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The Lust List: Bell Sleeved Dresses

It’s finally beginning to feel like summer here in Chicago, and I could not be more excited. As the weather warms up, and I have begun to plan out my summer, I’ve found my social calendar filling fast. From weddings and showers, to fun events here in Chicago, I am looking forward to having fun reasons to get dolled up.


Cooperative Dress (similar) | Zac by Zac Posen Eartha Bag | Steve Madden Nude Strappy Heels

Having an athletic build and long limbs, I find that flared mini dresses and short rompers work in my favor.  I came across this bell-sleeved dress that I wouldn’t normally think I could pull off. But, I decided to give it a try and placed the order. It was a lovely peach color, which is my favorite, and it just looked fun. When the dress arrived, I was happy with the fit and the beautiful details, from the perfect flared waistline to the large, quarter-length bell sleeves.

Cooperative Dress (similar) | Zac by Zac Posen Eartha Bag | Steve Madden Nude Strappy Heels

Inexpensive, yet structured and modern, this dress by Cooperative is light and perfect for summer. Form fitting, yet not too tight, it accentuates my curves in the right places, and also adds a little bit of extra oomph if you don’t have any. The ridged ripples in the fabric adds just a touch of texture to the dress.

This cute number is unfortunately currently sold out, but below I have included some other similar silhouettes and favorites that I have since acquired. I aways love a good nude high-heeled sandal, like my go-to Steve Madden suede peep-toes. I’m also obsessed with the “Giselle” heel by Kendall +Kylie, available at Nordstrom.

A lover of pastels, I often mix and match my colors, and I absolutely love my blue Eartha Iconic Zac by Zac Posen leather satchel; it is the perfect everyday-to-night bag. If you fancy it in black, it is on sale on Gilt right now here for 50 percent off! Who doesn’t love a good steal? I promise you will get good use out of this bag, the double strap makes it the perfect accessory for any outfit.

Take a look at the below bell-sleeved looks I am currently lusting over and take advantage of this summer style that we leave. If you are nervous to try it as I was, for fear you can’t pull it off, just go for it! There are so many cute bell-sleeved options to incorporate in any look.



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