Thursday, May 26, 2011

How I wore it: summer socializing season start!

It's true, people. Starting on Tuesday, the weather has been glorious, with no end in sight (watch me have jinxed that). After just one hour of tutoring today, my husband and I met up with some friends/colleagues from Philly who're visiting Boston for the week. We had delicious, delicious Mexican food. Mmmm, Mexican food. We just got back and I'm just full and happy. Mmmmm...

Because the weather was so pretty and I'd been missing it so much, I decided to wear my beloved maxi dress:


Because of the jersey's stretching quality and my winter weight loss, the dress is a little big/drapey on me, meaning mostly that - were I wearing one underneath - my bra would be visible. To solve matters, I wore a tube top beneath. Perhaps not the most elegant of solutions, but worked fine in a pinch. 

Today was the first day that I've worn sandals out of the house. These sandals are very near and dear to me; one of my friends from Philadelphia (with whom I stayed when I visited in January) brought them back for me from Central America when she and her husband took a trip there - as I had taken in their cat for a week (who's actually a tuxedo cat - FORESHADOWING), it was a sort of thank you souvenir. Well, I received them in January of 2006 and they've not faltered a step in the five years that I've worn them. Yay for legitimate handiwork!

Meet my shoddy homemade pedicure!

Anyway, there you have it. It's pretty much my favorite dressing time of the year: a dress and sandals - what else do you need in life? 

Striped maxi dress: Gap, remixed
Olive tube top (beneath): Express, remixed
Brown sandals: gift from a friend


  1. Ah, I'm envious of your comfy summer style. I had to wear pants AND socks today, and I'm none too pleased. So, for now I'm living vicariously through you and your pretty painted toenails.

  2. I'm jealous! It's back to rain and fall like temperatures here :( Way to rock a maxi!!

  3. Totally agree on the awesomeness of a dress and sandals. But, like Allison, we're having crappy weather again here. It got up to 42 yesterday. But being Chicago, it's supposed to get up to 90 by Monday. And then, I assume, cold again next week. Argh!

    I dig the maxi dress though, it has a nice, casual summer vibe.

  4. Thanks, everyone! This may be the first time that New England gets GOOD weather and the rest of you no. Trust me, I've been jealous of y'all for WEEKS. And I keep forgetting how much I love this dress - can you believe I wasn't planning to pack it for the summer? Silly me...

  5. I have the exact same dress. I'm just starting to figure out how to wear it, not that it's warm enough yet in Nova Scotia.

  6. meegiemoo, I bought this dress last June and wore it all through the year. It is AWESOME.