of year! You look amazing despite the oppressive heat.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  13. I have found another pair of Miller dupes! I guess they've gotten popular enough that everyone is starting to copy them.
    https://www.rackroomshoes.com/p/felicia/214142

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    1. WOW!! You are awesome at this! Thank you for sharing these! I'm going to update the post with these - those are such great dupes!

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  14. I totally agree about the Nordstrom sale. I think I'll so a brief post and focus on the message that if there are certain staples that you know you need like a new pair of winter boots, etc... it may be worth wile, but I agree that for the most part we're really better off waiting until fall... because we all know that things will go on sale again.

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    1. Since it's launched, I've definitely seen more pieces this year that could be worn now (t-shirts, camis and such). So it's pretty tempting but I'm still trying to hold off!

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  15. Too hot for clothes is right! Man it’s been unbearable! Summer was slow at first but now it’s back in full force. I love little dresses and this one is so cute! I love the panels on the bottom. And it’ll be perfect in Fall too :)

    I plan on buying a pair of jeans from the sale but that’s it! Not even looking yet because I don’t want the temptation.

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    1. Thanks Noelle! It really is a fun piece and you're right...I could probably make it work in fall with boots/booties and a jacket topper!

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  16. I've never tried adhesive bras before, but it's good to know about the Target one! That black dress is darling and really flattering on you!

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    1. Thanks Laura! And definitely give an adhesive bra a try - much more comfortable than strapless!

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  17. I appreciate your perspective about the Nordstrom sale. Just another reason why I enjoy following your blog. :)

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    1. Aw, well thank you so much! I really appreciate your support! I will say since the sale launch I've seen some VERY tempting stuff! Eek. If I get something I'm sure I'll post it in an outfit or side note but it won't turn into 24/7 Nsale coverage here, that's for sure. :)

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  18. Loving the simplicity of this black dress dear. Chic contrast with the white bag too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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