This post is sponsored by Chico’s, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

Tropical is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this gorgeous dress. It looks like a tropical paradise with all of the rich, lush colors, especially the vibrant reds of the flowers. I might not be traveling to a tropical destination right away, but I can at least pretend that I am in this dress.

I have always loved Chico’s clothing because it is beautiful and unique. Their clothing is bold, colorful, and it helps women express their individuality through style. From the beginning, Chico’s believed in the power of originality, and they still design their clothing with that philosophy in mind.

This beautiful and colorful tropical dress is unique, it is different, and it is playful and fun. I would like to think that those words also describe me. Lol! I love the banded neckline which shows off my shoulders to their best advantage, and how the pleats give the dress extra movement. The dress is machine washable (woohoo!) and doesn’t show wrinkles. This is definitely my kind of dress! I usually wear a size 12 (Chico’s size 2), but with the elastic waistband, I ordered the size 1.5, and it fits me perfectly. Also, I just noticed that this is on sale for 50% off!!! Woohoo, this is your lucky day!

My waistline is non-existent. I am built like a ruler, pretty much straight up and down. I like to create a waistline if I can, and adding this faux-tortoiseshell belt to my dress did the trick. It gave me some definition, and broke up the pattern of the dress, giving it more visual interest. I am wearing a size medium in the belt for sizing purposes.

Accessories make an outfit, so I added some unique pieces to my look. I started with these beaded chandelier earrings in creamy white. The movement of these earrings brings attention to your face. This shell pendant necklace makes a statement of its own. It is part of their Seas Collection, and it features the beauty of ocean life in its shell motifs and organic-look accents. The last piece of jewelry that I added is the neutral beaded stretch bracelet. The mix of howlite beads, accented by an etched goldtone charm and goldtone spacers, add polish and style. You will be able to wear this neutral bracelet with almost anything in your wardrobe. All of these items are custom designed exclusively for Chico’s, and handcrafted with nickel-free metal.

This circle bag is GORGEOUS! The handbag is pretty online, it is pretty in these photos, but it is drop-dead gorgeous in person. The bag is embellished with beads and faux shells in an intricate design. I love the bamboo-like handles, but it also has a long strap (tucked inside the bag) that allows this bag to be carried as a crossbody. This unique circle bag is perfect for carrying all summer long, and the neutral colors will go with anything. This is one purchase that you will not regret.

I thought that you might like a rearview photo of the dress so that you could see how the neckline shows off your shoulders.

As you can see by my smile, I am thrilled with this outfit, and I bet that you will also be. Chico’s has something for almost everybody with styles in Misses, Petites, and Tall, and with sizes ranging from 0-20/22.

I appreciate Chico’s for sponsoring this post and allowing me to tell all of my friends about their beautiful and unique clothing line.


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  1. Too wild for me. I normally go for solid muted tones or geometric prints. I have very few florals in my wardrobe. Looks great on you.

  2. Sadly, I could not get into the post yesterday. . . and now that beautiful dress is no longer 50% off.

    1. Oh no! Your day sounds like mine. The post was down for about 2 hours before I could get it reposted.

      1. Such a gorgeous Summer dress! Would be perfect for any occasion or event even into Fall! ????

        1. I agree, Kayla. This dress will work for summer and fall.

  3. Love your new feature shop the post with the pics and arrows ???? or has this always been there and I missed it ????‍♀️

    1. Linda, I started doing that about a month and a half ago. Lol!

  4. Love the dress! And I do love Chicos. Question – what bra do you wear? I just can’t bring myself to go without one! lol!!

    1. I have gotten where I prefer the silicone covers, but you could wear a standard strapless bra with this dress.

  5. I have really missed seeing you in lots of color and pattern this winter…so you look Fantastic in this dress! Love the belt and jewelry too! All you need is an ocean and palm trees behind you!

  6. Gorgeous dress! I’ll check it out.

    1. It is a beautiful dress! I know that you will love it.

  7. Charlcy Green says:

    WOW, that is a gorgeous sexy dress and all your accessories make it pop! Don’t you wish you were in Hawaii!

    1. Hawaii does sound nice. Lol! I can wear this dress for so many occasions, but I have a trip planned to Puerto Rico this fall (cross my fingers that I get to go) and this will make the trip with me.

  8. Sue Epling says:

    Gorgeous dress and bag, they look perfect on you♡ I love the belt you added as well. I’ve never shopped at Chicos but I’m going to check them out online.

    1. What? I can’t believe that you’ve not shopped at Chico’s before. Get ready to be hooked! They have beautiful clothing!!!