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.

H&M Striped Dress 3

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.

H&M Striped Dress 4

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.

H&M Striped Dress 2

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




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.



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

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