Jewish Journal

Recycled Outfit: Summer Blues

by Rebecca Weiner

May 22, 2014 | 9:30 am

One of the pieces that has been on heavy rotation in my closet is this great patterned cotton dress I found at my local thrift store a few weeks ago. It is the perfect dress for when I need something easy to throw on and goes with anything for any occasion. As I said before, I'm really trying to get myself to buy bright colors and patterns (even with the occasional special black dress) and while this isn't the brightest, it does have pattern and visual interest. I guess you could say I have the spring/summer blues. 
This dress is only a few weeks old but it has already come in handy so many times. I've worn it with a cardigan and flats to work, black wedges and a statement necklace out to a show, and with a blue striped cardigan and sandals for a casual dinner and movie (I really like the idea of mixing prints, as long as they're in the same color family). I love the v-neck with the wider straps and tie waist, along with the easy cotton material. In this case, I paired the dress with some basic black booties to edge it up a bit, but I actually preferred other times when I wore this with less heavy shoes. I do like the addition of the (legitimately) fancy Marc Jacobs purse (my best EBay purchase!- even when I go designer, I still don't pay full price!) and the (illegitimately) fancy "Ray-Bans" from Cabo. Want to wear something easy and still look put together? Add a simple cotton dress in a flattering cut and some cool sunglasses, and you're good to go. 
Blue print dress: Converse, $6 thrifted
Black booties: $17 thrifted via Out of the Closet
Aviators sunglasses : "Ray-Ban," $10 via Cabo street vendor 
Black leather purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs via EBay
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