This is the first shirt dress I have ever found that actually flatters my figure, and it’s really light and crisp and makes you feel like you are all confident and together even on days when you are feeling decidedly otherwise. Also: it is significantly less severe in real life and with the first couple of buttons undone. In addition to which: I’m guessing the model is an amazon because it hits at my knees. (Here’s a cheaper version, which is a bit shorter.)
The most summer-light trousers I have yet to find. (And here’s a under $100 option.)
I have to all but physically restrain myself from wearing this dress every day that the temperature soars, as it is made of the lightest silk jersey, and is nice and flowy and the soul of comfort.
I used to never get polish on my nails during a manicure because it was usually just a matter of hours after application that the chipping commenced. But now that I have discovered gel manicures—quite late to the party, I know— that problem is gloriously of the past. My favorite place to go: Valley NYC. which is like a five-minute walk from home, and is quite chill and pleasant. The fact they sell really cute jewelry only adds to the appeal.
I prefer to wear my naturally curly hair straight, but learned long ago that straight irons are too hideously damaging to use on a regular basis. My T3 curling iron works great at smoothing me out, doesn’t trash my hair, and—bonus!—has helped me master the loose wave.