In case you’ve been keeping score, this would be the second dress I purchased back in March for my trip to California (you can catch up with the first one here). Unfortunately, it never saw the light of day on the West Coast, as a nasty sunburn almost as soon as I arrived foiled any hope I had of wearing a strapless dress on that trip. But all is not lost. This summer on the East Coast has had some scorchers, making it the perfect time to break out an ensemble such as this. Not to mention, in just a few short days the annual Hampton Classic horse show (August 23rd – 30th, for those of you with a countdown of your own) will begin and this outfit might make the cut for the event.
This dress was another find from Old Navy. I thought it would be a great piece to brave the California weather in, and also something that would get a lot of wear come summer. This simple navy number transforms once off the hanger and has a bit more volume to it than may appear at first glance. I love the eyelet detail, the fitted bodice, and the length (since I am petite, that’s an important factor!). If your end of summer plans include a barbecue, family outings, or one last vacation then scoop this dress up while you can for under $25!