I have always had a thing for white dresses, especially when they have perfectly flowing drapes. I remember owning a white, Peter Pan collared babydoll dress in the '90s that I wore until it literally fell apart. The midsummer months - when your skin is sunkissed and the air is sticky and sweet and the grass and trees are at their lushest - were made for this kind of lightweight, airy white dress. And although summer is just beginning (and my skin is as pale as a winter snow), I couldn't resist wearing my new favorite white dress the other day for a late afternoon coffee date.
We swung by my favorite local park first snap to some pictures, and man was it windy. I mean 30 mph winds windy. I almost never style my hair, but that day I'd taken a few minutes to curl it. Two minutes into our walk at the park and those curls had transformed into a tangled nightmare. But I didn't care. The flowers and grasses at this park are so beautiful this time of year that I wish I could take walks there every single day.
The majority of white dresses I've owned over the years have admittedly been a little less 'demure' than this one, but I'm honestly quite smitten by its sweet, feminine design. It came from our pals over at Sugarlips (it's sold out but they have lots of other pretty white frocks in stock!), and as soon as I opened the package I fell in love with the eyelet fabric and loose, drape-y cut. It reminds me of an early '70s boho-style wedding dress, so it felt right to pair it with lots of turquoise and silver jewelry, a fringe bag, and my absolute favorite pair of shoes right now - the Thunderbird II mocs by Minnetonka. (I wear them every single day.)
|Dress: c/o Sugarlips // Shoes: c/o Minnetonka // Bag: Target (on major sale right now!)|
Earrings: too old to remember // Belt: thrifted // Bracelet: gift // Necklaces: gift + Buddist Center
Are you a fan of white dresses in the summertime?