You may be thinking that I wear a lot of dresses during the summer months. C’est vrai! You are not imagining it.
On the one hand, I feel a little guilty about showing so many dresses, because there’s little scope for imagination (in the words of Anne Shirley) in how to wear a dress. In general, the challenge is in selecting the right dress and sometimes that’s just a function of . . . shopping.
But on the other hand, dresses are comfortable and cool in hot weather and thus are a strategy of sorts. And they do need to be accessorized and can be worn creatively, as I suggest here and here.
So here’s another dress! It won’t be the last you see this summer.
This dress cannot be worn to work because, um, it’s kind of a halter dress. Those little strings across my shoulders aren’t providing much coverage. This dress is for weekends or for work activities after-hours: taking the summer associates to see the Nationals or pool parties.
Now on sale at Anthropologie! Link below!
To demonstrate how one’s old clothes can be re-styled — to teach something — I am tossing in this new photo of a dress that I showed you last summer.
While the lines of this dress are totally classic — round neckline, fitted bodice, pleated skirt — the stripes add a certain joie de vivre. Last year, I showed it with conventional (although very pleasing to me) accessories: a bag and shoes in a tan color. Here, the dress looks a little different with wedge sandals and a blue bag.
Note how beautifully the white platform of the shoes brings out the white stripes in the dress.
This is the same necklace I showed last year; this year I’ve tied it like a choker. Keeping things fresh.
Listen. I figure that I will be working for at least another 18 years, so we have a lot of days.weeks.months to fill. I can’t promise radical innovations every week.
And now I have a favor to ask of you: If you were persuading someone to read this blog (and I hope you are, all the time), how would you describe it and, importantly, how would you distinguish it from other style blogs? I am trying to increase the blog’s readership and I am looking for a pithy way to pitch it. You can help further, if you like, by sharing it on social media. (The Directrice has a page on Facebook and Pinterest.)
Have a fantastic weekend!
New dress: Daylily Stripe Dress from Anthropologie; Shoes: Giuliana Sandals from Sundance; Bag: Orla Kiely Stem bag; Old Dress: Tory Burch; Blue bag: Coach Poppy Tote: Necklace: Catherine Michiels Fig