Versatile Style by Tracey

Summer is for Dresses…

Posted on: July 15, 2015

I have a grey dress that I’ve owned for about 6 years and still love so much. 

I swore if I ever found a dress with the same deep v in both the front and the back,

and the similar kimono bodice, that I would grab it!  

Who knew it would take so long to discover this style dress???

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Well,one this one came up recently on Jane.com (no longer available)  and I couldn’t help myself.  

I actually like it a lot, but would prefer it just a tad shorter for wearing with flats.

This was is marketed as a bathing suit cover up ,so isn’t the same quality of my beloved original in this style. 

The bottom isn’t hemmed , but has a serge stitch. . . Perfectly fine for a more casual flip-flop dress. 

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This is the my original , much loved version.  

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And a bonus winterized version.

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I like that this is low cut, which allows for the addition of a colored tank. 

For this first styling, I paired it with mint , in the tank, pointed toe flats and earrings. 

Since, I am a modest dresser, it is fun to get this deep v-neck for added styling options with different pops of color in a tank.   I think this adds to the versatility of a dress, making it fresh each time I wear it.  

I will definitely try this next time with wedges.

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Dear Readers, I have just a few days until we head to the Roanoke area for the state bowling tournament and I am trying to get things in gear to keep up the weight loss journey.  

My husband promised to replenish the cooler with as much ice as needed for me to bring yogurts, cheese, fruits and veggies to keep me on track for breakfast and lunches.  That will mean eating out for just dinners.  An easier thing to manage and keep on track.  

It’s one week into my 60 day push towards my 50th and losing this 15lbs and I am happy to report that I am 3lbs down.  

Gratitude

I am grateful that my son took the pressure off himself when practice bowling today and throwing it all kinds of fun ways and laughing.  

I am grateful for Sam’s Club rotisserie chicken ( the best in my family’s opinion) for an easy dinner with salad and veggies.

I am grateful that after having my sleep interrupted by a 4am alert on my husband’s phone, that I finally fell back asleep after 8am… now I won’t have to break my husband’s phone, lol.  

I am grateful for the funny Facebook Memory where last year I posted about how Women need their sleep that popped up in my feed today, allowing me to text it to DH and for his sweet apology and promise that he had removed himself from the newsletter that had sent the offending 4am post. 

I am grateful for my 19 year old very aware and compassionate son.  When leaving the bowling alley my youngest and I headed out the door ( in a hurry as it was cold in there today). We didn’t even notice my niece was still changing her shoes, but my Nico did and waited to walk out with her…. 

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4 Responses to "Summer is for Dresses…"

I love this dress and I think the length is good!! But you could have the bottom edge taken up (the one that looks like ET faces!!)….Beautiful colors!! jodie
http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

Smart idea to have it hemmed, thank you!

Cool and pretty blue dress! Best wishes to your son in the bowling tournament!

Thank you, Suzanne! It’s his first and I am hoping it all goes well. I am billing it as an experience to see what it’s all about.

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