Summer Dressing


Summer dressing for me literally revolves around dresses. For a lazy dresser which I admittedly am, the ease and comfort can't be beat. I'm also a modest dresser which means none of my dresses hit above the knee. I actually prefer midi lengths cause they're the most flattering and lengthening on me. No, I'm not petite in height. Since it doesn't seem to be a popular length, I'm generally on alert when any cute midi styles go on sale. I added these three to my closet recently and they're already in rotation since the summer weather is on in NYC. I ordered them all online for $48.99, $29.99 and $10.99 respectively. They all fit so it worked out pretty well. Any other fans of dresses in the summer?

So I realize that it's been over a week since my last post. I didn't mean to go MIA but some stuff has been going on. Being healthy really seems to be a challenge lately. I'm pretty much recovered from my previous illness though there are still occasional lapses of vertigo and/or tinnitus. At least I have some idea of the triggers now and how to avoid them. While I was dealing with this condition, I didn't even realize that there was an issue developing with my left shoulder and arm which has turned into something that can be simply termed as frozen shoulder. It is what it sounds like and I've been experiencing pain and a loss in range of motion. I started physical therapy recently and I'm trying to work through this now. At this point I kind of just want to fast forward through this year and be well again.

57 comments

Ana Carneiro said...

Love all the dresses! Especially the middle one, it's so great!
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Sam said...

Hi hun, sorry to hear that you were not feeling too good, hope the shoulder heals soon. I am not so much of a dress person (probably because I am petite and I look like I'm drowning in maxis. But I do admire pretty dresses, like these, the middle one is so pretty.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oh my dear, I really hope the physical therapy helps! I can imagine it isn't comfortable, but hope it gets better soon!

That second dress is too cute! Can you believe I got 3 striped dresses on my last trip back to NYC? Oh stripes...

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ivana said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear that you have to deal with health issues again! I keep my fingers crossed for you, hope you'll get better soon!
And there's nothing better for hot summer days than a beautiful flowy dress! I love the third one especially!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

classiq said...

Breezy dresses and skirts have become my summer essentials and stripes are always a good idea. :) I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Get better soon!
Ada

Nelah said...

I hope the pretty dresses cheer you up whenever you eear them. I cant imagine having to deal with one health issue after another but i am praying they will quickly pass by. My mother in law always seems to have health problem all the time herself especially her bone which manages to crack after one another due to osteoporosis. I can feel her frustrations and she sure is so tired of it. Keep your spirit up Rowena.

I tend to live in shorts for the most part of thus summer. I would like to add more dress though because they are pretty and feminine.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Yikes Rowena, I'm so sorry to hear that! Please take care of yourself. I've been having some health issues myself the past few months. Didn't realize it at first but turns out I have Lymes...Glad my sister told me to listen to my body once she started hearing the symptoms I was having...Anyway, in any case, I really hope you feel better soon.

On a happier note, I absolutely love these dresses! I live in them too in the summer. Wearing a maxi today in fact :) I was going to run to UO at lunch because there's the big sale and I hope I find that dress!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

I'm a lazy dresser too! I love the JCREW dress.

xo
Quiet Luxury


Diana Marks said...

Great dresses! Feel better!

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Marie Martell said...

ohhh I'm sorry your going through this :( Take care of yourself and rest! Sending lots of love your way :) These dresses are super CUTE! I love wearing dresses in the Summer. Thanks for stopping by darling, always good to hear from u!!

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Ashley K said...

Love the dress you picked some good ones. I like longer length dresses too. I hope you feel better soon I know how stressful it can be to be ill and not know why. Just take it one day at a time <3

Bravoe Runway said...

I love all 3 new dresses you purchased. I am sorry to hear you've had a few more episodes of vertigo and also now a froezen shoulder? I hope you feel better soon and I know the feeling of wanting to just fast forward through the year!

Amyboo said...

I really am liking dresses too! :) All of them are a variety of lengths. Currently I am adoring high-low hems the most.~ I really like the flowy last dress you ordered!
I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather...Just take it slowly and you'll heal!

Ana Carneiro said...

