This post is sponsored by Lord + Taylor & ShopStyle. All opinions, as always, are 110% my own!
Happy Friday, friends!
Believe it or not–we’re heading to NEAL’S FAMILY’s lake house in Indiana tonight. ?(This shall be known as the week of lake houses). We’ll be spending Father’s Day weekend in Beverly Shores and I somehow got coerced into running a “Necktie 5K” tomorrow morning. Say a prayer for me.
ANYWAY–I’m excited for today’s post, because it’s been awhile since I squealed out loud when pulling something out of the box–but that’s exactly what happened when I received my most recent Lord + Taylor order. As soon as I saw this floral shirt dress on the website–I had a feeling that you and I both would fall head over heels for this versatile summer staple. (I was right!)
Why is this dress so great, do you ask? Well, lets go through some frequently asked questions I get over here:
“What can I wear that is conservative enough for work, cute enough for dinner, and will keep me cool all summer long?”
“What do I wear in the summer that isn’t shorts!? I hate shorts!”
“What are some good dresses to wear on my Europe trip this summer?”
“Do you know of any good pieces on sale that I can wear a variety of ways?”
“What is a good go-to outfit that I can throw on to wear ANYWHERE and be ready in like 5 minutes?”
“Do you have any ideas for pretty outfits that can also disguise toddler grime and not flash everyone when I bend over to pick up my kid?”
This bold floral shirt dress, my friends, is an answer to all of those questions!
The best news of all: It’s on sale for under $100! (Lord + Taylor always have the best sales–their Friends + Family sale is happening right now too–almost everything is an extra 30% off, including lots of good ideas for Father’s Day–I’ll round up some ideas for that in a second!)
Why I love it so much:
Well, first of all, it’s versatile. The length and sleeves make it perfect for work. I fell in love with the details; from the crocheting down the front, to the bold, feminine floral pattern, to the slits on the side, and the fabric that is super lightweight–there are so many things to adore about this dress! The length is also perfect. It’s conservative enough for the office, but great for travel (because you never have to worry about it blowing up in the wind!) Oh– and also–IT HAS POCKETS! Huzzah!
How I styled it here:
I wanted to show how easy it was to dress up or down with just a change of shoes, so I paired it here with two great pairs of sandals:
This is one of my go-to pairs of heels for EVERYTHING. From nights out to weddings and bachelorette parties, I think these are very comfortable (I mean, for heels), the ankle strap keeps them in place (no falling out of them) and they go with everything! They look so lovely with this dress and go a long way in dressing it up for so many occasions–work included!
I can’t say I’ve ever owned a pair of yellow sandals–this is definitely a first for me, but I fell in love with the texture paired with the cheery canary yellow, and I thought they were the perfect foil to make this dress more casual, fun, and playful. Textural elements always bring a lot more interest to any outfit–so they will be the star of the show no matter what you pair them with! Not to mention, they are SO comfortable!
The one I’m wearing here is actually old, but there is a very similar one on sale here for only $39! I love straw clutches–they are neutral, so they go with everything, and add such a summery twist to any outfit! A great go-to for summer weddings as well!
Shop my outfit:
Don’t miss the tail end of Lord + Taylor’s Friends and Family sale, happening now! There are so many great summer staples included. Plus, lots of great picks for Father’s Day right here if you still need a gift! See more ideas in the widgets below!
Shop L + T sale picks for YOU:
Some don’t-miss stand outs: My FAVORITE insanely soft Natori bathrobe, their under $30 linen button downs, great basic tees for under $11 and some of my favorite Splendid pajamas (SO soft), all marked down!
Shop sale picks for him: