i’m wearing: chevron print dress c/o ross dress for less, charles david wedges found at nordstrom rack, LOFT necklace (old), louis vuitton wallet, michael kors watch and various bracelets.

you might remember my last trip to ross dress for less when i picked up these striped wedges (last seen here). this time i went on a mission to find the perfect dress for the 4th of july. um, i ended up coming home with THREE dresses and the fedora in yesterday’s post! i literally had my cart overflowing with dresses and eep (my son) was having a blast dumping the entire contents of my purse on the dressing room floor. i ended up wearing this one to moms night out. and then my friend (hi sam!) made fun of me for calling it “ross dress for less” instead of just “ross”. lol. that was just one of our many laughs of the evening…i don’t even know when i started calling it by it’s full name. ha ha!

oh, and i almost forgot…who’s in the mood for a giveaway? ross wants to give one lucky stylish housewife reader a $25 gift card to help you find your perfect summer dress. here’s how to win:

you must be a follower of the stylish housewife (via twitter, facebook, bloglovin, google reader or email subscribe) and leave me a comment telling me how you will be spending your 4th of july!

open to US readers only. must be 18 years old to win. contest ends sat, june 30th at 9pm PST. winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hrs to respond before a new winner will be chosen. good luck and thank you for reading!

65 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Michelle
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 2:24 am

    Fabulous dress! So perfect for Summer.


  2. Amy
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Absolutely beautiful dress! Ross is always a store that’s on my must go to list when I return back to the US for a few weeks!!



  3. Amber ~ Real Girl Glam
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 3:35 am

    Great find on this dress, so cute! I will be spending my 4th of July hanging out at home relaxing and having a cookout. I follow you everywhere! 🙂

  4. Maria
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    This dress is so pretty and feminine! If Florida lets us see sunshine soon, we plan on spending the 4th watching the fireworks with the rest of the town 🙂


  5. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    Haha – you crack me up! Love the chevron print and can’t wait to see the other dresses you picked up. I have to strategically pack matchbox cars in my purse when I take my son shopping with me so he’ll have something to play with while I’m trying on clothes! 🙂

  6. Tara
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    Chevron, gotta love it! I will be spending my 4th of July in North Carolina at a family reunion 🙂

  7. Michelle H
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    I follow on Bloglovin
    For the last 10 years I have gone to Atlanta to run the Peachtree Road Race on the 4th of July, but this year we are staying home and hosting my husbands family for a cookout.

  8. Mz Savvy Style
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    Great dress! The colors are perfect on you. I follow you on all three. I’m spending the 4th running the Peachtree Road Race (the world’s largest 10k held here in Atlanta) and having a big picnic with my entire family. 🙂

  9. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    Ross really rocks….love the dress!


  10. alyson
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    What an awesome find from Ross! Love this chevron print. My bag is well stocked with lots of randomness for my little girl!

  11. Hanan
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    I follow you on google reader.

    Since I live at the beach, I will most likely spend my 4th relaxing there!

  12. Anne
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    We will be cooking out and Swimming in the pool for the 4th. I can’t wait for a day of relaxation! I follow you on FB 🙂

  13. Ashley P
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    I’m a follower (via RSS-Google Reader). I’ll be spending my 4th of July with family and friends downtown Nashville watching fireworks, listening to music and EATING yummm! 🙂

  14. lindsay
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    really cute dress!
    I will be celebrating by lounging at the pool and bbq-ing with the fam! 🙂

  15. Sam
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Loving the dress from “Ross Dress for Less” ;-). I need to plan a little shopping trip for myself so I can go get some cute summer dresses.

  16. Kim
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    LOVE that dress! Super figure flattering!

    I’ll be spending the 4th with my inlaws in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan…A place where NO one where heels. It’s so strange.

  17. Anna
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Hello!I am an avid follower on Facebook!(Love your style!)For 4th of July,I think it will be pretty low key…..just food and fun for my 3 yr old and 11 month old!


