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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Summer dress

Although this looks like a skirt and tee, it's actually a summer dress. How easy (and feminine!) to wear all the time, from picnics in the park to romantic dinners--and you could just stuff it in a suitcase for traveling. Wouldn't you love to live in it this summer?

Which color would you choose? (Pink is my fave.)

107 comments:

TINACIOUS ME said...

i love maxi skirts! i like the way your pick gives off the simple chic vibe!
xo, Tina
WWW.TINACIOUS.ME

ElsaD said...

Nice concept! I'd take the Agave. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

melanie molloy said...

Clever comfort combo in one neat package! The green is definately my favourite.

melanie molloy said...

Clever comfort combo in one neat package! The green is definately my favourite.

redwhitebride said...

love the pink. great summer outfit idea!

Kirsteen said...

Love this! Perfect for trips to the park. I like the blue x

icklebabe_com said...

Lovely! What a fun idea :) love them all but pink is my fave too ��

Inês de Castro said...

It's so cute! I'd buy it :)

Danielle said...

beautiful!!! I am your newest follower and can't wait to read along. xx Danielle
lovelifeandlouboutins.blogspot.com

Liz said...

AHH I'm obsessed with the green!

Wendy Michelle said...

pink is chic yet agave reminds me of summer lawn picnics. comfy and cute.

Briana said...

LOVE! Love the pink and white one. Adorable.

Jenn @ PSP said...

I'd go with pink : ) Is it bad that I want to try to make this?

Jenn

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

Patty [PRETTYGROUNDED] said...

I am probs going to splurge and buy this!! It would be cute on the weekend nights or even at the farmers market!

Love you Jo!

siescierto said...

dry clean only?
no thanks.

Sarah O'Brien said...

crazy about the dress!

Posh Pearl said...

I love the green!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I like the green one. Of course, I'm pretty sure I could make this myself from Target components for about 1/5 the price. :-) Fortunately I DO think it would look pretty good on me, but I also think that you have to be quite tall and thin to pull it off. Otherwise, it would just look dumpy.

Sarah Lillian said...

Loving the pink! I'd do it with some heels and chunky statement jewelry!

Miss Funny Face said...

I love these skirts! My favourite is the pink one as well ;)

Anonymous said...

This is plain ugly! Would never ever wear this!

KarenLynn said...

It's very nice, but doesn't it seem way too expensive for a simply cotton ensemble?

candace said...

How do you wash something like that without ruining the white of the white top??

Endless confusion on my part in the laundry room with pieces that are both white and black/bright colors - anyone have any tips?

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

I'm laughing out loud at how NOT attractive I think that dress would be on me! lol. On them, it's awesome... that would be one I'd have to try on.

Gabriella Marie said...

What a fantastic idea for a dress! It looks so comfy, but still super cute. I would have to choose the pink as well, so pretty!

Gabriella
KneadleandBread.com

Hanneke @ Oh beautiful world said...

so nice comfy & cute!!
love the pink as well :D

Rach said...

green--what an amazing dress!

Jenna E said...

Pink- so cute!!

Victoria said...

Love it.

Danie at Pasadya said...

I was completely fooled by the skirt/shirt thing! That makes it even more awesome that it's a dress! So comfy and casual. :)

alissa b said...

love this! would be something comfy and cute for the warmer weather :

alissa b
http://www.alissab.us

Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely idea, definitely blue!

Kate said...

Such a brilliant idea! A maxi skirt without all the fuss of where it should go on your hips and if it should or shouldn't be tucked in! Love it in blue!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

The slow pace said...

Blue is my favorite, although I should be taller to wear that! :-/

Katie Muncie said...

How perfect! I adore maxi skirts and simple white T's. I made myself a deal and every time I have completed 6 one hour workouts I get to buy myself a new piece of clothing. So on Friday I'm ordering the Agave.

Romina (Decorando!) said...

Love it in green!

Love
Romi

Charlotte {Charlotte's Web} said...

I think the green one is gorgeous!

Barbara said...

I love the green one. Just add a pair of K.Jacques' sandals and it's perfect!

http://barbaracelona.wordpress.com

nancy said...

oh I would absolutely live in this during the summer! you could grab a few, and have one for every occasion - beach, casual, fancy...

Anonymous said...

