Sweet Swing Dress

Happy Wednesday friends! I hope your week is going as well as mine. We are enjoying every single second of our vacation. We get up every morning and walk 4 miles, change clothes and head down to the pool/beach, come in late afternoon and clean our sandy selves up and head out for something yummy to eat and some general goofing off which may or may not include ice cream. HA! Can’t get much better than that. Katie and Luke have to leave us tomorrow, and we hate to see them go, but we’ll manage.?

As I’m sitting on our balcony typing this there are dolphins just out from our condo playing. I could watch them all day!

Okay, back to what I wanted to share with you today. Another great LOFT score for this summer. When it’s really hot out, I love to wear a light, breezy dress. You won’t be shocked to see this one has the halter neck-line that I’m currently in love with. Honestly, I’ve loved this style for years and I think one of my first dresses this style was actually from Loft about 10 years ago. I still have it because I loved it so much.

I love the periwinkle color of this dress with the little poppy flowers on it. You can morph them to be red or orange so you have accessory versatility. You do have to wear a strapless bra with it, but that doesn’t really bother me. I don’t have a particular brand I love. Being smaller chested I usually just grab one at TJMaxx or Marshalls, but I know a lot of other bloggers love the Natori brand and this one is currently 25% off at Nordstrom due to a price match.

I shared this dress on Instagram (follow me here) last week and showed how it could be worn with virtually any style sandal. You can go casual with a pair of thong sandals, a little dressier with an espadrille wedge or even a strappy sandal. 

HINT: If you like just a little “control” under your dresses and something to also serve as a slip, a pair of shaping shorts do just the trick. I almost always wear a little pair under dresses like this just for a little extra confidence.

I also styled it with two different pairs of earrings. I chose a fun red tassel for a dressier look and my go to KS gold earrings for a little more casual.

My dress is in stock in limited sizes, but this little black one (AH-DORABLE) is in stock in all sizes, and if I needed one more LBD this would be it. ?

Are you a fan of keeping cool in dresses during the summer?

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25 Comments

  1. July 25, 2018 / 8:56 am

    I just love swing dresses, and that color is gorgeous on you! I’m, as always, more partial to the black for myself, but I love me some sundresses! Beautiful as always, Lisa!

    • July 26, 2018 / 6:11 am

      Hello sweet girl! I have so much black! This is a real departure for me. You are such an angel. Hope all is going well in your new home!! XOXO

  2. Lee4
    July 25, 2018 / 11:29 am

    Very nice dress on you! If I’m not mistaken, you previously mentioned that you vacation in the AL Gulf Coast area??? My family does too, so I’d love to hear about places you ate at in the area. I’m always looking for a new spot to try out and definitely want to know where the good ice cream places are—ha, ha! We’ve been staying in Perdido Key the past few years — just love it down there! Have a great rest of the week!

    • July 26, 2018 / 6:11 am

      HI!!! Oh my goodness, we are living the life down here and loving it. You are right! We’re in Orange Beach which of course is practically Gulf Shores. So far we’ve eaten at the Gulf (good food, but even better scenery), Oyster House (twice, just be prepared for a loooong wait) Mikato (Japanese Steak House) and we had Publix spice/steam shrimp one night and ate in the condo then out for ice cream. We went to Matt’s. Again, long line and it was good, but I swear the kids bought Blue Bell Chocolate Peanut Cookie Dough the other night and it was DIVINE! (and so much cheaper…we did that again last night) We were told there’s a new ice cream place called The Yard that’s supposed to be good and of course you just can’t go wrong with DQ…which is what we all said after Matt’s. We’re going to try a new place called Fin and Fork tonight. We do like to eat…LOL Thanks for commenting. Hope you’re having a great week! XO

      • Lee4
        July 26, 2018 / 7:57 am

        Awe, thanks for replying! We used to go to the Oyster House yearly when my son was little. I enjoyed all the little shops while we waited (a long time!). We’ve never been to The Gulf though—crazy, huh? We go to that same Dairy Queen too! Thanks for recommending Matt’s (have not gone there) & the new place too. My husband loves to get the Publix brand of ice cream—Moose Tracks is his favorite & it’s so much cheaper. I love the key lime pies from Publix too! Enjoy the beach!

