Pre-Loved Blue Satin Dress For Summer

Stepping out in another pre-loved beauty I picked up recently. I actually picked this dress up at Housing Works on Memorial day Weekend. I was visiting with Elle of the Elle Diaries and she let me know that they were having a forty percent off sale, so it was a no brainer that we would be hitting up this second hand establishment tout de suite.

I also got a black blazer from Theory and a pair of wide let slacks from Ann Taylor. This dress is a mock wrap dress and is from Sunner. I love the navy color and the ruffle details. The material is a light satin and is super cool for the hot humid days this part the country is known for. I felt like I was wearing almost nothing which was a good thing as it was quite hot on the day that I wore this dress. It was nice to feel so cool and unencumbered.

I paired it with the minimalist saddle bag that I got at Gap last summer and these fun And Other Stories tassel sandals which I also bought last summer. The sunnies are new and I purchased them from a local store in Port Jefferson on the same day I shot these photos. I loved the eighties vibe and I wanted another pair of white sunnies.

With the blazing heat I had to put my hair up and did a quick twist back and then put it in a pony. So much easier then trying to braid it. Truly it took me no time at all. I am all thumbs when it comes to braiding my hair.

My friend and I headed to a town on the north shore of Long Island called Port Jefferson which most people refer to as Port Jeff. It is a quaint sea side town with an old time vibe featuring many historical turn of the century buildings. There are lots of shops and places to get a bite and there is lovely park right on the water where you can watch the ferries coming and going from Connecticut

My friend Laurie and I strolled about the town, shopped a bit and had dinner at one of the local eateries and then we sat in park along the shore and did indeed watch the ferries crossing the sound on their way to Connecticut. Maybe one of these days we will hop on board one of those ferries for a day trip to Connecticut. How do you spend your summer weekends? And what was the last pre-loved item you bought?

Photos by Laura Peters, image manipulation by moi


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    • August 2, 2019 / 12:18 pm

      Very pretty add me to video chat just got out of shower

  1. July 15, 2019 / 4:55 pm

    You look fabulous rocking that Sunner dress!
    I love the ruffles and love the outfit photos you took in Port Jefferson.
    I don’t remember the last pre-owned outfit piece I bought,
    but am thinking of changing that this year.
    I do like ferry boat rides!

  2. July 15, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    Love this pretty dress, your sunnies and necklace. Such a cute outfit for a day out with your friend. Shopping for pre-owned clothes is the best because it’s good for the world and you can get items that no one else is wearing.

    xx Jenifer

  3. July 15, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    The ruffled dress looks so gorgeous on you! The fabric is light and perfect for the hot summer days.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  4. July 15, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    What a great buy! The feminine silhouette and ruffle details are summer perfect and the dress looks fab on you Allie! We’ve been hanging out down by the pier on South Street Seaport more this summer. There’s so much going on down there again.

  5. July 15, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    That dress looks really chic and timeless 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  6. July 16, 2019 / 1:02 am

    Loooove the ruffle neckline of your dress! I’m like you – all thumbs when it comes to braiding. I get mine professionally done but that’s often a more complex style. I’d love to be able to do simple big cornrows on my own, tisgh.
    At the moment, what I love to do on my summer weekends is travel out of Berlin, go to another European city and attend a festival. I get to see my fav acts live, get introduced to new music, meet/see interesting people, festival fashion is also fun for me, get introduced to a new city, have self-care in the hotel via long candle-lit baths etc.
    Wishing you a lovely week ahead! Xx

  7. July 16, 2019 / 6:51 am

    You look great with the ruffle dress and the saddle bag.
    Enjoy your trip to Connecticut!

  8. July 16, 2019 / 8:22 am

    That dress is gorgeous on you. Love it more because it is pre-owned. I wish I had that kind of luck when looking through thrift stores. BTW I am also sh***y when it comes to braids. Hair period. I am hopeless. Even a low bun, even with hair extensions to beef up my fine hair, I still can’t get it right. I even brought this snap-band thing off ebay once that helps you get that donut shape and yet I still manage to get it wrong hahaha!


