summer skimmer . . .

with temperatures in the 90s and heat indexes in the hundreds, what i need right now is something extremely lightweight and easy to wear; loose but not sloppy; short but not revealing; casual but not too casual.  and, also, what i need is to not spend a lot of money on summer clothes right now.  because even though its impossible to breathe at midday because its so hot, all the fash blogs like this one are already pushing fall.  feel me?  what i need is a little dab of transitional perfection.

luckily, madewell has just what the doctor ordered: a little silk frock that is perfect for summer; super fab for fall. and the thing about madewell is that, well . . . it’s made well — good lines, good fabric and, importantly, affordably priced. and, i love the boho vibe embroidery which hits a chloé groove when paired with a rockin’ pair of lace-ups.

the fabric here is washed silk, which is a favorite of mine for super hot summer because it is light as a feather and actually pretty easy to care for. unlike her more refined sister, silk, which requires special care or dry cleaning, washed silk can be washed in cold water and then thrown in the dryer. take it out before it cools and you probably won’t even have to iron it — which makes it perfect for days when you are sure to perspire just going to your car and back.  with washed silk, you know at the end of the day, you can just toss it in the laundry bin without worry that you have just destroyed your very favorite piece.

and, come fall, this dress needs nothing more than a fab pair of booties and a chunky sweater to take you from the grocery to the mall to lunch with your besties.

below, i hooked you up with ideas for summer and how to keep this baby snatched for fall.

and, don’t forget!! this is the last weekend for the nordstrom anniversary sale. there are only two days left to bag some fabulous and chic items for fall before prices go back up on monday, august 3. with over 80 gifts with purchase and free shipping and returns, it’s definitely worth a look!!!  so, like, if anybody in you house sure to be jonsing for a new pair of boots this fall, you should check these out.


dress | sandals | ankle boots | chunky sweater | narrow bracelet | wide braceletmadewell-silk-dress.001

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