Because I work from a home office, I confess, I don’t always dress up for my day. You’d be surprised how many of these fashion blog posts are written in my pajamas. (Or maybe you aren’t surprised by that confession at all! Ha!) But I really do try to get “dressed for my day”…most days. I’m a strong believer in dressing not just for those we come across in the marketplace and community, but dressing for the ones we love…our families. And maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I also think it’s important to dress up a little for the one I love…my husband. So today I’m sharing a dress for the one I love.
My mellow red Aventura dress is several years old, but I love putting it back in my closet each spring. It’s so easy to slip into and move effortlessly through my day, whether I’m writing, tidying up the house, cooking a big meal or running errands. This is the kind of dress you don’t feel guilty lounging in, but you also don’t mind running to the grocery store in.
Seventy-five percent of Aventura’s clothing line is made of sustainable or low impact materials. For instance, my dress is 60% organic cotton and 40% rayon from bamboo. While this Aventura dress is no longer available, I found a few more current dresses from them that I like equally well. You might like the Amberley Dress which comes in four beautiful colors. And the Avis Dress is somewhat of a steal, and I may order one myself. It features a beautiful and unique cut-out back bodice.
Every year I try to invest in one new comfortable but fashionable dress that I primarily intend to wear around the house. I think it’s worth it for my husband to see me dress up “for his eyes only” every now and again. And that doesn’t have to be lingerie, it can be what I wear while we watch an old movie together, play a board game or prep the backyard for company.
I also have in my closet a colorful and easy-going dress from Royal Robbins. I’ll share it with you one of these days. It has a thicker fabric and feels a little sturdier for not only household activity, but maybe even a picnic or long evening stroll. In fact, I love to take it on vacation. The Royal Robbins All-Around Dress looks very similar to mine and also appears to be made of a heavier but still breathable 56% cotton, 39% polyester and 5% spandex. You can throw it in the washing machine and the dryer. And I do both with mine.
I also love wearing dresses like this when traveling on car trips. They feel cooler than pants or even shorts to me, and I can wear easy-on-easy-off flip flops with them. That’s how I roll! Down the highway in the heat of the summer anyhow!
And by the way, I usually opt for a different undergarment when wearing dresses. I have a few pair of these Spanx Perforated Mid-Thigh Shorts and love them. They don’t really shape, but they create a smooth, seamless appearance. But I don’t see many available so I assume they have been discontinued. I think if I were to buy something equivalent now, I’d perhaps choose these Jockey Skimmies Slipshort or the Jockey Skimmies Short Length Slipshorts.
I haven’t really purchased that one cute, functional and comfortable dress yet this summer. But I’ve been looking at dresses for a long time at Title Nine and these really speak to me. I’m hoping to be traveling to Oregon this summer, so I think I’ll visit one of their shops while I’m there. Meanwhile, I’ll keep looking at them online, and you might want to check them out, too. Alice’s Dress looks a lot like the one I’m wearing in this post, but in trendier colors. And I also have my eyes on the Amelia Short Sleeve Dress, the Hilary Dress and the Daring Dress…’cause I’m so daring and all! Not. *wink*
Meanwhile, at Talbots I’ve been looking at some of the dresses in their T by Talbots line. I like the Kaleidoscope Tile-Print Dress, the Soft Drape Jersey Maxi Dress and the Santorini Drawstring Waist Dress.
And in this previous post I did share Talbots’ Zig Zag Printed Shift Dress. It’s a little “dressier” than most I’ve linked to here, but it’s still great for dinner in with the one you love.
Do you like to wear easy-breezy dresses for puttering around the house or going on road trips? And what are your thoughts on dressing up a little at home? Have you bought a new simple dress for the spring and summer? I’d love to hear from you! Thanks so much for reading.