Beginnings: How to style a beach dress for the city

This is it, dear readers!!  This is the dress that inspired me to start my blogging journey a handful of years ago (I can’t believe I’ll be celebrating my fifth blogiversary next month!) back when all I had was an iPad, a closet full of clothes…and a crazy dream!! 😄

How to style a beach dress for the city

patterned beach dress, sheer shirred top, embroidered belt, flat-top fedora

I’ve got a little layering going on today – care of my sheer shirred blouse – to create a slightly more “city-appropriate” vibe; but all this light-as-air maxi dress perfection was a purchase I made while Robin and I were vacationing at Seal Beach, California back in 2013.  So it’s actually a “beach dress” in the truest sense…and it brings back the best memories of my first (and so far my only!) visit to Cali every time I wear it.  Not to mention how that “barely there” breeziness makes it the OG piece to wear when the weather is hot, hot, hot!!  I pull it out at least once every summer!!

patterned beach dress, sheer shirred top, embroidered belt, flat-top fedora Lucky Brand embroidered leather belt

My flower-embroidered Lucky Brand belt has definitely showed up here more than once since I brought it home some months ago; I remember being ridiculously excited about spotting such a pretty leather belt (synthetic ones never hold up, in my experience) in my hard-to-find extra-small size.  I’ve often had to resort to having a new one shortened at my neighbourhood shoe repair shop…but this beauty was “ready to wear” right off the rack!!  Woohoo!!

sheer shirred top, embroidered belt, flat-top fedora, fuchsia hair

patterned beach dress, black cut-out booties, maroon circle bag

And I know you’re rarely seeing me without a hat lately…but what can I say??  Such is life when you spend your weekends riding around in a convertible!!  A hat and SPF 110 are my summertime hair and skin saviours; after all, a girl’s gotta protect her colour investment…and don’t even get me started on the evils of sunburns and tans!! 😱

patterned beach dress, sheer shirred top, embroidered belt, flat-top fedora

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  1. August 3, 2018 / 11:09 am

    That looks like a perfect summer dress! Is the weather as crazy over there as it is here? I never had a summer like this in the Netherlands and it still continues! Have a great weekend.

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