Magazine Monday: Ruffle Dress

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Hi all! Sorry it’s been so quiet around here lately. I needed to take a step away to put all my energy into the end of the school year. It’s always the busiest time of year. Thankfully, I survived my first year back in fourth grade (and my students did, too)! Now, I am happy to be back in this space and engaging with all of you!

Image via Cosmopolitan Magazine

During my time “away” I thought a lot about what I want to provide to you, my readers. As I continue creating content, my goal is to bring you weekly inspiration, outfit styling advice and how to recreate outfits you see in magazines. Recently scouring through fashion magazines and runway photos, I stumbled across these beautifully feminine ruffle dresses. Ruffles are a huge trend right now and I am loving them!

These dresses, although gorgeous, cost a pretty penny. I am always willing to invest a bit of money into a  timeless piece. However, with fashion trends like this, I opt to spend a bit less. Which is why I am loving fast fashion pieces from the Who What Wear Target collection.  Self-described as “a collection of effortless and chic streetwear for all,” Who What Wear designs pieces that are fashion-forward and affordable. On their site, they show you the latest trends and how to pair their pieces. I fell in love at first sight and every time I go to Target, I check out their newest additions. As they are constantly adding new inventory to stay up to date with the latest trends. I’ll be the first to admit it takes some good self-control to purchase only one or two pieces at a time!

On my recent trip to Target, I stopped in my tracks when I came across a ruffle dress from Who What Wear. Trying it on, I felt like a runway model in couture. Confession: I like to play when I’m in the dressing room. Pretending I’m a model (an unfulfilled wish from when I was younger), I twirl, pose, and take the clothes for a spin. I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this?! Standing on my tippy-toes in this dress, envisioning it at my next summer soiree, I knew it was a keeper. This dress reminds me of the ones I saw in Cosmopolitan’s Spring/Summer 2017 fashion trends.summer-dress, striped-dress, who-what-wear-collection, who-what-wear-dress, wrap-dress, cult-gaia-blogger, cult-gaia, cult-gaia-arc-clutch, playing-dress-up-all-day, raen-sunglasses

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Although this dress isn’t online, I linked a similar one that will look just as great in case you don’t have time to head over to your local Target. There should be plenty in stock in store, as I just bough it last week. The wrap tie on the dress allows you to adjust the fit and vertical stripes are always slimming, making this dress flattering for all body types. For reference, I am approximately five foot eight and wearing a size small.summer-dress, striped-dress, who-what-wear-collection, who-what-wear-dress, wrap-dress, raen-sunglasses, playing-dress-up-all-day

Do you love buying clothes at Target? Have you tried the Who What Wear collection? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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photography by Bree Hendrick

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  • Reply
    Laura Mitbrodt
    June 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Your dress is incredible, I love all of the ruffles

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      Heather Zuleger
      June 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Aren’t they fun? That, along with the stripes is what sold me!

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    Courtney Bentley
    June 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    prettiest and most gorgeous fab lady!

    Courtney Bentley ||

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    Debbie Savage
    June 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    This dress is so fabulous! I am in love with the classic print and all of the ruffles!
    xo Debbie |

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    Shruthi Rajashekar
    June 20, 2017 at 1:58 am

    I have not tried out that collection at Target but I will definitely when I come to the States! Target is such a great store and dresses are perfect for this warm summer season! <3


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    June 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    LOOOOVE this dress! I can’t believe it’s from Target!

    xo Rachel |

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      Heather Zuleger
      June 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Right??! Who What Wear is making some really great clothing!

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    June 21, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    You know what, I’m yet to buy one single item from the WhoWhatWear collection. d’oh! It’s not like their stuff isn’t cute or there’s no plus size line. It’s just that I keep forgetting.

    Great look! And you deserve all the breaks in the world. I’ve got a special place in my heart for teachers.

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      Heather Zuleger
      June 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      You’ll have to remember the next time you head to Target! But I know it’s hard to get lost in all Target has to offer…

      Thank you for your appreciation! It means the world to me! xo

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