Slipping into summer with Sundance Catalog

When I want to brighten up my wardrobe with cheery embellished stuff and ultra-flattering chic casual elements, I head for Sundance Catalog! Though on the pricier side this retailer has become one of my favorites because their clothing is well-made, fun to wear and lasts. Add in that they consistently source from small businesses and artisans and I’m swooning!

Let’s take a look at some of my wishlist items there right now as well as some of my recent purchases and wins, like the Raquel Tank ($48, above). This tank is mostly cotton with just a hint of spandex and is nice and long, hitting at my low hip. I found my usual medium to be ultra-flattering! I love how it is shown here with a combination of long and short necklaces and these pants.

Other recent Sundance wins have included the Elan Tank ($48), which is not only an ideal layering tank with its extra-long lacy bottom hem, but also great on its own paired with either shorts or a skirt. I own it in three colors now (the white is a bit see-through) and sized up to a large for a looser fit. For layering, the Soft Sampler Cardigan ($138, TTS) has been an ideal piece for topping dresses on windy afternoons or when I go somewhere that the air conditioning might be blasting. For hot days when I want to feel pretty, the Angel Tank ($88) has been there as an easy throw-on-and-go tank top. It runs a little big, my usual size medium is comfortably loose.

My favorite Sundance splurges lately might have to be the World Travels Dress ($238) you see above and the Milagros Hobo Bag ($198), which I purchased in the grey color that has green undertones in real life. It’s a stunning shade! I’m also hoping to order the gorgeous Cara Bucket Bag ($398) soon. I love how it can be shoulder-slung. The dress was a last-minute order add-in and I feared it might be a sack, but in real life it does a pretty good job of hinting at my curves! I often belt it (this one would do well) or wear a light cardigan over it.

My wishlist has a few more dresses on it including the Samara Dress ($178) which isn’t getting great reviews but still tempts me, the highly-rated and colorful Peony Tea Dress ($178) and the Fleurs Du Soir Dress ($168) which looks perfect for summer evenings out.

There are lots of gorgeous tops on my wishlist too! Take the Fontaine Top ($128), above which has the ideal mix of easy breezy and feminine details. I imagine the top would be perfect with the Organia Lace Pants ($98) or the subtly embellished Wheatley Chinos ($98), both of which I want badly. I’d finish the look with these earrings and these cute wedges.

I also love the look of the long Rachael Top ($118), shown with the same necklace combo here as the top photo of the post. It’d work great with jeans but I also imagine it’d be really fun with the Bermuda Embroidered Shorts By Driftwood ($98) which have a beautiful embroidered pattern down each side. I’d wear them with my favorite casual shoes of the moment in black.

Below are my Sundance picks for June — I know we have lots of fans of the retailer here! What have you purchased and loved from Sundance recently, and what’s next on your wishlist?


  1. barbara raub
    June 15, 2017 / 10:37 am

    OOOH . thank you for the morning eye candy to enjoy with my coffee. My wallet is safe as i need petites. I took a walk thru Anthro yesterday as I had met friends to carpool at the shopping center. Here i am with $75 in gift cards that I don't want to dribble away on more mugs and not a thing to even take a second look at. Everything i saw was looked like it had been hit with an ugleee stick! Fabrics that did not hang nice, weird wide shapes……The only pretty was a sheer long lacey kimono that would go with nothing. Thinking of making a kimono out of my wedding dress…..

    • June 15, 2017 / 10:39 am

      I empathize with wanting to keep your wallet safe, but just so you know Sundance has a Petites section!

  2. anon
    June 15, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Sundance is somewhat what Anthro used to be. My only problem with Sundance is the sizes. I really struggle on picking the right one. Another thing is I wish the site allowed people to post pictures of OOTD's in Sundance pieces. It would really help.

    • June 15, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Yes I hope they get on board with customer galleries! I agree the sizing is tough because they source from so many different places. The reviews really help.

      • Ann
        June 16, 2017 / 7:33 am

        Roxy, would love to see the World Traveler Dress on you 🙂 I also miss your reviews with pictures, since we have similar body shapes it is very helpful to me

  3. anon
    June 15, 2017 / 11:45 am

    Roxy, what size did you take in the World Traveler Dress?

    • June 15, 2017 / 11:49 am

      A medium. 🙂

      • Shari
        June 16, 2017 / 4:57 am

        I was going to ask also, I love that dress!

  4. Denise
    June 15, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    I so wish they made smaller sizes in jeans (they usually start at 26) and XXS in tops and dresses!! If they did, I would definitely be shopping at Sundance.

    • June 15, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Hopefully they see this and do that!!

    • Scgirl
      June 16, 2017 / 11:13 am

      I definitely second the need for smaller sizes from Sundance Catalog. I need 24-25 in jeans and xxs also. I love everything I see but I am sized out of all their clothes. I guess my wallet is safe there.

  5. Becky
    June 15, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Love it! I just need a promo ?

    • Kathy
      June 15, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Sign up for emails and get on their catalog list. They send out codes both ways but they aren't frequent. Birthday discount is 10%. I hope this helps.

  6. Nam
    June 15, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Love love like ve Angel Top. I bought it about a month ago. It's TTS. I bought Small in this one and I've couple of more reviews. At work will update later this afternoon.

    Thanks Roxy for the post. Sundance is my latest heartthrob for shopping ?

  7. Karen
    June 15, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    I recently bought the Organia Lace Pants in grey as a replacement for a similar style of linen Hei Hei pants I had bought last year that ripped. The Organia Pants are a heavier fabric than I was expecting, but I like them. They stretch out a tad during the day, but not nearly as much as linen pants typically do, and no wrinkles! I took my usual pants size in them.

    • June 15, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Awesome review, thank you Karen!!

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