WHAT WE'RE WEARING: Midi Dress
I often find it difficult when I need to throw something together for a quick day of running errands. A few months ago, my husband and I were out shopping in the little town I used to live in, Excelsior, when we decided to stop in to a Primp boutique. I was not really looking for anything in particular as we had ventured out to Excelsior to see how much had changed since I was 16 (the answer is a lot.... like all of it).
While looking around, I happened upon this midi dress. I am not very tall so I ordinarily am not attracted to pieces that will shorten my stature, but the material was soft and I thought it would be perfect for days when I am at home sewing. It is light yet still warm and extremely comfortable. Other bonus, it was definitely on sale so I snatched it up right away.
One of the many things that I love about this dress is how it suits multiple temperatures. In the spring in Minnesota, you never know if it is going to be 85 an sunny or 50 and rainy so your wardrobe needs to accomodate a wide range of possible weather changes. This dress has slits on either side and buttons at the elbow so you can roll the sleeves up of you are warm. You can also unbutton the bottom buttons in the front for it to look more breezy and keep you cooler.
The tie belt around the waist gives it shape so that it is more flattering. I would look like a black square box if it did not have the strap around the waist. To add more color or visual interest, you can also accessorize with a belt. Either a bright or colorful thin belt or a thick belt would look wonderful and still keep the lines of the dress flattering on you.
It is not meant to be incredibly tight. It should be loose to give you more freedom of motion. As you can tell from these photos, I was climbing over rocks in this dress without issue. I also tend to wear it when I sewing or working and it is wonderfully comfortable.
Another piece I love about this dress is that it is a blank canvas. The lines of the dress are beautiful but you can accessorize it with pumps and a statement necklace to wear it for date night or go simple with a delicate pearl drop and blue ballet flats like I did to wear on a walk around the lake or to run errands. I easily wear this dress once every ten days because it is a simple and easy outfit to put together when I am running errands or need something quick for work.
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