        • July 30, 2018 / 9:09 am

          Our vacation memories sound so similar. We’re back to reality today. I’m going to ease in by starting with the grocery. Sure wish I had a Publix. Happy Monday!!! XO

  3. Kellyann
    July 25, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    You have found your signature dress my friend – that style is so fabulous on you! And no, my week isn’t nearly as terrific as yours, but how could it be? You are living the dream on your sweet beach vacation! Enjoy every minute and eat some ice cream for me sweet friend!!! Miss you!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • July 26, 2018 / 6:04 am

      You might just be right! Oh the ice cream! We don’t have Blue Bell in CA and the kids bought this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough…OH MY GOODNESS!!! Sooo delish! Hope you’re having the best week!!! XOXO

  4. July 25, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I am LOVING that style on you, that dress with its soft cornflower, that red halter top. And how the change of shoe changes the vibe if the dress, so thanks for showing that. Now go watch those dolphins and goof around some more, enjoy each day of your fab hols, x

    • July 26, 2018 / 6:03 am

      Thank you Mary! It really is one of my favorite necklines. We’re having a ball. Sadly the kids have to leave today? I’m sure Kent and I will be able to still enjoy ourselves. ?

  5. Living on Cloud Nine
    July 25, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Now that is a DARLING dress on the most darling doll. And even more important than cute clothes is you’re relaxing and having fun! Woohoo!

    • July 26, 2018 / 6:02 am

      Thanks sweet friend! We’re having a great week. I’m bummin’ a little this morning…the kids have to leave today. I wish they could stay!!! We’ll manage though? XOXO

  6. Nicole F
    July 26, 2018 / 6:03 am

    I love this color on you! It’s a great style too! Glad you are enjoying your beach vacation.

  7. Laura
    July 26, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    That dress is seriously cute on you! I love the pretty periwinkle color! Those red earrings are darling with it!

    • July 30, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Thank you Laura! It’s such a comfy little dress. Happy Monday! XO

  8. Maureen O
    July 28, 2018 / 3:10 am

    This dress is so beautiful with the periwinkle color and red contrasting print! It is so versatile and perfect for this heat!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • July 30, 2018 / 9:08 am

      It really is Maureen! Thanks so much. Have a great week! XO

  9. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    July 28, 2018 / 6:06 am

    Once again I am swooning over those KS earrings! I just love the periwinkle color of this dress. Walking 4 miles on the beach then relaxing by the pool and going and getting a sweet treat sounds like a dream!! A little exercise, relaxation and fun! Perfect combo!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • July 30, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Carrie, you need those earrings! They are so good and also light weight. By the last two days I had to give up the walking, my plantar fasciitis was rearing it’s ugly head. I kinda enjoyed having an excuse to skip it though?. It was a wonderful vacation. I always hate to see it end. I wonder how long I could stay before I’d be ready to come home? I’d sure be willing to give a try. LOL

  10. July 28, 2018 / 7:36 am

    How did I miss this? I hope you are having the most wonderful time on vacation Lisa! LOVE this dress on you, the halter style and the colors are so pretty. Love it with each pairs of shoes. Looks wonderful. I love just getting some rnr and enjoying the day as you are on vacation.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • July 30, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Hi Jess! Thank you! We’re back from vacation and back to reality. Hope I can ease in today. HA! First up, groceries! Have a great week! XOXO

  11. July 30, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Adorable swing dress! I love a swing dress for summer because they are so cool. I tend to steer away from halter styles because of my large chest, but maybe I should give them another chance. I enjoyed seeing the difference just changing out your sandals made with this dress!

    • August 3, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Thanks Jennie! I love this one. You should definitely give them another try. Happy weekend! XO

  12. July 31, 2018 / 10:32 am

    I agree that halter dresses are so versatile and yours is so cute. I love Loft’s swing dresses. Such pretty shoes and earrings too. And your vacation sounds amazing Lisa. We just came back from ours.

    Welcome join my Tuesdays monthly linkup. It is the last Tuesday of every month, also join my Thursday Moda every week and share your beautiful style, Thanks!! =)) Ada.

    • August 3, 2018 / 11:16 am

      Hi Ada! Thanks for the comment. Hard to return from vacation. They never last long enough. LOL

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