This hasn’t exactly been the most normal of Springs- and this past Easter certainly didn’t follow the traditions I’ve grown accustomed to in years’ past. I was unable to be with my family for our annual dinner together, and with current social distancing protocols in place- I spent the day on my own enjoying the sunshine and the scenery in neighboring North Adams, Massachusetts.
And even though I was by myself for the day and didn’t have a reason to dress up fancy for a holiday meal with my loved ones- I thought I’d put on one of my favorite floral-print finds to celebrate a lovely Spring day.
I bought this bell-sleeved, ruffled floral dress last fall during Hampton Beach’s annual Seafood Festival- when the seaside shops and storefronts are trying to get rid of their seasonal merchandise before they close for the Winter- while it was marked down for $8. While it’s technically a cover-up for a bathing suit- I pair it with a light pink tank top (since it’s a bit low cut) and my black knee high boots to give it a more casual, every day feel.
And it seems to work. I’ve worn this out and about a few times since the warmer weather started showing itself- and nobody has suspected it’s supposed to be a bit more “beach friendly.”
The fabric is super soft and the dress is form fitting, so it’s easy to take this one from day to night with the right accessories and shoes. I can’t wait until I can rock this with a cute pair of sandals (I’ll need my salon to open up again, first- so I can schedule a long-overdue pedicure.)
And I know that florals in the Spring aren’t exactly new or innovative- but I’m still waiting for the trees and flowers to blossom where I live- so this dress is the next best thing!