You can wear a black dress throughout the year, but some LBDs are better suited for summer than others. This particular LBD, from the Jill Jill Stuart brand, is adorned with little flowers, so it seems extra appropriate to wear it during the warmer months of the year, when flowers (like those behind me) are in full bloom.
Dress: Jill Jill Stuart Black Floral Jaquard Button Dress
The dress is super comfortable and flattering, with ruched detailing at the sleeves and bust and a v-shaped neckline that draws your eye to the little buttons in front. The buttons are just for show; the dress zips up the back.
You can still find the dress (on sale) at Neiman Marcus!
Shoes: Tamara Mellon Corbu 105 Sandals (no longer available)
I love how these sandals give the illusion of a longer leg!
As Seen On!
Reese Witherspoon wore the shoes last year.
This Fourth of July holiday was unlike any other. Last year, we had just adopted Tulip, so we were adjusting to her joining our family. I ran the Peachtree Road Race like usual, and we binged the latest season of Stranger Things. We had my parents over after the race and hosted friends for dinner another night. One of Chapin's friends had us over to their house for yet another night out. Oh, to go back to 2019 and know then what I know now!
We did have one couple over for dinner this July Fourth, and Chapin made pizza in his new Ooni pizza oven. (He loves this new toy!) We stayed six feet apart and everyone tried to be really careful about hand washing. This might be the new normal for the foreseeable future.