When the temps rise, I love easy dresses I can throw on with sneakers or sandals. When I visited the DC Trunk Club Clubhouse, I requested this in my trunk of picks my stylist gathered. This twist front dress from Trouvé was exactly what I was looking for and I know it will be one of my summer essentials. Even better, it's under $70!
This twist front dress comes in two colors and goes up to size XL/16. No zippers, no buttons, just pull it on. The knot detail is in the perfect place to camouflage the belly, and the asymmetrical hemline keeps it from being boring (and also gives more coverage than a traditional t-shirt dress). Not too tight, but not a shapeless shift, you can still slip a pair of Skimmies under them without VPL.
I also got these sneakers when I visited Trunk Club. I love the idea of dresses with sneakers, but with my solid legs, thick ankles, and wide feet solid sneakers usually emphasize the negative. These are thin, lightweight, low profile, and not too much of a contrast from my legs so I think they work. And these sneakers are uber comfortable, weigh hardly anything (great for travel), and are able to fit thin orthotics (I‘ve added these to provide additional arch support).
I previously mentioned the awesomeness of this Talbots denim jacket. The wash is awesome, it looks very classic and cool. It's so great to find a good-looking denim jacket available in petites, woman, and woman petite sizes; a petite size is much more flattering on me, especially with dresses!
I wore this look yesterday. Ran errands around town, then headed to Takoma Park, Maryland to get my roots touched up and a bang trim from Billy at Scissor & Comb. After, Karl and I grabbed lunch a couple doors down at Republic, one of our favorite restaurants in the area. It was a gorgeous day, around 80 degrees and we ate outside. We captured these photos while waiting for our meal; they had the doors and walls all open to let in the warm breezes. This was a perfect outfit for looking pulled together but being active; I think this would also be a great look for sight-seeing and you'll likely see me wear it many weekends!