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Summer Kaftan Dresses

Summer kaftan dresses for 2015

I have had my eye out for a kaftan (or caftan, if you prefer) for years. The long, flowy dresses seem so appealing for hot summer days. Celebrities are often photographed in silk kaftans looking incredibly chic and glamorous. It seems to me to be the perfect summer option for looking like you just flew in from Turks and Caicos or Morocco, except without the pricey flight.

This summer I’m committed to finding a kaftan dress that works for me. I was looking for something I could wear to dinner on the patio, more than something that was just a bathing suit cover-up. I was shocked to find most options pushing $200, with some silk gowns surpassing $1,000! Here are the most promising kaftans I found for summer 2015:

Summer kaftan dresses for 2015

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

I know that recently there’s a ton of businesses offering monthly home delivery of certain items. I’m a fan of Stitch Fix, but I haven’t really found many others that appeal to me. It’s either too expensive or an item I really don’t need to purchase regularly (sorry salsa of the month club!).

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

This month I stumbled upon RocksBox, which is like Netflix home delivery, but for jewelry. You get three pieces at a time, based upon a style profile, and you can return them whenever you want for more jewelry, or keep pieces to purchase. I’ll be honest—I tried RocksBox because I got one month for completely free. And you can get one month free through this link, too. Here’s what I got in my box, and what I thought of the process.

Stitch Fix #4 Review – July 2014

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

Last week I received my fourth Stitch Fix box. I specifically requested summer items and noted that I now work from home, so everything can be a bit more casual. Even though I scheduled it just after my early May set, the wait was over seven weeks! I’ve since switched to automatic shipments so I can keep getting a box monthly.

If you’re interested, you can see my past reviews from May, March, and January.

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

My Second Stitch Fix: March 2014

Stitch Fix review for March 2014 -- my second box

Stitch Fix review for March 2014 -- my second box

I really enjoyed my first Stitch Fix, so I decided to try the service again and have them style me! There were some really great choices and other pieces were total duds. Here’s what I got …

Core Swiss Dot Belted Skirt -- a Stitch Fix Review

Cora Swiss Dot Belted Skirt by Tulle | $28 | returned!
I loved this amazing green Swiss dot pattern. It is so cute. But as soon as I held up the skirt, I knew it would be too small. And, even at size large, this skirt was so tiny I couldn’t try it on at all. Not even pulled all the way up to my smallest spot. What a buzz kill.

My First Stitch Fix Box

My first Stitch Fix Box // description and photos of each item with prices on The Thrifty Ginger

Disclaimer: This is a total luxury/splurge item. Part of why I save money is so I can spend it on things I really want. This is one of them.

My first Stitch Fix Box // description and photos of each item with prices on The Thrifty Ginger

This week I got my first ever Stitch Fix! In case you’re not familiar, it’s a “personal shopping” experience. You create an account and answer a million questions about your size, style, and preferences. At any time you can order a box of 5 items selected to fit your needs and style for $20. That $20 is applied to any items you keep, incentivizing you to buy something, and whatever you don’t want gets shipped back for free.