Summertime Blues

There are certain colors that I feel only work when the weather is warm, the sun is bright and the days are long…and this blue is definitely one of those colors. It’s like a cobalt/Greek blue and I think it’s the perfect summer hue of blue.
I bought this dress here in Zurich during Zara’s crazy summer sale…I got it for under $40.00 which is a major (major!) deal. It’s more of a casual style dress but I added a very lose white ribbon belt around my natural waistline to give it a tad more shape. It was the perfect look for an afternoon at the lake with my family. Also, I’m a sucker for a shirt dress. There’s something so effortlessly chic about this style. I have more shirt dresses than I can count, but I’m happy to welcome this one to the “club” ;)
At first my hubby was kind of against the length, which he dubbed “grandma-ish” but after I had it on, even he agreed it had a nice look to it.
Wearing things past your knees can potentially be boring but with high slits on each side, I thought this dress was anything but frumpy.

Dress: Zara printed shirt dress (not available online but product tag is: 2607/763/044)
Sandals: Dolce Vita Fabia sandals in saddle

I hope you all have been having a fabulous summer and that the only blues you’ve got are the ones you’re wearing ;)

Much love from Zurich!




  1. August 2, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Love that dress I only have a couple with that length and they are refreshing. You look so pretty and serene, I can tell you are having a great time in Zurich.
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  2. August 3, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    It’s SO pretty on you. I love easy shirt dresses. The white belt is perfect, you look beautiful!
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  3. August 4, 2014 / 8:50 am

    This dress is so chic Martha! Too bad they don’t have it online :( You look stunning!
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  4. August 4, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    Adore. And I have to say…I love the Zara store abroad more than the ones here. Lucky you!
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  5. August 5, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    You are sooooo pretty!
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  6. August 19, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Easy, breezy, and perfect for summer. It gives me an Amalfi coast vibe. Like you should be sitting beachside while sipping on a Limoncello!