I first discovered ASTR some years back while shopping in store at Nordstrom. I’d never heard of them prior to that, but found the clothes to be super cute and affordable. I’ve been hooked ever since. The brand is LA based but they don’t have any brick and mortar stores. Fortunately Nordstrom stocks a ton of styles both in store and online. I found this particular dress while I was out shopping with my mom – and it was the only one left. As soon as I tried it on I fell in love. It’s definitely more appropriate for a dressy occasion. Some maxis are easily dressed down, but this is a sleek and sexy evening dress. I wore it for a dinner party with some neighbors, and even used their cute midcentury house to shoot the look!
I bought this dress last year, and it’s no longer available in the print pictured, but the exact style was released in two new prints here. I love anything with an interesting back and ASTR puts a lot of thought into those details. The items are reasonably priced with many styles costing right around $100. Trust me, that’s reasonable when you consider a lot of bloggers wear mostly designer merchandise. I tend to wear more affordable brands because they’re accessible to me and to you. Even my Valentino purse was a gift…I don’t like spending more than $300 on a handbag! I prefer a balance of quality and affordability. This dress is a wonderful option for looking glam without overspending.
SHOP THE LOOK
Maxi Dress (exact) / Handbag (cheaper and cuter) / Heels (similar)