I’m Obsessed With: Summer Dresses In Chicago

May 31, 2011 6:00 AM

Forever 21

(credit: Forever 21)

I’m not sure if it’s the whirlwind of femininity hitting fashion or the wide array of patterns or the sheer lighthearted happiness it gives me, but summer dresses are my current obsession. I have set out on a journey of collecting summer dresses this season without even knowing it. I followed my heart and my emotion and that led me to an eclectic sea of dresses!


(credit: Shopruche.com)

The journey began with floral and lace. Spring was about the gentle caress of a light delicate floral pattern with lace details. Perfection marrying these details came in the form of Mum’s the Word Floral Dress as seen on www.shopruche.com for a mere $39.99! Feel extremely ladylike as it flows gently on your body cinching at the waist to form the most flattering figure. Dress down on those first slightly chilly June days with some oxford flats and a smart cardigan as you conquer your local flea market. Dress it up with beige t-strap wooden sole platform pumps and a turquoise cocktail ring as you sip sangria at Emilio’s Tapas with your gaggle of girlfriends.


Forever 21

(credit: Forever 21)

The hunt for summer dresses continued as I entered the world of tribal prints. My favorite prints include southwest/Native American, Aztec, and African. Tribal is a white-hot trend of the moment and I recommend you spend less on this item. A rule of thumb in fashion is spend more for quality classic pieces and spend little on trends. This will ensure a long lasting, up to date, affordable wardrobe. Pick up this ultra cute ultra affordable tribal print dress at www.forever21.com for only $19.80. Pair with a strappy flat sandal and aviators as you meander through your neighborhoods art and music block party.

Forever 21
28 S State St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 977-2121

Saks Fifth Avenue

(credit: BlueFly.com)

No summer would be complete without attending at least one summer wedding. My search led to summer cocktail and semi formal dresses. Following on trend with bold and bright colors, this electric blue silk tulip dress by Laila Azhar through www.bluefly.com for a reduced price of $267.99 or try Saks Fifth Avenue. The bright blue will radiate your confidence as you make your way to the dance floor at your co-workers small outdoor wedding, all eyes on you. Pair with nude platform peep toe pumps as to not take away from this stunning piece. Accessorize subtly with an onyx cocktail ring and small mute gold earrings. Dance the night away knowing that you have obtained the greatest summer cocktail dress.

Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N Michigan Ave Ste 1
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-6500

Photo Credit: BlueFly.com

Missy Pegues is a stay at home mother running an online vintage clothing and accessories site through Etsy.com. Her deep-rooted affection for fashion, particularly vintage and vintage inspired pieces have blossomed into an interior design hobby. She finds many parallels in designing a space as with designing a great and fashionable look.

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