Sail to Sable Shift Dress

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Dress: Sail to Sable [c/o] | Bag: Tory Burch | Shoes: Similar | Bracelet: Kate Spade | Necklace: Similar | Lipstick: Soufflé | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Tory Burch

Photography by: Angie Garcia

I think one of my favorite things about being a blogger is that I’m always looking to be inspired.

And if we are being honest, that’s just a polite way of saying I have a license to creep.

I’ll be pulled up at Sonic starting at a girl in the SUV next to me because I think she has a great manicure.

I’ll stare at a girl at the Post Office because I’m wondering what brand her shoes are.

I mean, 30 minutes ago I was snooping on some coach’s wife in Tennessee because I thought she was adorable.

We can call it what it is [#creeping] but I like to see different girl’s styles and how they incorporate looks in their every day life. This dress is one of those looks!

Living in Fort Worth we would go to the Colonial Golf Tournament every single year and I always saw girls in these linen shift dresses. I’d always stare and think, “It’s 98 degrees out, I’m sweating and they all look like goddesses in linen.”

So this year I wanted to use my creeping to good use and actually invest in what inspired me. 😉 A girl in my community group at church told me about Sail to Sable and their shift dresses! I now have 2 and these are incredible! They fit perfectly and while they are an investment, I think they are ageless. You can style it if you’re 14 and you can style it well if you’re 64. I honestly think they’d be perfect for family photos on the beach as well!

So I’ll keep creeping, sharing the finds with y’all and hopefully this just isn’t odd for anyone! haha. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


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  1. Morgan wrote:

    Girl – I do the same thing. I like to think of it as research 😉 I work in the corporate world and am constantly taking notes on what girls put together for their work outfits. At least for me, that’s one of the hardest aspects of life to dress for. I bet this dress would also be great for work on a hot summer day! Love your flatforms with it!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  2. Those flatforms are perfection! Absolutely love the style and the color of these. Great find!!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  3. Chronicling Home wrote:

    Your dress is the perfect dress for summer! I’m totally getting on the flatform train! They’re just so adorable!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  4. Krista wrote:

    Loooooove! You look adorable and so put together!

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  5. #creeping! Love it!! I just asked a girl in the restroom what kind of perfume she wears. She replied “I don’t wear any. It’s my Dove body wash.” And I thought – well, I must stink *sigh*.

    xoxo – Amber

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  6. Lindsey wrote:

    I am such a creeper as well. I love people watching and finding inspiration from shoes to handbags! Your monogram necklace was made for this shift dress, it has the perfect placement!

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  7. I am obsessed with this dress! I definitely have to look into getting one now since it looks so cute on you!!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    Instagram: @teacupofstyle

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  8. Britt wrote:

    I creep all. the. time. I am always telling some girl in the store/bathroom that I like [insert whatever she’s wearing]. I do it for a few reasons 1) I genuinely like her look and want to see where I can get the look 2) I am hugely into fashion/make up/hair so I notice those things in others and 3) I like supporting other women. I always know that it makes me feel good when someone compliments something about me and I like spreading the same love and compliments to others. I think we don’t get ENOUGH compliments in our day. It’s good for our spirits. So I say, ‘creep away!’ 🙂

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  9. Maya wrote:

    I totally agree that getting inspired/creeping is basically a “tomato vs. tomah-to” thing these days. And frankly I love it!!! I also love your honesty about it! You are a breath of fresh air in the blogging world!

    As I wrote in my article The Confident Girl’s Guide to Social Media-Ing, denying the creep is so 2009!

    Also, I am loving your breezy linen dress– I’m sure it’s perfect for TX weather! And those shoes are perfection!!

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

    Published 11 May 16Reply
  10. belle wrote:

    I do the same exact thing! Living in New York I see so many different styles of clothing on the subway and on the sidewalk. I’m way too shy to ask them where they got their shoes or their manicaures though! haha

    Btw I sent you an email!

    Have a great week!


    Published 11 May 16Reply
  11. Kathryn wrote:

    I’m such a sucker for linen in the summer :). This dress is beautiful!

    xx Kathryn

    Published 12 May 16Reply
  12. ConcernedCPA wrote:

    How are you “investing” in this piece if they are sending it to you c/o?

    Published 12 May 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi “Concerned CPA”!

      I never said “I” invested in this exact piece. I’m sharing that in general I like to invest in what inspires me. I’ve invested in other pieces from their brand and am telling girls that while it is pricier, it’s an investment piece that is ageless.



      Published 12 May 16Reply
  13. I just wanted to say that you provide inspiration to me and a lot of others I’m sure! I really noticed after I had my daughter almost two years ago that taking a little extra time and putting effort into my appearance did wonders for my mood, even if I was just staying home and nursing a baby all day. I would often take a few moments when she was napping to look for blogs or on Instagram to find some style inspiration and your blog was, and still is, always on my list! Also really love the dress! Looks super comfy and easy to style!

    Published 13 May 16Reply
  14. Jennifer wrote:

    Phew for a minute I thought you meant Sail to Sable in Darien
    It reminds me of Sister Wives meets Little house on the Prairie meets The Manson Girls
    It’s bizarre those long neon bright colors with little girl pinafore and frills.
    But each to their own I think they are god awful!

    Published 13 Jun 23Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      This is that brand! This blog post is from 7 years ago- impressed you found it! Thank you!

      Published 13 Jun 23Reply