Summer favorite

I've had this little floral dress for four years and I have yet to tire of it. Every summer it comes out, looking as cute and fresh as ever. I've layered it a million ways, but it is a very rare occasion that I wear it with nothing else at all.

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth last week, hopefully I will have a chance to catch up with all of you today!

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The Rundown
Poppy Dress Elle for Kohls similar
Sandals "Keira" Trask via in.d giveaway
Straw Tote TJMaxx similar
White 'Bean' Necklace Thrifted similar
Anchor Bracelet Knotical Knovelites
Double Pearl Bracelet Thrifted similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chevron Ring 'borrowed' from my Sister similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Eco" c/o Polette
Nail Color "Aruba Blue" Essie

Linking up with Pink Sole's How I Summer


  1. beautiful! less is more and this is such a true instance. gorgeous. :)


  2. This dress is beautiful!

  3. That's such a pretty pattern on you!

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  4. Yay for rediscovering old dresses! We are in the same boat today. I love the floral print.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. This dress is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. I'm totally crushing on your dress! So beautiful!

    Have a great week.


  7. The print and colors on that dress are perfect for your coloring. It was made for you!

  8. Such a cute dress, I have a couple of those that I just can't get rid off. You look gorgeous.


  9. Looking like a barbie in this ootd , amazing xoxo


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  10. this is the perfect summer pretty on you!

  11. Beautiful summer dress and super cute sandals! Love the photos.

  12. That dress is beautiful on you! Dresses that you can wear year after year are the best!

    The Tiny Heart

  13. The shape of that dress is beautiful. Very unique. I can see why you haven't tired of it. Every once in a while you need a minute from the blog! Glad you're back. :)

  14. Gorgeous colours, Lydia! The floral prints are beautiful. Love your golden jewellery!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  15. This is def a classic! I love the red color on you too--stunning :)


  16. Lovely summer dress! Sometimes it feels fantastic to take time off and just be, so that when you come back to it, you feel refreshed :), so welcome back!

  17. Love the print and exposed zipper on that dress!

  18. I can see why you love this dress so much! It's adorable! I really like the poppy print and zipper detail!

  19. That dress looks beautiful on you, and it's so pretty. I love that pattern and the way you styled it!

  20. When I saw this pic, I literally said "wow" outloud :) So pretty! Love the floral and the pop of color and it fits you and flatters so beautifully. Great look!

  21. And a beautiful dress it is! Wearing a dress on its own is a rare occasion for me as well but sometimes it just feels so right!

  22. What a pretty summer dress-I wouldn't get tired of it either!! It's perfect for the hot weather and love the colours!

  23. This dress is SO GORGEOUS! I'm loving your straw bag as well!

  24. so pretty, lovely shot of your hair in back! so healthy!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  25. Such a pretty dress! I have a few old favorites like this in my closet too.

  26. You are so beautiful with this colors and i love this dress, nice combo, so beautiful look.
    See you soon

  27. It continues to be one of my favorite dresses too! I still think it is so funny that we both have it! :D
    (yes, What If was great!)

  28. Gorgeous dress! It looks perfect on you! And the bag goes so well! Hope you had a great weekend!


  29. This is such a pretty dress. I can see why you keep it in rotation!

  30. Isn't it funny, about layering? I don't know how much I layered, before I started my blog, but since I've had it I find that I tend to wear things in the most complex ways first, rather than simply putting them on and heading out. I must not be the only one! This dress is such a lovely piece, it can definitely hold its own with nothing else on top. I love the front zip - such an unusual and striking detail.

  31. I for one am quite relieved that I wasn't the only one who dropped off the face of the earth last week. We can suffer in that together.

    Oh, how I remember and love this dress! It never gets old and every time I see it, I wonder why I didn't get it so I could steal all your outfits.

    Also, your hair looks absolutely silky and wonderful in that last photo. Not that it ever doesn't, but I don't see it from the back that often. So lovely, Lydia!

  32. What a pretty tropical print!

  33. You look beautiful in the dress Lydia! It's also such a great color and print - perfect for spring and summer!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  34. Such a pretty dress, and it looks great on its own!

  35. I still love this dress a lot! I really like the white necklace, too, and am imagining it with a cashmere sweater in the fall!

  36. Very fresh and comfortable dress! Looks awesome!

    Regular home cleaning Chelsea

  37. I can see why you reach for this dress every summer. It's timeless.

  38. LOVE this dress! Hope you had a great weekend, girl!


  39. What a happy dress!
    I see why you love it so much

  40. I have always liked this dress.
    It seems like a great "pick me up garment", when one has those days you don't even want to get out of bed.
    Its an instant "colourful happy" dress.

  41. In love with this dress it looks so gorgeous on you!!!!

  42. Oh please don't ever get rid of this gorgeous poppy-red dress. it's lovely on you. Plus floral dresses are IN every Summer. I too am wearing a lot of Dresses this Summer, if you have seen them. I love all of your accessories here, especially the jewelry.

  43. That dress is so pretty! It's a keeper! I love your sandals.

  44. What a CUTE outfit dear :) I hope you are having a sunny summer to

    Check out my new post.....A DREAM summer house on Bahamas :)

    I wish you a great weekend :)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

  45. I love your poppy dress, it's so fresh, fun but classy at the same time. Your necklace goes perfectly with it. :)

    Ayesha xxx