When in doubt, a combination of blue and white never fails to satisfy. I’ve had a fleet of pretty ones hanging within my line of sight the past few days that are just calling for warmer weather. (Seen above: seen below: Mirth’s Sonoma Dress; seen below in front Mille’s Saffron Dress.)
Notes on fit: Mirth runs a tad big for me; I take an XS but could probably take an XXS if they offered it. However (!) — all of the pieces I own of theirs are very cleverly/thoughtfully designed, with self-cinching waists, sleeves that can be pushed up or tugged down, etc. For example, the Sonoma dress above has a cinchable waist that you can tie in the back (as I’ve done above), but you could also easily leave it loose/untied while expecting or for a flowier/looser fit. The pattern on this dress is beyond perfection. It would be lovely for a spring cocktail party/wedding but also just as easy to throw on after a shower and pad around the house in. The material is really soft, brushed, airy cotton and it feels like a nightgown.
Mille (first dress seen below) runs very oversized. I take an XXS and am still swimming in their pieces. I don’t mind the oversized fit, though. I really like the cotton/materials they use — the pieces are always soft and comfortable. I write this pointedly, as I’m currently wearing a Lee Matthews blue and white striped top (that I love the look of, and that I scored on sale at Shopbop for under $100, but which retailed for $450), and it has the same look but is itchy. The Mille Saffron dress below is the kind of thing I reach for without a hesitation on days I’m writing/working from home and/or have only errands or minimal plans. I love the midi length (hits midi on me; I’m 5’0 — taller women might find it hits closer to knee), the effortless fit, the neckline, the way I can wear it with my favorite cheap Amazon seamless racerback bras…pure comfort, but I still feel pulled together and presentable.
01. GAP DRESS // 02. PAM MUNSON SALLY BAG // 03. HYACINTH HOUSE VEST // 04. MIRTH SONOMA DRESS // 05. BANANA REPUBLIC POPLIN STRIPE DRESS // 06. MILLE SAFFRON DRESS // 07. SEA ARLO SKIRT // 08. ZARA STRIPED DRESS // 09. FREDA SALVADOR SANDALS // 10. TARGET DRESS // 11. JONATHAN SIMKHAI CRISSY DRESS // 12. ENGLISH FACTORY DRESS
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P.P.S. “The exact way in which anything was done, or made, or functioned, was poetry to her.“
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2 thoughts on “Blue and White Forever.”
I keep looking at that Target dress, but I can’t decide if it would work as business casual for my office – would love to hear some others thoughts on that! Was thinking with a navy blazer?
On a side note I did purchase the Free Assembly Women’s Wrap Shirt Dress with Short Sleeves in Navy Blue (it has cute pinstripes much like many of the above) from Walmart after randomly stumbling upon it on Pinterest this morning. It’s currently $14 and 100% cotton!
Thank you for the tip, Mimi! 100% cotton!!
I don’t have the shorter Target dress but my gut says it might be better for more casual settings than work? Maybe some fellow Magpies can weigh in…