little dress on the prairie


I think it is safe to say that I have been on a serious dress kick this summer.

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:

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This plaid dress is no exception to my summer favorites!  When I found this rainbow dress at Urban Outfitters, it immediately caused me to think of Little House on the Prairie.  I don’t know if it’s the plaid, the length of the dress, or the cut, but it seems like a prairie dress to me! Living in the Great Plains, I think it is the perfect homage to Midwest history!

The dress has great back details with a cut-out and cross straps.


To keep the dress work appropriate, I added a denim blazer, a red beaded necklace and gold wedges.


Dress: Lux at Urban Outfitters (approx $20 marked down from approx $100)

Blazer: Urban Outfitters (approx $10 marked down from approx $60)

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (approx $5 marked down from approx $20)

Shoes: Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker for Steve and Barry’s ($9, remember when that store was still open? Too bad because the Bitten line by SJP was awesome!)


Fashion Huntress tips:

1) While the Bitten line by Sarah Jessica Parker no longer exists due to the closing of Steve and Barry’s, the tagline still remains in my heart! She spoke widely about the clothing line, touting the tagline that “fashion is not a luxury.”  I have always agreed with this sentiment and hope that my blog speaks to the fact that fashion can be affordable and accessible.  Lower price point clothing can translate to high quality. Many designers now have lines at chain stores, making high quality and fashion-forward clothing accessible and affordable.

Side note: The New York Times wrote an interesting piece about SJP wearing a Bitten dress that she designed to an awards show.  It was perhaps the cheapest dress ever worn to an awards show at a price of $8.98. You go, girl.

2) Some of the affordable designer lines available right now are: 

Nanette Lepore at JC Penney: (many pieces currently on sale)

Vera Wang at Kohl’s:

Rachel Roy at Macy’s:  (many pieces currently on sale, and coupons available on home page for additional markdowns)

Upcoming lines:

Phillip Lim for Target:  search for Philliip Lim

Isabel Marant for H&M: search for Isabel Marant

4 replies to “little dress on the prairie

  1. I love the madras dress, great outfit! Thanks for the sweet reminder, I had completely forgotten about SJP’s Bitten line. I’m surprised she didn’t take up with another retailer after that. I could never understand how Steve & Barry’s could turn a profit with such little markup.

    1. Thank you! Regarding SJP, I read she is doing a line of shoes for Nordstrom soon but the price point is pretty high (maybe $300-ish?).

      The NYTimes article also talks about Steve and Barry’s profits. It’s too bad they closed because that line was so cute and affordable! Maybe the price point was too low to stay open!

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