Saturday, August 28, 2010

Utility styling a summer dress

Happy to be wearing this summer dress again. I really love the colors, fit and material of this dress. I have worn it a few times before but in a more dress fashion. Today, I decided to make it more casual by adding a utility shirt (worn like a jacket) and flat ankle cuff sandals. I still couldn't resist adding the coral belt and necklace as they go so well with this dress's colors but they do bring more dressiness to the outfit. The shirt/jacket was a great choice today as most of the morning was overcast and chilly.

Dress - Anthropologie
Utility shirt worn like a jacket - Gap
Ankle cuff suede sandals - Colin Stuart from Victoria's Secret
Coral stretch belt - Anthropologie
Coral bead necklace - Charlotte Rousse
Evil eye bracelet - from Turkey

Today's Activities: My hubby woke up not feeling great but was a trooper as he dragged himself through our busy day. Went to two 3 yr old b-day parties. Great to be getting back together with all our mommy group friends after such a long absense. Love to see how much the kids have grown and developed even more personality. Our younger ones have changed drastically and fun to watch them imitate their older siblings. We divided up our time by having lunch at one party and cake at the other. Kids took a hard and long nap after we got home a bit later than usual.  After naps we had no plans and it was too cold to swim. Went over to my Dad's so kids can play with Grandpa. Afterwards went to McDonald's for dinner (horrible I know) but the one we went to has a real cool tunnel slide climbing structure so it was fun for kids. Came home and cozied up to watch our most recent netflix rental of 'Surf's up' as a family. A sad 'saturday night' for the young and single crowd but it was perfect for me. :)


  1. Sounds like a great night after a busy day. The dress looks fab on you. :)

  2. oh wow that blue looks fantastic on you! I love this meet of street meets sweet- tough and cute! Thanks for the advice on the shoes! I'm going for the ruffely teal ones, and the red sleek ones :D

  3. love that dress! too gorgeous!!

    love love love the blog!

    [bless bless]

  4. I love that dress. It's in your top 2010 outfit list too, right?


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