Big Red Door, Little Black Dress

18th June 2016

Who’s reddy to take a trip with me to colorful Gibraltar?! If you’re waving your arm in the arm like that crazy pink shirt cute emoji we all know and love, then today is your lucky day!

While trotting through Europe with Princess Cruises, I packed a bunch of shirt dresses because they’re easy to wear, light to pack and the perfect look for twirling through Gibraltar.

Shopping Break – Say YES to the Shirt Dress

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect red door, eating your feelings at the local hot spots or packing your day FULL of sight seeing a perfect LBD, not-so-basic white sneakers, a boater hat, bold sunnies and a cute little crossbody can take you where you want to go! I wore this look twice on my trip, once with this LBD and again with baby blue eyelet one that I’ll share it here on Color Me Courtney, so soon!

Color Me Cliffnotes
Let’s cut to the cliff notes, where I share everything you need to know about this look. Consider it your Color Me Cheatsheet to this #ootd!

This shirt dress was a serious steal! It’s designer (DVF) but I got it resale! Linking a few similar items at every price point for you under SHOP THIS LOOK. FYI I wear a size 2 or 4 in DVF, where I’m a size 0 in other designers like Kate Spade so size up!

Big Bold Sunnies are perfect for travel, especially if you want a no-make-up-just-lipstick day! I got this pair in red and they go so great with a statement red kisser and these darling sneakers. Mine are Kate Spade but I found a designer dupe for only $12 that I wish I had seen ahead of time!

If these shoes could talk … When you’re traveling, you’re totally allowed to live in sneakers, especially when you dress them up with a cute shirt dress! These lipstick ones were one of my big summer splurges but I don’t regret it one bit, they fit TTS but take a bit of breaking in on the back end.

As you guys know, I love this little red crossbody! It’s perfect for carrying all of my must have goodies on the go! Giving you a seriously save look for option below!

Humidity Hair? no problem! This $28 dollar bad hair day cure was my mane chick all trip long! With unexpected weather and humidity putting the odds so not in my favor, me and this affordable cutie became instant BFFs – but I don’t have to tell you that, if you follow me on instagram you know we were conjoined at the hip – errr head.


Similar Black Shirt Dress Options: Diane von Furstenberg Long Sleeve Wrap Dress • $368 Cynthia Steffe • $178  // Look for Less • $45  // Look For Less 3/4 Sleeve Shirtdress • $29.99
Look for Less Trench Shirtdress • $44.99  // Alexander Wang (Worth the Splurge) • $375

Kiss Sneakers – Kiss Me Sneakers • $525  // Also here (on sale) but only a few sizes • $315.38  //
Similar Look for Less • $59
Bag – Furla – Metropolis Mini Top-Handle • $298 // Look for Less • $15.90
Hat – Hinge Straw Boater Hat • $28
Sunnies – kate spade Red Cat Eye Sunglasses • $100.75  // BP Look for Less • $12

Have you ever traveled in a shirt dress? If so you, tell me all about it and if not, you HAVE to give it a try!

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