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STEAL SUMMERS LOOK: H&M KAFTAN DRESS AT THE CANTOR ROOF GARDEN BAR

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I’ve been living in New York my entire life and it still amazes me of how little of New York I’ve actually really seen. Granted I’m from the Bronx but I’ve worked in the city for a multitude of years, almost half my life to be certain. Most landmarks, nooks and crannies tourist plot out to visit I barely know about. Case in point The Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). I can call it The Met and sound cool now that I’ve been there LOL! This Sunday was my first time visiting The Met as I was there to celebrate my friend and fashion blogger Jessica, IG:@NotCarrieBradshaw birthday. I wanted to keep it very casual and chic with a twist of sass and edge and ofcourse I have all the details on this super flirty and affordable look.

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For somone who is no taller than 5ft 1inch I sure do love myself a long draping frock. I mean from obsessions with kimonos, dusters, kaftans and long shirt dresses. It was no questioning whether this Kaftan Dress from H&M was coming home with me as soon as I laid eyes on it. It didn’t matter to me that it was literally 2 sizes too big.  I knew I could make it work. Standing in the middle of the sales floor I had already visualized the entire look down to the shoes. The Kaftan Dress I would probably never wear as actually as a dress buttoned all the way down to the bottom for the sake of feeling drowned in so much fabric. On he upside the calf length that actually grazes the floor on me in heels provides me with the right amount of drama needed for a grand entrance. And ladies you need no excuse to made a grande entrance. Be extra…Be bold! It’s breathable fabric, deep v-neckline, and wide cuffed short-sleeves served as necessary and much appreciated air vents to pass a breeze through on a hot summer day. Functional and economically friendly! The Kaftan Dress was originally $34.99 however I was able to snatch it up for $20 in store and you my lucky friend can grab it for $17.99 online. I must warn you the navy blue is sold out online and only available in white. If you know like I do I would say check your local H&M store’s sale racks for the navy if that’s what your heart desires.

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Adding my edge to it I paired the Kaftan Dress with my absolute favorite, I mean like I have 2 pairs, favorite Super High Waisted Jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters. These jeans have been in many of Steal Summers Looks post. It doesn’t matter how many pairs of jeans I own I will choose these every time. The fit is perfect for us curvy girls especially if you’re hippy with thick thighs, a round tush, and a small waist. Fits like a glove! The particular jeans add so much extra “yasss” to any look with its many distressed rips in the legs and frayed distressed hems. That’s that edge I was referring to!

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I knew I wanted to add a pop of color so I pulled out my pink A New Day “Myla” pumps for Target. There less on the traditional pump side and more of a barely there heel style.  Not taking away from my dramatic kaftan it provided a classic chic vibe while the pink hue adds a flirty playful twist. What I loved so much about these shoes was that the heel was not too high and thus made them comfortable enough to walk around in. I was able to stroll through the Heavenly Bodies exhibit in all my pink barely there heel glory. It was the perfect opportunity for me to finally get to wear my coral floral Iccon Turban Headband I purchased from my Sis Cris Cavallari months ago. I pulled these curls up in a pineapple left out a bang and some tendrils to complete the look.

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I had so much fun putting this look together and it was all under $120. Style has nothing to do with labels rather more with how you creatively want to express yourself through the art of dressing. Until next time!

Happy Shopping Divas!

xoxo  ~ Summer Terry

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