Flattering Little Ruched Floral Dress

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All in Favor ruched dress (on sale for $33; 2 colors) xs, Schutz sandals 5.5 (also styled here), Celine bag

Throwing back to sunnier days before we came home to socially distance, this is just one of those “feel good” yet low maintenance dresses that I love having in my wardrobe. I also wanted to point out an unprecedentedly good deal that Nordstrom just kicked off a big sale with free shipping and returns, including some brands that are usually excluded from promos. Below are some sale recommendations based on items I own!

All in Favor floral dress (2 colors). I mentioned this dress in a previous post and have gotten several photos and happy messages from readers! The ruching along both the front and the back is very strategic and flatters all around (no concerns about panty lines or bulges). I love the sweetheart neckline and the delicately puffed sleeves. Lastly, the lightweight and lined material travels very well and is completely wrinkle resistant! I found it easiest to wear my trusty Bristols-6 sticky bra (on major sale!! I picked up some backups) and not worry about bra straps showing. Fit-wise, it’s true to size and XS fits me at my current 5′ tall, 98lbs.

Shoes, bags, accessories

Nordstrom offers a lot of special sizing like 4 to 13, so filter on the left by your size first!

  • Vince Camuto taupe bootie (sizes 4 – 12) – See on me. If you’ve been debating this bootie over my recent posts, it’s now priced lower than ever. The “tortilla” color is extremely versatile and can read either tan or taupe.
  • Evolve wedge sandals – I have not tried these but after being tasked by many of you to find a comfortable wedge walking sandal like my beloved old Caslon ones, this was the closest I came across. Evolve is a brand by Easy Spirit, and based on the item description, they seem to focus on comfort and cushioning!
  • Nearly all Tory Burch shoes + bags including ballet flats that are usually excluded. I recently admired this Perry tote on my friend which she loves as her work / diaper bag. It’s a thinner pliable leather that’s fairly lightweight, not too large (yet fits most 13″ laptops), comes in several great colors and has a divider zippered pocket inside. I own the Robinson tote which is more structured leather, but the small size won’t fit most laptops.
25% off apparel (update: sale ended)

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Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.

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10 Comments

  1. Mireia wrote:

    This dress is too cute!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 4.2.20 Reply
  2. Adrienne wrote:

    Where are the two tone sunglasses from?

    Posted 3.28.20 Reply
  3. Lydia wrote:

    Do you remember how much the Vince Camuto booties were with the 25% off discount? Thanks!

    Posted 3.26.20 Reply
  4. Sam wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I went on Nordstrom on the first day of sale after seeing your IG post and the Dyson hairdryers were on sale! However, the discount disappeared during checkout which was really disappointing. I took a screenshot of the discount price on their site and went ahead to purchase anyway, hoping they will do a price adjustment later (though I haven’t heard back from them). Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 3.23.20 Reply
  5. Melanie wrote:

    Cute dress! I have been eyeing those leather jackets at Nordstrom but haven’t made a decision.

    Melanie
    The Mel Division

    Posted 3.23.20 Reply
  6. Jess wrote:

    This week, Nordstrom Rack had a 20% off most things sale plus free shipping on everything. I got the Le Creuset I had been waiting for!

    Posted 3.21.20 Reply
  7. cait wrote:

    so cute! what color nippies do you get?

    Posted 3.20.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Cait, I get the lightest color because my friend who introduced me to them says it helps mask the darker area on your skin below! But I’ve also owned the medium shade and I think it works just fine too.

      Posted 3.20.20 Reply
  8. Mireia wrote:

    This blue dress is too cute!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 3.20.20 Reply
  9. valeri wrote:

    Oh TOO CUTE my dear. Something only you can wear. Absolutely darling. I love the draping in the sleeves.

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply

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