Mid Week Muse: Splurge, Steal, Style v. 2

splurge (also in blue) // steal // style: dress, earrings, shoe, clutch

Welcome to another Mid Week Muse: Splurge, Steal, and Style.  This week, my "muse" is this equipment dress.  It's a popular style that's had several color and fabric variations, but the cut is amazing, and it's perfect to dress up or down.  The only problem (in my book), is the rather steep price tag.  Enter, this week's "steal."  The only appreciable difference is the v-neck in the front and the olive green color.  Personally, I prefer the v- neckline, and you all know I love a good green.  The best part, however, is the price tag.  In fact, this "steal" is even on sale.  Act fast, and smile graciously when everyone compliments your style and price savvy.

NOW, Morgan and I are so excited to share our favorite "muse" from last week - Erica from Casually Styled.

We loved that Erica's muse was the perfect blend of high and low end pieces.  Who says you can't pair chambray shorts from Loft with Valentino heels?  We also love that the base of the outfit is simple, but the whole look is taken to a new level with bold accessories.  Bring on the nail polish, chunky gold jewelry, and those Valentino studs...

What's your "muse" this week?  Share your muse by linking up or commenting below.
While you're sharing, be sure to visit some of the other blogs and say hello!
Don't forget - Morgan and I will now be choosing our favorite "muse" from the current week to feature on both of our blogs.  The "winner" will be notified the Tuesday evening before the post goes live on Wednesday.  Get sharing - we can't wait to see your muses!  While you're sharing, be sure to visit some of the other blogs and say hello as well.

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  1. So cute! I think I like the steal version better than the splurge! Erica looks so pretty!

    <3 Shannon

  2. Thank you so much for choosing me as your weekly muse! Totally made my day!!

    I agree, the steal version is much nicer looking! Love how you styled it.

    Thanks again, love!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  3. I think I need that steal!! I love it in the olive and the navy.

  4. I love Madewell dresses and I love that its so comfy looking and longer in the back!! Great find and love the way you styled it!

  5. Loving that tunic dress! Great steal find!