May 20th, 2014
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Long Weekend Ahead

For some reason, Memorial Day weekend feels early this year. The unofficial opening act of summer, yet it’s rarely summer-like weather in late May.  However, it is a wake up call in terms of what holes I need to fill  in my summer wardrobe. Criss cross slides, check! New white jeans, check! Striped tops, check! Beach-to-lunch dress, now that’s something I need.  This one by Emerson Fry fits the bill– not a mini and can be dressed up or down. Check!

Would look very cute with the denim jacket in the previous post…



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Reversible shearling coat


Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt


Shearling sneakers


Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress


Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps


Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat


Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse


Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals


Tuxedo box clutch


Nolia crepe midi dress


Stretch-suede 70mm bootie


Felix large leather and suede shoulder bag

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  • Now for me this is the perfect white summer dress! Ageless, timeless, versatile, flattering. But it’s been out of stock in my size and I’m on what I imagine is a long waiting list. Fingers crossed!

    jillMay 20th, 2014  6:57 AM

  • That looks so cute on that model, but honestly, I would look like a hospital patient if I tried it.

    LilyMay 20th, 2014  8:46 AM

  • Lily: That is EXACTLY what I looked like when I received the dress in a Medium. I have returned it and am looking forward to trying the Small. When they say “loose” the really mean it. Order a size smaller than your normal size for this style.

    BarbaraMay 20th, 2014  8:59 AM

  • When I was in medical school 15 years ago, nurses wore dresses that looked just like this. Not very flattering, even with heels. I am still searching for a perfect white casual dress

    JulieMay 20th, 2014  9:16 AM

  • I am sorry to say that to me, that is one ugly dress. Looks like a hospital gown or a housecoat. I like casual clothes that aren’t too fitted but nothing that looks out and out dowdy.
    But the beauty of the world we live in is that you get to like whatever you like!

    DeniseMay 20th, 2014  3:01 PM

  • Lovely

    That's Not My AgeMay 20th, 2014  6:00 PM

  • It’s a great style but in “real life” could look – as mentioned – simply like a hospital gown. I’ve purchased from EF – but had to return what I purchased. Unfortunately their product fit and styling don’t look as cute in “real life” as they do in the pages of their catalogs. I applaud their customer service, but have been disappointed in the product: fit and fabric.

    MarniMay 20th, 2014  9:04 PM

  • I agree with all of us that the dress looks lovely, and since I was tired of being disappointed by lovely dresses looking less than lovely on me, I could not do without my trusted dressmaker for alterations.

    SueMMay 20th, 2014  9:44 PM

  • Thanks for the feedback on EF clothing. I was wondering if her line was worth a try or just the same as jcrew

    SheilaMay 21st, 2014  7:36 AM


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