Splendid racer back maxi dress | $66 at Shopbop in navy (I’m wearing a medium)
Rag & Bone sandals | older style, this year’s version on sale
Everlane petra tote | purchased with credits from Everlane
Wacoal shaper underneath
We skipped spring here and went right into high summer. Well, technically we didn’t “skip” spring, it was just a blur of rain, floods and then more rain; we never really got to enjoy spending time outside. Now that it’s sunny, it’s ridiculously hot. And I can’t even care about covering my arms. I used to care, and would not be caught dead in a sleeveless top.
When temperatures are in the 90’s, heading to 100 and sunny, there’s no way to avoid being f’ing hot, pardon my language. So the best you can do is be comfortable, I think, and for me that’s wearing sandals and keeping as much off my shoulders/arms as possible. They must be really sensitive, though, because my shoulders are the first thing to get cold when I’m in a/c. Although lately, my body has been MUCH more tolerant of it, and I’ve even noticed that I don’t have to cover up all the time inside anymore. Hmmm…does that mean I’m heading into “the change”??
Anyway, I’ve often wanted to recommend this Splendid dress as an EXCELLENT straight, slightly slim, easy maxi dress, but it’s been in and out of stock on Shopbop since I got it a couple years ago. It’s exclusive there, so there’s no other place to find it, and nothing similar; believe me, I’ve looked. This dress is ribbed cotton, different from their 1×1 cotton (which is thicker) and really, just the ideal straight maxi dress in my opinion. It’s a bit longish on me, and I’ve toyed with having it hemmed, but I don’t think it needs it.
It does stretch out with wear, so you might want to size down. I have a medium, and I wouldn’t go smaller, but I did wash it in hot water a while ago and dried it to shrink it, which worked slightly. Now, I still dry it to keep it snug when I first put it on. It’s just a really really good basic, for a reasonable price. And of course, I’m tempted to get the navy version now, because, well, because. I still have those moments, yes I do!!! I absolutely don’t need it though, and probably wouldn’t wear it, although I do think navy is as versatile as black, and would WANT to wear it…
Happy Friday!! Enjoy your weekend 🙂