moments. in. RVA.

Before this week’s heat wave arrives — and I proceed to load up on a lifetime of ice pops — I wanted to share one of my latest #OOTDs that’s pretty characteristic of the seasonably ~ cool ~ temps we’ve been having lately. (Nippy mornings and brisk evenings, you will be missed. I promise you that.)

As of lately, Free People’s been my go-to source for one-and-done summer dresses that require (almost) zero effort. See exhibit A: This Free People x CP Shades plaid drop-waist dress featuring a flouncy hem does more than just “get the job done.” But actually. You can go ahead and file this bad boy under what to wear for a low-key coffee shop work sesh or a local museum outing. (Pssst: If you find yourself in Richmond, Virginia this summer, the VMFA currently has an amazing YSL exhibit that's worth checking out.) Team it with suede ankle boots or ankle strap sandals, and you’re good to go for an afternoon of errands. The slightly oversized silhouette and easy-breezy cotton-linen material convey a sense of effortlessness that I’m forever attempting to master on my own. Last, but certainly not least, I hereby dub my light blue Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. the quintessential weekend bag for any and all aspiring It girls. You heard it first.

dress (sold out, but here's another cute Free People x CP Shades collab piece) | mini m.a.c. | sandals (different, but I love these ankle-tie boardwalk sandals)

What are your go-to summer staples? Comment below!



  1. Since I'm almost 8 months pregnant my staples this summer are tank tops and maternity shorts. I also found a couple of sundresses I loved at consignment sales that are cute, bright, solid colors and help me out when I'm melting in church.

  2. Loving this dress!!! And currently trying to find a time to go to the VMFA!

    xx Rebecca //

  3. Oh this dress is adorable! I love the gingham!
    It's super hot in DC now as well so I'm glad you got another opportunity to wear this before the heatwave!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes


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