Friday, April 25, 2008

Essentials No.2

The Dress. One piece of clothing and you're ready to go...an irresistible concept especially in the UNBEARABLY HOT summer months ahead. Personally, I've been stocking up so I can wear a dress every day of the week--I can't get enough of those delicious cooling breezes that pants just don't provide. I'll be honest, I felt a little silly the first few times I wore a "Sunday" dress to the playground...but it's just so comfortable you have to try it!

I suggest wearing flat sandals if you're going casual. Save the heels for dressier occasions.

Now presenting a random smattering of dress I adore...Cap Sleeve Chemise, Peruvian Connection, $98. Yum.Cat's Cradle, Shabby Apple, $62. No fuss bubble gum pink.Market Dress, Down East Basics, $27. I really like the vintage appeal of this unusual cotton print. Nice price, too.Sidney, Layers Clothing, $38. You could totally chillax (chill and relax, I thought Brandon made this word up but it turns out that I did) in this one. But don't wear those shoes. Ever.

And for just $100 more, you can get this one:Tahari by ASL, Macy's, $138. Flattering--nipping in just at the natural waist like that.Isabelle, Mika Rose, $60. Now here's a dress that can go both ways. So cute.Nicole, Mika Rose, $50. Just detailed enough to keep things interesting. Paisley Jacquard Dress, Peruvian Connection, $329. I can dream. It's just too pretty not to include. Something about today's post gives me an inexplicable urge to go platinum blonde...

7 comments:

Kelli Radmall said...

I like wearing dresses and they are comfy when it's hot. I like that one from downeast basics and the brown one with white piping! Very cute.

Krista Hansen said...

Now I need a new dress! The downeast one is cute on the model but was not cute on me...so I got a different one from there. Lots of choices and love the wide price range!

nicole said...

love all these...and i'm so glad those shoes are NOT OK.

Amy G. said...

i ordered the pink mika rose dress. can't wait to try it out!

Elizabeth Moon said...

Amy, that is so weird that you ordered that dress because I thought of you when I posted it! I hope it looks brilliant!

littlest said...

I will take one of each...minus the shoes....

leah said...

Elizabeth, you looked totally cute at the playground in your dress. I can't wait until I can toss these maternity clothes that I rotate every 3 days and actually try a look from one of your posts!