Artsy Gingham with TopCashback

I'll admit that before I had visited, I was definitely one of those Californians who thought Iowa sounded boring. Living on the west coast, we have a tendency to generalize all Midwest states, which is something I'm not proud of. After visiting my best friend Jenn in Iowa City for the second time last week, I can safely say that I am fully convinced that Iowa City is a seriously cool place to live. It was hard to choose just a few places for backdrops for these photos, and we honestly could have stopped at any number of spots while shopping downtown for these photos. 

It turned out to be the perfect day to bust out this gingham Asos dress. As if finding a cute summer gingham dress wasn't enough to be excited about, I purchased this one through TopCashback and almost immediately received 5% of what I spent back. Considering I have such a shopping addiction, it's a wonder I didn't start doing this sooner. TopCashback works directly over 4,000 brands and retailers to offer 100% of commission back on purchases made through the website. Most of my favorite sites are already on there, including Asos, Modcloth, J. Crew, and more, meaning that any time I shop, I can go through TopCashback and get money back. I'm always looking for ways to shop on a budget, but making money while shopping is even better. From now on, I'm just going to say that I'm earning a living by buying new things. It's technically true. 

As you all know, I do my best to only work with companies that I truly believe in, and I fully recommend using TopCashback. The process could not have been easier, as all I had to do was decide which website I wanted to shop with, go through the link on TopCashback, and shop as normal. Within a day, I had money back in my account from my purchase, and transferring it into my Paypal account is just as easy, especially since there is no minimum needed for a payout (one of the most annoying parts of working with similar websites). If you're planning on shopping (and let's be honest, you are), you can sign up for a free account through this link and start earning money too. 

Dress: Asos c/o TopCashback
Sandals: Vintage
Purse, belt: Thrifted

I received compensation for the product in the post, however, all words and opinions are my own.


  1. The thing about the midwest I never could get used to was the humidity. But I recognize those benches from when I went to UI for some intensive classes!

  2. I have to say, I'm relieved to hear at least one coastal resident admit to their anti-Midwest bias - & admit to changing their mind after a visit! Having lived on the East Coast for seven years before moving home to Ohio, I'm all too familiar with people's thoughts about how boring the Midwest must be - so I'm always thrilled when someone comes to visit & realizes they had it wrong. There's plenty of great stuff that deserves more than a flyover! :)

  3. First, this gingham dress is so lovely! Two, Topcashback sounds amazing and I definitely need to check it out.

  4. TopCashback sounds way better than the other online rebate sites I've tried to use (like ebates, which is never consistent with which retailers you can get cashback). Also, this dress is simple but lovely! That cat bench in the second photo is so cute :)