I honestly thought this weekend would never come. I have had an extraordinarily long summer break (I am NOT COMPLAINING!) due to my school's renovations, and we are finally heading back with kiddos on Tuesday! I am enjoying every moment of this long weekend; I need to soak up these remaining days.
I know people used to be very adamant about "no white after Labor Day", but I still somewhat abide by that. I like to keep my brightest Lilly dresses for the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I do like to bust out my Lilly prints in the spring, just to get my spirits back up from those winter doldrums! :) Usually I just can't rock white in the winter simply because I AM SO PALE!
Friday night we headed to Villa Verone (omg, best Italian food in Geneva, hands down) for dinner al fresco, and we got these pics along the way. So many people at the restaurant (men and women-- haha!) stopped us to tell me they loved my dress! I am all about a comfortable shirtdress. This Lilly Pulitzer shirt dress was originally $168, but I got it for $59 on the After Party sale! It was so incredibly comfortable; it was perfect for eating a feast of a meal (I got the lobster ravioli special and ate every last morsel). I belted it for a more refined look, but it would be great sans belt, too! This is a size small for reference.
My dress is back up to its original price of $168. (Also, I love this print!) But, here, here and here are some great alternatives to avoid that price tag!
I love the detail on this dress. The front is pleated and has buttons.
My TB flats are my live-in shoes for the school year. You can stand in these babies all day with no pain at all. Very comfortable, and they literally last for years!
^^^ Mike's proudest photography moment to date! Hahaha!
My belt is super old/super sale from Gap. But here are some belts to try:
black or brown. This is $6.97! So is this!
Side note: I am OBSESSED with the below Buttercup shorts by Lilly Pulitzer. I wore these out on Saturday night to visit our friends Laura and Dave. They were $39 on the Lilly P. #afterpartysale -- but, I would absolutely recommend them even at the full price. The scalloped detail is ADORABLE; they're super comfy, too! I tried these exact shorts on in Florida in March, but I had to be stopped. LOL! They are TTS for reference.
Chambray popover shirt: J. Crew Factory
Sandals: Jack Rogers
Here are some transitional shirt dresses to take you into fall:
How did you spend your Labor Day Weekend?
I love this Lilly dress it is so cute and those shorts are amazing!!ReplyDelete
thanks so much, Kelsey!! I love the Lilly After Party sales-- they're too good! Thanks for reading!Delete
Honestly the weather is so warm here even all throughout September that I could possibly obey any rules re what's seasonally appropriate to wear. Just wear what you feel happy and comfortable in! I think you rock those prints and I especially love your shorts in the second look!ReplyDelete
You are so sweet! Thank you so much! And I agree-- it was STEAMY today in Illinois! Thanks again for reading! I love any chance to wear Lilly! xxooDelete
What beautiful colours! I am SO sad to say goodbye to summer, definitely going to try and soak up all the lovely colourful clothes until I have to ditch em for scarfs and jackets*weeps*. Looking gorgeous lovely lady :) Immy xReplyDelete
thank you sooo much for reading and for your kind words, Immy! I am so sad to say goodbye to summer, too! I know that in Illinois, this is the beginning of 6 months of coldness! Haha! so glad you found me!Delete
Amazing dress and shorts with a fun pattern :) I live in Norway so we have said goodbye to summer a month ago haha. But fall outfits aren't too bad either so it can be fun. Great blog btw, keep up the good work :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for reading! That means so much to me! Aren't Lilly patterns so vibrant? They always make me smile! Awww, I am sorry you're no longer in the heat! But, I do LOVE fall. The coziness and colors of fall are the best! Thanks for checking out my blog. xxooDelete