Girl talk: I hate when it’s that time of the month.

You ladies know more than anything how awful you feel both inside and out. Abdominal cramps, stomach pains, massive bloating, a rise in temperature, pimples everywhere, grouchiness (to replace a more accurate albeit vulgar word), and major food cravings.

I completely understand the feeling of not wanting to shove my bloated self into a pair of skinny jeans, but I also don’t want to go out in the public in sweats and a bun either. That sort of attire just screams, “hey world! I’m on my period!” If I’m going to run to the store and grab some ice cream and tampons, let me at least feel somewhat of a decent human being if I go out.

I’ve made a promise to myself to not use my period as an excuse to look like a sad mess when going out, but I also don’t want to sacrifice comfort either. I’ve implemented the practice of using simple, figure-concealing dresses, coupled with accessories and statement shoes to play up the outfit.


For this outfit have the “essi 2 l/s top” from Cotton On that I actually got for 40% off, bringing the price down to $11.97. It’s actually more of a tunic, but my 5’1 stature can use this as a dress. I pair it with some stretchy compression shorts underneath just in case I pull a Marilyn Monroe.

I really love buying simple dresses and blouses from Cotton On because 1: their prices are cheap and 2: the simple designs are timeless and allow for accessorizing. I can easily get a good 5 pieces and hit the $55 minimum to get free shipping.

But enough about the dress – let’s talk about these SHOES. I bought the Layne for only $17.09.

$17.09, PEOPLE.

Thank the shoe gods at Shoedazzle! It was my first time purchasing with them, so I got my first pair of shoes for $10 plus tax and shipping.

Shoedazzle is a shoe subscription company where you can get gorgeous shoes every month for $39.95. Are you locked into a purchase each month? No! All you have to do is skip the month before a certain date and your card won’t be charged for the month.

Now, I was concerned about quality, but these shoes are darling. They may not be real leather shoes, but the texture and stitching of these shoes is impressive, and the outer sole is made of a good non-slip material. Even at retail price, they’re so cute I would still get them! But for $17.09?! Pinch me, I’m dreaming.

Layne High-Heel Sandal: $17.09 on Shoedazzle
Layne High-Heel Sandal: $17.09 on Shoedazzle

For those of you who are looking to buy some new shoes, I’d suggest giving Shoedazzle a try – your first pair is only $10, and if you don’t want to commit to the subscription, you can either skip the month or cancel your VIP membership altogether, free of charge.

Get the Look (from top to bottom):

Celine-inspired Chain Choker Necklace: $2.27 on eBay

Essi 2 L/S Top: $11.97 on Cotton On

Layne High-Heel Sandal: $17.09 on Shoedazzle

Louis Vuitton Purse: I got it from my mama!

View my other 2 outfits featuring the “Layne” sandal:

OOTD: "Layne" High Heel - $17.09 at Shoedazzle
OOTD: “Black & Tan” feat. Layne High-Heel Sandal – $17.09 on Shoedazzle
OOTD: "Layne" High Heel - $17.09 at Shoedazzle
OOTD: “Summer in October” feat. Layne High-Heel Sandal – $17.09 on Shoedazzle

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