What DO I Wear?!?! The Summer Sundress

“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.” ~ Edith Head

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The Term Sun-dress

I do not know what it is, but I kind of hate the word sun-dress. It invokes images of when I was little and my mother use to dress me in gingham sun-dresses. With lamb decals from Wooden Soldier. It is amazing I still talk to her. No the word sun-dress dreams up childlike images not fit for an adult woman.

Yet retailers use it and I am using it now too. Yes I have fallen into the marketing hole.

WHAT has this world come too?

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// Jacket: J-Crew // Booties: Nordstroms //

Florals

I know florals are big, but it has taken me a long, long, LONGGGG time to come around to them. I am incredibly picky when it comes to this print. I don’t like them to big nor to small. They must be well placed, and I guess like my taste in the real deal (no roses please) they can’t be to common.

Which is why when I saw this dress I wasn’t actually drawn to the print itself, but the color and style.

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The Dress

This dress is at once casual and chic. The silky material automatically lends itself to the dressy side, yet the yellow sun flowered print artistically interspersed against a pale blue back drop lends itself to a more casual setting. I have worn it in a multitude of occasions, dressing it up and down as only this versatile fashionista can.

One of the things that caught my eye was that Anthro sold it in petites. Short girls rejoice everywhere! Where I usually have to hem my dresses, that was not a necessity with this beauty.

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With a deep V it does fall low, showcasing the girls, or not depending on what mother nature gave you. It has a button in the back which I think is more for decoration, as I can slip my noggin in and out with it still buttoned. It also has a side zipper.

With delicate spaghetti straps, it shows of the shoulders, in a flattering way.

This dress has a handkerchief hem, as well as delicate crochet throughout creating a different kind of sundress (no gingham with a lamb decal on this puppy!). One that is both casual and chic and if you haven’t figured out yet, how this girl rolls.

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// Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Vest, dress, lace cuff: Anthropologie // Clutch: Alaina Marie // Wedges: DSW // Necklace and Bracelet: Seamilligan Designs //

Styling

As I stated above, this dress, is quite versatile, I love pairing it with a vest and booties, but I have also paired it with my denim jacket for a bit more of a summer in the country flare.

Because of the pattern, I try to keep the accessories to a minimum, letting the dress do all the talking. I have worn it for date nights, baby showers, and just a casual afternoon in the park.

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What do you think of the dress? Do you have a staple sundress? What do you THINK of that word? As always I love to hear from you! 

9 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! The Summer Sundress

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  1. I was/am the same way with floral print, I never used to be into them or if I was going to consider them at all they had to be very specific for me to like them….that is, until this summer I started giving floral more of a chance and became a little more lenient lol ended up with a few floral items in the closet, surprisingly. I love this one though I think the color of it was definitely the first thing that caught my eye but I think the style and fabric totally pull the floral print in together really well. Good choice for floral 🙂

    xo, JJ

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