I totally smurfed out today! — and since I’m a big fan of “outfit of the day” posts, I thought I’d smurf two birds with one stone and take pics of myself from head to toe.
The dress (about $40) is from a brand called Lush, and, um, I found it on the Nordstrom website in the Juniors Department… Yes, I have no shame when it comes to wearing clothing made for teenagers, but shopping for those clothes actually inside a store beside girls born after I graduated from college kindasorta freaks me out.
It comes in the blue pictured here, as well as black.
Unfortunately, when I checked online for the dress again today, I wasn’t able to find it, so if you’re interested and live near a Nordstrom store, it might be worth a quick call or visit, especially if you live somewhere hot.
The dress itself is rayon and weighs next to nothing, almost like a lightweight linen, and the elastic waist adds a little definition to my shape without feeling too clingy. So comfy in the heat!
Then, to contrast with the brights, I might throw something quiet into the mix, like the off-white Kate Spade bag I’m holding here.
But what if you’re not into bright accessories? Well, you could always pair a blue dress like this with neutrals. Perhaps a gold or brown bag and shoes, and maybe some gold or silver earrings, too.
A breakdown of the outfit…
- Dress — Lush (you might check availability at your nearby Nordstrom store)
- Shoes — Seychelles (now available online)
- Ring — The Kate Spade Date Night Ring (available now at Kate Spade stores, Nordstrom stores and also online)
- Bag — The Kate Spade Head in the Sand Melinda Bag in Bone (check stores for availability)
Have you found any cute, affordable summer dresses lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day!