I’ve got my eye on…Trapeze Dresses!

If there  is one thing I am looking for this summer, it’s throw-on-and-go outfits.  Having a new baby in tow definitely takes some time out of my beauty and fashion routines.  Enter the trapeze dress (aka the swing dress).  It’s so easy to throw on, it’s light and breezy, and it hides the post-baby imperfections wonderfully!  I am loving this Striped Swing Dress from Loft! It’s perfectly preppy to start the summer off right!

trapeze dress


I’m picturing this dress with a pair of cognac leather sandals and a mini saddle bag for the perfect summer look!  Confession: I ordered this dress right when I found it.

Here are a few more fun picks to choose from:

These all would all be a great fast outfit in the Texas heat this summer!  What are some of your go-to’s for a quick summer outfit?


Closet Classics, Tall Sizes: Sailor-Stripe Shirt

I have the best sailor-stripe shirt.  It’s long. It’s the perfect amount of navy and white. It’s 3/4 sleeve, so really versatile.  I wear it all the time in spring and summer.  But I cannot remember where I got it. (Sorry for all that build up and no payoff!)

I honestly think everyone needs a sailor-stripe shirt.  When I wear mine, I normally keep the look on the casual side (ankle pants, shorts or a casual skirt), but I love it when people dress them up just a bit or add some fun accessories like a crazy printed scarf.  I’ve seen a few people wear their sailor stripes with pencil skirts to work – somehow it just works.

It was harder to find tall-sized sailor-stripe shirts than anything I’ve looked for so far. I found a few, including this one by asos below, but I’d suggest also just keeping your eyes peeled for a longer length, 3/4 sleeve version (or even full sleeve – it might end up 3/4 on us talls!).

sailor stripe shirtI also found this version from J.Crew (not technically tall but it looks really long), this mango-and-white take on sailor stripes from Long Tall Sally, and an adorable tunic dress interpretation from TopShop Tall.