Love at First Stripe

 Dress: Marshalls, Wedges: Thrited Aldo, Heart Sunnies: Hot Topic
Have you ever had an item in your closet that you absolutely feel amazing in? Well for me, it's this dress. It was instantly love at first sight when I saw it on the rack...I'm one of those girls who's all about stripes. I love polka dots and floral prints but stripes are my ultimate favorite pattern. I hadn't walked into the store with the intention of buying anything other than a lightweight jacket but once I tried it on, I couldn't help but love the way it fit my body. This kind of thing just doesn't happen all the time. I decided that I needed it and made up the perfect excuse of why I needed to buy dad's birthday party. We celebrated over the weekend but today is actually his big 60, so Happy Birthday Dad!! 
Do you ever make up excuses of why you should buy something?
Hope you all have a great start to the week. 
I'm starting the bikini series over at Tone it Up. If you're looking to get in shape for summer, I definitely think you should check it out...I'm loving it so far.
xoxo erica