I am sitting beachside for one more day, watching my daughter fly a butterfly kite with my Dad.
I just hit the beach after our annual Howard Family Tennis Tournament. I literally haven’t touched a racquet in a year and it always shows. Despite yet another loss to my brother and mama, we had a blast.
Now, enough about the beach business. Let’s get to chatting about clothing. I’d like to say that my “go-to” dress of the summer was a maxi-dress, but that’s just not true. After an amazing start to the season in an Ellen Tracy off-the-shoulder number purchased locally in the Northern Neck of Virginia, I sort of hit a maxi-dress drought.
It wasn’t until some skillfully southern thrifting, in Birmingham of course, that I came across this floral floor length number that was perfect for a charter bus night out with some of my besties.
Despite my slow summer start with maxi-dresses, it seems that I have come on strong down the end-of-the season home stretch with this darling style. I managed to make it work for the bus stop in Max Studio.
I styled a super mixed patterned Target find with a moro jacket and structured BGBGeneration wedges for a Saturday night back at Gettysburg. Nothing says frat party like stripes and floral ;)
And, yesterday, the girls took advantage of a cloudy beach morning and shopped at Mustang Sally’s in Corolla. In a patterned pink maxi, paired with a Forever21 slouchy sweater, I managed to find the perfect dress for dinner.
From late spring into early fall, I shopped local and just lucked out. This Flying Tomato stunner makes my maxi-dress story complete, so my summer can now come to an end.
Until next year, y’all.