How to Stay Cool in a Hot Weather Outfit – Commandress

When it is this hot outside, all I want to slip on is a casual, comfortable dress – one that works for running errands or puttering around the house. Given that the Nordstrom Annual Anniversary Sale ends this Sunday, August 2nd, I’m profiling the perfect casual dress plus coordinating accouterments on sale from Nordstrom for only three more days.

Womens Clothes on Sale Casual Summer Dress Leather Thong Sandals  Neutral HandbagDress: Gibson Stripe A-Line Dress in Heather Grey/Ivory | Sunglasses: Gucci 58mm Cat Eye Sunglasses | Handbag: Cole Haan Antonia Snake Print Crossbody Bag in Black/Ivory Snake | Earrings: Kendra Scott Dani Stone Drop Earrings in Gunmetal/Turquoise | Bracelet: Kendra Scott Arden Station Cuff Bracelet in Gunmetal Turquoise | Shoes: UGG Sadie Studded Flip Flop in White Leather

 A Hot Weather Casual Dress With Cool Summer Style

In this heat, wearing a loose jersey knit dress is more comfortable than a top with shorts. The Gibson Stripe A-Line Dress in Heather Grey/Ivory ($58, Made in USA) is perfect with its easygoing style. The shoulder pleats are a cute detail. It is also available in Heather Grey/Black and Navy/Ivory.

 

Casual Striped Dress on Sale Summer Knit Dress

Necessary Accoutrements Include the Perfect Shades, Jewerly, Handbag & Sandals

Since one of my dogs nibbled on my current pair of sunglasses, I’m considering the lovely Gucci 58mm Cat Eye Sunglasses. (Sale: $196.90, After Sale: $295)  A neutral, striped dress would look awesome with similarly hued print handbag. Cole Haan’s Antonia Snake Print Crossbody Bag in Black/Ivory Snake is my recommendation. (Sale: $145.90, After Sale: $218) It will look great with your fall and winter outfits too!

Cat Eye Sunglasses     Black and Grey Snake Skin Handbag
Because I love color, and I really love a pop of color with neutrals, great jewelry to wear with the dress are Kendra Scott’s Dani Stone Drop Earrings in Gunmetal/Turquoise (Sale: $33.90, After Sale: $52) and Kendra Scott Arden Station Cuff Bracelet in Gunmetal Turquoise. (Sale: $32.90, After Sale: $50) The earrings are also available in Gold/Amethyst Quartz and Rodium/Blue Cat Eyes. The bracelet is also available in Gold/Amethyst Quartz and Rhodium/Rose.

Blue and Gunmetal Earrings Kendra Scott Earrings     Blue Turquoise and Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet Kendra Scott Bracelet

I want as little as possible on my feet during summertime. A comfortable leather thong sandal is ideal. UGG’s Sadie Studded Flip Flop in White Leather is exactly that. (Sale: $59.90, After Sale: $84.95, Nordstrom Exclusive) It is also available in Ash Nubuck and Black Nubuck. Wearing UGGs is like walking on a cloud.

Ugg Leather Thong Sandal Leather Flip Flop

Amy

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Love Your Workout Style – Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket

This morning I took a moment to browse the selection from one of my favorite activewear brands –  Pure + Good at Anthropologie – and I was rewarded on two counts.

First, Anthropologie is having a free shipping promotion for all orders with code HAPPYDAY.

Second, check out this lovely Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket in one of my favorite shades of blue-green.

Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket - stylish activewear - chic pretty workout clothes - Made in the USA women's jacket

Pure + Good Activewear Anthropologie - Dotted Jacquard Jacket - pretty workout clothes - Made in the USA Jacket

I love that the jacket looks sleek and sporty even with eye-catching details like the lightly textured fabric and peplum hem. The seaming also looks very flattering.

Like the reviewers, I’ve found that Pure + Good runs small – definitely order a size up!

The Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket is Made in the USA and $128 from Anthropologie.

Abigail Signature with Feather

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Class It Up – Bedhead Short Stretch Robe – Commandress

For months, my bathrobe needed to be “Kondo’d” and replaced. Only last month did it actually happen. The good news is my new robe is awesome! The long-awaited, much fretted over robe is by Bedhead, a Commandress favorite.

The Bedhead Short Stretch Robe in Cream Seahorse meets all the criteria I require from a robe. ($80.99 from 6pm.com, Originally: $136, Made in USA) For starters, it must be cute. IMHO, everything Bedhead designs is cute. The fabric must be soft and comfortable. Bedhead uses great fabrics. Then, the price must be right. And, that is why I stalk 6pm.com.

Womens robe womens bathrobe loungewear made in usa

The same robe is also available in a very cute Eiffel Tower pattern.

Here is the robe pictured with my morning cup of coffee. I cannot claim to wake up ready for a photo shoot, so I’ll spare you my presence.

Short Bathrobe Womens bathrobe short cotton robe made in usa

Regular Commandress readers know Abigail and I sing the praises of Bedhead regularly, but if you want more options check out all the robes on sale on 6pm.com.  If you are a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale junkie, check out their robes here.

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