I pop down to Florida a couple of times a year, so I’m always on the lookout for dresses that are cute, summery and easy to wear. Today I’m partnering with Chicos to bring you my latest find, this cheery shift dress!
I call this my happy dress because it’s so cute and perky, I can’t help but smile when I wear it. I took it down to Florida with me on the March break, and I wore it everywhere.
When I’m on vacation, I like wearing bright colors. Forget black and gray. Orange, red, yellow, turquoise, green – all those gorgeous tropical colors make me feel like I’m having fun! (Where’s my pina colada?)
Can you believe the Art Nouveau print on this dress? It’s so intricate and very cool. I love the way this elegant gold leaf pendant shows it off!
This sunny morning I was down at Deerfield Beach having blueberry pancakes when I asked my son to snap a few shots for the blog. It was such a gorgeous day, and I just had to throw off my shoes and dip my toes in the warm sand.
I felt vibrant and alive walking along the beach in this cute, casual sundress. It was almost like I was back in the ’70s, but at the same time, I felt very modern too (can you relate?)
What I really love about this dress is the style. It’s a shift dress which means you just slip it over your head, let it slide past your waist and skim over your hips. It’s soft and stretchy, and it feels comfy and loose, but it has just enough of a nip-in at the waist to give you a perfect shape.
This dress has a very playful vibe, don’t you think? It would be perfect for any hotspot, like the Caribbean, Mexico, a cruise or wear it back home in the heat of summer!
And what about those bell sleeves? Beautiful!! Take it from me, once you wear them you will become sleeve obsessed. These wide, floaty sleeves made me feel so feminine and fresh. They’re great if you are looking for a style lift!
This dress is also super easy to pack. You can roll it up and toss it in your suitcase, then unroll it when you arrive, and you are good to go right away. No creasing, no fuss. Dress it up for dinner or keep it plain and simple. This would even make a great swimsuit cover-up because it is so light and easy to wear.
I didn’t mention my shoes. I like to wear this dress with rope wedge sandals ( I’m carrying them here), but it would also look super cute with pretty, flat, strappy sandals.
There it is! I think I will rename this my Boho – Boomer- Beach Babe dress (LOL!)
I like the length too. Short, but not too short. ( I have long legs, so it may be a bit shorter on me than it is on you). Petite gals, it comes in petite sizes too!
That’s my happy dress. Maybe it will make you happy too.
- NOTE: This dress has sold out, but I found a similar dress here. If you love the shoes, they are here. A similar red bag is here.
Do you have a favorite vacation dress? Let me know.
Thanks to Chicos for providing the dress I wore for this post. This post contains affiliate links. To learn more, see my page: Blog Monetization and Disclosure.