Refined & Relaxed

Black Ikat Striped Dress

You guys … I can’t even begin to explain how giddy all your sweet words about yesterday’s post made me feel.  It’s only a mini-milestone in the grand scheme of things, but I’m so thankful that I get to call it mine and then be able to share it with you.  Also, damn.  I read over what I wrote and realized that I need to speak from the heart/drink and blog more often.  They’re basically one in the same, right?

Casual & Loose Black Dress

To sum it up: it’s the Friday going into a three-day weekend and life is good.  I’m headed upstate for a day at the Saratoga Racetrack tomorrow, but besides that, I have no other plans but to soak up the last weekend of summer, catching up on some reading and wear the loosest fitting clothing that I can possible find (case in point: this dress). Happy weekending friends!

Black Geo-Inspired Necklace Black Ikat Striped Dress and Straw Clutch Casual Madewell Dress How to Wear Black in the Summer

Dress: Madewell (on sale!)
Necklace: Sequin (c/o) (similar here and here)
Bracelets: J.CrewSequin (c/o)
Clutch: Galian (c/o) (similar here and here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman

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Tracy Davis

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  1. Meagan wrote:

    Cute dress! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Posted 8.29.14 Reply
  2. Love all your jewelry! Have a great 3 day weekend!

    Liz @
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

    Posted 8.29.14 Reply
  3. Joules wrote:

    Cute dress, it’ll transition well for fall!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 8.29.14 Reply
  4. Charnele wrote:

    I adore this dress pattern! You look lovely

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

    Posted 8.30.14 Reply
  5. Love how you ‘dressed up’ the dress with your accessories. Great for summer/vacation!


    Posted 8.30.14 Reply
  6. Love how appropriate this dress will be for fall too. Perfect cut and colour. Great outfit!


    Posted 9.1.14 Reply
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