I am so happy I stopped in Francesca's last week before I went to the Bahamas for a cool new outfit. Francesca's had the best affordable collection of summer dresses that would be perfect to help create cool summer outfits! The dresses are $44 with many more great deals ( I scored a buy on get one at 50% off). I can't find the one I bought online, but this is a similar style.
I was looking for dresses that would work as a coverup and would also be fine to go out to dinner. I found so many cute things in store. The last time I was in Francesca's it was mostly jewelry with a few flowy romantic tops. I love the direction the brand is going and I'm so happy they opened a spot up on Montague near my home.
I took the dress to NYU's Washington Square Park--it's an effort to show you more of my amazing city.
The big fountain was turned off, but we found some great sprinklers. And some fun street art.
Isn't this a great bit of chalk art? The perfect backdrop for my new metallic summer staples. I'm crazy about my new Cape Cod flip flops in metallic navy. Unlike typical flip flops, this pair has a little arch support--they call it "beveled" I call it comfy.
What bra to wear
Now I want to talk about one more detail...the bra. Do you hate bra straps that wreck an outfit? So do I, but this GapBody bra is a solution I can live with. The bra looks like part of the dress. I have yet to find a great strapless bra (if you have one to recommend, let me know!), this racer back bra is a good compromise.
Summer dressing doesn't get much easier or cooler than this. Dress, flip flops and done. Are you heading to the beach soon? What are you wearing? Did you score any deals?
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