An Easy Summer Dress: My Refined Style

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It’s a beautiful day for some color. Warm and sunny and a little ocean breeze. This day calls for a summer dress (similar), picked up years ago at Molly Mutt, but still a warm-weather friend.

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The dress is by Eddie Bauer (I know! I think of these when I hear the name). Empire waist dresses are not always flattering to a grown-up woman, but I like this one. The print isn’t cutesy and the cut is simple. Although I have now been well-told that legs are to be shown, I chose these capri leggings for an edgier look. The lovely brooch pendant (sim) is courtesy of JewelryTV, and the  suede wedge sandals (sim) are years old, still cute.


The expensive cat toy is at the bottom left.

PicMonkey printdress

It’s a lovely day in the neighborhood.

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  1. I love an Empire-line, its my favourite style of dress! You look great in yours and the setting is wonderful, the very essence of Spring. xxx

    • Thanks Vix – spring has truly sprung here, I hope it has for you too! xox

  2. I just love the pattern of this and that there is some purple in there!!! So pretty!!

  3. Thanks Suzanne. In about one month it’ll be too hot to even stand still out there – so now is the time! xox

  4. It looks like a beautiful day in the neighbourhood!

    Love that you are taking your photos outside in the garden now.


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