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Let's keep it tropical.

Last summer I was on the hunt for a great banana leaf/palm print dress. That didn't happen...most likely because I was looking too hard. You know how that goes. This year I was obsessed with lace up sandals until I stumbled upon this...this dress which made all my tropical dress dreams come true!

It's always when you're not looking, right?

Dare I say it makes me look like I have color...which I do not and what little color I have is completely from a bottle. #truth

So these are the lace-ups that I purchased with my birthday money. There are so many great ones on the market. The ones I was truly lusting over sold out completely but then I discovered these Report lace-ups.

I don't want to say they were a second choice but they were and now...I LOVE them! They are the perfect cognac shade.

Ultra comfy, too. I linked several shoe options below and a few tropical inspired dresses, too. Honestly, you'd be mistaken not to go with my $21 option...it's a style steal, has great lines and is figure flattering. See for yourself!

Shop my outfit below: