WIW: A summer outfit

As I commented on Angie's post today, I feel much more stylish in fall and winter clothes than in summer clothes.

However, when hot days finally arrive, I do want to wear those few warm-weather dresses I own. Here's an example of one that I wore today for a very hot 91-degree F day in the midst of our annual heat wave in Seattle. I even brought out my wide-brimmed hat, which I think of as portable shade.

The outfit: t-shirt dress with fashion print in black and white (made by me); taupe and white sandals (P. Monjo); taupe cross-body bag (Brahmin), and cream and black woven hat with black band (Walleroo, Josie).

Thanks for looking! I welcome any thoughts.

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Like the Season replied 2 years ago

    I love your style in general, and this outfit in particular. Very nice.

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    Taupe and white is very creative (!)

  • Angie replied 2 years ago


  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    I love it!

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, all! Gosh, Angie, what a compliment!

  • Aquamarine replied 2 years ago

    Wow, you look super! And you are so talented!

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    Are you kidding me? The hat alone is super and add the dress to my MBM order form ;) !

  • KnittingGene replied 2 years ago

    You rocked this! Well done!

  • karen13 replied 2 years ago

    Love Love Love this! Stylish and put together, yet sooo comfortably casual, it could go anywhere. The hat is so good!

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Stunning summer outfit. I need a tee shirt dress like that!. Shoes, hat and bag are great finishers.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks everyone!
    Karen13, this outfit went to the dentist! And hosted family for dinner, but I didn't wear the hat indoors for that. Or carry the bag, for that matter.
    Shevia, thank you. I'm so NOT a hat person. I've finally found a few that I like to wear in recent years.

  • jussie replied 2 years ago

    Looks great. I like the tee dress you made.

  • Kate replied 2 years ago

    Love that dress!! You look great.

  • Sisi replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful! The dress and the way you have accessorized. You look so stylish.

  • lyn67 replied 2 years ago

    Love it! And it is unique made by you!!! I'm always in awe about your sewing abilities! YLF Sharan!

  • viva replied 2 years ago

    Love this dress - wish I had one! You look fantastic here.

  • texstyle replied 2 years ago

    Fantastic dress and outfit - love the shoes and handbag too - great summer style!

  • Becky replied 2 years ago

    You made the dress?! Color me impressed! You look cool and fabulous.

  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful summer outfit, fantastic dress , you look amazing. I love your hat .

  • lisa p replied 2 years ago

    Please add the dress to my MBM order form too :)  What a terrific, unique and flattering hot-weather outfit, right down to the hat. Nice to see you again!

  • Jenn replied 2 years ago

    I feel like hats go a long way towards bringing any summer dress up a notch, but this dress doesn't even need it. Great hot weather outfit!

  • Sara L. replied 2 years ago

    Wow, great dress!  I want it!  I like your light accessories and the hat is cute.

  • jill58 replied 2 years ago

    You have such a great sense of your own style. I love the way you dress and this outfit is no exception! I can't believe you made that dress--wow.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thank you so much, everyone.
    Lisap, I've missed hanging around the forum. I've been busy with other things--bicycling, mostly! Which is a lot of fun, too.
    Jenn, you are an inspiration with hats. You wear yours so well.
    Jill, what a sweet thing to say!

  • Beth Ann replied 2 years ago

    Chic and arty!  I love the length of the sleeves.  It's so hard to find this length anywhere!

  • Bijou replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful, this dress is wonderful.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Your handiwork is wonderful, the dress is so charming & the outfit is perfect on you.

  • Berkeley Girl replied 2 years ago

    Oh, it’s great. Charming is the perfect word, the whole outfit is so charming and summer-y. It’s a very put-together look without looking overly “done.” I love the sandals.

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