The 3 Year Dress

July 7, 2020

A few years ago I found what might be my favorite dress. You might remember it from this post. The dress also came in white and yellow. I managed to snag it in white, but was unable to find the yellow in my size until recently. I was scouring my eBay saved searches and this dress showed up in my size for $35 (this dress originally retailed for $138).
I have wanted a yellow dress to add to my collection for so long. I was unable to buy anything before because my mind always came back to this dress. I'm so glad that I waited for this piece, it was the perfect purchase and such a win. Its amazing how fulfilling it feels to buy something you've wanted for a long time rather than just something that fills the void. My number one piece of fashion advice is to hold out for great pieces. Also, this dress was my first purchase of 2020 and a great start to my 20 in 2020 dressing challenge.
Yellow is such an uplifting color! If you've ever wanted to wear it but have felt intimidated here are my tips:

For fair skin tones try a printed pastel yellow. Specifically a pastel yellow dress with a gingham or floral print. A print can counter balance any starkness. Check out this look Kate Mara wore for inspo.

Medium or tan skin tones should try wearing warm or golden yellows. Think Meghan Markle.

Dark complexions should try a bright yellow think Jodie Turner-Smith or Lupita Nyon'go. Also a yellow that's on the verge of chartreuse looks great too. Angela Bassett nailed this look.
I have been wanting a yellow dress to add to my rainbow dress collection for sometime now and I'm so glad I waited for this dress! Of course its another wrap dress. Hey, I like what I like, ok?!

 I paired this dress with a pair of Burberry espadrilles I found at a thrift store and a bag I bought from a vintage seller in Kansas City. Plus a handful of peonies from our garden. I think this dress could work with several accessory/shoe combos!
Absolutely in love with this bag still! Vintage purses are my kryptonite.

Alexa play My Heart Will Go On. I just love being around flowers they make me so happy! I can't believe it's already July. Our peonies and tiger lilies are long gone. Now we have daylilies blooming. I've never felt so in touch with our garden until lately. It's strange to still spend so much time at home, but watching our flowers change and bloom everyday feels like a gift. Trying to keep life in perspective these days. What have you been up to?

Wearing: Dress - J. Crew (long gone, but similar), shoes - Burberry (sold out, but similar), bag - vintage (similar)

Photos by the Midwest Duo



  1. What a beautiful dress! Definitely worth the wait and such a bargain too! It looks so good for summer :)

    I'm also really impressed this is your first fashion purchase this year - I've not been buying a lot especially over iso but I have bought a few things, and I shopped big in the January sales as always, haha!

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  2. You look beautiful in this dress! So glad you waited!!

    Curated by Jennifer

  3. I can see why it's your favorite! Love the bright color :)


  4. Looks absolutely stunning on you Sonia!
    Gemma x

  5. You're a true ray of sunshine in this dress- and what an amazing score!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. No one pulls off yellow as well as you! A ray of sunshine xx

  7. Such a beautiful dress on you! I love the bright yellow!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. Yes yellow is fun. And that a good deal you got! $35! Yes is a good feeling when you hold out and then score a really good deal on something you really want. And love your photo, you look great in this dress!

    Allie of

  9. I love this dress! The color is perfect for summer
    What about following each other?

    The World Of A Vet

  10. Beautiful dress. Love it so much.

  11. It is always nice to buy clothes for a much cheaper price!! Ooohoho I like the savings on your cute yellow dress. The pairing with the wedges is on point!!! Yellow has been pretty nice for fashion pieces the past few years. Keep rocking it!! The straw bag is so cute!! I've been curious about owning one of them. Have a great weekend!

    Nancy ✨

  12. Photography in this post in excellent! I think this is such a beautiful summer dress and color is perfect for you, Sonia xx


  13. Such a pretty dress!! I've been wanting to add yellow dress like this to my collection for so long.


  14. That dress is so pretty Sonia! It sounds like it was worth the wait too--you got it for such a great price. I never used to think I could wear yellow since I'm so pale but I think you're right, it's all about the shade and print.

  15. This is such a beautiful dress. It's such a gorgeous colour, you can't go wrong with yellow in the summer! xo

    Makeup Muddle

  16. That is such a cute dress! I love the bright yellow color and it looks so good with your dark hair. Those shoes are absolutely adorable!


  17. This is the perfect yellow dress! It looks great on you! Thanks for sharing! :)

  18. I LOVE that you managed to find your favourite dress in another colour and man, it suits you SO well! Yellow is such a gorgeous, happy colour, we definitely don't see it enough I feel! Also you are such an Ebay ninja, I will forever be in awe of you!

    Musings & More

  19. Fate, girl! I'm glad you were able to get the dress you've always wanted, it looks beautiful on you! I find your tips on wearing yellow to be very true for me. Yellow can be a tricky color to wear, so knowing what shades work best for one's skin tone is key. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week!


  20. This dress looks amazing on you, definitely worth a try xx

    Elegant Duchess xx

  21. yellow dress and summer is such a perfecr match, it will definitely never go out of style !!! love how you styled it with the cute bag, very feminine dress and outfit !!!

  22. Oh so pretty in yellow!
    xx- Nina

  23. Such a bright happy colour! I love it. Beautiful dress Sonia xx

  24. The yellow dress looks amazing on you! So beautiful. :)

    A Shimmer, A Shadow


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