shopping on a budget midi dress

yesterday, we took a look at shopping on a budget with a black blazer. today, it’s shopping on a budget for a midi dress. and, yes, both blazer and dress are from opens in a new windowScoop available online at opens in a new windowWalmart

at the moment, i am on a mini-vacay at Lake Oconee, which is a hop, skip, and jump from Athens. it’s a beautiful man-made lake tucked between Atlanta and Augusta. downtown Greensboro is about 10 minutes from the Ritz Carlton, a charming town founded in 1786 after Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene. it’s been a backdrop for several of our photoshoots over the years, and we always stop at the corner store on our way to Tybee. if you are ever in this neck of the woods, stop by. honestly, Georgia dishes up some of the most beautiful scenery known to mankind. 

shopping on a budget midi dress

if you have travel plans in the short term, may i recommend this adorable opens in a new windowdress from opens in a new windowScoop? it packs like a dream and has fun written all over it, thanks to its cheerful print and color scheme. this budget-friendly opens in a new windowmidi dress hits all my buttons – beautiful ruffle hem, lined to the knee, and long sleeves with fitted cuff. y’all know i love belts, so i added a wide gold belt (old, similar opens in a new windowhere) to this dress. gold block sandals (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) were the perfect complement to the gold belt. a pair of nude shoes would also go well with this dress, but metallic shoes also act as a neutral. and i couldn’t resist adding an opens in a new windoworange handbag from opens in a new windowMark & Graham. this particular opens in a new window bamboo handle handbag has been on my must-have list for several years. this was the year i finally added it to my collection. prepare yourselves as it will be on style repeat all spring and summer. Mark & Graham also offer monograms, so if that’s your thing, you can personalize your handbag.

many of you have been asking about my sunglasses. every year i add one pair, but mostly i wear sunglasses from up to ten years old. this pair is from opens in a new windowKrewe purchased three years ago.

opens in a new windowdress | shoes (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) | belt (old, similar opens in a new windowhere) | opens in a new windowhandbag | opens in a new windowKrewe sunglasses | opens in a new windowsimilar necklace | opens in a new window similar bracelet | opens in a new windowearrings

 

 

opens in a new windowdress | shoes (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) | belt (old, similar opens in a new windowhere) | opens in a new windowhandbag | opens in a new windowKrewe sunglasses | opens in a new windowsimilar necklace | opens in a new window similar bracelet | opens in a new windowearrings

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  1. Holly wrote:

    Super cute dress Beth…..I just put in shop style for sale alert!

    Blessings,

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • super cute dress! fun and flirty. and it’s so lightweight.

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  2. Cute dress, but I am only 5’3″ so I have pretty much given up wearing midi dresses. They make me look shorter unless I wear boots with them, Just as well, as it is pretty much sold out. I do love your shoes, purse and belt a lot though. I bought one of the short skirts you modeled from Talbots with the vases on it and love it! Have a great day.

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • i hope you try petite sized dresses as they will fit your frame better than a regular size dress.
      isn’t that skirt adorable?! enjoy it all season long.

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  3. Eve wrote:

    Very pretty dress. I probably wouldn’t wear this because of the round neckline and I’m not really into wearing dresses. The shoes are great and the orange handbag is killer.

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • for whatever reason, i absolutely love orange and gold for summer!

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  4. Samantha wrote:

    Beth, interesting that it hits so many of your buttons. I like so many of your outfits, but to me this dress is a horror, missing the mark on several points, the colour combination, the ruffled hem, the pattern, even if it was free it wouldn’t be finding it’s way into my wardrobe. To me it just screams old lady!
    What a difference from yesterday’s blazer which I loved.

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • well, i’m not certain what an “old lady” dress looks like? either you like or don’t like an outfit. period. style has nothing to do with age. and i will point out that if it missed the mark with you totally fine. but it’s sold out in most sizes so there were a multitude of women of all ages that thought it was adorable.

      this blog and social channels are dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty. it’s time to step away from ageist remarks like “old lady” ‘cuz if you’ve made it this far you’re technically old and if you’re wearing a dress it would fall under old lady dress. personally, as far as style goes it’s all about personal preference. clothes have sizes not ages. it’s all about staying modern, fresh and relevant.

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
      • Samantha wrote:

        I agree it’s time to step away from terms like ‘old lady’, my apologies. ‘Old lady’ is how the dress makes me feel when I look at it, it drags me down. Style is ageless, colourless and creedless, it flows from within and can encompass many and any form and fashion, how you carry it off is what is important, but if you put stuff out there and invite comment, they won’t all say that they love every choice. I salute those who chose to wear this choice, but know if I saw them in the street I wouldn’t be admiring their choice.

        Posted 4.13.21 Reply
        • in America our favorite sport is baseball. the best players in the game have a .333 percent batting average which means 3 out of every 10 times
          up to bat they get a hit. i’ll take it! but to think that “putting” myself out there should invite ageist comments, or rude remarks is absurd.
          the outfits are shared to inspire women of a “certain age” that style is ageless, that we are important, that our health is our utmost concern
          and that at the end of the day aging is a privilege.

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          • Samantha wrote:

            A privilege and a joy. Please continue to celebrate the phenomena that is the over 50s woman. We rock and we know it.

            Posted 4.13.21
  5. Pretty woman and pretty dress- what a lovely combination! Enjoy your vacay!

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • thanks, sweet friend! i so needed some R&R!

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  6. Laura wrote:

    I get your emails daily. I appreciate your style perspective. I’m wondering if you can find another bargain type store. Maybe Target or Kohls, for those of us who don’t like Walmart.

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • thanks for the suggestion! i used to regularly shop at Target but just haven’t liked the direction they took about two years ago.
      but i’ll see what i can come up with.

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  7. Carolyn wrote:

    Lovely print! The dress looks great on you, Beth.
    In a future post, would it be possible to see you style a midi dress with a shorter heel?
    Thank you!

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  8. Kathleen McDermott wrote:

    I love this dress and already own it! It is so feminine and graceful, light as a feather and very comfortable. I wish the other color scheme was flattering to me as it is also quite pretty and I would love a 2nd dress in this style. Hoping it might come out in additional prints! I followed your lead on the Scoop moto jacket, blouse and blazer, but actually beat you to the punch on this one! Seeing how lovely you look in it assures me I made a great choice.

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • one of the best aspects of this dress is how lightweight it is. it’s a fun and flirty dress that i know you will enjoy wearing this spring!

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  9. Donna wrote:

    I love this dress on you…and the belt makes it! If I had just seen it on the website, I would have passed it by.

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • accessories are always the icing on the cake!

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  10. Very pretty and colorful, but like your sandals better than the other ones.
    Beautiful purse!!

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  11. Francesca B. wrote:

    Thank you for this series on Walmart’s Scoop Beth. I was lucky enough to catch your youtube video over the weekend and snagged the blue faux leather jacket which is now my all time favorite. I so appreciate your advice on clothes and your incredible style sense; this 57 year old is looking so good and it is all because I follow you now:) Thank you friend!

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
    • what a lovely comment! thank you so very much.

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  12. Rena Berowski wrote:

    Thank you so much for the sunglass brand. Now we have the total outfit.

    Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  13. Emma wrote:

    Great post

    Posted 4.17.21 Reply
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