Thanks so much Rowena, you are such an attentive and kind follower and reader, I really appreciate your kind words!
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Ana Carneiro said...

And I'm sure you'll be fine pretty soon, physical therapy usually is a great help in those cases

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful dresses!!!! my G+ for you...
Thank you so much for your friendship!!!
Have a good week!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I haven't really worn dresses much this spring. The weather is awful. I wish I could wear midi dresses. I'm so short that I can only do above the knee look.

I suffer from vertigo as well so I feel your pain. My last "attack" was when I was in Istanbul a couple of months back. It was pretty hard going at the time since it lasted for days at a stretch. Hope you feel better soon!

Christine Yun said...

I love the first dress from J Crew. Summer dressing is so fun, for me I would say it revolves around shorts. I'm a shorts kinda girl. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a lovely blog as well, want to support each other by following each other?

-Christine
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Shop N' Chomp said...

*hugs* I really hope these health issues go away for you. I'm glad to hear though that you are getting help through physical therapy. :)

Love your picks! Shorties like me can only admire from afar. ;P

(Haha! Love that church story. o.O)

jeanine said...

I hope your shoulder gets better soon!!! It's about time your body gives you a break! I love all your dresses {the first two the most} and the prices make them even better. :) I don't really wear them myself but not for lack of trying.

I am getting close to the end of Office Girls and I still really like it. Given my track record I wouldn't suggest you take my suggestion but it's worth it. ;) Do you still like Big?

My sewing is a bit scrappy - I don't use patterns but probably should and if I was more patient I could be a lot better. I'm going to have someone else make my nice bag since they have a heavy duty machine but I'm going to make a tote myself and see how it goes. I think you should try to learn since it's not too difficult and I think you said you have a fabric stash, so you should start with pillows. I have been getting tired of poor quality things and even the pricy things aren't much better until you get to a level I can't/don't want to pay for so I'm trying to learn to sew clothes - which I refused to learn when I was younger. :)

Can you believe I have never been to Mood? I went to Jem {hated it}, a couple I don't remember, and Paron {loved it} and a couple of trim places {Pacific Trimmings and one near Paron}. I want to make a specific fabric excursion to Manhattan though some time soon and just take a look everywhere.

The scrub has been great but I'm going to try to make it with pistachio oil and shea/cocoa butter next time and see how that turns out. You should definitely try it.

Okay, novel over......:)

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I love dresses in the summer, I've been wearing them more this summer than ever. I hope your shoulder gets better soon.

Inés said...

Oh! sweetie how dreadful, I really hope your health improves from now on, dear! My best wishes are all fo you!!!...
Those dresses are gorgeous, versatile and comfortable...I love dresses in sumer, preferably long dresses and strapless...ah! I'm missing summer badly Rowena!!!

Kisses and Hugs!
Inés

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Rowena, I am so sorry you are going through all of this. I had a couple of years like that, but mine was due to a lot of stress. I had to get botox in my neck, back and shoulder blades. I had to use medicated pads, undergo physical therapy and take prescribed medication. It was awful. Then all of a sudden, it went away! Praying that yours ends soon and you get some relief. OK, my middle name is OLD NAVY this summer! LOL They've had some great sales and I've been taking advantage of them too. I LOVE ALL of your sundresses and I'm like you, they are so easy to slip on and off. THANK YOU so much for the link to that fabulous olympic editorial! I am so pinning them on Pinterest! HAHA You know what I like! ((HUG))
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Anonymous said...

Aww, I'm glad to hear you've started physical therapy and I hope it really helps speed up your recovery so you can feel well again!

Since you're not petite, I take it that you're tall? You're lucky. I'm a shortie so only skanky cut dresses, skirts and shorts look good on me, even though I try to wear longer but it just ends up making me look homely or granny-ish, lol.

I love summer dresses, just need to get more summer shoes now. =)

dimitri said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Get better soon!I hope the physical therapy helps.

Lovely dresses. These dresses are absolutely perfect for the summer. Great colors.

Kate L. said...

I love striped dresses! Hope you get better soon!

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Deborah said...

I love the J. Crew!

PAPS said...

