All I wanted to do this past Sunday was take a few pictures outside in my new spring dresses. Then, I realized the mounds of snow wouldn’t exactly match all the fun, bright colors. Nothing ruins a picture like a muddy mess of half-melted snow. So, I decided to create spring at home. Thanks to some sunny flowers, I pretended spring was actually here. I’ve gone a bit wild buying shift dresses lately. The reason being- I can wear them to work and to all the daytime events I have this spring.
Let’s talk brands- Lilly Pulitzer makes your standard (and amazing) shift dress. I have a shift dress from freshmen year in college that I still wear. Lilly is my tried and true, go-to brand. That being said, I’ve been challenging myself to branch out.
My latest favorite brand is Elizabeth McKay. (I absolutely swoon over every item on the website) The Ginger Dress (pictured above) was on major sale. I scored a dress and a gorgeous tunic for under $150. It is beautifully made with the most incredible detailing. As crazy as this sounds, I think you can tell a lot about a dress by the zipper. And the zippers on Elizabeth McKay dresses are top notch. The pieces from Elizabeth McKay will last me for years. The design is also simple and timeless, yet super flattering.
And yes, my new-found love-affair with Elizabeth McKay is completely personal. Elizabeth’s son is currently in my first-grade class. He totally giggled when I told him I ordered some great things from his mom’s company. (Anything to make the kids smile, right?)