In case you haven’t realized by my constant #seeninshaw hashtags on Instagram, I live in the Shaw neighborhood of DC. When I moved here two 1/2 years ago, all I knew was the rent was within my price range and I could walk to work – the neighborhood was nothing like it is today. I’ve been so lucky to watch this area transform into a vibrant scene and also by luck of chance, my boyfriend lives in the Shaw area too, so when date night rolls around we have plenty of options within walking distance.
Thally has been a Shaw staple since 2013 and is often overlooked for newer restaurants that have opened in the area, but my boyfriend convinced me it was a 9th street gem, so we landed on the American-style spot for our big night out. Even though we were going to a restaurant literally a block and a half away from my boyfriend’s place, I still wanted to dress up (gotta keep that romance alive) and I was really looking for an excuse to wear this loudly printed and flirty frock.
I nabbed this dress off SheIn (formerly sheinside) and it’s a dead ringer for a MinkPink dress but at a significant fraction of the cost. I’d highly recommend checking out the site for dupes! For this look I figured I’d go all out and pair a neon pink bag with this busy dress and plain black wedges helped keep it simple on the bottom. This dress is no longer available but I’ve linked some other great date night dresses below!
Multicolor Beach Dress | SheIn
Floral Criss Cross Dress | SheIn
Color Block Sundress | SheIn
Wedges | Vince Camuto
Crossbody | H&M (similar)