Beautiful dress.
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Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

Very inspiring post. Your choices are always so stylish and refined!!!!
Best Regards
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Elle Sees said...

I want all of these! Please....?

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hello little angel, sorry to hear you're that you're going through all of this and only just as you're getting better too! Stay positive lovely one! We're all here for you! You're probably bored of hearing everyone tell you to take it easy, but you'll need some time to heal and get better sweetpea. I know not feeling 100% sucks but you'll get there!
The dresses are are perfect for summer, i'm a pretty lazy dresser too when it comes to hot weather!
Sending you lots of super big hugs and sunshine!
x.o.x.o

ShyScout said...

Those three dresses are so pretty! I especially love the middle one. Good finds :] I love wearing dresses in the summer as well. I am sorry to hear about your shoulder/arm. I hope you feel better pronto!!

trishie said...

I equate summer with dress wearing too. Love these 3 midi dress!

Fashion-isha said...

There's nothing more summery than a gorgeous dress. Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Sharon

M.E said...

I hope you feel better soon :) have a lovely weekend


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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love that last dress. You know, I'm in dresses all the time ;) I do hope you get to feeling better soon, such a shame! A BIG hug to you doll xx

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I am in awe that you found these chic little dresses at such good prices and just did it all online--smart genius you! I need to be a better shopper, and like you am super lazy when it comes to dressing. Is it clean seems to be the most recent style question I ask myself. Of course I am constantly buying lots of white so it's an appropriate question--ha! I really hope you feel better soon Rowena, I know how much it sucks to be sick. Take it easy and hoping you have a wonderful pre-fourth of July weekend!

xo Mary Jo

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love these dresses!! The hot pink one is so pretty! We are sending you well wishes!! Hope you are back to feeling good soon!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

The Chic Sheet said...

I wear a lot of casual dresses for summer days as well because they are just so comfortable! Thanks also for your comment on my blog! I am now following you on bloglovin ;)


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Miranda

Maggie said...

Indeed, dresses are a must during the summer! Or any time, for that matter, but summer dresses are the funnest. I feel so free and un-constricted in them; they're so nice and flowy.

Ahh, *giant hug* I really hope you feel better soon. A tippy-toppy shape Rowena is needed back in heeere! Sending you best wishes! <3

lizchewy said...

I don't think I own any mid length dresses. I love the Urban Outfitters one that you posted. I hope you feel better soon and take care!!

Liz
chewylove.blogspot.com

Amanda - Lace & Tea said...

I absolutely love the pink dress!

Joyce said...

i love these dresses. they're so colorful and the prints are fun =)

i hope you feel better soon! vertigo is serious business..

-Joyce
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Natalie said...

i absolutely adore j.crew!!

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Dancing Branflake said...
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Dancing Branflake said...

I'm so sorry that you're still not feeling well. I hope the physical therapy helps you.

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

I LIVE in dresses in the summer!! Can't get enough! Love the 3 of these and love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine! I'm your newest follower :)

xoxo

A Heel in Mint said...

Hope you feel better. So sorry you have to go through this. I love wearing dresses in summer so I can relate to this post :)

hope in high heels said...

I looooove summer dresses but lately have been going for maxis in bright colors and jeweled flats.

I'm so sorry to hear about your shoulder.... Hope the physio is going well and it gets better soon x

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love dresses in the summer!! It's my favorite thing to wear :) I hope you feel better soon. I'm sure the physical therapy will help a ton!

prettymeggy said...

i love long summer dresses! j.crew is definitely one of my favourites.. love specially stripes.

get well soon and hope you feel better! take care.

xoxo, Haus of Gala

SG Angela said...

I recently bought a few dresses at old navy, comfy and stylish. : )

Clara Turbay said...

Nice colors and lovely style!

t said...

Nice dresses!

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michellek said...

gosh you aren't having a good year are you, i will pray for you, and probably everyone else already commented, but I hope you get better and maybe take a nice vacation. at least you are looking fabulous wearing your midi dresses (i don't have any but I have plenty of skirts and dresses to wear b/c i hate wearing long pants), the JCrew one has got to be my favorite.

Ileana said...

Love those three dresses!!! Hope u r doing well!
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xoxo

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