White shirtdress

With the weather still feeling very much like summer, I see no reason to not embrace it. I picked up this white shirtdress at Gap earlier this year, and since it had sleeves, was saving it for a cooler day. I chose the wrong day. Regardless, it was an absolutely perfect afternoon for a Thimble Island Cruise; a 45 minute boat tour of the 25 inhabited islands off the coast of Branford, CT.

You learn a little bit about their history, a bit about how much wealth you've got to have to live on one (and they aren't modest about it either), but mostly just enjoy being out on the water on a beautiful summer day.

This past weekend I went to New York for a couple of fashion week parties, but you will have to come back later this week to hear about it!

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The Rundown
White Shirt Dress Gap similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx identical
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Pearl Earrings Belonged to my Grandma
Long Gold Chain Necklace Thrifted
Pearl Bracelet Thrifted
Anchor Bracelet Knotical Knovelites
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Go Overboard" Essie


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61 comments

  1. Such a feminine and lovely dress. It was a great purchase!
    Www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  2. Love this white shirt dress, so chic! I also can't wait to hear more about fashion week... it was so fun to follow along on your adventures on Instagram!

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  3. I love a good shirt dress! Gorgeous photos. I can't wait to hear about NYC. That's so awesome!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  4. You look so gorgeous in this lovely dress. Shirt dress is such a timeless and great piece to have in any woman's wardrobe. I love that now in a shops can find different styles, so anyone can find the perfect one.
    How fabulous is that you had a chance to go to NY and get to some Fashion Week parties. Luck girl!
    Wishing you happy Monday!

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  5. What a pretty white dress and perfect setting for it. I don't own too many shirtdress, I have a hard time with the fit.


    BTW, I am hosting my first link up this Thursday and hope you can join me.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  6. I love your outfit, you look wonderful, great post!

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  7. such a cute dress! sounds like a fun day :)

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  8. Oooh, NYFW! I can't wait to hear about that. I'm in the south, so I know what you mean about it still feeling like summer. That dress, even though it has sleeves, looks perfectly lightweight!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  9. What a lovely dress! Perfect for a late summer day. That boat tour sounds like fun, definitely something I would enjoy.

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  10. Check you out, going to all your fashion weekend parties~ hee hee hee, I hope you had a wonderful time at them. I've been following you closely on other social medias so even if I have seemed to disssapear into college land, I'm still around... dun dun dun.

    That dress is an absolute dream. Those sleeves, seriously! I can't get over them and the way the entire thing falls. It's so perfect for you!

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  11. beautiful! I love the gold accessories with the white!
    http://juliaspuellaaeterna.blogspot.com/

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  12. So pretty! Love the white!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  13. This is a beautiful style I feel for most women, it's very flattering. You look great!
    x/Madison
    The African Elephant

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  14. That white shirt dress looks amazing on you! Love its simplicity and femininity! Your nail color is so awesome for fall! LOVE IT!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  15. Ok this dress is absolutely perfect on you!! Love that it has a full skirt! Seriously so adorable!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  16. Ok this dress is absolutely perfect on you!! Love that it has a full skirt! Seriously so adorable!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  17. Love this dress! It looks great on you.

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  18. I love the Thimble Island - that boat tour was such fun!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  19. Good for you for living up this gorgeous dress while the weather is still nice! Its so fun and feminine :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  20. oH wow, this dress is the garment to have!
    It's white (i love white) and its a shirtdress.. i even think it has pockets. How could you have not worn it earlier ?

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  21. you always look darling, but this may be one of my all time favorite looks of yours! loving this white shirt dress! so chic and cute! great pick!

    kelseybang.com

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  22. Your lovable cotton dress suits you very well and it's perfect to enjoy these last days of summer...

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  23. Sooo pretty! Love that dress on you :D And a beautiful backdrop
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  24. Love the fit on this LWD! I definitely think LWD is great anytime of the year!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  25. Such a fresh, clean & classic look-beautiful!! These pics are amazing too.
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  26. Great summer look, love the dress and it was sold out when I decided to get it. It looks like it was a gorgeous day.

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  27. I'm excited to hear more about your fashion week adventures!

    26 and Not Counting

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  28. This is such a classic piece and looks gorgeous on you! I love your heeled sandals too (one of my favorite trends this summer)!

    ~Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  29. LOVING this dress! It's gorgeous on you!

    xo,
    Angela

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  30. This dress is perfection on you. So pretty and so very flattering. I love it!

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  31. I love shirt dresses! I think they are so feminine and flattering. You look fab!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  32. Great to hear that you can still enjoy summer temperatures and wear light dresses! This is such a gorgeous style and you look fantastic, Lydia.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  33. This truly is beautiful. I love how effortless you look! Gorgeous scenery too :)

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  34. This dress is so classic. The striped detail is beautiful! and I always love that bag!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  35. You and I own the same Gap dress :) How fun! I love how you styled it. Your red Coach bag is the perfect match!


    Amber
    A•mused Blog

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  36. That dress is seriously perfection on you! A boat cruise sounds like so much fun!

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  37. That Gap dress looked awful on me. I am so happy that it looks like a dream on you!

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  38. This dress is beautiful! I love how it looks on you! And your gold jewelry is perfection!

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  39. What a perfect simple and beautiful shirt dress! I always love the idea of shirt dresses, but the right one can be hard to find - you stumbled upon a real gem here. It's a shame it was really too hot for it but at the same time, I'm glad you did and shared these photos. I'm officially rededicating myself to my own hunt for the perfect shirt dress!
    xox,
    Cee

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  40. That dress looks so good on you, I was not so lucky with it. Perfect shirt dress!

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  41. That dress looks so good on you, I was not so lucky with it. Perfect shirt dress!

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  42. that shirt dress is amazing! i absolutely love it paired with that red coach bag :)

    C's Evolution of Style

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  43. Your shirt dress is so lady-like and timeless. I'm also really feeling your nail color and handbag.

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  44. Gorgeous white dress Lydia! I love that bag too! So dreamy!

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  45. What a perfect white shirt dress! I can't wait to hear about the fashion week parties!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  46. That is such a beautiful dress on you! Really nice with the gold accessories :)

    Away From The Blue

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  47. shirtdresses are very in fashion and you look adorable. also love that you have combined white with gold jewellery.

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  48. Such a classic dress- you look so chic here! :) Happy Tuesday!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  49. Your dress was perfect for an afternoon on the water. The cut is very flattering and I love it with the red bag. Very chic and ladylike! :-)

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  50. Fashion week parties sound fab, cant wait to hear about them. Love this dress and the setting - I agree, you have to dress for the weather, not the calendar!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  54. this dress is so perfect! It fits you perfectly and it was a joy looking through your photos!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  55. That dress is perfect, so chic and beautiful, and in combination with this red bag the entire vision is marvellous!
    Carpet cleaners Chelsea

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  56. Lovely dress. Can't wait to hear about the NYFW parties. :-)

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  57. Cant beat all white, you look dreamy. http://soworkweekchic.blogspot.com/

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