As with last week’s purple skirt, this dress is yet another item I had to wait months to wear. I think this was in-store back in February? March, maybe? I’m not sure. What I DO know, however, is that I HATE THAT. Don’t you just hate it when stores are full of summer stock in winter, and then you can’t buy a bikini in August, because by then they’ve all moved on to selling winter coats, which are the last thing you want to think about as you desperately cling on to summer? Hate it.
Anyway, I knew I loved this dress on sight, but I also knew it would be very much a spring/summer item for me, so I bought it and then regretfully tucked it at the back of the dress rail for a few months. I mean, I guess you could try to “winter” it up with tights and cardigan, if you absolutely insisted, but nothing says “summer” like stripes – especially when they’re paired with bright red shoes. Which, let’s face it, they usually are around here, aren’t they?
I finally got the chance to wear this last Friday, when we had a temporary reprieve from the non-stop torrential rain we’ve been having lately (Did I miss a memo about Ark-building?), and it was actually warm enough for me not to have to wear a cardigan. Imagine! Better late than never, right?
[Wearing: ♥ Zara dress ♥ Christian Louboutin shoes ♥ New Look bag ♥ Miu Miu sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop]