I am so over winter sweaters and long sleeves. I have therefore decided to only buy clothing for the spring and summer. To that end, I am on the hunt for casual day dresses. Though I am always looking for this needle in a haystack, I tend to get distracted by fine frocks that should only be worn on nicer occasions, not for running errands. But the vast majority of my life is casual so I really need to bulk up that side of my wardrobe. I found a few items I am thinking about purchasing and paired them with some of my new favorite shoes. It is kind of like virtual window shopping.
I adore pattern and I think the cut of this dress (here) is incredibly flattering on most figures. Though the last thing I need is yet another pair of yellow shoes (here), I really like the heel height on these, plus I am a sucker for a t-strap.
I don’t usually wear wrap dresses because they always fit me funny across the chest, but this one (here) has such a pretty cherry print, I might try it. And those shoes are divine (here).
Speaking of dresses, I found this vintage one and after a long pause, I decided to buy it. Isn’t it a beauty? I just couldn’t pass it up. But the shoes are still available! (here)
I love red. It is just so cheery, especially when paired with polka dots. (dress here) (shoes here)
I have exactly one 1940s rayon knit printed dress and it is by far my most comfortable garment. I have yet to find another in my size with a pattern I love. This one (here) is too big or I would have snatched it up. Isn’t it darling with those bright green shoes? (here)
I don’t wear solid black very often because I feel like it is a little too fancy for daytime, but I think navy (here) is perfectly appropriate. I have been looking for a pair of navy shoes and Miss L. Fire just came out with a pair! (here)
There is something about this dress (here) that reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Don’t you just adore that film? And these flats are so cheeky (here)! Full disclosure: I bought them. Pretty sure I will be wearing them all summer long.
I have a few Fleur dresses (three to be exact) from Heyday and I love them. So I thought I might try a new style (here) and pair them with these wedges (here). Why does the UK have all the best stuff?
What are you ladies looking at these days? Are casual dresses on your list of items for this summer?
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