The ease of summer

Summer is my favorite season for a multitude of reasons, but one at the top of the list is simple summer dresses.

Being dressed and ready to head out the door in a matter of minutes is something I can only ever achieve when I can reach for something like this striped dress, made of a poly I could not wrinkle if I tried, yesterday's accessories, and four minutes or less of makeup.

I will admit to putting some effort into my hair here (how I wish this just 'happened') but under most other circumstances, a messy bun would have sufficed.

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The Rundown
Striped Dress Twitch Vintage similar
White Sandals Ferragamo via Coco's
Fold Over Clutch Alberta Di Canio via TJMaxx similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Fatima Bracelet c/o Gorjana & Griffin
Pearl Bracelet It's Loading Darling Blog Giveaway
Anchor Bracelet Knotical Knovelites
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Back to the Fuchsia" Sally Hansen

41 comments

  1. LOVE this dress! I have been looking for a striped button up but sadly my bum hangs out of every one i've found!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  2. Loooooove the dress! Such a nice simple piece for Summer. I agree, I do like Summer for the simplicity but I much prefer all my sweaters :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  3. Even though I bitterly hate summer, I love how much you enjoy it - and it suits you!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  4. What a cute dress!! I also love being able to throw on a dress and walk out the door in the summertime. :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Spray Tan Giveaway!

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  5. What a fabulous dress. I love the stripes, and the silhouette is great on you. And yes, your hair is amazing, no matter how much time you spend on it!

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  6. Love that shirt dress! Despite the heat, I do like that it's totally acceptable to throw on a dress and run in the summer. You are getting so much use out of those shoes! They were a perfect pick for your wardrobe. You obviously know what works for you really well.

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  7. Fantastic dress and beautiful smile in that last picture!

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  8. That dress is cute Lydia! Beautiful pictures. Love your sandals.

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  9. Such a nice dress on you and it looks so comfy that you could wear it forever. . . Enjoy!

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  10. You have the best dresses! I love every single one of them!

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  11. This dress is absolutely perfect!! I so love how simple and elegant it is in you!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  12. Ooh I love a dress that is a complete outfit on its own, and this one does the trick perfectly. Adorable!

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  13. I am all about simple during the summer! It is too hot for anything complicated. This dress is so adorable, and it looks amazing on you!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  14. So thanks for reminding me that I have an almost exact copy of this dress in MY closet, with baby blue in place of navy blue stripes!
    Looking great, as usual, btw!

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  15. These photos are so cute! Getting ready quickly is something I've had to get down to an art thanks to my demanding job - but that doesn't mean that I can get fully ready and out the door in four minutes. I just have two routines; one for days when I need to go, go, go and one for when I can take my time. And sometimes, the simple one is best. It certainly worked well for you here :)
    xox,
    Cee
    PS: If only our hair did things like this on its own! Dreams.

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  16. I really like that dress! It is so flattering on you! I love an outfit that doesn't require tons of time (rarely happens for me, especially in the morning...)

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  17. That is such a great dress and looks really good on you.

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  18. smart looking dress...chic and yet sophisticated. LOVE the whole look..great shot of you laughing:)
    C

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  19. I'm definitely liking that blue ring. It kind of resembles a mood ring to me. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  20. An unwrinkle-able dress?! Tell me more, tell me more! The stripes on that are absolutely dreamy and perfect for summer. Navy stripes win over black ones, I say. :)

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  21. such a sophisticated look!!! love the dress on you! :)

    Animated Confessions

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  22. that's a beautiful dress. and paired with the white shoes it is even more awesome.

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  23. Very pretty dress and that last pic - love your pretty smile!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  24. You look so beautiful in this dress! You've nailed exactly why I love summer: easy dresses! Getting dressed in the winter isn't as fun when you have to add layers and tights.

    Bedknobs & Baubles

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  25. This dress is so cute and classic! You look amazing as always!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  26. Ooh I have a similar dress! I love a dress and look that can be pulled together quickly!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  27. Love this stripe dress and your hair looks amazing as always! I agree summer dresses are no fuss at all!

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  28. Awww...that dress is perfect! Happy summer, lovely. xo

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  29. Yay for wrinkle free dresses! All of my cotton ones are a wrinkled mess from being in my suitcase and when the power was out I couldn't iron them! And that dress is super cute too. Striped dresses are a must for summer!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  30. This dress is perfect on you! Love the shape and the stripes!

    xo
    Sam

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  31. You are beautiful, love love this dress, pretty.

    http://freedmode.blogspot.fr/
    Thanks for your comment.
    See you soon
    Kisses

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  32. I admit to summer being my least favorite season to dress. However, I do love dresses. This one is such a classic.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  33. That last picture is just beautiful !
    and I love the dress…. i don't recall it.

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  34. Love the dress and your smile, Lydia! You look so beautiful!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  35. I LOVE this nail color! Must buy and I am so happy its Sally Hansen so I know its affordable! Holler.
    HOTPINKstyle

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