Every time I go on vacation, I do the same thing: the week before, I go crazy and order more clothes than I could ever afford looking for the perfect pieces to wear on my trip. Then, I realize that this is insanity and return everything. What can I say? I have trip anxiety and it manifests itself in my wardrobe.
For my upcoming Montana trip, I decided to behave differently. I would carefully select some dresses well in advance and save myself $50 in return postage. But even with the pre-planning and the use of every free shipping discount code I could find, most of my purchases were returned to their makers.
This Splendid Maxi Dress ($118), however, is truly a keeper. The lone survivor of a somewhat obsessive quest to find a maxi dress that I couldn’t live without, this dress is unbelievably comfortable. The lightweight jersey and side slits keep things cool in the summer heat, and the racerback style is a nice change. Oh, and the gathers at the midsection, define the waist without making you look paunchy.
All in all, I would say it’s my favorite purchase of the summer. It also comes in a red shade that is on sale for $83. And my adoration for this frock, has me thinking about buying this violet 3/4 sleeve Splendid shift. It would be perfect for casual Friday.