Everyday Dressing || Layering A T-Shirt Dress

I used to buy dresses like it was no one’s business. I was in my 20’s, and there were so many different occasions for them…. weddings, engagement parties, bachelorette parties, wild birthday celebrations…. Yet, having moved out of that phase of our lives, the need for a dress is pretty much on an as needed basis. And with that, my criteria for picking out a dress has changed. Dramatically. Now, I opt for dresses that are more on the functional side…. comfortable, practical, long enough that bending over to pick up my little one won’t give someone an unwanted show…. and they have to easily dress up and down (and by “up” I’m not meaning any of the above mentioned occasions…. think happy hour… date night….). With that being said, I stumbled across this t-shirt material cutie a couple months ago and fell in love. Easily pairs with cute kicks, OTK boots for a more dressed up look, or sandals in the spring months. My mom even picked one up for herself and was sold the moment she put it on…. even asked herself if she needed another color (#LikeMotherLikeDaughter….).

We’re heading up to wine country this coming weekend, where the temps will be in the mid 70’s and I plan on bringing this dress, as well as this pink one and this cozier one to wear for the day with some cute booties (I will obviously need to decide which to wear….). Annnd, after the week that we’ve had (if you follow along on instastories you’ll know Harper had a bad fall… and then we needed a plumber….) a little vino in a cute dress sounds pretty nice.

(Outfit Details || Dress (own in two colors, under $25) | Cardigan (comes in 3 colors) | Similar Boots | Sunglasses | Short Necklace | Bag


  1. Nury M says:

    love this! what size are you wearing in the dress? im trying figure out if i should order xs or small ..thank you!

  2. Would you say this runs TTS?

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Yes, I would say it runs TTS. I tried it in the Petite size and that runs super short. Hope that helps!

  3. Sharon says:

    HI Shannon, Have you ever done a post on how you paired down your clothes to fit your particular style? I have never seen your closet, but I love how all of your clothing seems to follow a particular scheme (in color and style). You favor the same type of look, over and over again, switching up the details a bit. I love how it always looks like “you.” And I’d love to know how you came to your own “style” and how you resist all the other pretty things out there!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Sharon! I haven’t done a dedicated blog post for this topic yet. Such a great idea that I can definitely schedule in for the next couple of weeks! I think it was a process that I came to over time… and becoming a mom really helped with it all. I used to buy whatever I thought was pretty, but found that they were so hard to mix and match, since each piece seemed too unique. That’s how I came up with the rule that most items needed to be able to be worn in several different ways, and with some easy switches dressed up and down (with the exception of lounge joggers… haha!). I will for sure do a dedicated post with more details. Thank you so much for the suggestions!

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