  9. July 16, 2019 / 11:22 am

    Such a lovely summer look- I like so much this ruffles dress

  10. July 16, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    It’s a nice summer dress, but I’m a total fan of those white sunnies. Need!

  11. July 16, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Such a beautiful summery dress, and LOVE that saddle bag you paired it with <3

    Green Fashionista

  12. July 16, 2019 / 3:21 pm

    I love this dress! The ruffles are so feminine and romantic! Excellent piece for a summer evening!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. jade bevan
    July 16, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    wow you look beautiful!!


  14. July 16, 2019 / 8:12 pm

    Such a pretty dress! What a gorgeous one for summer with the deep hue and the ruffles. Love how your statement sunnies contrasts it too, so stylish! Have a lovely week! Xx

  15. July 16, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    You look great, I love the dress and the ruffle details! I used to shop pre-loved all the time since there was a great store near my old workplace, and now I’ll occasionally browse eBay, but it’s harder without being able to try things on in person.

    ♥︎ Geeky Posh

  16. July 16, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    Love this dress on you, Allie! Great pre-loved pick. The whole outfit is just perfect for this hot summer, and I love how you also did your hair.:) Summer weekends, I try to get out as much with the kids esp. the little one coz our summers are sooooo short, you know? Might as well enjoy this hot weather.

  17. July 17, 2019 / 1:58 am

    This dress looks great on you! I love the ruffles and it sounds like it was a steal!

    xx Avalon from Simply Avalon

  18. July 17, 2019 / 2:07 am

    A lovely dress.. you look beautiful.

  19. July 17, 2019 / 3:43 am

    Love the blue dress. You look fabulous!

  20. July 17, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    Oh I love the light in these photos! It really reminds me of a fabulous summer day. Your dress and outfit are so fun – bring on the ’80s vibes!

  21. Gabrielle
    July 17, 2019 / 3:57 pm

    This is a great dress on you and one i’ve no doubt will serve you very well for seasons and years to come! I love the ruffle trim at the neckline; a very sweet touch 🙂 x

  22. July 17, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    Oh very cute dress darling


  23. July 17, 2019 / 10:36 pm

    This dress is gorgeous! I love the beautiful ruffle details! Also I’m loving your sunglasses…so cute!

  24. July 18, 2019 / 2:21 am

    Allie you look gorgeous! Love your blue dress!

  25. July 18, 2019 / 6:27 am

    This is such a pretty dress and it looks amazing on you! I love how you’ve accessorised too: especially those fab sunglasses! Hope you’re having a great week, Allie! XXX

  26. Lorna
    July 18, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    That is such a cool dress! I love it on you! So stunning!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  27. July 18, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    You look stunning as always. This is a lovely look love the way you style it, looks so chic. Obsessed with this ruffle wrap dress, it’s so perfect for summer. Have a great day!!

  28. July 18, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    Such a cute summer dress! I like the ruffles and the classic navy means it will be so wearable with so many things! I haven’t been opshopping (thrifting) in a while – but I’m not really needing any winter stuff at the moment! I hope to get back to it when the weather warms up and no buy July is over, haha!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

  29. July 19, 2019 / 1:49 am

    You look so beautiful! Really these comfortable stylish outfits should be the only thing acceptable to wear.

  30. July 19, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Loving the simplicity and of this dress, so pretty for summer!

    Jessica |

  31. July 22, 2019 / 12:57 am

    That is such a great find! I didn’t know Housing Works had such huge sales, I’ll have to keep that in mind for the next holiday weekend.


  32. July 23, 2019 / 12:04 am

    That summer dress is beautiful! I love the navy color of it and the ruffle detail. It looks perfect for a hot summer day. And that sounds like a lovely way to spend the weekend!

    x Kara |

  33. July 26, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    This is such a pretty summer wrap dress.
    The last items I bought second hand are the ones I am wearing in the post today: Kenzo cactus print dress and an Etro bag.
    Both were great finds.

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