Wear a long dress, easy and breezy. It’s been written about in every style book, because it’s true: nothing beats a dress for easy wardrobing, and a midi/maxi dress is even breezier. You’re instantly covered and cool, everything goes together, and you may not even feel like shaving your legs 😊.
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My friends, sometimes wishes come true. I wrote a couple of weeks ago that I was in search of more hippie/granny/festival dresses. My delightful friend Anne of SpyGirl heeded the call and told me she had just the dress, and she wasn’t wearing it. So we made a deal and now the dress is mine. It’s a thrifted Banana Republic midi dress from the 90’s, all loose and flowy and fab. Thanks Anne!
I kept the accessories simple: a dainty gold heart necklace and a couple of sentimental bracelets. I love my black cotton hat, thrifted from My Sister’s Closet in Vancouver. The metallic wedge sandals from Sofft give an even taller, longer look.
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That dress is perfect for you! You look wonderful in this outfit.
Thanks Shelley and Happy Sunday, xox.
Love this floral, midi dress Patti. You look fabulous in it. My kind of easy to wear dress. Pleased to see the hurricane passed. you live in a beautiful part of the world. Love that ocean view.
Thank you Alison and thanks for your kind words! Have a wonderful weekend ahead. xox
From one coast to another, that dress is quite the traveler! And it looks great on you, Patti! What a delight to see how you and Anne linked up to spread the love for that treasure.
That dress is perfection. I love it and can see it transitioning the seasons so well
Good morning, Linda and thanks for linking up! I like how you mixed a proper suit with fun accessories for a great look. xox
This is such a gorgeous dress on you! I love the print and hat you wore with it!
Thank you, Grace! I like your double-stripes look today, very cool. xox
This dress fits you perfectly! I love how you found this dress through a fellow blogger, too! =)
I hope you are having a great week so far!
Hi Amber and thanks for your kind words. Yes, dresses from fellow bloggers are extra special! xox
The mid-90s was definitely the best period for Banana Republic (and I should know, because I used to work there)—great find!
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I agree about BR’s best days. Thanks for coming over and linking up – and I like your travel outfit- similar to mine except I wear a midi skirt! xox
Anne sure had your number when she thought that dress would look great on you. It’s perfect!
This look is so iconicallly you. You look positively beautiful.
Thank you dear Suzanne! I do love this dress and how great are blogger friendships? I was mesmerized by your Mugler photos and vids, what a happening. xox
Pretty dress! Thanks for linking up for the Style Six!
Good morning, Lisa and thanks for coming by! I enjoyed your tips for running shoes (now I walk, but still interested : > ) xox
This floaty, floral dress looks smashing on you! I love the style with your lean figure. The sandals add to the boho vibe too>
Hi Jess! thanks for the nice compliments – and you are rocking leopard print like no other today, my friend. xox
I wish I was cool and breezy but supposedly it will cool off this weekend! Shorts and a sleeveless shirt for today!
Oh enjoy any cool breeze! Thanks for linking up – love your newly thrifted stripes, xox.
You look great!!! Love 90s Banana Republic!!!
Thanks Becky. The rainbow picture you took makes me feel happy today! xox
Very pretty floral dress and that adorable hat tops it off perfectly!
Thanks Jennie and thanks for linking up. Your red blazer is sharp and smart! xox
Such a lovely fall look.
Thanks Amy, and back at ya – your maxi styled for Fall is so, so pretty. xox
Very nice, Patti! I’m a big fan of those 90s flowy floral dresses. The sandals look fab with it. Glad you didn’t get whacked by Dorian. It was a nerve racking close call, wasn’t it? I’m up north, but was fortunate my step son was able to run over and put all my shutters up in Stuart.
Oh yes, Stuart was in the crosshairs for a while, and we’re fortunate to have missed Dorian! The residents of the Abacos are still suffering greatly. You look vintage-awesome in your navy dress! xox
I adore this dress on you! You remind me a bit of a modern day Gibson Girl in this. So, so pretty!
Thank you Shelbee and thanks for linking up. You’re lovely in that floral lace top! xox
Love the dress, it’s so you! And the sandals are fabulous! xo
Thank you my friend, and thanks for your thoughtful post today about how we see our bodies. “The size of your ass does not determine the size of your life” is the quote of the month! xox
As my lovely hubby Philip is 70 this week I thought I’d share a bit about the dapper chap known fondly as the wandering welder
Oh he is so dapper! Thanks for sharing the pix with us, xox.
You look wonderful in your long dress – absolutely perfect for fall!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Thank you Rena! Your hotel story is wonderful, and so is your look. xox
Lovely casual dress! Would look great with boots too! Have a good start of the week!
Thank you Nancy, and thanks for sharing all the great lace looks with us! I’m inspired. xox.
Most days are easy and breezy when you’re as stylish as Patti (and Anne). I so adore a midi floral dress. They seem to be timeless when it’s on a dark background like the one you’re wearing. I’m glad you weathered the hurricane with little fuss. I hope that you have a wonderful week ahead.
Hi Rena – and thanks for the kind words. I’m crazy for your sparkle + red outfit today! xox
I am glad you and Sandy are safe, even though the plants took a hit.
Love the flowy dress, Patti! That is right out of 1992, isn’t it? I’m joining you today with one of my fashion idols, John Fluevog himself!
Thanks so much for hosting, my dear! Hugs to you and your kitties.
I love the ’90s vibe of this look! I think I had a similar dress once upon a time. Thanks for hosting x
thanks, Porcelina. You and your husband look fabulous amid the ancient castle, and yes what a view! xox
Thanks, sheila! You and John Fluevog, such a stylish pair! xox
Your ocean view is gorgeous, Patti! Especially now that the storm has passed you–thank goodness. I love this hippy-dippy dress on you. What a cute find!
Thank you Darlene and thanks for linking up! You look cool and stylish in your long cardigan, xox.
Beautiful dress! I love the sandals too! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a great week!
Thank you Emma. And your embellished military jacket is so fab! xox
I just adore this maxi. Styled simply and beautifully. Lovely to see the sea view after the storm.
I love easy, breezy floral dresses. So easy to style and always look fab!
Thanks, KellyAnn. You look terrific in your leopard skirt! XOX
Love this style. It’s so pretty and your accessories are beautiful
Thank you dear Heather! And thanks for coming by. I enjoyed your FASHOM review, xox.
It’s so perfectly YOU! Yay!
yes, thanks Anne – you have the eye! And I love your Fluevog boots, so groovy, xox.
Glad to see you made it through the storm with only a little trim to the plants. I see you’re feeling groovy and looking it too. Spy Girl gets the job done. Very nice and breezy.
Thanks Pao. I trimmed the plants while they were stuck inside the apartment! Hurricanes that don’t hit are blessings, but make for loooong boring days of waiting. Your linen dress is a beauty, xox.