Yellow Slip Dress + Life Lately

by - March 25, 2023

I did it again. I let days - no, weeks! - go by without a new post. It has been incredibly hectic in my world these last two weeks. Between an intense poetry unit, the end of a grading period, and grade-level testing, not to mention just normal life stuff, I have not had the presence of mind, let alone the energy, to sit down at my office computer or set up my laptop in the living room or bedroom, choosing instead to read or just simply hang out with my family.

I've tried to (and mostly succeeded at) keeping my Instagram up to date, but I do have to admit that I have not been putting too much effort into my daily outfits and have been lax on taking daily photos. However, what I've not posted in the way of outfits I've made up for with glimpses at the things we've been doing for my class and life in general.

That said, I will have a regularly-scheduled outfit roundup coming soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share this perfect-for-spring yellow floral slip dress.

This 90s-inspired silhouette is quickly becoming a personality trait for me. This was a style that I sadly did not get to embrace back in the day because I was a kid in the 90s, and by the time it would have been age appropriate, fashion had moved on. So to say that I'm ecstatic to see this particular trend return would not be an understatement. In fact, I might be buying up all the slip skirts and dresses I can find so that my closet is always in stock.

I don't know if this is a universally-flattering style, but for me it strikes such a great balance. I find this style to be at once simple and sexy. It's slimming but also accentuates the little bit of curves that I do have. They are dressy yet casual and have blended in so nicely with my work wardrobe.

I originally ordered this dress online, but there was a problem with the delivery, and I never received it. Once my refund processed, I visited our local Old Navy and found it in stock and on sale for half the price I originally paid. So that worked out nicely.

This dress is really thin, but I didn't find it to be see-through. It's 100 percent rayon, so it's not stretchy at all. The bodice is fitted but the back is smocked so it's not like strangling you tight. It's a sweetheart neckline, which is probably my favorite, and the shoulder straps are adjustable (with metal brackets which is always a plus).

It's a maxi length, but even for my petite frame it stopped just above my ankles, and the side slit was around knee-height on me - so still appropriate for teaching.

The only small complaint I have with the dress is its propensity to wrinkle, which is always an issue with rayon. Still, it wasn't so bad that it was blatantly obvious, even at the end of the day, which is when these pictures were taken.

We've had our typical back-and-forth winter-and-spring weather pattern the last several weeks, so getting dressed has been a bit of a nightmare. This particular day started off cool but ended up being quite warm. However, because of the strap style, it required another layer for school.

I decided to go with my favorite white denim jacket and bookend the look with my faux leather white sneakers for a look that can't be anything but spring-like. I have some braided white sandal wedges that would have worked nicely with this look, as well, but my feet needed a break this day.

My jacket is the Time and Tru brand from Walmart, but they don't have the white color anymore. I'm still linking to the jacket, though, because it's a good lightweight, stretchy option in any of the color options, and it's a good price point. This one from Old Navy is the white version of my absolute favorite denim jacket - the one I reach for above all other options in my closet. It's a bit pricier, but I have not once regretted it.

I recently swapped out my purse for this faux leather crocodile patterned tote. I'll be honest, I expected a little bit more from this bag than what it actually is. I knew that it was unlined, but in my mind I didn't truly register what that meant. So this tote is literally just a big open space of a bag. There's no pocket or divider or anything, meaning all my stuff is just jumbled up in there together all willy-nilly. That said, I am enjoying it for the space alone and have used it on more than one occasion to carry larger items like my laptop or expanding file of needs-to-be-graded papers.

Last but not sunglasses were part of my Spring FabFitFun box. They are the Kate Spade Emmaline Sunglasses, and I absolutely LOVE them. Anybody who's known me for any length of time knows about my addiction to sunglasses. It's gotten better as I've gotten older, but I still have a hard time resisting. These, of course, don't have my prescription, but I can get by most days without the prescription in my sunglasses. Anyway, these are not in stock on the Kate Spade site anymore, and I couldn't find this exact style anywhere else.

Outfit Details

Dress - Old Navy, size small (exact)
Jacket - Time and Tru/Walmart, size medium (similar)
Sneakers - Amazon, size 7 (exact)
Bag - ShoeDazzle (exact)
Sunglasses - Kate Spade/FabFitFun

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