Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people. For me, it means lazy days without shoelaces or waistbands. I love that I can throw on a sundress and a pair of sandals and not only look presentable, but stylish. Yes light and airy dresses are the highlight of the season for me. Not only because the are are easy, but also because they remind me of all of the memories that I have had in them. Be it the white smock dress that I use as a cover up while romping around with my boys at the beach, or the flowery frock that I gravitate towards for summer barbecues. Just the sight of them hanging in my closet brings a smile to my face. So it should come as no surprise that I am always on the prowl for new flowing threads. This week I decided to try my luck on Etsy. And although a few of them are more than I would normally spend on summer dresses, they are all uniquely gorgeous.
This floor length ombre dress has so many adornments that you don’t even need accessories. The colors just flow together so well, and for whatever reason it reminds me of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin.
My sister and sister-in-law like to point out my preferences when we go shopping by calling certain garbs a “Bonnie dress”.is most certainly a “Bonnie dress”. It is light and flowy and it just exudes effortless style.
This brightly hued beauty is perfect for occasions where you want to feel slightly dressed up. It looks ornate and refined, but it is really just a laid back sundress in disguise.
This dress has a boutique feel to it. The ruffle collar and randomly placed butterflies add interest that you just don’t seem to find in department stores.
The seller calls this an. I whole-heartedly agree that this dress is perfect for tea time. And you know how we IP girls love tea time! I vote that we each get one and some fancy hats while we are at it so that we can match on our next tea date. I can assure you, however, that this idea will be vetoed by the the other two IP girls.
If I am being totally honest, these colors don’t work particularly well for me. But the ease of this dress still makes it worth the purchase. You’d just have to tone it down with some neutral shoes and accessories.
This is the quintessential summer dress with its strapless smock and tiny flower print. It reminds me of something I used to wear when I was a little girl, yet it could also be dressed up to look more mature.