tropical print dress

One of the reasons I enjoy wearing dresses is that they are so easy to wear! In the colder months I always wear a sweater over my dress and usually a long sleeved shirt underneath, so I need to make sure both tops match the dress and each other.  But in the summer I just put on a dress and I’m good to go; no sweater needed!  Usually I choose dresses that have a fuller skirt or are made of fabric with some stretch but I saw this patterned shift dress at a thrift store and immediately wanted it!

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The pattern features palm trees and the fabric is nice and airy, even though the skirt is not full.  So far I’ve worn this dress to work, out with a friend, around the house, for errands and to the beach.  Here I am in beach gear, which HAS to include a floppy hat!

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I keep my jewelry to a minimum with such a casual dress, opting for flower dangle earrings.

And here is a photo showing the silhouette of the dress sans belt.  I prefer to belt it because it adds more definition but sometimes a belt makes my waist too hot.

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I’m really glad I bought this dress because it is versatile, cute and lightweight.  I know I can wear it right up into fall by layering it over some skinny jeans or leggings and topping it with a cute cardigan.  In fact…I will wear that exact outfit in a few months and post it here:)

 

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

3 comments on “tropical print dress

  1. Wow, that dress is super cute! I Love the print! And the floppy hat is definitely a perfect touch to the outfit. ;)
    ~Katie@ sparklyambitions.blogspot.com

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