Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Uniform

Summer Uniform

Works Cited
dress: target
flats: uo
bag: ll bean

My summer uniform is going to be pretty dresses, flat shoes, and my bicycle. This light cotton dress completely fits the bill. It only takes two seconds to get dressed in the morning and I feel like the proverbial million Benjamins all day long.

Summer Uniform

I'm spending the summer reading for my exams in the fall, so things are going to be pretty casual around here for a while (though I might do a little post on business dressing for warm weather, if that would interest people). Here's the back of the dress (I love the crossed straps) and a closer view of the striped pattern.

Summer Uniform

P.S. Don't forget there's still time to enter to win a Shabby Apple dress (it's so darn pretty I wish I could enter myself!).

42 comments:

melissanibbles.com said...

Adorable! I love Target's dresses this season.

Clare said...

I simply adore this! So comfy and perfectly summery chic.

Emily Kennedy said...

This is so cute on you! You had way better luck with the Target sundresses this year than I did.

And hey! I thought skirts and jersey tees were your summer uniform? Well, they're mine, though I'm rocking a sundress today too! What gives!

Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

I love your look today - so simple yet chic. Those shoes are lovely.

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

I agree! Summer dresses are the easiest thing to put on in the morning and undoubtedly will always make you look and feel great. This dress is darling, I love it! Is it still available at Target or is it from another season?

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Kelly, it's still at Target! I just got it over the weekend!
And Emily, I am extremely capricious about my uniform :)

Sal said...

That dress is sheer summery perfection!

Ashley Nicole said...

That dress, I love it! The color is so pretty.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That dress is very cute!

Rosie said...

Indeed, light linen dresses are where its at! This one is especially cute!

Jessica said...

Hi! I've been quietly following your blog for a while now, just thought I'd say that yes definitely do a post on summer business dressing! I've been looking for articles of that nature for the past week but they're all not my style or not quite right. I think you could do it wonderfully :)

lumikha said...

too cute! that color goes really well with your skin tone. also, love the new header! :)

sallyannie☆ said...

Pretty dress! Do you wear shorts or something underneath your skirts when you ride your bike? I know I always feel a little endangered unless I'm wearing running shorts!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

That dress is stunning on you! It's perfect for summer.
I'm loving your bike outfits.

Btw, I am totally an introvert who overcompensates, too. That's a good way to describe it :)

Lori said...

You look lovely! What a great dress. I may have to find an excuse and some money to go to Target :)

Rebecca said...

That dress is lovely. I love comfortable little dresses during the summer.

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I love the dress! The crossed straps are great. I agree that light, airy dresses and flats are a summer uniform for me as well :-)

portlandize.com said...

Looks like a great summer uniform! I need to find some good shirt solutions for when the weather really warms up. Thinking about trying some linen, which I've never really done before.

I think some discussion about business dressing for warm weather could be really useful (it certainly got a lot of attention over at Let's Go Ride a Bike :)

S@sha said...

Super cute! I want it all including your bike and LL Bean bag!

Sarah said...

You look great! And please do a warm-weather business post - would really appreciate that!

Loose teeth. said...

that's basically my plan, and entire wardrobe. It's kind of sad to see I have no pants!

alya said...

Business dressing for warm weather? Yes, please, I am very much at a loss once you take away the blazer option!

And I don't think the proverbial saying is one hundred Benjamins...but you're just doing better than the saying, so roll with it.

Future Lint said...

Lovely dress! Every time I see your bike, I remember that I should get a bike basket, then I always forget!

Larysse Tavares said...

I am loving summer dresses. You look pretty wearing this one plus I love this flat. =)

Have a great weekend - it's holiday here today :)

KP said...

oo such a pretty dress and you got it at target!

Candycane said...

Gorgeous dress, simple but fab!

caffeinerd said...

Love the summer uniform. That dress is lovely! Criss-cross straps are such a fun detail.

Shop T.O. Live said...

Gasp! That dress looks fabulous and incredibly flattering. I can't believe it's from Target, what a great find.

ShopTOLive.ca

MFC said...

I would LOVE a tutorial on summer business dressing! I'm spending 2 weeks at a summer program that has at least business casual daily, but it's in Virginia in July, and most of my business clothes are for the winter!

A-C said...

LOVE this! You are so cute and these dresses are so perfect for a hot day.

DEA said...

What an adorable outfit and the back of the dress is darling! The best accessory of all: the bicycle!

Dea
www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

Kyla said...

I adore this dress! It fits you impeccably and the pattern is so classic!

Amanda said...

LOVE the dress! That's pretty much my summer uniform as well.

And I would love a post on business dressing for hot weather. My work is business casual and I find it so hard to find cute, appropriate things that aren't to sweltering to walk there and back in.

Amanda

myedit said...

Immediately I get rap lyrics in my head when you speak of the benjamins...
Love this... get up and go...

Academichic said...

I've been pretty MIA from the blogging world since I've been travelling, but occasionally, I do check in with my faves. And I just wanted to tell you that I've been loving all your posts and outfits, even when I don't get a chance to comment. I'm really loving your style and it's making me really excited for pretty summer looks that can be easily worn while riding a bike. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! S.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love THIS! Ah, I was just at Target the other day just lusting after so many of their dresses. This is so so freaking cute! Perfect summer uniform! xo

Jinah said...

So perfect for summer! The shots with your bicycle are so adorable.

Chaucee said...

Haha I JUST tried on this dress yesterday but it was a size too big and they didn't have it. I went back today and couldn't find it. I'm going to check online.

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

This dress looks so pretty on you! Also, love the new banner :o)

Diana said...

This dress is so pretty, and I love that your bike is a part of your uniform :)

Kristin said...

My summer uni totally consists of a sundress and sandals! LOVE your dress!

Nicky said...

Do you wear a bra with it?

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