Not Your Average Sundress

What do you think of when you hear the word “sundress”?  Maybe a loose, shapeless dress with spaghetti straps? Often in citrus or pastel colors? Good for a hot summer day? All sound about right, yet a long shapeless dress can also can be dated and frumpy – a dress hitting just above the knee is a much more flattering choice.

This bold print dress I found a fews years back at Nordstrom’s, in the casual wear department mostly geared to the younger set.  (Yeah, with the bad dressing room lighting!) If I remember correctly it was only $79.  For shoes, a neutral suede sandal (Gianvuti Rossi) with a cork block heel to give just enough height while still being comfy for walking through the city or dancing the night away…fullsizeoutput_fbf The hem is intentionally shorter in the front, longer in the back; I also had it shortened a bit so it did not fall below the knee in front.  (Length can make or break your look ladies!)fullsizeoutput_fc3

The dress could definitely be worn unbelted, but with my body type I prefer it belted…this braided leather belt is by Lucky Jeans; added gold hoops and a mix of bracelets that tied in perfectly with the southwestern style.

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Pretty bow detail at the back of the neck…

fullsizeoutput_fcb Final details: Kate Spade specs (TJMaxx), an American Eagle denim jacket, and an old Il Bisonte cross body bag that I have had for over fifteen years (love the weathered, vintage look)…Ready to hit the road  to dance the night away???  Not this time!fam

Ready for a fun night with the family in Boston’s North End!  😉

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