Summer Ready in Black Floral

Dress • Old Navy | Hat • Nordstrom | Sunglasses • Old Navy | Bag • Nordstrom | Shoes • Rebecca Minkoff, also here, similar
here | Earrings • Similar here and here

Who says you can’t wear a sundress in your fifties?  Clearly not me!  I’ve found dresses, especially sundresses, are so much more comfortable on a hot summer’s day.  When it’s hot and/or humid, comfort really does rule the day.  True, I wouldn’t stand in the sun for very long while wearing black.  However, I fell in love with this pretty and dramatic black floral print and decided I didn’t care.  It’s not the usual backdrop for florals which adds to the appeal.

This little dress is currently on sale for $20 at Old Navy.  At that price you can pick it up in several cute summer prints.  We know summer heat and a lady’s propensity to “glow” (read “perspire”) throughout the season can really take a toll on clothing.  I would hate to ruin a really pricey item, and in the past I have.  With a dress at this price point, I’m more disappointed if I have to let it go because it’s pretty.  I’m not crushed because I spent a small fortune.  Frugality, thy name is Helen.  🙂

How are you dressing to beat the heat?

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