Structured Mint

26 Jun

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bar III clothing, I suggest you get acquainted with it immediately! Bar III is a brand exclusive to Macy’s, and first hit the retailer’s shelves in March of 2011. Their collection has something to satisfy everyone’s fashion palette, with pieces that range from edgy to feminine. The brand offers all the latest trends, but does it in a way that the pieces will still be stylish years from now. That’s what immediately drew me to this structured mint dress. Peplum has been having a major moment for the past year and a half, and I love the simple peplum detail on this dress. The peplum accent doesn’t overwhelm the dress, so I could easily wear this even after the peplum trend is long gone!

Bar iii dress sleeveless peplum sheath

Bar III peplum sleeveless high neck dress

Bar iii dress, sleeveless high-neck peplum sheath

The best part is the reasonable price point. You could pick up a few items in one shopping trip without breaking the bank! I have quite a few Bar III pieces, and the quality is amazing for the affordable price you’re paying.

Bar III dress, sleeveless high-neck peplum sheath

BCBGeneration Nude Heels

Side story: In the summer of 2009 while I was home from college, I worked at Macy’s as a fitting room attendant. Being the naive 19-year-old that I was, I thought this would be a glamorous job of being surrounded by clothes all day. While I was surrounded by clothes all day, it was far from glamorous! Since I was a newbie, I worked ten hour shifts Thursday-Sunday. Instead of going out on the weekends that summer, I was calling my mom at 10 p.m. on my drive home asking her to prepare a hot bath with epsom salts. I officially felt like an old lady. Not only did my feet hurt, but I grew to hate clothes and shopping. I convinced myself my shopping days were over after being surrounded by mounds and mounds of clothes day after day. Luckily (or unluckily for my bank account) after months of steering clear of the mall, I was able to overcome my hard feelings and reintroduce myself to my love for fashion.

Bar III Mint Peplum Dress

Bar III Mint Peplum High-Neck Dress

Dress: Bar III (color on website is much lighter than actual color) | Shoes: BCBGeneration (similar) | Earrings: Vintage | Bracelets: Sequin | Nails: Essie ‘Meet Me At Sunset’

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27 Responses to “Structured Mint”

  1. The Fashion Huntress June 26, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Love the cut of the dress!

  2. atlanticcus June 26, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Awesome !

  3. carascliche June 26, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    The classic structure of this dress with the fun mint color is such a perfect combination! PS Don’t worry with my first job being at Cold Stone I learned to hate ice cream, I too re-introduced myself to my love for that haha:)

    xx Cara

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      Haha I would looove if I could hate ice cream and not eat so much of it! When you’re surrounded by something constantly you get so turned off by it! I didn’t go into a Macy’s for the longest time after that! Aren’t first jobs the best?

  4. wherethecloudsgo June 26, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    That dress looks amazing on you! 🙂

  5. yellowlovesgrey June 26, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    I love mint and I hope peplum never goes away. My heart and closet are too invested in that look.

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 27, 2013 at 12:26 am #

      Me too! I think peplum looks so flattering, and mint is just amazing!

  6. sartorialspice June 27, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    I LOVE the color and the cut of the dress. It fits your figure PERFECTLY. You look good girl! Own it! 🙂

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 27, 2013 at 12:25 am #

      Haha thank you so much! It’s one of those dresses you feel great in!

  7. thethreadaffect June 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    I too love Macy’s Bar III collection – such great affordable pieces like you said! The peplum cut and this mint color looks fantastic on you!

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      Thank you! Every piece from their collection is something I’d wear! The price tag makes it even better 🙂

  8. FashionEdible June 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Such a pretty color! I love this dress Olivia! I think it has the perfect amount of peplum (as you mentioned). And your little side story made me laugh. Funny how we perceive things in our minds!

  9. fashboulevard June 28, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    There’s nothing glamorous about retail. lol. I learned the hard way as well. 🙂 This color and dress is perfection on you. You look fabulous, love. If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my photo diary from Venice. xo

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

      My feet definitely hated me that summer! I guess you have to learn the hard way it isn’t glamorous!

  10. Rebecca Anderson June 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    This dress is gorgeous, the cut really suits you!

  11. Jen June 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    You look so stunning in this dress! I absolutely love the color (surprise, surprise) and the fit is so flattering! Have a great weekend Olivia!

    xo jen

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      Thank you, Jen! Haha I thought you’d like this color. It would look amazing on you!

  12. redtagcouture June 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    I totally agree… I worked in retail for too many years while I was in college – not glam! Love the peplum and the color on you… Happy Friday!

    XO RTC

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Thank you! Retail definitely isn’t fun. I was supposed to go back and work during my Christmas break, but was so traumatized from the summer that I just couldn’t do it! That’s great you were able to endure years worth. You definitely have more patience than me 🙂

  13. shell chic'd July 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    I love this! Such a darling color and shape. And ohhh retail, I remember that feeling from working in college. My first day at a boutique I wore heels for a 9-hour shift– don’t think I sat down once and still have nightmares about it till this day! 😛
    xx, Emily
    shell chic’d

    • Baubles to Bubbles July 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

      Thanks, Emily! That sounds awful. I remember wanting to wear cute shoes, but after my first shift, I tried to be as comfortable as possible!

  14. Hallie Wilson (@coralsncognacs) July 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    I’ve heard of Bar III, but i’d have never guessed that’s where this piece was from Great find! Hope you had a very happy Fourth. 🙂

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