Mattie Muse: Pleats in Bloom


Photography: Diamonde Williamson

As you all probably know by now summer weather has totally stuffed winter into a locker and is apparently about to steal spring’s lunch money.

That’s fine by me if I can keep dressing like this everyday – even to work. For whatever reason, I’ve been wearing a lot of pieces Mom has given these past few days. See: the dress above. She scored this when she visited NYC for the first time last year. It’s a no name dress she got on Canal St. But wait for it… IT WAS $20.

But that’s not where it ends folks. Last weekend, I took a peak in my local TJ Maxx – still had my $25 gift card from the IFB conference – and scored some patent leather Steve Madden pumps for $39! With my gift card…yep, that’s right, it came to $15. Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean for your jaw to drop.

After all the funds I saved, I’ll be drinking $5 coffee to get me through the week. It seems only right.


DRESS: no name; gift from Mommy :) | SHOES: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx (similar)| BAG: Nine West via TJ Maxx (similar)| SUNNIES: Ray Ban Foldable Wayfarers c/o Sunglass Hut| LIPSTICK: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren

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8 Responses to Mattie Muse: Pleats in Bloom

  1. I love this dress!!! I am a fan of anything floral to begin with but it just helps that it is so colorful!!! Perfect piece to welcome in this hot weather!!!

  2. Tia

    So cute! I’m totally rocking dresses all week!

  3. Cute dress!

  4. Cute dress Mattie!!!!

  5. such a cute dress! I love it…

  6. Such an adorable dress! You look great! :)

  7. AAG

    Your look is dope!

  8. Oh Yes! You can have a blast on Canal street, it was FOREVER21 before there was ever a Forever21.

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