  18. Amber
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Ill be chilling on the Tennessee river! I love that dress!

  19. Cristina G.
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Huge fan! Buy lots of your inspirations…

    We’ll be spending the 4th of July with a home BBQ celebrating my son’s frist birthday…red, white & blue theme of course.

  20. Melissa
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    So cute! I wore a dress I got from Ross yesterday! I’ll be spending the fourth barbecueimg with friends!

  21. Audrey B
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    LOVE that dress! My 4th of July will be spent with family, cook-outs, swimming and fireworks – can’t wait.

  22. Holly B
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    We’ll be at a sunset bbq block party.

  23. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    love that dress, we need to stop working with the same companies, haha! My ross post is tomorrow. 😉

    Xo Megan

    • jennifer
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:15 am

      LOL…did you ever do the last one?? can’t wait to see what you found! =)

      • megan, the frugalista diaries
        Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:25 am

        LOL, No my other camera charger is m.i.a, so I never did it. I’ve been using my phone for my what’s in stores posts instead over carrying my DLSR, a little too much for Ross.

  24. amber
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    that dress is so cute! love the print & texture!
    I follow you via Bloglovin & FB!! I think we may spend the 4th party hopping – definitely going to enjoy a fireworks show by the water!

  25. SADBblog
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    gushing over this dress!!! Do you sell your clothes (I know you bought from me once…if so our site is up!!!! http://www.becauseishoptoomuch.com a marketplace to buy, sell, and swap your clothes)


  26. Alice @ Earning My Two Cents
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I’ll be spending the 4th with my family celebrating my Dad’s belated birthday, barbequing, and then walking over to the Capitol to watch the fireworks with the family and our dogs (we live in DC which is obviously the best place to watch the fireworks from! 🙂

    I follow you via email.

  27. Tiffany M
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Love love LOVE this dress! I can not wait to see what else you picked up. Ross is one of my absolute favorite stores and I’ve managed to find some good bargains there. Also crushing on those shoes-so perfect!

  28. Kenzi
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I follow you on Facebook, Twitter, email. Haha I have a bad habit of calling things the way I type them. I wonder if thats what you’re doing since you type the full name out in the blog.

    I’m going to a cookout this weekend and going kayaking!! 🙂

  29. Chris
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    I follow via email, and twitter now too.

    Does it help you in any way if I follow via bloglovin too?

    I believe I’ll be spending my July 4 wandering about Boy Scout camp with my son.

  30. Cathy
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Ohhh so in love with chevron print right now! Your beachy waves are gorgeous, girl! Sign me up for the giveaway…I will be at the beach on the 4th 🙂


  31. Amanda Marie
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Beautiful! Absolutely adorable. You make fashion and looking so put together look so effortless! Thanks for letting us moms know we can be cute and fashionable and be the superwomen we are!

    I’d like to enter the giveaway…I’ll be with my family on July 4th as part of a long standing family tradition. We hang out at my parents house who live up the hill from the Rose Bowl, in Pasadena, CA. We bbq and then the “younger ones” walk to the hill and watch the Firework show. Simple, but it’s always a great time!

    Hope you enjoy yours!


  32. irene
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    We’ll be BBQing!

  33. Amy Shaughnessy
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Yay! Love giveaway time! I will be hanging out with my cousin and probably eating hotdogs and homemade ice cream…


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  34. Christina Grace
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Love the dress! I am new to the blog and I love it! I will be spending the 4th with my boyfriend and our friends BBQing and watching the fireworks. =)

  35. Amanda
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    What a great find! I love Ross, never leave empty handed!
    I’ll be spending 4th of July with my family, friends & boyfriend. Eating and enjoying the fireworks. Hopefully I’ll find a dress as cute as yours in time! : )

  36. Zadin
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    You look great in this dress, can hardly wait to see your look on 4th of July.

    Zadin ♥♥♥

  37. Veronica M.
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    I follow you on Facebook and Twitter. For the 4th of July, my two 3 year olds and I will be spending it with our new neighbors. I can’t wait to see your 4th of July mani and outfit.

