You know what’s really hard? Getting dressed in the morning. First world problems, I know.
But for reals. If I could save myself half of the time I spend staring at my closet loathing everything in it and whining about why I can’t wear that shirt or this pair of pants, I would have enough time to feed the hungry. Or, at the very least, unpack my suitcase.
I’ve also spent an inordinate amount of time plotting a uniform strategy like this one, without actually executing.
What I have done is pay attention to the things I reach for all the time, to try to focus future shopping efforts in more productive directions. I have curated a collection of notes for myself like “stop buying spaghetti straps!” and “find more t-shirts that drape like my striped one.”
You know, super useful suggestions when you’re faced with a mall—or worse, an internet—full of options.
Sometimes the universe steps in to help a sister out, though, and that’s just what happened with this dress. This dress is my everything. If I had to pare down my closet to one item, it would be this dress.
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I wore it to the children’s museum in Palm Springs, and, since these photos were taken, everywhere else.
Let me share some of the many benefits of the dress:
- It’s a basic that you can dress up or down. Add jewelry and heels, and go out to dinner. Add flips flops and sunscreen and go to the beach. Boots and a jean jacket for about town. Etc, etc.
- It’s super soft and comfy.
- It packs well – I crammed it unceremoniously into the suitcase pictured above and was able to pull it out and wear it with no muss and no fuss. Oh, and no wrinkles, either.
- The skirt is cut generously enough that you can squat, bend, twist, and run, without flashing your companions. See?
- The neckline is slightly more conservative than I usually wear, BUT, it enables the bending / squatting / twisting features.
- Speaking of necklines, it’s surprisingly breastfeeding friendly. It doesn’t look like it—but I tried in a pinch, and succeeded.
- No fussy care directions. Wash cold, line dry, which is what I do for all my clothes anyway. Easy peasy.
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