Well, I decided the special occasion is today. We are currently 'childless' for a couple of weeks having dropped my younger daughter at the overnight summer camp in New Hampshire and my older daughter vacationing with friends, so it is easy to go on a date. We thought we would go to the city, watch a movie, have dinner and meet some friends for a few drinks.
What do you like to wear on dates like that? I usually end up wearing a pair of jeans and something fun for the top, but I cannot wear jeans in 90 degrees plus weather, I feel like I am going to melt and suffocate. In the summer, I prefer black jersey dresses, not very original, but it works. I thought of wearing my Kari dress and it would have been perfect, but I can wear it some other day. In the summer heat an ivory light dress would be perfect.
|Dress au naturel|
The dress is made of silk chiffon and it comes with a matching slip, also in silk. It feels great against the body, light and airy and perfect for a summer date. I love this drop-waist shape which reminds me of the flapper dresses. To me this seems effortless, comfortable and pretty.
|with blue Repettos and fun causal purse|
I think the reason I did not wear it yet is because my idea of styling it was wrong. I was thinking pearls and light color shoes and elegant purse. That would all be perfect if we were attending an upscale summer garden party which did not happen. We had five First Communions instead, but that is one of the occasions when this dress was an absolute no-no.
Only this year I thought about wearing it differently. I don't know why it never occurred to me to wear this dress with a blazer and casual shoes (even boots) and accessories.
|chambray cover up for the evening|
|toughen it up wih black|
If it was a little colder, I would wear a black blazer with the dress, I really like the look but it is supposed to be over 90 F. This is my version of boy meets girl style, meswear inspired jacket and a girlie dress. This is MacKenzie (sp?) blazer from couple of years ago, it is perfect because it is light and unstructured and it has a nice drape, but I tried it with supefine cotton longer blazer and it also looked well. I love how the ruffles are peeking out from under the blazer. If I was wearing a blazer, I would go with all black accessories and shoes.
|love those ruffles peeking out|
That's all folks!
What do you like to wear on summer dates?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!