Pre-Loved Blue Satin Dress For Summer

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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

  • aditi oberoi malhotra
    July 15, 2019

    This dress looks great on you! Your pictures are amazing.
    Adi xx |

    • Nudist lee
      August 2, 2019

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

  • Panty Buns
    July 15, 2019

    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!

  • Toyas Tales
    July 15, 2019

    Your second hand dress is really cute and you got a great deal at 40% off.

  • The Evolista
    July 15, 2019

    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

  • Vanessa
    July 15, 2019

    Such a flawless look, babe! You never cease to amaze me!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Simone
    July 15, 2019

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

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Rowena @ rolala loves
    July 15, 2019

    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.

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    July 15, 2019

    This dress is such a great find! I adore the ruffle details and your cute sandals too. Amazing look Allie!

  • SundayDahlias
    July 15, 2019

    You look so lovely in this dress! A foolproof summer look!

  • Alyssa
    July 15, 2019

    That dress looks really chic and timeless 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  • Biki
    July 16, 2019

    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

  • mercy
    July 16, 2019

    What a fun summer dress! And I like your bag, the colour is subtle and dreamy.

  • Liza
    July 16, 2019

    Such a lovely dress. Love this look


  • evi erlinda
    July 16, 2019

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

  • yuka
    July 16, 2019

    love the ruffle details on you dress. it looks amazing on you!

  • Monica Sors
    July 16, 2019

    Nice dress dear!
    Mónica Sors

  • sonia // daring coco
    July 16, 2019

    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!


  • Carmelatte
    July 16, 2019

    Love how this dress is romantic but yet navy colour makes it a bit edgy. Great combo indeed x Ruffles in a modern way x

  • Jennifer
    July 16, 2019

    This dress is so cute!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • Karo
    July 16, 2019

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

  • Margot
    July 16, 2019

    Such a pretty dress. I love wrap dresses like this.

  • Oh to Be a Muse
    July 16, 2019

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

  • Kate
    July 16, 2019

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

    Green Fashionista

  • Ashley
    July 16, 2019

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

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Patricia & Miguel
    July 16, 2019

    Such a beautiful dress that suits so so well 😀

    Patricia & Miguel

  • jade bevan
    July 16, 2019

    wow you look beautiful!!


  • The Fashion Folks
    July 16, 2019

    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

  • Jenny
    July 16, 2019

    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

  • Emmy
    July 16, 2019

    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.

  • Avalon
    July 17, 2019

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

    xx Avalon from Simply Avalon

  • Hena Tayeb
    July 17, 2019

    A lovely dress.. you look beautiful.

  • Veronica Lee
    July 17, 2019

    Love the blue dress. You look fabulous!

  • Joling
    July 17, 2019

    The dress is really pretty on you.

    xo, Joling

  • il bello di essere donna
    July 17, 2019

    amo questo vestito

  • little luxury list
    July 17, 2019

    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!

  • Gabrielle
    July 17, 2019

    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

  • vanessa
    July 17, 2019

    Could you be any more beautiful? Such a great look, cutie!!
    Happy Wednesay, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Sakuranko
    July 17, 2019

    Oh very cute dress darling


  • Valerie
    July 17, 2019

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

  • Pilar
    July 18, 2019

    Allie you look gorgeous! Love your blue dress!

  • Sasha
    July 18, 2019

    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

  • Tina
    July 18, 2019

    Such a lovely dress – loving the ruffle details 🙂


  • Anna - Alina
    July 18, 2019

    This dress is so cool!


  • Quinn
    July 18, 2019

    This look has such a chic, laid-back vibe! Love it, Allie. That color is gorgeous on you xx

  • Lorna
    July 18, 2019

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

  • Grace Louise
    July 18, 2019

    This is such a gorgeous dress Hun and I love those sunglasses!! x

    Grace Louise ||

  • Dheera
    July 18, 2019

    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!!

  • districtofchic
    July 18, 2019

    That dress is such a find! I love thrifting! It’s so satisfying to find gems like these.

    District of Chic

  • Mica
    July 18, 2019

    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 🙂

  • Natalia
    July 19, 2019

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

  • Logan
    July 19, 2019

    I love Housing Works! Also, this dress is stunning on you! I love the color.

    xo Logan

  • Jessica
    July 19, 2019

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

    Jessica |

  • Mai
    July 22, 2019

    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.


  • Kara
    July 23, 2019

    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 |

  • Ann
    July 23, 2019

    Love your dress. Nice find.
    I love ruffles on my dress too.


  • heather noire
    July 24, 2019

    I love the satin fabric it is so hot and trendy right now! And those shades are giving me life 🙂

  • lorena
    July 26, 2019

    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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