Line To Love: Ali & Jay

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After last week’s post on Line To Love, I started to get more excited about stepping outside my Madewell comfort zone and finding new brands to obsess over. I’ve got a wedding in a few weeks and it’s semi-formal and I semi-don’t want to spend a ton of money.  So I headed to my beloved Nordstrom and started to browse some fun dresses that could easily go semi-formal but also great for my everyday wardrobe. Plus finding affordable dresses that are that versatile can be hard if you ask me.

While browsing, I landed on Ali & Jay. This copper pleated dress with the pretty bow details on the strap was calling my name! I had to have it. I ordered a few other dresses that I liked, but this one is staying for good.  In addition to this dress I found several adorable pieces that could work for wedding attire, but also some that would be perfect for the office. Plus a few fun pieces for good ol’ summer fun. Here are just a few of my personal favorites. For size reference, I’m doing a size small and things fit perfectly. This copper dress also comes in blush and white if you’re not ready for such a bold color.


1. Secret Star One Shoulder Dress

Summer’s favorite dress is always a great little white one. With ruffles and an off the shoulder detail, this will be the dress you wear over and over again. Plus, if you’re a bride to be, this would make for a great bachelorette dress, or even a bridal shower dress.

$128 One Shoulder Dress

2. Floral Midi Dress

I’m SO in love with this dress and having a hard time not adding it to my cart. The ruffle straps and midi length makes this super sweet. It also comes in a classic railroad stripe if florals aren’t your thing.

$138 Floral Midi

3. Pleated Fit & Flare

Similar to the one I’m wearing above, this little pleated fit & flare is a great dress to play with for summer. It’s sort of like an empty canvas just asking for fun colorful wedges, statement earrings or a a blush moto jacket.

$128 Fit & Flare Pleated Dress

4. Night At The Improv Red Dress

I mean, could this little red dress be any more amazing? If you’re not into red, it also comes in classic black making this the perfect dress for formal or semi-formal weddings with the right accessories. The cap sleeve detailing makes this dress look that much fancier!

$108 Ponte Fit & Flare Red Dress

5. Champs Elysees Ponte Knit Dress

Many of the dresses in this line feel very flirty and fun for parties and events. But there are still several great ones that would be perfect for 9-5 and this ponte knit one is just that.  You could also easily dress this up with a sparkly belt to take it to a nicer event if you need to, this bow one would be perfect!

$118 Ponte Knit Dress

Featured image by Hannah Michelle 

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Ali & Jay Pleated Dress (also available in blush) • Steve Madden Heels

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  1. Laura Leigh wrote:

    You look gorgeous! I love this color on you!! That floral midi dress is right up my alley for sure.

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 4.17.18 Reply
  2. This is such a great collection! My favorites are the teenage love mini dress, the flower frolicking midi dress, and the ruffle wrap dress.

    Happy Tuesday

    Posted 4.17.18 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      The floral dress is so good!

      Posted 4.19.18 Reply


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