:) Simple, comfy and looks perfect for a nice leisurely weekend in the city. Well that is once the weather warms up.
Too bad I can't pull off the maxi skirt thing. I'm 5'6-ish and although I know i'm not a complete shorty I feel like one when I try them on...

Pink Princess said...

I love the pink one!! But I''m afraid, you have to be tall and thin to wear this one!

brian and amanda said...

pink is my fav, too!!


www.wewouldlovetoadopt.blogspot.com

hello, Friday said...

Pink or Blue all the way! xoxo
http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

jen said...

can i have all three?! they are gorgeous!

life spelled jen

Katie said...

I LOVE this! Although I think I might try to create the ensemble myself to save some money. The pink one is very cute. Anyone know the best place to find inexpensive, good, comfy maxi skirts that look like this?

Diva Naomi Addy said...

I will pick the green and pink!
OK Yes am greedy!!

Samantha Chu Ramage. said...

wow- those are totally a copy of jil sander's spring 2011 ready to wear!!

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2011RTW-JLSANDER

xo
sami

sip-n-wear said...

ooo pink for me too! I just bought a maxi skirt today, and darn that it's not a dress, but a skirt... :P

-joyce @
sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

Amelia Meena said...

Ooo, I like the green! It reminds me of a maxi-skirt I had back in middle school. Love it when fashion makes a comeback :)

Keren, rhymes w/ Heron said...

That green please! The best part? Grass stains won't show! I love anything made of cotton or jersey knit! So comfortable and effortless.

http://thewalkup.wordpress.com/

haylie said...

Super cute, but how is it $138?????

Amanda said...

What a great dress to throw on during the warm summer months. I love it in pink - would look great with a pair of jack Rogers sandals.

SKC said...

Love the style, but not the price. Mango has some beautiful ones for half the price!

Christine Miller said...

Hi Joanna,
Can you give us some insight to the scandanavian parenting thing?? Thanks so much.
Love the blog and your style.

Stripes-ON-Stripes said...

Sorry, you would have to have a killer body to pull this off...on the plus side, nice to see bright colors!

Monica Kwok said...

Beautiful colors. I like pink too!

Love,
Monica

www.monicakwok.com

Tara said...

I love them all, but I have to say the blue is my favorite :)

xx

www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

So Simply Chic said...

New follower!! But I love maxi skirts & dresses :) I want this dress in every color

Xoxo
http://sosimplychic.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

super cute, but i agree with others that you'd have to be pretty tall to pull this off. the model is 5'9 and it's pooling at her feet!

Ana O' said...

Oh, those dresses are so easy to wear!! Really lovely!! Last year I was lucky enough to pick one quite similar at HM summer sales for only 10 euros, it is knee high with a black and white striped top and black bottom with pockets. Comfortable and yet elegant. I just looove it!!

Penelope Poe said...

LOOOOOVE this. want it in agave, thanks for sharing!!

Alexa said...

Love the green! So pretty!

Kate said...

These are so pretty! They look so relaxed and comfortable. And such beautiful colours! Hope you can take a look at my blog some time :) x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Ella said...

i thought it was a skirt! love the pink one too but if i were to buy it i would get the blue. lol idk why.

http://elegancebyella.blogspot.com/

Lauren Knight said...

I love the green, but did you see they also have it in gray with a black skirt? It looks like you could dress it up for a dinner date and still be comfy. I love Splendid.

Jenni Bailey said...

Green! All the way! But, at 5'9" I highly doubt this would work on me. Maxi dresses just aren't as cute when they stop above your ankles.

MyNameIs said...

Like this a lot but wish it were a skirt and top - that way you could change it up more. Also, white tee-shirts are tricky in the summer - with drippy ice-cream and iced coffee and, well, y'know....

fashionable palette said...

Such an easy, cool outfit...I love the pink, too!

xx,
http://fashionablepalette.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

honestly not my favourite...it might just be because I find skirt/dress combos like that never quite sit at the proper proportions for me though :(

Elisa said...

I love the blue one. But a bit pricey $138 for my budget.

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I heart the pink one too! I could see myself wearing this everyday!

Sarah Carlson said...

Love this! I'm really intrigued by the green...but would you blend into the grass? Haha These would be so perfect for traveling. I was just talking about maxi dresses and skirts on the blog! Love the look!

