This week marks a big milestone. It’s my first week back to styling since having Parker and it’s come with mixed emotions. While I’m already missing her sweet, soft baby snuggles, it has been really satisfying to be back doing what I love and creating looks. Plus, I have to admit it’s been fun to be back out and about shopping and pulling clothes. This look is a version of my uniform this week — cool, summer dress for the hot, summer weather and chunky heels that I can wear all the live long day.

This midi dress is a bit of a departure from my usual shorter ones.  It’s named because the hemline hits at the mid-calf and was a wildly popular style in the 1940s, a decade know for it’s elegance in womenswear.  While the style waned in popularity in coming decades (hello, sixties mini skirts!), it’s been making a come back in the past couple of years.  Swap out your current favorite maxis for midis for a look that’s much fresher.

While my hemlines might be changing, my approach to accessories is still the same; less is more.  A skinny belt, straw hat, gold ring, and a leather bag round out this simple summer day time look. I’m off to finish prepping and counting down the days until I’m back at home with my babe next week!

Get the Look! 

Dress / Hat, Similar Here + Here / Sunnies / Ring / Shoes / Bag

 

10 comments
  1. 1
    Heidi | July 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Love the stripes and those shoes!

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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    GapToothedGirl | July 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Nice stripes!!
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

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  3. 4
    Vanessa Steil | July 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The midi is the perfect length! I love the stripes and pop of color.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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  4. 5
    Shannon at www.strippedchic.com | July 15, 2014 at 9:13 am

    You look stunning! Love the colours in the dress and it’s a perfect length for you! It makes you look so tall!

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  5. 6
    arielle | July 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I am such a fan of the midi trend and hope it sticks around awhile. you look absolutely gorgeous here!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  6. 7
    Lily | July 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    So cute and summery!

    x Lily
    http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

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  7. 8
    Cavil | July 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Love these dresses! Anything free flowing just adds comfort.

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  8. 9
    Loverly | August 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    We need this dress!

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