Sunday, May 3, 2015

I've got no strings

marionette dress

There are many instances where I simply don't have the patience to wait until things I like go on sale; I'm always afraid they'll sell out before they can be marked down. But every once and a while, I'll bide my time and it'll pay off – like with this adorable marionette print dress from Swonderful Boutique. I'm dying to go to puppet school if I move back to New York, so I thought a marionette dress was a necessary addition to my wardrobe. 

swonderful boutique
marionette print

I included this dress in a Friday Favorites post quite a while ago, but it was a little too expensive for me at the time, so I put it out of my mind. I visited their website again recently and was ecstatic to discover the dress was on sale (and they offered free shipping from New Zealand!), so I quickly snapped it up. I'm so glad I did, because the fit is perfect and I couldn't say no to this amazing novelty print. This dress is still available on their website, so you can grab one for yourself if you love it as much as I do. Swonderful has a ton of other adorable pieces as well, and I like to support smaller businesses like theirs (plus, it started as a mother-daughter operation, which I love!).

boater hat
balloon necklace
marionette dress
Outfit Details
Marionette Dress: Swonderful Boutique
Balloon animal necklace: similar
Boater hat: similar
Flats: similar

Today is your last day to enter my giveaway for an awesome red sparkle clutch from Sourpuss Clothing! The giveaway ends at midnight (EST) tonight, so don't miss out! Enter here.

Have a great Sunday!
xox Sammi


  1. Adorable!(Also- Puppet school! Cool!)

  2. So lovely hun!

  3. Such a cute dress! How did you find the fit? According to their chart I fall between sizes so I'm not sure if I should go up or down...

    1. If you're between sizes, I'd suggest sizing up. Mine just fits me, but not if I gain any weight! Hope this helps. :)

  4. What an adorable print! I love the hat as well! I don't wear hats enough anymore but I love adding hats to outfits - they add such a good little punch!

  5. You look beautiful - I love small businesses too 😊

  6. Just too adorable! What a great print, and the hat is the perfect finishing touch to this look. I hope you get to go to puppet school x

  7. Such a cute print, and I love the styling with it. The touches of black in the dress and your accessories really set it off.

  8. Eeeep this print is just too sweet! And puppy school? Okay that is the cutest thing ever! <3 <3 <3

  9. You look super cute!!! I think I'm so used to seeing you in winter outfits it's a sweet surprise to see you looking super adorable in summer dresses! This dress is adorable but hello I am in love with your hair and eyebrows (weird I know!)

  10. This dress looks amazing on you! I love the neckline and that adorable marionette print. The hat you paired with it is perfect too.

    Jamie |

  11. So true!!! I'm a major bargain shopper, but if something I love and know that I'll regret not buying is still available and I can afford it, I'll just take the plunge. I find my size(s) sell out very quickly usually and if a brand has limited runs, I could miss out on something forever (save for the online second hand market). Not the end of the world of course, but a bummer all the same, so I say strike when the iron is hot, if you can.

    This is such a cute outfit! How great is it that short sleeve/sleeveless weather is here again?

    ♥ Jessica

  12. I love this dress on you :D If it's something you really love and would regret missing out on.. then you should definitely get it when you can.

  13. I love this dress, how cute! Alex

  14. Ugh, I always get nervous that things will sell out too. There are WAY too many things that I want and there's not enough money for it all, especially if I want to keep paying rent and eating and whatnot...haha. I love that hat!


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