Gingham Dresses are made for spring and summer, and the puff sleeve dress with its fitted waistline is a classic feminine piece that you’ll constantly turn to when heading off to brunch, visiting local gardens (and perhaps even exploring a sunflower field… with different shoes of course!)
I’ve been leaning towards more yellow and blue dresses this season, and this dress, while obviously not meant for heading into the office was a must-have for me. I’ve also discovered I have a serious thing for puffed sleeves. At $68 dollars this dress is at a more budget-friendly price point, and there are so many features to love about the dress including the functioning buttons, zip closure at the back, and the fact that it’s fully lined. I don’t know about you, but not needing to wear a slip is definitely a plus for me. Also, the sash can be tied in a variety of ways from a simple knot, a bow, or can even be tied in the back which I’m definitely considering the next time that I wear the dress.
I paired the dress with pearl accessories: simple drop pearl earrings, my favorite pearl drop necklace from Spartina 449, and a pearl ring from Mejuri. My newest hat, Wheat Straw Wide Brim Boater from the San Diego Hat Company. If ever there was a hat made for gingham dresses, this boater hat is the perfect fit.
To complete my look I decided on the Perfect block Sandal in Black Suede from Sarah Flint. You’ll remember I posted about the Perfect Block Sandal in Gold Nappa quite a bit over the past year, and if it’s possible I love the Black Suede version even better. You have the same comfort that you can expect with any shoe from the Sarah Flint brand, and with the block heel, expanded toe box you can explore parks, gardens and even do some shopping without having to worry about blisters or aching feet.