feminine, fun, + floral

Did someone say HOT? DC is currently the warmest city in the country (yes, even more so than Phoenix!) -- and boy am I feeling it. In the dead of summer, it can be a challenge to dress stylishly without losing half your body weight in sweat. That's why I always keep a few feminine floral dresses locked and loaded. They are the perfect go-to pieces that can instantly take you from gross to glam in five seconds flat. I've raved about my love for the Eva Mendes Collection at New York & Company before (specifically here and here) -- and with good reason. The woman knows how to design a damn pretty dress. I often find myself perusing her collection online for inspiration on how to look poised and pulled together (contrary to what you may see on this blog, I'm actually a total not-so-graceful spaz).

What I love the most about this particular dress is the super flattering halter cut, which shows off my arms and shoulders without being too revealing in the chest area. The soft, romantic A-line skirt is another detail that I adore -- I could have twirled in this dress all day! Since this print is quite bold, I kept accessories to a minimum and opted for chunky beige wedges to complete the look.

Cheer to staying cute (and cool),

Mekita

Mekita Rivas