Summer Breeze

With temps hovering around 90 degrees, I can’t even begin to think about fall fashion — even if every other blogger out there is touting the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Don’t get me wrong. The #NSale is a great way to get a great deal on key pieces you’ve got on your wardrobe shopping list. And that’s the key — make a list and stick to it! I’ve found I can all too easily go down the rabbit hole of impulse shopping for items I actually already own. Long grey cardigan? I already have two fabulous options. Chic crossbody bag? Check that too. So for the moment, I’m going to seize the day (and night) and dress for the moment. And right now sizzling weather demands an easy, breezy summer silhouette. Like this one.

So confession. This dress is from last summer, but I never wore it until now! But its cotton/linen fabric, off-the-shoulder neckline and colorful boho embroidery are still very much on this summer’s scene, making it a chic and comfy silhouette you can just slip into and go. From lunch to brunch to date night, beach to street, city or country, everyday or vacay, everyone’s summer wardrobe can use a pick-me-up dress like this. And I think you’ll find lots to like from my similar dress links below. And…if you don’t need a dress, a boho embroidered top like this one from an earlier post just might be the ticket.

When it came to accessorizing this look, I kept the color coming — from my splurge-worthy Gucci Blooms Supreme Slide Sandals (worn with EVERYTHING since they arrived) to my cute and kind-of-funky (cheap!) woven bag to my mismatched-yet-sophisticated statement earrings. Side note: when I wore these earrings to a wedding with a much dressier floral silk dress, they garnered quite a few compliments. Everyone loved that they didn’t match! Fashion statement and conversation piece? That’s my kind of accessory.

Dress: (old, Zara) but loving this, this and this.
Sandals: (Gucci) more affordable here, here and here.
Bag: (old, Zara) similar here, here and here.
Earrings: (Roxanne Assoulin x Swarovski Crystal, sold out) but another version fabulous here and more affordable here and here.

We took these photos at one of my favorite JC spots, Prato Bakery. Awesome coffee, fabulous Cantucci (think biscotti only better!), and OMG focaccia sandwiches!

Photos by Kristin Moore-Gantz.

8 thoughts on “Summer Breeze

    1. Thanks, Jenifer. I tend to be a bit understated when it comes to color, but sometimes you just have to go for it!

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