Well, friends. Yesterday was a rough one, wasn’t it? I was horrified and sickened to hear the news coming out of Orlando when I got out of church yesterday. I feel like this is becoming our new normal, and it’s frightening and sad.
I always feel awkward writing about fashion and other frivolous topics immediately after a mass tragedy like this, although I know people are suffering in a myriad of ways every day, and life goes on. But I also can’t pretend like nothing happened. My heart hurts for our country. I know this side of heaven, evil people will sometimes have their way, but I long for the day when truth and justice will reign forever and ever. I can only pray that some good will come out of this latest tragedy.
Today is Day 9 of my 22 Days of Summer Fashion style collab with Cyndi Spivey, and as they say, the show must go on.
This sleeveless shift dress came from Trunk Club, and as soon as I pulled it out of the box, I knew I was going to love it. The bright coral and white floral pattern with crochet lace detail on this shift is classic and summery and reminds me a Lily Pulitzer piece, but at a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately, it went on sale during the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale and promptly sold out. Womp. Womp.
As pretty as it is, I feel like the dress would be more flattering if I had it taken in a little bit in the waist area. I have a call into a tailor that who has worked on my curtains before, but she has a wait list so… I wait.
I considered wearing my white dress sandals, but I ended up with these neutral chunky wedge sandals because the style and weight of the dress is more on the casual side. Those are almost sold out, but a few other options for neutral wedge sandals are here and here. This dress would also be cute with a strappy flat sandal like the Sam Edelman Gigi or Tory Burch Miller Flip Flop.
We took these pictures when we were at the Hyatt Chesapeake a few weeks ago. (See my review here. If you’re looking for summer vacation recommendations in the mid-Atlantic region, I highly recommend it.)
There are so many scenic spots, we had a hard time choosing just one.
This Tory Burch saddlebag is my favorite summer bag. I am so glad I got it in ivory and not brown. It goes with absolutely everything in my closet. It’s on the small side, but it holds the essentials.
If you have a bridal or baby shower, graduation party, or another summer event coming up, this is a great dress for those types of occasions.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today, and come back tomorrow for my next summer outfit!
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