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How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun that you can share? On Saturday while Matt was studying (I told you he was back in school, right?) I grabbed some lunch and did a little window shopping on a beautiful 78-degree and sunny day.

My first stop is always Madewell.  I saw this gingham dress that was both pretty and cool.  I liked that the deep v-neck and the ruffled shoulders made it pretty but also hip and not too conservative.  Then I continued along my shopping and saw a dress that was very similar at H&M.  It didn’t have the deep V-neck, but it had more fashion-forward sleeves which made it have an immediate cool factor.

It struck me that both had coolness that I liked – a fashion-y ruffled sleeve in a classic pattern.  The difference was the price.

Madewell Gingham Ruffled Dress $98  |  H&M Checked Ruffled Dress $34

One side note – the link to the H&M dress goes to the Canada page.  For whatever reason, I wasn’t able to find it on the US website (although it was in my local store…).  I’ll keep checking back and see if I can update the link asap.

Have a great week out there!