Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shift (See Jane Wear...In The Heat)


Parker dress, Super sunglassesDolce Vita sandals (old), Chloe bag (similar and less expensive!), Giles & Brother spike bracelet
During the summer, Chicago becomes a town of festivals.  They're fun and a huge part of this city's culture but they're also hot, crowded and you're  usually standing around all day in the direct sunlight.  On a day like Saturday, my solution is a shift dress--the less material that touches you, the better.



Also, thank you all SO much for the winery and food co-op suggestions!  I'm going to take note of all of them in the upcoming weeks and hope to check out everything (..someday).

46 comments

Amy said...

Love the dress!

Amy

www.LeopardandLillies.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

gotta love simple summer dresses! fab look!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

You look great! What a lovely dress - the blue is perfect! ♥


fashion is for idiots [like us]

Sarah said...

Love the dress, so perfect for summer!

Keep calm and carry lipstick.

Kate said...

Your dress is so so gorgeous! I love it! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Anna (South Molton St Style) said...

This is just lovely - never heard of this brand before, will be taking a look! xxx

South Molton St Style

Andrea said...

This dress is so pretty and perfect for sunny days. I always find it difficult to find classy and chic pieces to wear when it's super hot outside, but this dress is fantastic.
xo Andrea
Wonderful and Marvelous

Natasha Fatah said...

Love that dress - you look so great!

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

jillian said...

this dress is gorrrrrgeous!!!
xoxo, jillian

http://just-jillian.blogspot.com

The Fancy Teacup said...

The silhouette and color combination of that dress are so beautiful!

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

angie said...

that is simply gorgeous!

Allie said...

oooo I love this dress in general, but you wear it so well! Looks great and I couldn't agree more - the less the clothing the better! xx, Allie

Courtney Erin said...

Shift dresses are usually my go-to summer heat solution as well - this one is great, I love the bold blue.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Kelly @ Fashion or Fiction said...

You do the tall/blonde/perfect thing really well. If I didn't know you and like you, I'd be really annoyed.

Kristin said...

Such a cute dress! Bring on the summer heat!

Jess said...

Great dress, it looks fabulous on you! :)

sip-n-wear said...

very cute dress! looks perfect for a hot summer day

blue roses said...

i am currently wandering through barcelona and feel the same way..... less is more.

http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow that dress looks amazing on you!!! Sadly we haven't gotten into the hot stage of summer yet so I've still been in sweaters and/or pants...
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Haley Holder said...

Ah! I could use a dress like that! It's way too hot where I live.

x

http://twenty-four-sevenfashion.blogspot.ca

abby said...

I hear you on the less material the better! This dress is smashing! I love anything you can throw on in one swoop and be dressed for the day. Nice.

http://nateandabbyclark.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

Great sandals! Dolce Vita is so clutch on summer sandals. Loving this blue on you, too. Great outfit -- I'm in Atlanta and I feel you on the heat! Definitely the lighter and less material, the better.

Ashley
whatisatwist.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I love shift dresses! The bold color and subtle details in this one are awesome. I love your simple but chic styling.

-Erin-
http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

octoberchic.com said...

What a gorgeous dress!! Really cute!!!

octoberchic.com

MissesDressy said...

I love your dress! It looks very comfy and very stylish ♥

ambika anand said...

such a cool shaped dress, haven't seen one like that! i'm gonna need a few of these for when i come to lollapalooza!! :D woohoO!
cheers from nyc!

Kate said...

Such a perfect little shift dress! Totally effortlessly chic! I love the two-tone! Gorgeous!

Faith said...

What a great dress!

April said...

This dress is gorgeous and looks amazing on you. I live in a land of super hot festival summers as well, so I will take note of the tip :)

Thanks!
April
http://pieceology.com

chibiwow said...

That is really a cute dress. Love the tips in this post. Got my eye on your style now.

Molli said...

this dress looks so comfortable!

Taylor said...

Love that cool cutout

Daniƫlle said...

Cute!

Caitlin said...

My fiance is living in Chicago for the summer and while I'm visiting in a few weeks we want to take some dance lessons for our August wedding. Did you take lessons in Chicago? Have you heard of any good places?

Thanks!
Caitlin

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Love your dress and sunnies!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Katie's Bliss said...

I love wearing light dresses when it's hot out! So easy to just slip one on and head out the door :)


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Collections said...

That dress is gorgeous on you.


Collections

Aspiring Kennedy said...

Summer is not the time to experiment with layering. Talk about sweat city! Love this dress.

jas said...

great dress!

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

Tina.. said...

Just beautiful! And I love your sandals!
t.

http://weherecanifindthe.blogspot.com

Josie said...

Such a simple, pretty dress -- I love the blue on you!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Lexi said...

I absolutely love that dress! And I totally agree, the hotter it gets the more I can't stand when my clothes stick to me!
♡ Lexi
FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Flawless style... even on a hot summer day.

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Andrea Mandel said...

Obsessed with your dress! Might have to purchase it for a wedding I'm going to next week!

XO,
Andrea
www.daintylittlethings.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I'm OBSESSED with this dress!

Veronicaptjr said...

Such a cute look! Love your dress and sunnies! xx Giovanna www.oliveandanarrow.com