Nothing signals the start of summer quite like finding the perfect striped dress to add to your wardrobe.
During the warm summer months, you can find me wearing two patterns: gingham and stripes. Almost always the two revolve around a blue and white color palate, which just happen to be my two favorite colors so I don’t hate it.
Lately, I’ve been getting things in order in my life. Do you ever feel like life just throws you through a loop sometimes and you have to seriously step back and be like “whoa, what a wake-up call!” I’ve had one of those A-ha! moments recently which (apologetically) made me step back from the blog for a minute, but I’m here to assure you this slice of my life is here to stay and I’m gearing up for some travel and home posts soon that are getting me excited about the future.
One thing that will never change regardless of my mood is my love for casual stripe dresses. I can’t wait to wear this on Long Island this summer with some casual Sperry’s and a baseball cap when I go to visit my Grandma in August. This dress also looks great dressed up with some studded sandals and a simple gold pendant. Joules Clothing is offering all Darling Down South readers 20% off full-priced items from now until July 1st with code SOUTH20. If you want to order this dress (which I think you should, it’s so well made and affordable!) just to note that I’m 5’10” and ordered a US 4. I’m typically a 2/4 in dresses in brands like JCrew. It fits like a glove and has some good stretch to it. If you like a looser fit I would size up one size.