Summer Wardrobe Favorite

• 19 July 2012



Every now and then I sacrifice comfort for the sake of style, but quite honestly it's a rare occurrance. I have little patience for clothing and shoes that are uncomfortable and don't believe anyone needs added discomfort in their daily life.  Often this notion translates into me wearing the same things over and over, but the older I get, the less I care about that sort of thing.  Plus, it saves money to feel indifferent about frequency of wear!  My belief is that it's important to feel good about your appearance each day and if that means wearing the same outfit over and over...so be it.

Today I want to share with you my new wardrobe favorite--a maxi tee shirt dress that could easily pass as pajamas if you were judging it solely on comfort.  Added bonus: it's far more stylish than a pair of pajamas and is pretty darn versatile as well.  The dress can be dressed up or down (depending on shoes and accessories) and can also serve as a transitional piece during the Spring and Autumn seasons.  I cannot tell you enough how in love I am with this find. So in love that I bought it in two colors (before they sold out) and am now contemplating the remaining neutrals as well.  Ay yay yay.

The dress runs a little long, so if you're a vertically-challenged gal like I am, you'll either want to take the dress to a reputable tailor or just cinch it with a thick belt (and blouse it a little).  I do not have any images of me wearing the dress, but this gal thought of the same idea and looks fabulous.  Also, if you're looking for a bargain (or for a sold-out colorway perhaps), try your hand at Ebay.


images via Gap

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really love your blog, but I'm sorry, even with a belt, I think this one just looks like a nightgown, Stephanie!

kathy said...

I so agree with your wardrobe philosophy. I think I might just give the black one a try. I have not jumped on the bandwagon for maxi dresses, as they are often crazy prints I just could not wear, or the neckline was not something I was comfortable with. When we feel good in our clothes it shows. I bet you look great in this dress!

Starr said...

I had a dress with this cut, minus the t-shirt pocket, made out of a stretchy material as a missionary. It was awesome...because it was so comfy, it made it easy to take a nap at lunchtime. And then, because the fabric was so forgiving, it made for an easy maternity dress post-marriage.

marwa said...

Believe it or not, there are still some of us out there who believe that a woman can look great without baring legs/back/cleavage, etc. ironically, even in the workplace, the line between social and professional attire seems to have been blurred! Apparently, many people agree with this, because all colors and sizes are sold out at the Gap stores in southern California, and only a few are available online! Why can't more designers tap into that? Thanks for posting this awesome dress. I ordered 2 colors!

Kate said...

So sad all the petite sizes are sold out. :(

L o v e l y t h i n g s said...

These are darling...since I'm a little too old I just bought my daughter one! They are so cute with flats and she's always cold when we go inside someplace she she wears her denim shirt over it and it looks adorable.

Sarah the Stylist said...

I have a maxi dress from Shabby Apple that is super comfy. It's not quite so shapeless because it has a defined waist so is quite flattering and can easily be dressed up or down.

Marwa, I totally believe that a woman can look fabulous without showing off all her assets.

Sarah
Cable Car Couture

e said...

wore this exact dress (the tangerine color) on the plane to and from italy this summer. it was great dressed up with a blazer and scarf, but was equally great acting as pajamas. love love love it!

michelle said...

I agree! I have it in grey and I'm wearing it right now. Love it.

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