Sun (Dress), Shade (Hat)

In order to prepare for the summer-in-April onslaught, Port and I hit the stores.  Inspired by the Amish and a stylish boy who sat to the left of Madonna on one of her recent Malawi adoption adventures, I stocked up on madras shirts to wear belted with skirts and my straw hat.  Porter went with that great Skywriter Dress from Anthropologie and the straw hat from J.Crew (which isn't posted online yet!). It's very important to put in a little effort this early, because after about two more days of 80+ temperatures, we'll all just throw in the style towel and sweat it out in t-shirts.


  1. Laura says:

    I am so on board with that dress! Perfect for those days that are so hot you'd rather not be wearing clothes at all.

  2. that dress is perfect for a breezy sping afternoon!

  3. Leciawp says:

    I may have to go shopping right now! Love that dress.

  4. It's incredibly flattering, too. The band across the ribs hangs nicely, creating a look of infinite thinness beneath - without being baggy or gappy. Anthro, it seems, may have come down to earth with the prices a bit. It wasn't cheap, but for awhile I kept finding $300+ prices on anything I loved there.

  5. dani says:

    Cute. I want that dress. Lovely.

  6. acrossthepond says:

    That is one great hat!

  7. Never surrender the sartorial high ground. Just the look for those 80┬║+ days. (We've got 90┬║ + here in Richmond. Even I am without a tie today.)

  8. gosh. anthropologie can do no wrong. i love it.

  9. Amani says:

    Blue color is so pretty and this is a perfect dress for a breezy day!!

  10. Maia says:

    Nice photo.!! Love the dress!! So pretty!