Every summer, I find a non-Lilly, non-Milly dress that's equal parts sweet and sexy. And then I proceed to wear it to death. The perfect dress for a date (not that I'm going on any), cocktails, a night out with the girls, a party... you get the picture.
Last summer, I lived in this Phillip Lim dress. So comfy and so chic. I found it on sale at Bergdorfs and got so much wear out of it. It ties at the back of the neck and has a bra like closure across the back. Fabulous. It no longer fits me properly so it now belongs to a good friend... I'm just happy it has a good home and that I'll get to see it once in awhile!
My summer 2011 dependable dress is this BCBG number. I'll be honest - it's rare that I pay retail for clothing. My parents are both in the fashion industry and I have a knack for finding designer deals so I've been lucky to acquire a lot of beautiful pieces for pennies on the dollar. I saw this dress at Lord & Taylor back in the spring and fell in love. I've done a complete wardrobe overhaul in the past few months and have gotten rid of the majority of my clothing. By the time I got back to Lord and Taylor to take the plunge, there were only two dresses left... luckily one of them fit! Frock fate. I did something I rarely do - paid full price - and it was worth every cent. I've already worn it 3 or 4 times and plan on wearing it tons more before Labor Day.
Do you have a summer staple?