H&M Dress

Spring Stripes

H&M Striped Dress

The one item that I overlooked when packing for Washington, D.C. was a simple t-shirt dress for the warm (read: hot) weather that was forecast. I thought I could rough it, but my white jeans, tank top, and Sperry’s were no match for a humid D.C. day.

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So, what’s a girl to do when on the go and in need of an outfit? Buy it in Georgetown, of course.

While mentally scanning my wardrobe and going from store-to-store, I realized that I am light in the stripe department. Sure, I may have one or two pieces for spring and summer, but nothing that resembled an effortless t-shirt dress.

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With those criteria in mind—and not wanting to break the bank—I knew I was in the right place when I walked through the door at H&M. Soon I spotted a rack full of casual t-shirt dresses—for $12.95, no less! With a price tag like that, it was a no-brainer.

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As I strolled out of the store, I couldn’t wait to ditch the pants and throw the dress on—which is just what I did the next time I ventured out on another hot D.C. day.

Colorful in Cobalt

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What’s better than spending the first official day of summer by the harbor, listening to live music and having crêpes for dinner with a good friend? It’s hard to beat that, of course, except over the weekend my new H&M dress made its debut! The cool blue (one of my favorite colors!) was the perfect combination for a lazy summer afternoon spent by the water. I was drawn to this dress in the store, as it displayed the much appreciated element of versatility and was an acceptable length: suitable for a day at the office with a light sweater, or a trip to the East end of Long Island.

I paired the dress with C Wonder gold sandals and a C Wonder tote bag, which has quickly become my go-to summer bag. I love that it’s lightweight, comes in an array of colors, is easy to clean, and can hold everything I require for a day on the town.

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Dress: H&M| Sandals & Tote: C Wonder| Sunglasses: Coach| Nails: OPI on Collins Ave

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