Summer Must Have: Embellished Black Dress


Summer LBD
I have a well-loved, well-worn, black voile summer dress with crochet trim that I cannot seem to stop wearing. And why should I? Every summer I am invariably in that dress, again and again. It's been a bathing suit cover up only to turn around and go to dinner after I've slipped into a pair of heels. Perhaps another day you'd find me in it, shopping in flat sandals or flip flops. It's indispensable and a "wear-with-anything" for almost every LBD summer occasion. This one by Zimmermann with macrame panels and a midi length is classic, yet breezy and fun. Styled with simple pieces like a small bag and embellished strappy sandals, enjoy brunch and a movie on a weekend. Cover it with a cardigan and kitten heels and wear it to work. Most of all, enjoy a dress that makes it easy to cover up with style.

Summer Dress: How to Wear it Now and Later


Summer Dress into Fall

Shopping in July and August has always been tough for me. I'm a "buy it now, wear it now" kind of person and retailers are already putting out pre-fall merchandise at this time. I'm not ready for wool or anything that even hints at cooler temperatures. So what do I do? I buy summer pieces on sale and figure out ways to stretch them into autumn. A pretty floral dress with a dark background (this one is on sale from Zara), is an easy layering piece when brought together with tights, boots and an easy chic denim jacket that can be worn at the end of September. And it's a no brainer for immediate use with modern flat sandals and a beachy bag.