  38. Emily
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I follow you via Google reader! I’m going to lay by the pool on the fourth of July!

  39. Pam A.
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    I will be boating on the river with my family!

  40. Diana - City and Burbs
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    This dress is very “Missoni”, I LOVE it!!! Looks great on you. Those wedges are super cute and look super comfy!

  41. Sydney
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    I follow on Bloglovin 🙂 I will be spending my 4th of July with my special needs sister while i’m home from college, we will be watching the fireworks show at our country club 🙂

  42. Lillian
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    I follow you through Facebook and email. I will be whipping up a couple dozen deviled eggs for the July 4th holiday with family and friends at a barbeque/pool party.

    I am looking forward to your OOTD for Independence Day…which reminds me to start planning mine too.

  43. Alela Sirah
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Very cute dress! I never find cute dresses at Ross good pick!

  44. jamie
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    Great recessionista finds! For the 4th, I will be hanging with my family and good friends poolside in Sonoma. Love the small town 4th celebration!!

  45. susan baldner
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    hanging by the pool!!

  46. Kimmie
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    i love Ross! I always find so many good deals there 🙂

    As for the 4th, we’re getting a new patio put in this week so it should be done by the 4th. I hope we can have a BBQ!

  47. carisa @ bunniesandpearls
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    i love love love ross!! we don’t have one by us but my bro lives in denver and evertime i visit i make a point to go there! i would love to be entered 🙂

  48. Jen
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Absolutely in love with this dress, Jenn! I love the shimmer, chevron goodness of it all! So fem and chic – the perfect summer dress!

    House Of Jeffers

  49. Annabel
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I would love it if you checked out my OOTD! http://www.annabelpierce.com/2012/06/outfit-of-day-its-all-greek-to-me.html

  50. Anita
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    I will be watching the fireworks over Charles River on the 4th of July. Thanks for the giveaway, I followed you!

  51. Celeste
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    (following via twitter & bloglovin’) … we will be spending the 4th at home. I think we’re going to do a little barbecuing and then go see the local fireworks display.


  52. Alaine Elise
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    I am a follower via twitter @ alaine888. I will be going to my aunt’s house and watching fireworks and swim!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  53. Gina M Maddox
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    I like you on FB — Crave to Save

    We’ll be spending the 4th at the pool!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. samantha m
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    follow via gfc

    I love Ross! always find cute stuff

  55. Tina B
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    I’ll be spending the 4th with family, food, and delicious cocktails in hand! 🙂 I follow via Bloglovin and Twitter

  56. jessica
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    I follow you on bloglovin! I will be in the backyard with my husband and baby in the pool!

  57. fatimah
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    love the dress (as i do most of your outfits)!
    i follow you through google, and (now) twitter and FB.
    this year, i’ll be spending the 4th with my hubs and our tot, attending the neighborhood parade in the morning, and a BBQ & playdate in the afternoon! hopefully Seattle will give us some sunshine 🙂

  58. Terry
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Its very rare for there to be a giveaway that I can take advantage of, so I am ALL over this one. Granted, I won’t be buying a dress, though… 🙂

    Our city has an annual fireworks show in the 4th, so that’s where I’ll be with the family, and neighbors on our cul de sac.

  59. Mimi
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Love the print. Will spend with family especially my 10 month old baby 🙂
    And yeah I follow you on twitter!

  60. Stacy N
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    I’m a follower via Bloglovin. I’ll be spending my holiday IN the pool, because its far too hot here to do anything else! 🙂

  61. Jennifer P
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    I follow you on facebook AND twitter! I’ll be spending my 4th of July grilling with the hubs. Thanks for the chance – great giveaway!

  62. Calli
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    I follow via bloglovin’. It’s my aunt’s birthday so we will be partying at her pool.

  63. anash
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    I follow on bloglovin as anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com
    it will be spent HOME!
    Thanks for a super giveaway!

    Thanks for a super chance!