Happy Monday ladies. I hope you had a relaxing weekend and did something nice for yourself. Self-care is so critical during this time of uncertainty and we need to do everything we can to bring joy into our lives. Today, I am super excited and proud to partner with Talbots and ShopStyle to bring you a fresh pretty look that is guaranteed to lift your spirits.
A dress! You could have knocked me over with a feather because I’m crazy about this dress.
I saw a lady model this at the Talbots trunk show last month and loved it on the spot! It looked cool, breezy and swished when she walked. She sashayed down the aisle, hand’s in the pockets, looking cool as a cucumber. Yup, I loved the whole attitude of this dress. It’s out of the same crisp poplin fabric as this tunic which I’m anxiously waiting to arrive.
After the show, ladies began snatching these off the rack so I thought, “ok Jennifer, you love it, try it on”. I took several sized into the dressing room to see which fit me best. I wear petite or regular depending on the proportion of the garment and ended up getting the 10 petite.
This dress, like everything else Talbots makes, is beautifully constructed. Notice the way the stripes line up all down the back of the skirt. As a former sewer, I can tell you this may be a tiny detail but it points out the difference between a high-quality garment and one that’s tossed together.
It comes with a self-belt but I switched it out for this soft pebbled leather belt in Blue Wave which coordinates perfectly. I ordered a larger size so I could fold the end over in front.
This dress also has pockets which I love in everything. I kept the whole look simple with twisted sterling silver hoops. Mine are sold out but you could get a similar look with these knot earrings, or these hoops with freshwater pearls.
I love that this dress can be dressed down and worn as a long duster. It makes a great third piece that covers bare arms without adding extra warmth. I brought the self-belt to the back and tucked the ends into the opposite loop to give the back a tiny cinch and keep the belt from sagging.
Saturday was bright and sunny so I harvested more lemons off our tree. I’m shocked by how many it produces! Since I can’t give any to my neighbors right now, I’ve started to freeze the juice in iced cube trays so they don’t go to waste.
These are the Illysa Braided Espadrilles, which also come in four other colors. They’re super comfy and nice and wide. These looks would both be fun with little white sneakers too.
I’m having a hard time adjusting to the hotter summers in our new town but I’ve learned to wear lightweight, natural fibers when the temps top 90. This dress will be perfect for sweltering days when jeans or pants are just too hot.
Talbots always has a wonderful selection of dresses in classic, timeless styles. I’m thrilled to be reminded that dresses needn’t be formal and these easy, breezy ones can be worn with super comfy footwear. This dress makes me feel like twirling and I can’t think of a quicker way to lift your spirits than twirling in a pretty dress.
Do you wear dresses?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.