This dress is going to be my wear everywhere dress. I own many Lisa Marie Fernandez dresses because they truly are the perfect mix of sophisticated casual that dominates my personal style. But in the last year I have not bought a single piece from any of her collections because the prices have gone up considerably. Many of her styles are now retailing for over $1000 and I think for a predominately resort wear designer who designs in cottons and linens – this is crazy expensive. Luckily, many pieces from her SS17 collection are on sale (like here and here). When I came across this dress, exclusive to Matches Fashion, at first I was annoyed because I loved it so much, but at an $895 price tag I have been hesitant to pull the trigger for weeks. I regret not having it for the holiday weekend as it’s cooler out East than I anticipated and it is the just the stripes give it just the right amount of festive without being cheesy. You know when you find a dress you will wear the life out of? This is one of those dresses. So I’m calling it an investment and hoping the price-per-wear will make the purchase worth it. Happy 4th, ya’ll.