Three August Recess Outfits

While most of Capitol Hill weeps for the loss of the Fourth of July Recess, I’m looking forward til August.  (This is my best effort to be optimistic, so let’s go with it.) And during August, I wear dresses and sandals (yes, sandals) pretty much every day.  Courtesy of Anthropologie, here are three outfits that I would love to be wearing this August.

Easy Breezy

Mathilde Drops ($24)

Baby’s Breath Dress ($168)

Detail Belt (Asos, $21)

Strappy Sandals (Forever 21, $18)

Fit to a Tee


Vagabond Dress ($138)

Aqua Chain Necklace (Bloomingdale’s, $15)

Nikki Strappy Sandal (Forever 21, $15)

Pretty and Printed

Three Little Rose Headband ($38)

Cotton & chiffon Tuxedo Cardigan (J.Crew, $89)

Catmint Dress ($80)


City Flat Sandal (Forever 21, $13)




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  1. Dr. Jean Grey says:

    I love wearing summer dresses to work. Some of them, however, are a bit too sheer for my taste. I don’t even know where I could shop for a slip, like my Gramma used to wear. What do I do? Most of the Spanx I’ve seen are like boy shorts. I want something that’s like a skirt slip so my legs are a bit more concealed. I hate it when I walk in thin skirts and you can see my full leg outline as I walk. Suggestions?

    July 12, 2010/Reply
  2. LD says:

    They make terrific half slips that I wear all summer long because of that reason. You can wear them with more things than a full-length slip since they just come to the waist. (But I’ll admit there is something that makes you feel awesome in wearing a full-length lacy slip under a cute summer dress!)

    Also, Belle, love all the shoes from Forever 21. I had no idea they had such cute sandals right now.

    July 13, 2010/Reply
  3. ~M says:

    The larger department stores tend to have a greater variety for slips. Here’s a search from Macy’s, not a ton of choice, but half-slips are pretty basic so you don’t need too much choice. That Calvin Klein “solutions” one looks perfect, not too short or long and sits low on the hips so you don’t have waistband issues:*&Keyword=slip&KEYWORD_GO_BUTTON.x=0&KEYWORD_GO_BUTTON.y=0&KEYWORD_GO_BUTTON=KEYWORD_GO_BUTTON.

    July 13, 2010/Reply
  4. AT says:

    I love that blue Vagabond dress. I’m always mindful of the cleavage and length of the skirts on the hill. I like to keep it tasteful and I think this dress is absolutely perfect for work. I’d buy it in every color. I like that a lot of these options are mix and match, too!

    July 13, 2010/Reply
  5. Dr. Jean Grey says:

    Thanks, ladies. I’ve never heard of a “half slip.” Time to look into it. Thank you!

    July 13, 2010/Reply