I refer to this dress as my “Dorothy” dress as it reminds me of Garland’s iconic gingham print in Wizard of Oz. School has been back in session for nearly a month now and boy, what a busy, tiring month it has been. My days are a whirlwind of getting everyone ready to dash out the door, teaching, coaching a first grader through homework, cooking dinner, giving baths, being read to, snuggles, and crashing for a few hours before starting it all again. It’s a full on rat race over here and just like Dorothy, I wish I could be whisked away from it all with a quick click of my heels.
As there is no end to the work to be done, I wanted to hit pause for a few minutes because this little Anthropologie number is worth a mention. It is the perfect dress for those early mornings when you find yourself barely able to lift the coffee mug, or jug in my case, let alone make earth shattering decisions like what to wear. Comfort and style go a long way in my book, which has caused this exact look to be on repeat of late.
To avoid looking too costumey, a fashion crime at my age, I added pops of yellow through the cardigan and necklace to create some variety and interest. I adore this necklace; it reminds me of the candy necklaces I begged my mom to buy me as a kid. It’s silly, but donning that little piece of nostalgia really brightens my day. It’s the little things, right?
Style Tutor Tip: Last spring I mentioned a Target dress I purchased that had the same ease of wear and instant style as this Anthropologie one, but if the price point is out of your budget get yourself to Target ASAP as it looks like they have affordable, and equally adorable, fall options. A girl can never have too many cute, comfy frocks awaiting her on those sleepy mornings!
Style Notes: Anthropologie dress (summer 2013) / Anthropologie Cardigan (summer 2013) / Anthropologie necklace (summer 2013; love for fall) / Anthropologie bracelet (summer 2013) / Me Too shoes via Last Chance (summer 2012; similar style) / Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody bag via Last Chance (fall 2012) / Michael Kors watch via Last Chance (spring 2012; similar style) / Kate Spade ring (fall 2011; similar style)