All Over Print Dress + Bamboo Belt

Dress: Target | Belt: Anthropologie | Shoes: Guess | Purse: Madewell | Earrings & Bracelet: Target | Ring: My Grandmother’s

Well I’ve worn this on several occasions recently… to work, out to the movies (Moonrise Kingdom is great) and when watching The Real Housewives of the OC Reunion. As you can imagine, I felt very underdressed for that one.

It’s an easy go-to summer dress, plus it has pockets, so I can’t really complain. Now that I see it in pictures, I might consider getting it hemmed about an inch – what do you think?

This is also the type of dress that has enough fall colored undertones (brown, mustard, deep royal blue) that I’ll be able to transition it with some great cognac leather boots and a dark denim jacket.

I do feel quite an aversion to even mentioning Fall at this point, however, because we are completely and happily entrenched in summer, and I’m pleased to keep it that way! In fact, I’m slightly annoyed that I’m already seeing Fall colors and lines in stores. So, I’ll be avoiding stores until I’m ready… oh, and I also promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything until I get over the next 5lb. weight loss hump so I can buy the size down.

Good goal, right? Well, check back on Wednesday for some workout and weight loss updates to read more.

Have you settled into the summer style that transitions from work to out to relaxation?


In other news, I’ve updated my Summer Reading List blog! Finished up “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay last week and would highly recommend it. Set partially in Paris, but venturing into French farmland, up to the beaches of Normandy and over into the US northeast, it’s a powerful piece of fiction based on the Vel d’Hiv Paris Roundup on July 16, 1942 during World War II.  (Yes, today marks the 70th anniversary.)

Beautiful but haunting… And I am somewhat ashamed to say I did not know about the Vel d’Hiv Roundup even though I love history and lived literally across the river from where The Roundup took place when I studied abroad in Paris. Much of the book discusses the fact that it is a piece of French history that many French prefer to keep just there, in history. It’s absolutely worth a read – here is a summary and some reviews if you’re interested!


8 thoughts on “All Over Print Dress + Bamboo Belt

  1. Cute dress! I think you could hem it an inch or so and it would look great but I love it as it is 🙂

  2. Oh I love those colors on you and you are def right about fall transition (oops, sorry!). So so cute! And yeah I might hem it.

    I heard that book is great, thinking of picking it up for my beach weekend in August! xo

    1. Pick up the book, you’ll love it! And thanks, its a great go-to dress. I’ll post again this fall, but for now, I’m keeping my eyes on summer time haha.

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