Francesca said...

Good call on the pink Joanna!! Totally on trend and perfect for summer. Read your blog everyday
xxx

Tawny said...

I love love LOVE this! I would probably choose blue but they are all excellent options. This dress is like the best of all worlds...so clever!

Patria said...

I just got this in the mail today!! What a cool coincidence. The skirt of my dress is coral colored though. I love it! Maxi dresses in general are such easy style.

JoANNa said...

I would choose blue!I love this rainwow hotel!
Regards, JOanna

http://www.cheapandcool.net/

Juultje said...

Oehhhh I like!!

Mrunmayee said...

Lovely dress :) I love the pink too!

Sascha - Coffee and Heels said...

Wow, I want one in every color!

Katie said...

i love this except that it's dry-clean only! :(

Haydee Rodriguez said...

i love the blue one!

kisses from Spain!

Rowena and Jena said...

So pretty and EASY. But, yes dry clean only is a bit of a bummer.

Joanna Goddard said...

jen, you should try to make it!!

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, sami, good point!

Anonymous said...

I read the description again, and unfortunately, it says that the bodice is "semi-sheer." WHY does it have to be so? Why can't it just be a nice thick t-shirt? I think if you're totally flat-chested you can pull off the semi-sheer, but when you have any kind of chest (let alone any chubbiness some people may have) sheer fabric adds to a "less than pulled together" look. I've found this with "tissue tees" which have been popular, as well as just cheaper tees where they use less expensive fabric. It just doesn't look good on my larger chest.

bten135 said...

nice

Erin@lovesomeblog.com said...

I just got this in a version that has a grey tshirt and black skirt. It is very flattering, the fabric is very soft, and it hangs very nicely. It is a keeper! I really like it.

Anonymous said...

Here's to never parting with your old clothes! Maxi skirts/dresses have been in for the last couple years, but I'm stayed far, far away... at age 35, the memory of maxi skirts in the '90s is just too fresh. I can't believe they're in again already. But this post inspired me - I posted a couple criticisms of THIS particular dress, but I think the concept is a good one. I especially like the fact that unlike when you wear a separate t-shirt with a skirt, the top will stay smooth and hang how you want it to, despite moving around, sitting down and standing up, etc.. Anyway, I recently emptied out a storage unit, and I actually have three maxi skirts already, from the 1990s! In perfect condition. I may take my black jersey skirt and combine it with a cap-sleeved t-shirt of a thicker material, and make a dress like this.

I can't believe two colors of this are sold out first in size large. I have to say this would be most unflattering on anyone who wears size large.

Hillary said...

green!!!!!!

Dani said...

It's how much!?

Tournesol said...

I do love this dress, perfect for a lot of things. I like all the colors but maybe the green best.

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

love this... love this!

grace
http://herumbrella.com
http://posheventplanning.com
http://www.shebudgets.com/author/grace-lynne-fleming/

Diana said...

I love the green one. It's bright but not garish -- perfect.

Sage Crown Parker said...

i really LOVE this!!!

Jennifer_NJ said...

love the pink but out of the XS :( considering the green as my second choice!

Ella said...

so cute! it's very jill sander-esque!

Anonymous said...

Love the pink one!
cherith(dot)kapenga(at)53(dot)com

Pink Ronnie said...

Would definitely wear this. In all three colours!!!
Ronnie xo

Kasia said...

i love pink one too!

http://mademoiselletralalala.blogspot.com/

Julie-White Tapestry said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing this great find Jo. I'm buying before they sell out;)
xo

Ridgely's Radar said...

So fun for summer!

Mattress Maniac said...

Totally excited to get this skirt in green. It will look great with my black hair. The only concern I have is that I am short so hopefully it will not drag. But a small price to pay for this clean look for summer.

Ginger said...

Oh, how adorable! I love the blue!

Anonymous said...

I'M IN LOVE WITH THE LONG PINK MAXI SKIRT....I NEED IT FOR A PHOTOSHOOT! WHERE CAN I FIND ONE! :)

elizabethlee0117 said...

It's so Cute Summer Dresses For Women, thanks for your sharing.

Mogulinteriordesign said...

Awesome dress! i love green... bcoz love nature
http://www.mogulinteriordesigns.com/category/68778168461/1/Dresses.htm

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