I could live in dresses. In fact, in the spring, summer and fall, I usually do.
Dresses are easy. They always fit, and if you buy the empire waisted ones that are so popular – and plentiful – in the marketplace they provide great coverage on those not so sleek days.
I love that I don’t have a waistband to get hot and sweaty in our middle America humidity. I love that I’ve was able to wear non-maternity dresses a lot longer, even when I was pregnant. And I love that I don’t have to find dresses to fit both my waist and my hips at the same time… a super irritating task when it comes to pants.
Here is a small collection of fun dresses (find shopping info on Polyvore.com) that are also very inexpensive, which is how I like my summer clothes because they are usually having picnics in the grass, drenched in sunscreen or semi-damp from being layered over my bathing suits.
I don’t know what my preoccupation is with red these days. I posted that cute cherry clutch the other day, and ever since the Talbots catalog showed up with their early fall line last year, I have been coveting red pants.
Then in a moment of weakness, I perused the sale selection online at J.Crew and there they were – the café trouser in wool, in the petite length, in my size….AND in maraschino cherry!
I had to have them! And they arrived today, but I have yet to unpack my cherry red beauties.
I hope to God that I love them, because as perfect as they are, they are also a final sale.