How easy is to mix splurge and frugal pieces? The answer is pretty simple and this is the perfect example. Mom picked up this striped summer dress at Marshalls not too long ago. Its so much easier to throw on a dress then wear jeans with the temperature rising to 115! When shopping for dresses I like to use the rule of thumb that if when you drop your arms your fingers past the ending length then the dress is so short. Just because you are 40+ doesn't mean you need to wear dresses past your knee but just remember that you shouldn't look like your borrowing your child's clothes also! She paired this dress with James Franco wedges from Macys and Burberry tote! Mixing and matching is by far my favorite because is it really necessary to be decked out in designer brands to look like a million bucks!