Along with the heat of summer comes the struggle of dressing for two extremes – cool enough for sweltering outdoor temps, yet warm enough to withstand blasting AC indoors. Nick keeps the house pretty icy these days, so I made the poor decision of heading out in these lightweight wool pants and was met with a sauna. I definitely need to pick up a new pair in this same “Martie” cut, but in their more summer-friendly cotton material!
I got several questions on this eyelet lace dress from Snapchat so wanted to post a few more pics. It’s sturdily made in a thicker 100% cotton material, lined in the areas that need it, and has a flattering “Betty Draper” silhouette with two side pockets. It’s a difficult decision between the classic navy and sprightly orange!
Measurements of a 00p: 15″ across the armpit, 12.5″ across the waist, 35″ total length. It’s labeled dry-clean only, but as it’s 100% cotton, I plan on washing this at home and just keeping it out of the dryer (if you need it to fit smaller, I’m guessing this will shrink a bit in the dryer if you watch it carefully). I agree with the online review that you can take this dress from work to date night, by un-doing a few buttons!
I finally got to try on this BR floral top mentioned in a prior post, and unfortunately the fit didn’t work out for me. The neckline was low on me, but didn’t look quite right with the straps taken up. I ended up keeping this similar one from Modcloth instead in size S, which I did get taken up at the shoulder straps (one of my favorite minor alterations – this effectively raises the neckline, makes the armholes smaller, and shortens the total length all at once). It’s hand-washable and is fully lined, so no worries about sheerness.
Yellow pumps are one of those accessories that can definitely brighten up a simple outfit! I used them here to bring out very subtle pops of a similar shade in the centers of the printed flowers. My shoes are very old, but I found similar yellow suede pumps here starting in size 5 (I have the Carra pumps in another color, size 5.5) or here starting in a rare size 4 (nice to see Lord & Taylor starting to carry this size!).