This airy, silky tank dress conjures up thoughts of the Santa Monica Pier, or, perhaps, the impending Illinois State Fair (same thing, minus the palm trees). Either way, it embodies warm-weather fun. And as summer slowly slips away, this seems a must-buy. 

Tracy Reese’s lovely designs don’t typically fall within the “budget” realm, but as part of a stellar summer sale at Lincoln Park’s Art Effect, this fab frock is marked down from a not-so-cheap $278 to $83—an indisputable steal.

$83, at Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., 773-929-3600,