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


  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

  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

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

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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

    The Tiny Heart
    Spray Tan Giveaway!

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

  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!


  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!

  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 :)
    PS: If only our hair did things like this on its own! Dreams.

  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 to the Nines

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

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

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

  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. :)

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

    Animated Confessions

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

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


  24. These sandals are adorable! Love your outfit!
    House cleaning Pimlico

  25. 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

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

    <3 Shannon

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

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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

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

  30. 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!
    Jeans and a Teacup

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


  32. You are beautiful, love love this dress, pretty.
    Thanks for your comment.
    See you soon

  33. 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

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

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

    Annette | Lady of Style

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