In the summer heat of Nashville, dresses and skirts are a must. Every summer, there is a point in June when it becomes simply too stinking hot to even think about squeezing into tight denim. At that point, the skinny jeans are retired until September and the focus turns to cooler options. For dresses and skirts, I am drawn to items that can swing both ways, casual and dressy; this is a great example. For the casual look during a weekend shopping trip, I would pair this dress with a denim vest and flats or wedges. A strappy heel then turns this look dressier for summer date nights out and about.
In other news, our neighborhood recently gained a much needed FLWR shop. Not only do they sell flowers by the stem so you can create your own bouquet (which is what I did here), but they also have pre-potted plants and chic vases/pots. Head over to Five Points in East Nashville for the perfect bouquet to spruce up your house or for a "just because" gift. Like ice cream, flowers make everything better. It's the simple things!